About

Founded by Alex Fane in February 2017, Fane Productions specialises in the production of bespoke live events for leading talent. We work with a wide range of artists at the top of their respective professions, for whom live work adds an exciting dimension to their careers, negotiating around busy schedules and creating bespoke productions, whilst also acting as agents for other live work.

We undertake full management of UK and international tours, including booking, production, promotion, and marketing. Tours currently on the road include clients such as Sir Michael Parkinson, Nigella Lawson, Grayson Perry, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, William Boyd, Stacey Dooley and Dolly Alderton.

Recent production highlights include a season at the Southbank Centre with John le Carré, Margaret Atwood, and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, two nights at the Palladium in collaboration with BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the world premiere of Kathleen Turner’s one woman show at The Other Palace.

Separately, our programming team put on over 800 shows per year at central London venue, Crazy Coqs, with a mix of music, theatre, cabaret, comedy and literary events in one extraordinary 80 seat venue. And, looking to 2019, we will be launching our own spoken word festival: Words Weekend in Sage Gateshead.

Our diverse list of clients and projects reflects our myriad of interests as a company, and of the individuals working at Fane Productions. We are always looking to work with top talent on exciting and varied productions – please do get in contact if you have a bright idea!

Alex Fane
Managing Director

The 24-year-old entrepreneur formed Fane Productions in February 2017 as an independent set-up with Fane’s full team, client roster and with financial backing from Original Talent Limited. Beginning his career aged 18 as the Assistant Maitre D’ at Brasserie Zedél, then moving over to manage the Crazy Coqs Cabaret & Jazz Club, Fane chose not go to university, instead forming Fane Management aged 19 in 2014 with his first clients including; Anne Reid, Celia Imrie and the Delfont Mackintosh group. In 2015, Fane Management was acquired by United Agents. Fane went on to set up and run their music arm for two years, United Music, before leaving to set-up Fane Productions.

Jess Hughes
Tour Operations Manager

Jess works directly alongside Alex across the business. Her primary role is managing all aspects of our tours and one off productions from PR & marketing, logistics, through to artist liaison. Jess is the proud agent for Benjamin Zephaniah's music work, she is also the office oracle and looks after the day to day running of Fane Productions. In her own time Jess is an artist in her own right as one half of DJ Duo, Deaf By Disco. Labelled as 'Festival Favourites' By Bestival, they have played everywhere to crowds of over 20,000 as well as many clubs across the UK and London.

James Albrecht
Producer

James joined Fane Productions in November 2016 to head up the venue side of the operation. He is currently responsible for the programme at Live at Zédel with over 800 shows a year. Prior to joining Fane Productions James was Associate Artistic Director and then Creative Director at St. James Theatre, which he helped establish as one of London’s leading Off West End venues, culminating in its acquisition by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Group in 2016. His five years at St. James, seeing it from building site to vibrant cultural space, afforded James a wealth of experience in programming multiple art forms as diverse as theatre, musical theatre, comedy, cabaret, music and spoken word. He also produced and co-produced a number of productions.

Andy Hornby
Head of Events (Live At Zédel)

With a background in talent representation, entertainment marketing and hospitality, Andy joined Fane Productions in the Spring of 2017 to focus on the company marketing and administrative support for Live At Zédel. As of January 2018, Andy is Head of Events and in charge of the day to day show management and programming at Crazy Coqs.

Serena Brett
Production Coordinator

Having worked at the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Finborough Theatre and Curtis Brown, Serena joined Fane Productions in November 2017. She assists with all elements of the production, from our artists’ tours to one-off events, and has particularly been involved with Dolly Alderton’s first UK tour. She is the first point of contact for the company and manages the day to day running of Fane Productions, as well as organising the technical side of Crazy Coqs.