Tag: producing

  • Meet the Makers: The Founders of Sisters Grimm Theatre Company

    Meet the Makers: The Founders of Sisters Grimm Theatre Company

    Ella Spira MBE and Pietra Mello-Pittman MBE talk about launching a theatre company, the importance of collaboration and what they look for in their cast. Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira MBE and former ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman joined together in 2009 to launch the UK theatre company, Sisters Grimm. While Spira had produced music for Bruno Mars and…

  • Meet the Maker: Writer, Director and Producer Vanessa Alexander

    Meet the Maker: Writer, Director and Producer Vanessa Alexander

    Vanessa Alexander talks to us about her career journey to becoming a director, producer and award-winning writer. Vanessa Alexander defies categorisation. An award-winning writer, director, and producer, Alexander has worked on projects as wide-ranging as Power Rangers, Love Child, The Great, and Vikings: Valhalla. Her citizenship status follows suit. Born in New York to a New Zealand father and…

  • Getting into Musical Theatre with Paul Taylor-Mills

    Getting into Musical Theatre with Paul Taylor-Mills

    Paul Taylor-Mills talks to Spotlight about his connection with Andrew Lloyd Webber, his time at the Other Palace and setting up the MT Fest… Spotlight spoke with producer, former Artistic Director of The Other Palace and founder of the MT Fest, Paul Taylor-Mills about working in the world of musicals. Paul gives us his insights into getting more…

  • Producing for the Fringe: The Not-So-Sexy Essentials

    Producing for the Fringe: The Not-So-Sexy Essentials

    Spotlight’s own Ilayda Arden on the essential but not-so-sexy parts of the Fringe: planning, finances and admin! Ahhh, The Edinburgh Fringe. The daddy of all arts festivals. The one that ‘You Have to Do Before You Die’ (as people kept telling me years ago). But for performers who want to try their hand at taking…

  • How to Produce a Theatre Show

    How to Produce a Theatre Show

    Getting started as a producer of your own work with Paines Plough & DryWrite producer Francesca Moody Self-producing is a challenge: it requires spinning a lot of plates! To help you get started, we spoke to Francesca Moody, producer with Paines Plough on this year’s season, who also works regularly with DryWrite, not least on their runaway hit Fleabag,…