Tony GreenProgramme Manager | Venue Consultant | General Manager | Producer
I am a senior level, commercially astute, creative and intuitive consultant programme/project manager, general manager and producer, specialising in live arts, theatre and venues. Please contact me for a detailed CV.
Engaged on a retainer by the Dorfman Family to help establish Buckland Theatre Company, a start-up theatre company and a subsidiary of Buckland Productions (film production company); with a focus on producing quality plays in London. I was responsible for formulating corporate and financial strategy and lead on operational management, contractual and legal undertakings, brand development and marketing. Key projects included Miss Julie by August Strindberg, Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute, and LUV by Murray Schisgal – at The Park Theatre, London.
West End Heroes
Engaged by Nederlander Theatre as Production General Manager, and working directly with the theatre’s General Manager, I delivered their vision of the annual West End Heroes gala concerts. I had overall GM responsibility for all aspects of the productions which included full financial strategy and management including fundraising & sponsorship engagement, operational management, staff and talent management of high profile stars & companies drawn from the West End and the music industry, and all contractual activities. With military like planning I was successful getting over 200 performers and technical staff and equipment in, deliver an outstanding event to an audience of over 2,000 and receive 5***** reviews, and back out again within 24hrs - all without affecting the incumbent production.
Revival of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning musical, at Twickenham Theatre. Olivier Award winner DAVID BEDELLA played the razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd and Sarah Ingram his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, in the intimate, chamber production. Winner of Whatsonstage Award 2014 for Best Off-West end production and nominated for Bet Revival (along with Miss Saion no less).
***** London Theatre
***** Public Reviews
***** Remote goat
***** Richmond Times
***** Grumpy Critic
**** Evening Standard
**** The Stage
**** Jonathan Baz
Engaged on a consultancy basis by KIDZANIA to develop, deliver and to hand over the management of the retail environment, ticketing delivery, their operations and front of house teams for this new 75,000ft2 greenfield entertainment venue above Westfield, Shepherds Bush. The retail food, beverage, merchandise and ticketing partners were engaged through a rapid tendering process, followed by integration with the retail technology systems, point-of-sale and PDQ devices. I also devised the front-of-house staffing structures, processes, procedures and training schedules, as well as being involved in major incident and business continuity planning. All undertaken against a backdrop of the challenges where the parent licensing company was based in Mexico City, and of the continual delays with the building construction and fit-out. Nonetheless all objectives were achieved in time for opening in June 2015.
Established Twickenham Theatre, an Off-West End 100 seat theatre. Many varied and successful events and productions were staged; notably, Sweeney Todd (winner of whatsonstage.com’s Best off-West end production, 2014). Although Twickenham Theatre closed late 2014, it was a valuable experience for me to establish and run a theatre venue – including staffing, volunteers, working with the council and local authority bodies such as the Police and Fire Brigade, building and construction services, health & safety, bar management, venue fit-out, press/marketing and programming. This is where I had to rapidly learn the regulatory and laws relating to running a theatre, and how to successfully engage with the local community for theatre and live arts provision.
London 2012 Olympic Games
Delivery of ticketing, box-office retail services and access control at all 35 London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues. Key management liaison between Ticketmaster, LOCOG, media, technology providers and building companies; and recruitment & management of 50 key staff. For Ticketmaster, the Olympic Games was a success despite a demanding customer, with extremely challenging timescales, and significant public and press visibility. A once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.
Festival of Remembrance
Engaged by Tim Marshal OBE and the Royal British Legion to manage the on-stage activities and talent for the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. Responsible for all non-military headline artists and acts and liaison with agents, stage management and direct liaison with the BBC TV Director and Floor Manager and technicians for this world famous live BBC Broadcast event.
Livenation/ATG Theatre Divestment
- Transition Management of the divestment of Livenation’s £90m theatre venue stock and businesses to Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). The creation, management and subsequent closure of the underlying Transition Services Agreement, to time & budget. I had overall responsibility for the management of migration activities of 3 West End and 13 regional theatre venues, and 2 office locations, affecting 500+ staff.
Children of Eden
Gala Charity performance of Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Prince Of Wales Theatre. Directed by Drew Baker, Musical Supervision by James Draisey and Production Design by Ben Rogers. Starring Kerry Ellis, Louise Dearman, Oliver Thornton and Russell Grant. Featuring Anton Stephens, Gareth Gates, Brenda Edwards, Lauren Samuel and Tom Pierce.
Our House 10th Anniversary Concert
Sell-out Gala concert celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Madness musical, OUR HOUSE at The Savoy Theatre. Directed by Matthew Warchus, musical supervisors Paul Bateman and James Draisey and production designer Rob Howell. Starring Suggs, Alistair McGowen, Tameka Empson and Wendi Peters and many of the original West end and touring cast. Coached and mentored young lead producer, David Adkin, to ensure his first West End production was a success.
Integration of business services during Livenation and Ticketmaster merger. including: finance, HR, business intelligence/CRM, marketing, IT services. Definition and implementation of single target operating model for corporate-wide support practices and procedures.
Various consultancy roles
SITA, Natwest, Channel4, UEFA, FA Premier League, UNUM
RolesProject Manager / Tech Architect / Systems Admin
UNUM - Senior Project Manager for various business and Internet initiatives
FA Premier League - Digital asset management strategy
Channel4 - Rebuild of channel4.com website in preparation for the launch of Big Brother
UEFA - Interim CTO during the creation of new company, UEFA Media Services which was created to exploit the trend toward digital delivery
Natwest - Implementation of Digital Signature and Mandates systems and Y2K projects
S.I.T.A.- Chief Programmer for airline control and network systems .
#searchforatwitterstarLIVE was a live competition final at the Lyric Theatre of @westendproducer’s online search for a musical theatre star. An X-factor style live final with 5 male / 5 female finalists and live orchestra. Directed by Drew Baker / MS by James Draisey. Hosted by Aled Jones and judged by Mike Dixon, Louise Dearman, Gemma Lowy-Hamilton and David King. With guest performances from Louise Dearman, Tim Driesen, Jon Lee and Kerry Ellis.
WINNER:whatsonstage.com Awards 2014
Best Off-West End Production for Sweeney Todd at Twickenham Theatre
NOMINATION:whatsonstage.com Awards 2014
Best Revival for Sweeney Todd at Twickenham Theatre
Last 5 Years
A London revival of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST 5 YEARS for a four week run at The Tabard Theatre. Directed by Drew Baker, Musical Direction by Lee Freeman and Production Design by Ben Rogers. Starring Lauren Samuels and Christopher Pym. 4**** reviews from Sunday Express (Mark Shenton), News of the World and Public Reviews.
Workshop and rehearsed reading at the Tristan Bates Theatre of a new musical by Sean Peter based on the challening lives of four Australian twentysomethings, set around the 2001 world trade centre terrorist attacks - on the other side of the world.
Directed by Drew Baker, Musical direction by Terence Penk and Choreography by Ewan Jones. Transfer from initial two week run at the Battersea Barge to King's Head Theatre in March 2011. Nominated by Broadway World for Best Choreography and Costume Design.
***** QX Magazine