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Casting a spotlight on the folk behind the scenes

"The Stage" Article by Andrew Killian published on Jul 1, 2015 During every opening night party someone will ask: “What part did you play in the show?” As a stage manager, I answer: “Oh no, I work backstage”. This is usually followed by a look of disappointment that I’m not one of the singers or actors they applauded during the curtain call. As sponsors or audience members they fail to comprehend the number of people involved in a production who never get seen on stage. This started me thinking about the diverse range of people and skills involved in creating the performances we enjoy...

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The Metamorphosis – Making the surreal, real

Explore behind the scenes of Arthur Pita's The Metamorphosis, as stage manager Ian Taylor explains how they deliver a dark and psychological nightmare show. With Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson. Presented by Kristen McNally.

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