Edward Snape Executive Producer
- Executive Producer
- PA to the Producers
& Office Manager
- Head of Finance
- Accounts Assistant
- Head of Production
- Production Coordinator
- Production Coordinator
- Head of Touring
- Head of Marketing
- Head of Licensing & Acquisitions
- Stage One Apprentice Producer
1992. Discovered and produced the Reduced Shakespeare Company (from the USA) with their production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare – Abridged both in the West End and extensive touring throughout the UK. The production went on to become London's longest ever running comedy in the West End.
1993. Co- founder of Group Line and Lovetheatre.Com- now recognised as one of the UK's largest independent ticketing companies with a turnover in 2007 of £15 Million.
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1996. Produced 40th Anniversary production of Julian Slade's classic musical Salad Days in the West End.
1997. Transferred direct from Soho Theatre the critically acclaimed play Kindertransport into the West End's Vaudeville Theatre.
1998. Produced the critically acclaimed West End Christmas production of Bugsy Malone. Concert tours in the year included work as UK Producer for the world tours of David Helfgott, the man who inspired the film SHINE with sell-out dates at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
1999. Edward presents the legendary Larry Adler's 85th Birthday Concert at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Edward also appointed as Artist & Creative Producer for Millennium Dome's Opening Ceremony New Year's Eve with a £4 Million budget.
2001. Re-opened and refurbished (with New York partners Richard Frankel Inc) the new Arts Theatre in the heart of the West End. Numerous hit plays are presented including direct transfers from the Royal National Theatre, the RSC, Donmar and The Abbey in Ireland.
2002/3. Produced the stage version of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Big Friendly Giant both on tour and in the West End. .
2003. Toured the first major revival of Cameron Mackintosh's hit musical Five Guys Named Moe.
Presents two sell-out seasons with Fascinating Aida at both the Vaudeville Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket, both of which were nominated for an Olivier Award.
Also presents the Andalusian Flamenco Folk Opera Carmen at Sadler's Wells and at six major cities in the UK
2004. Produced the box office hit play of David Mamet's Oleanna - presented in the West End with Hollywood stars Aaron Eckhart and Julia Stiles.
2006. After five years in development the comic adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps opens in the West End in September and is an immediate box office and critical success.
In association with the BBC The Fimbles tours for a 22-week tour in the UK and currently is touring under licence in Europe.
2007. The 39 Stepscontinues to run in the West End and wins Best New Comedy at the Laurence Olivier Awards. Replica productions open in Israel and in Boston on a limited pre-New York run.
With MCM Limelight as co-producers, LazyTown Live!, based on the children's television series, commences a nationwide tour.
2008. The 39 Stepsopened at the Roundabout Theatre in New York to rave reviews and later transferred to the Cort Theatre and wins 2 Tony Awards. The show also embarks on a 23 date national UK tour. Replica productions open in Italy and Australia and licensed productions in South Africa, Germany, Finland, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
2009 – 2010. A new production of Frederick Knott's Dial M For Murder opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Autumn 2009. The 39 Steps takes to the road on its second UK tour, which launched at the Liverpool Playhouse in December 2009. The 39 Steps finished two years on Broadway, transferring to the off-Broadway New World Stages in March 2010. The West End production celebrates its 4th Birthday, booking into its 5th Year, September 2010.
Peppa Pig's Partycontinues its UK tour October 2009 and moves to the Criterion Theatre for Christmas 2010.
2011. Edward sets up the Children's Touring Partnership which, in partnership with Chichester Festival Theatre, tours a brand new stage adaption by David Wood of Michelle Magorian's classic novel Goodnight Mister Tom.
The West End production of The 39 Steps celebrates its 2000th performance at the Criterion Theatre in July 2011.Peppa Pig's Party continues to tour the UK throughout the year.
In late 2011, comedy writer Graham Linehan's interpretation of the iconic 1955 Ealing comedy The Ladykillers opens at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.
Also launched this year: Fiery Dragons Ltd (FDL), a new company that co-produces and markets a variety of plays and musicals to be presented in the West End, and for UK and overseas touring. Edward is joined on the board of FDL by serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, classical music promoter Raymond Gubbay, Louisa Prodromou and the late Peter Wolff.
2012. The Ladykillers West End production is nominated for five Olivier Awards: Best New Play, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design, Best Actress in a Play (Marcia Warren) and Best Director (Sean Foley). It closes at the Gielgud to full houses on 14th April 2012 and announces a UK & Ireland Tour with new cast.
The 39 Steps celebrates its 6th year in the West End at the Criterion Theatre.
The premiere of Patrick Barlow's Ben-Hur (with a cast of four) opens in June, co-directed by Sean Foley and Patrick Barlow, produced at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury.
Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt continues to tour the UK & Ireland and will return to the Criterion Theatre at the end of the year for a third West End Christmas season.
The creators of Peppa Pig will be bringing another popular children's television animation to life: Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom Live will tour the UK & Ireland from October 2012 until April 2013.
There are plans for a West End revival of Me and My Girl, in association with Noel Gay.