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Johanna Adams Farley, senior stage manager for the Royal Ballet's 2011 production of 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' gives an insight into the job role and her own journey to reaching this senior position. Johanna explains the structures of the stage management team in this large organisation and identifies the necessary qualities and skills needed to do the job. She refers to the various liasions with technical departments such as lighting, sound and scenery.

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Some background information on the role of the stage manager and the multiple responsibilites that they have to ensure that the production runs smoothly; as well as an indication of the large number of people who they have to liaise with.

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