The Book


Triumph, Disaster and Renewal that changed Stage Lighting and the Shape of Theatre

The remarkable story of an upstart enterprise, Theatre Projects, that changed the world of theatre. Establishing the professions of stage lighting, sound design, and theatre consulting in Britain, Theatre Projects went on to revolutionize the design of theatres and concert halls in the United States and around the world. 

A THEATRE PROJECT takes the reader through the stage door: sharing the thrills of lighting up the West End and Broadway; producing with Hal Prince, Steve Sondheim, with stars such as Judi Dench, Elaine Stritch, and Paul Scofield; dipping a toe into the giddy waters of film and television with Swallows and Amazons, and All You Need is Love; becoming part of the birth of the National Theatre with Sir Laurence Olivier. We follow Theatre Projects as it partners with such architectural icons as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Rem Koolhaas, and builds theatres, concert halls and opera houses around the world.

After over-expansion in the 1980‘s led to disaster, the group re-charged its creative vision, ultimately transforming the shape of theatre space worldwide. 

A THEATRE PROJECT is a spellbinding backstage adventure that will challenge, provoke, entertain, and inspire all who love the magical world of theatre.

Published by PLASA Media, New York & London   June 2011

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