Love Theatre - A Talk At St Michael & All Angels
Learn the secrets behind successful plays and musicals
How do you write a hit play? Who puts it on? And how do they make money? Don’t miss a fascinating panel discussion and Q&A on today’s theatre, in aid of St Michael’s Christmas Charity Appeal, with four Chiswick residents, playwright Jonathan Maitland and producer Denise Silvey (‘Deny Deny Deny’), Fred Perry of the Tabard Theatre and investor and producer Bob Benton on Friday 25 November , at 6.30 for 7pm,
Last year at St Michael’s, in ‘How to Make A Drama out of a Dead Sheep’, Jonathan Maitland and Denise Silvey, of Cahoots Theatre Company, discussed how they brought the story of Margaret Thatcher and Geoffrey Howe to the stage.
‘Dead Sheep’ is now on a nationwide tour; their second play – ‘An Audience with Jimmy Savile’ – was a 5-star hit; and the third – ‘Deny Deny Deny’, about drugs in sport – is opening at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.
They return to St Michael & All Angels to discuss their new play and what they’ve learned, as part of a wider discussion on the state of theatre today, with two other Chiswick residents making things happen in the theatre, Fred Perry, co-artistic director of the Tabard Theatre and Bob Benton, of Bob & Co and the Cultural Capital Fund, a private equity vehicle which has invested in 11 theatrical productions so far, including Wicked, Beautiful – The Carole King Story, The Kenneth Branagh Season, and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.
Chaired by Torin Douglas, raising funds for St Michael’s Christmas Appeal in aid of Msaada, The Mulberry Centre and The Upper Room.
Tickets cost £5 - Book here.
November 19, 2016