Winner of the USITT Golden Pen Award 2013
"Huge and superbly illustrated . . . It's an absolute joy to read . . . a history of theatre from an entirely new and fresh perspective"
Michael Coveney. WhatsOnStage.com
"These stories are page-turners. For those with a love of theatre . . . this book is a gripping tale"
AK Bennett-Hunter. The Stage
"Richard Pilbrow's Brilliant Book. The ultimate book on the creative team side of theatre. For the theatre aficionado, the perfect Christmas present."
Musical Theatre. UK
An Outstanding Read, December 5, 2011
"This book is the best I have read in years. As I read through I felt that it was written as a TV Serial and that I was in every scene observing the action. Thank you - We need more literature like this in our industry."
"Fascinating theatrical anecdotes . . . a great read . . . extremely informative . . . and it's also inspirational"
Martin Moore. TD&T
"Beautifully produced. Gripping, fascinating story. Very highly recommended."
Rob Halliday, LightingandSound America
"Essential reading for everyone who has had, is in the middle of, or is setting out on a backstage career"
Francis Reid, Entertainment Technology
"Rich, engaging and insightful . . . jam-packed with wonderful stories . . . a visual feast. A THEATRE PROJECT is highly recommended"
Michael Eddy, Stage Directions
"Fascinating story. A complete and most readable record . . . of the most complete non-acting theatre life I know of"
James Laws, ALD's FOCUS, August 2011
"Essential reading . . . beautifully presented. An amazing project, this book - this life."
Raymond Langford Jones, Sardines UK
Reviews of the e-edition:
“The e-edition of the book brings that same innovative, pioneering spirit and quest-to-improve to publishing, the new features adding life and depth to an already fascinating read."
“Insanely great use of iPad tech, and a great read too. Buy. This. Book!
This innovative use of the iPad technology is unprecedented. It's how any book on this platform ought to be written, with interactive links to URLs, photos and movies that allow the reader to reach the whole world wide web without ever leaving the book.
However, the context does not overwhelm the content — it supports the great stories shared with insightful, witty style. Anyone with even a passing interest in the world of theatre will enjoy this trip through theatre technology, theatre lore, and theatre consulting, as told by a master storyteller."