Start Up Awarded to Simon Friend
We are delighted to announce that we have awarded Simon Friend £20,000 from the Start Up Fund for his tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Simon has previously produced for Theatre Royal Bath and Bill Kenwright, however this marks his first independent tour of a musical.
Simon commented that: "I have been involved with the various strands of Stage One since 2010 and I am hugely appreciative of the support I have received at each juncture. I am careful to build commercial productions with a mind towards yielding returns for the investor and cultivating long-term relationships, and I am pleased that Stage One has become one of them. To have such continued support from an organisation so established in commercial theatre has proved crucial in providing reassurance for partners, investors and creative teams on productions I’m working on now and developing for the future."