So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer?

So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer?

by James Seabright


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Packed full of insights and tricks of the trade, this book will give you the inspiration and confidence you need, whether you are taking your first steps in the profession or simply want to know what it takes to get a show on the stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854595379
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JAMES SEABRIGHT is one of the UK’s fastest-rising and most exciting theatre producers. He has produced nearly one hundred shows on UK tours, in the West End and at the Edinburgh Festival where he is the most prolific producer on the Fringe (with seventeen productions scheduled for the 2009 Festival). His productions have included the premiere English language adaptation of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho which toured and played off-West End in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and the phenomenally successful Potted Potter, a parody of the Harry Potter novels, which has toured internationally for several years, including runs in the West End. He lives in South London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1 The Role of the Producer 5

2 Conceiving a Show 14

3 Creating a Budget 31

4 Getting the Rights 46

5 Raising the Money 70

6 Dealing with Venues 92

7 Touring Your Show 115

8 Marketing Your Show 148

9 Public Relations 193

10 Creatives and Crew 217

11 Casting Your Show 244

12 Going into Production 269

13 Opening and Running a Show 279

14 Managing the Money 296

15 What Happens Next? 312


Websites Referenced in the Book 314

Other Useful Resources 321

Glossary 327

Index 339

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