Stage Management

Diane Norburn
Working at the heart of theatre production, the stage management department is responsible for the smooth running of the show from day one of rehearsals to final curtain on the last performance. Stage Management examines, in depth, the roles and responsibilities of this indispensable team, including organizing rehearsals and performances, working with directors and designers to realise their creative ideas, and supporting the cast and other technical departments. This practical guide is packed with extensive example paperwork, top tips and industry terminology, offering expert guidance and advice on key tasks that can be achieved competently and with ease.
Stage Management by Diane Norburn

About the author

Diane Norburn has worked in stage management for over twenty-five years. She has worked in all scales of theatre, but predominantly on musicals, including Blood Brothers, Whistle Down the Wind, The Producers, Into the Hoods, Oliver! and Cats. She also works in television production, including live events such as the Queen's Jubilee concerts at Buckingham Palace and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Diane has also taught at RADA and is currently Senior Stage Management Tutor at LAMDA.