It’s amazing how many times you can read or review the same thing, without spotting what to others is a glaring error. We found this out several times over the course of January, when we set out on the mammoth task of assembling, designing, reading, editing, proofreading and finalising the content of our inaugural 408 page book!
In the end we had 59 shows worth of content to edit down for inclusion in the book, having continued shooting into the first week of 2016, to be able to include the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre. Amongst these are several ‘firsts’ and exclusive shots and interviews with some of London theatre’s top professionals, including coverage from our visit backstage to Billy Elliot the Musical.
As arduous and long-winded as the seemingly endless stages of editing were, we really enjoyed the whole process - made all the easier by our team of crack professionals who worked with us, crossing the ’t’s and dotting the ‘i’s along the way. Amazingly, one of the typos that managed to get through several stages of proofreading was a simple caption on the opening page of The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe, where we had stated that Jonathan Pryce (Sherlock) was about to enter stage!
You’ll be pleased to hear that we caught it just in time, before the book has been sent off to Italy to be printed. Those Cumber-fans among you may also be pleased to hear that another British actor who has actually played Sherlock also made it into the book - but you’ll have to wait until the book is out before you see those exclusive photos!Back to news