A comprehensive guide to every aspect of producing a show, from raising the money to creating a hit.
This unique guide offers comprehensive, clear advice to anyone producing or selling a show, whatever the venue or scale. Packed full of insights and tricks of the trade, it 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.
Drawing on his own experience as a producer of theatre productions at every level from university, via the fringe, to the West End James Seabright takes you through each stage of the process:
- Having an idea for a show or getting the rights to an existing one
- Planning your budget and raising the money
- Booking your venue or a tour
- Marketing and selling the show effectively
- Getting the production designed, rehearsed and onto the stage
From the fundamental (dealing with contracts) to the frivolous (how to organise your first-night party), every aspect is explained with the help of illuminating examples. There is also a wide-ranging appendix and a companion website with downloadable contract templates, marketing packs and budget spreadsheets.
'At last, hundreds of students on arts management and administration courses have a comprehensive reference book. It provides a unique guide for anyone taking their first steps into the world of producing.' The Stage
'Essential reading for anyone contemplating a life in the theatre fast lane.' - Thelma Holt
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