So, the Hans Christian Andersen project is all cast, contracts signed. I’m working on the translation/adaptations we’ll be using at the moment, we’ve got design meetings this week, it’s all systems go.
The Edinburgh show has just paid out its profits, to actors and investors alike, and we made a profit. We’re going to do it again this Christmas. How do I know? The same people who backed us for our shows up to now are already starting to back us again – these are business people, not theatre professionals. Investors are starting to put money in before we’ve even asked. Lets face it, in this current economic climate, where else are you going to get a 10% return on your money in just a matter of months, with a company that now has a track record of delivering profit on productions through the disciplined use of the model financial systems it has developed.
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