Eugene Hibbert, General Manager of Theatre Royal Bath, explains, “For The Caretaker we had to ship a 40ft container of set, costumes, props, wigs and technical items from the UK over to the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, onto New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music and then back to Bath. If we don’t deliver on time, apart from actors acting with no scenery, a disappointed paying audience of thousands and my P45 landing on my desk, there’s also a large contractual penalty clause for Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Thankfully, we know we’re in safe hands with Anglo Pacific and everything went very well – to schedule and to budget.”
Eugene initially worked with Anglo Pacific back in 2003 when Theatre Royal Bath embarked on its first venture in overseas touring. He continues, “As you can appreciate, the first time you tour abroad the experience is filled with a lot of anxiety and unknowns, not to mention a lack of experience on my part. The production in question was As You Like It, directed by Sir Peter Hall, so expectations were high from the producer, director and cast to get it exactly right. Several industry colleagues recommended Anglo Pacific and they delivered a fantastic, and very patient, service in setting up all the moves and paperwork. It was a good learning curve for me and I felt reassured with Anglo Pacific at my side. The relationship has continued in the same vein ever since.”
Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker is not the only production that Anglo Pacific has teamed up with Theatre Royal Bath on in 2012. Their portrayal of Shakespeare’
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