Major London Producer Keeps Theatre Alive

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One of the UK's most prolific and best loved producers, Paul Elliott has never been busier. Paul produces over thirty pantomimes each year in the provinces as well as presenting major West End hits.

One of the UK's most prolific and best loved producers, Paul Elliott has never been busier. Paul produces over thirty pantomimes each year in the provinces as well as presenting major West End hits. In addition to Buddy, still packing them in after 10 years, FAME on the road (and in the West End over Christmas), Jolson in Canada and those pantos, Elliott is preparing three new shows: Annie a transfer from Broadway, Paris a 2.5 million-pound musical to be directed by Rob Bettinson, and The Three Musketeers, which he is co-producing with Duncan Weldon.

Paul is the only producer to recognize publicly the value of ticket touts (scalpers). Once, when being interviewed by a sniffy newspaper about the subject, Elliott replied: "Touts? I love'em. If they're not outside my theatre on a Saturday night I want to know why".

--By Ashley Herman
Applause, London

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