47 minutes | Oct 25, 2019

Funicular Productions at Pedley Street Station

As with all great London success stories, Craig Wilkinson came up with the idea for Funicular Production in a Hoxton Boozer at the book end of 2017. After deciding to repurpose a set previously used for a high-profile brand event, they set about raising funds, finding a location, creating a story, hiring actors (and a whole lot more) at a breakneck pace. Whizz forward under two years and they’ve had four different shows, incredible reviews and menus designed by several Master Chef finalists. Craig talks about the birth of the company, breaking the rules of theatre and, on its way back from Hell, where the train is heading next! 00:38 Recap on the Big London Bake 02:52 This week’s guest: Funicular Productions 03:20 Craig Wilkinson joins the studio 04:00 How it all started in December 2018 06:00 Repurposing an old set and finding a site 07:00 The first show “The Murder Express” 08:00 The Master Chef brand association 10:46 What happens at Pedley Street Station 15:17 The script writing 18:22 Breaking the rules of theatre 19:30 Fulfilling a creative need 20:12 Biggest success so far 21:15 Biggest set back so far 24:00 Why Funicular? 25:55 Where is the brand heading 26:50 Original ideas versus existing IP 29:33 Cost, times and dates 30:30 What’s on the menu 32:00 Breaking News: the special show 35:15 A quick note on St Albans 35:45 Where Craig goes out in London 38:24 The best films in existence 41:50 Funicular Social Media 43:00 Recap on the conversation 43:50 The Weekly Shout – The new Star Trek inspired show at COLAB Theatre 45:10 Shout About social media You can reach the guests here  Facebook: @FunicularProductions Twitter @Funicular_ Instagram: @FunicularProductions Mentions Howl at the moon George and vulture The Macbeth Rough Runner The Spartan Race Master Chef Design by night The Curtain Backyard Cinema Greg Wallace Louisa Ellis The Dove Hammersmith The Bike Shed The Carpenters Arms Give us a Shout on #ShoutAbout Instagram:          ShoutAboutLondon Facebook:            ShoutAboutLDN Twitter:                ShoutAboutLDN Please subscribe and rate us! Want to talk about the show? Got an idea for guests? Want to promote your event? Contact us on any of the above, or: info@shoutabout.com www.shoutabout.com
Play Next