Blood Brothers School Rights
Posted 14 June 2007 - 06:59 PM
could sumone please send me the link 2 the rights of blood brothers website 2 just check it out ?????
Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:09 AM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:01 AM
I have this vision of the company performing dark rituals at midnight in order to obtain permission to put on a play.
Note that if you are caught putting on a production without permission they will shut you down immediately. This includes making unapproved changes to a script you do have permission to use. It recently happened to a production of Side By Side By Sondheim that decided to incorporate a couple of extra songs: the unauthorised changes were noticed and the run was halted with immediate effect. Refunds for the audience, substantial losses for the show.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:44 PM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:56 PM
I remember a story line in Grange Hill way back in the glory days of Tucker Jenkins when a production of West Side Story had to be cancelled half way through rehearsals because it clashed with a WE version so one of the teachers quickly came up with a musical about mods and rockers bringing together rival school factions through the magic of theatre.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:03 PM
So this school has organised a production of Blood Brothers, cast it and left it up to one of the pupils to sort out the rights?
am not sorting out the rights am just worried incase the show gets shut down, they havent told me anything about the rights so thats why am asking you lot
anyway thanks far all your help
Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:27 PM
Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:55 PM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:35 AM
The only available published score is a vocal selection for home use, so unless there's a bootleg copy of the theatrical score floating around your school somewhere it won't be the real deal anyway.
Is your teacher experienced enough to understand the copyright laws? He or she may simply not be aware that this is wrong, so by telling them what you've found out here you could be doing them a favour - and saving your school embarrassment when Bill Kenwright or Samuel French pounce (as they will if they hear of it... and, if your production turns out well, word will get around).
You might like to know that I wrote to Samuel French earlier this year and enquired as to whether there were any plans for licensing a school edition of Blood Brothers, as other publishers have done with Les Mis and We Will Rock You. They wrote me a very kind letter back saying that they wished they could go down that road, but that Willy Russell himself would not allow it. Make of that what you will.
Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:32 PM
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