Stage on Screen was formed in 2009 by Richard Adams, Phil Rees and Peter Eyles to produce classic stage drama and record live performances for theatre lovers, students, teachers and lecturers who otherwise would not get to see these important works, or would like to own a recording of the performance for future reference. All three are keen theatre goers, with backgrounds in film and television, education and publishing and we realised that in a world of new media there was no access to these great plays apart from the occasional live performance. Stage on Screen is providing that access.
The plays are directed, designed and performed by highly talented, experienced theatre professionals with lists of credits from major companies such as The National Theatre, The Globe, RSC etc., and of course the worlds of film and television.
The shows are recorded live at Greenwich Theatre in London with the audience present, aiming to give the DVD viewer the same theatrical experience as the audience members. A High Definition Outside Broadcast Unit is used, typically comprising 6-8 cameras and 48 track audio facility. The Outside Broadcasts have been directed to date by the award winning ex BBC director Chris Cowey, whose expertise in multi camera live shows is much sought after in the world of television. For further details on our production process, please go to How We Do It
The DVDs are high production value, broadcast standard recordings that are as enjoyable and rewarding to watch as they are challenging and exciting to produce.
Richard has worked in TV and film production for the last 30 years. He is hugely experienced in the production of television documentaries and short films, as well as major TV and cinema advertising campaigns. He has particular experience in the recording of live material.
Pete has worked in media, educational publishing and advertising for over 30 years, including spending time in Berlin and New York. His lifelong enthusiasm for the theatre was central to creating Stage on Screen.
After gaining a degree in Performing Arts, and a critically acclaimed yet short career as a cabaret performer, Phil moved into the worlds of advertising and educational publishing. Most recently, he was MD of Stamp Limited, where he produced books of poetry, biography and history.
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Volpone is a play hat tells the story of a wealthy Venetian nobleman named Volpone who has no heir and is feigning illness to lure potential heirs into his elaborate scheme.READ MORE
Doctor Faustus is a play about a German scholar who becomes dissatisfied with traditional forms of knowledge and decides to pursue magic, with disastrous consequences.READ MORE
The School for Scandal is a play set in the upper echelons of English society and follows the scandalous behaviour of various characters. The play satirises the gossip and intrigue that characterise the social world of the time.READ MORE