Shopping & F***ing Producers Break UpDate: 30 July 1998
G&J Productions, responsible for recent hits such as Shopping and F***ing, has announced plans to disband. Directors Mark Goucher and David Johnson are giving no reasons for the break-up of their partnership, after seven years in business, but say that they will both continue producing individually.
G&J, who are credited with pulling in the crucial under-35 audience with modern hits such as Shopping and F***ing and Trainspotting - have had critical and commercial successes on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere internationally. It's productions of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and The Complete History of America (Abridged), both by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, continue to run at the Criterion Theatre in the West End.
Several G&J productions are also scheduled to open at the Assembly Rooms as part of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which begins 9 August. All of these shows will go ahead, except for Hanky Man by Gill Adams, which has been cancelled.
In an interview with The Stage newspaper, Mark Goucher said, It is with very great regret that, after seven years, David and I have decided to part company. We are both pursuing our own careers, and both of us will continue to produce. As a result of this, G&J Productions will cease trading. That is as far as I am able to comment at this moment.