A practical guide to every aspect of community theatre.
Is this the right book for me?
Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful show.
Make Your Show a Success includes:
Part one: Community theatre: getting involved
Chapter 1: Community theatre
Chapter 2: The actors
Chapter 3: The director
Chapter 4: The stage manager
Chapter 5: The lighting designer/technician
Chapter 6: The sound designer/technician
Chapter 7: The set designer
Chapter 8: Wardrobe
Chapter 9: The props team
Chapter 10: Musical societies
Chapter 11: Festivals
Part two: Community theatre: from registration to rehearsal
Chapter 12: Setting up a new community theatre group
Chapter 13: Budgeting and fundraising
Chapter 14: Getting the boll rolling
Chapter 15: Making the play happen
Part three: Other societies and legal requirements
Chapter 16: Community theatre production companies
Chapter 17: Safety and other legal requirements
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of amateur theatre.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Nick Gibbs is a writer and journalist who has produced and directed a number of successful plays and productions for stage and radio.