"Hilarious... This wonderful book is funny, helpful and a must-have." - Actor Hub
"The funniest book I have read this year... nuggets of fine observation and wisdom." - The Stage
"Funny, irreverent and insightful... guaranteed to have tears of laughter streaming down your cheeks." - The Public Reviews
He’s the anonymous Twitter sensation whose hilarious and unfailingly accurate barbs satirising and celebrating the theatre industry have won him over 35,000 followers.
His identity is the subject of feverish speculation in the media, fuelled by his regular appearances at West End opening nights in costume, wig and latex mask.
He has become a genuine theatre impresario, launching talent competitions Search for a Twitter Star and its successor, Search for a Twitter Composer.
And now West End Producer is ready to share all he's learnt about how to get ahead in showbusiness, in the form of a handy paperback book: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Acting (But Were Afraid To Ask, Dear).
Full of the wit and mischievous indiscretion that has gained him such a cult following, packed with gossip and insider knowledge of the theatre business, and containing enough savvy advice on acting to kickstart a career, West End Producer's book offers tips (both practical and deliciously impractical) on:
- getting into drama school (learning how to sit in a circle)
- auditioning, and perfecting the neutral vacant stare pose
- rehearsals and learning lines (various infallible methods)
- the different kinds of actor, from sex pest to company idiot
- acting techniques, including how to act in a serious play
- combating boredom (and avoiding backstage naughtiness)
- the correct way to bow at the curtain call
Also included in the book are many of West End Producer’s most memorable tweets, miniature comic salvos despatched with all the shrewdness of a man who truly knows his Barrowmans from his Balls.
'West End Producer is the naughtiest man in theatre. His words of wisdom have taught me how to walk, talk and act all at the same time' - Al Murray
'Without West End Producer I'd never have discovered the 'squint in your eyes and look intense' look. It's now a crucial part of my performance' - Louise Dearman
'West End Producer is the Invisible Man of Theatreland. Whether savagely sloshed or nursing hangovers at auditions, his insights are always wickedly funny' - Reece Shearsmith