About James

James Seabright has produced and/or general managed a wide range of shows since 2001, with an emphasis on touring shows around the UK and internationally, as well as productions in various venues both on and off West End in London, including Pete and Dud: Come Again (The Venue, 2006), Potted Potter (Trafalgar Studios, three seasons), Bill Hicks: Slight Return (four West End seasons including Arts & Apollo) and Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (various London seasons, 2009/10). James has been profiled by both The Independent on Sunday and The Stage, and has twice been the recipient of the Stage One New Producer Bursary (2002 and 2004). He has been a guest speaker at RADA, City Lit and at the Masterclass series run by Theatre Royal Haymarket. Since 2003, James has taken a number of productions to the Edinburgh festival each year under the Festival Highlights banner, and was named in 2008’s Stage 100 list of leading figures involved with the Edinburgh fringe, and 2010′s Stage 100 list of the most influential people in British theatre. His Edinburgh Fringe shows there have won a wide range of awards, including Musical Theatre Matters Best Lyrics Award for Barbershopera II in 2009, Spirit of the Fringe Awards for Showstopper! in 2009 and Zoe Gardner in 2008, a Herald Angel award for Ed Hamell in 2007, and Scotsman Fringe Firsts for What I Heard About Iraq in 2006 and Gone in 2004. In 2010 so far, James has produced the London transfers of The World’s Wife and Barbershopera II at Trafalgar Studios, and general managed the London premiere of Jihad! The Musical at Jermyn Street Theatre.

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  • James
    Having plunged feet first at very short notice into co-producing my own play (I’m a writer) at the Courtyard Theatre, I bought your book (in the NT bookshop) and found it very useful and well-written. Needless to say, there has been a lot of ad hoc improvisation which hasn’t quite followed the rules in the book. A MORNING WITH GUY BURGESS runs until Jan 30 in Hoxton and if you have a free evening this week to see it I would be delighted to invite you. The cast of 8 are quite astonishingly good (see photos on Facebook). I have no idea if the show has any future beyond Jan 30 or even if we will break even, but I would love to hear your views.
    Best regards
    John Morrison

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