Last King of Scotland

Producer status: Lead Producer

 

Sheffield Crucible Thursday: Friday 27th September to Saturday 20th October 2019

 

For Cast, Creatives & Producers: https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/news/the-last-king-of-scotland-cast-announced

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW: The Last King of Scotland is a riveting account of power and responsibility; this stage version will offer an electrifying tale of complicity with atrocity. Stripping the novel back to its core, it will focus on the relationship between the hapless ambiguous physician Nicholas Garrigan and the capricious psychotic yet charming figure of Idi Amin.

 

This theatrical version re-tells a story that speaks to an age of Islamic State and the war on Terror as much as its original context; The Last King of Scotland will offer a darkly comic, even poetic fable for the stage.

DLAP offers theatre production accounting for a range of productions including including West End musicals and plays, large and mid-scale touring productions and smaller productions including fringe and immersive shows. Our services include:

 

  • Budget consultation;
  • VAT returns;
  • Year End and Theatre Tax Relief;
  • Weekly invoice payments;
  • Tracking and reconciliation of accounts, credit/debit card accounts and petty cash;
  • Profit and loss projections based on gross potentials and historical data;
  • Payroll;
  • Weekly reporting to producer/general manager;
  • Production bookkeeping;
  • Pre-Production, Operating and Closing Production accounts;
  • Preparation and distribution of royalty statements;
  • Distribution of royalty payments;
  • Negotiation and contracting of third-party Certified Accountants.

As commercial producers working extensively in the UK touring sector, DLAP has strong relationships with every major theatre in the UK, as well as smaller 'b' venues and studios. Our tour booking services include:

 

  • Liaising with producer/s to identify target theatres and dates;
  • Negotiation of financial deals with venues;
  • Advice on venue settlements and contras;
  • Contracting venues.

DLAP offers bespoke general management services to a variety of productions including West End musicals and plays, large and mid-scale touring productions and smaller productions including fringe and immersive shows. DLAP ensures that all productions are realised on time and budgets are adhered to. Our services include:

 

  • Financial management and budgeting;
  • Organising and attending production meetings;
  • Management of workshops and readings;
  • Negotiation and contracting of creative team;
  • Negotiation and contracting of company (cast, stage management, production staff);
  • Co-ordination of casting process;
  • Overseeing physical production (set, costumes, props, wigs) build and construction sourcing;
  • Negotiating and contracting orchestra and orchestra fixer;
  • Marketing and press campaign management;
  • Travel and accommodation booking;
  • Liaison with all members of the company pre-rehearsals and during holiday breaks;
  • Liaison with all members of the creative team;
  • Sourcing of and liaison with Production Manager;
  • Organising transportation of equipment to and from rehearsals and venues;
  • Rehearsal schedules and co-ordination;
  • Disciplinary proceedings;
  • Press night/opening night co-ordination and management;
  • Insurance procurement;
  • Working closely with the Production Accountant on: payroll, settlements, production accounts and tax relief claims;
  • Merchandising management;
  • Profit and loss projections;
  • Visiting the production to support production staff on the ground;
  • Day-to-day management of the production;
  • Responding to all technical difficulties or emergencies;
  • Advice on transfers and future production models.