Author: John Schwab

Kickstart 2021: A series of virtual events supporting the Entertainment & Live Events Industry

Pour yourself a coffee—or even a glass of wine—as we exchange support and advice in a relaxed, safe environment

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Filming During a Global Pandemic

Curtain Call’s co-founder, John Schwab, has recently begun filming in Prague, and reflects on one of the safest sets he has ever experienced. I’m just wrapping up on the first of two blocks of shooting for a returning series and am sitting in the trailer feeling extremely grateful to just be working again. It’s made […]

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Everyone working in theatre deserves proper credit

Curtain Call’s co-founders on why everyone working in theatre deserves to take a bow In a previously published article, The Stage asked why actors and crew are rarely given proper credit for their work.  Actor Paul Clayton highlighted that at the end of TV programmes, the credits are typically shrunk to an unreadable size, while few theatres […]

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Trust Me…We’ll Be Fine

The return of musicals to the West End was a welcome distraction from “doom and gloom” news reports of the live events industries we see on our television screens. The walk from Charing Cross to Oxford Circus is a journey I have made plenty of times. Why go on the Tube when you can walk […]

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Why Theatre is the Most Collaborative Art-form

Curtain Call’s founders on the importance of collaboration in theatre, and how it motivated them to start a company dedicated to connecting everyone who works in the industry.   Although the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the creative industries to their knees, it must be said that the theatre community is like no other – it brings […]

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