Johnny Mans has been an established theatrical
producer/promoter and showbusiness agent/manager
since the early 1980's.
His career first started as a comedy entertainer and
stand-up comedian presenting his act in holiday
camps, clubs, cabaret, theatres, television, radio
and cruise liners. This background gave him the
knowledge of theatrical production and with his
natural flair for business and marketing, enabled
him to join legendary agent Billy Marsh as Managing
Director of Billy's Promotions company, which Johnny
eventually took over when Billy died and the
organisation was then name-changed through Companies
House to the current Johnny Mans Productions.
"Billy was a Mentor to me," says Johnny "had been a
personal friend for many, many years and had
frequently asked me to join him in business."
time of the company name change, Johnny then decided
to move the business to the market town of Hoddesdon
in Hertfordshire so he could be near his family.
Johnny is married to Becky who was a schoolteacher
for many years and who later became an award winning
property consultant, and they have two grown up
offspring, son Elliot who is a Bachelor of Science
with First Class Honours and who has worked in
Aviation for many years as a Logistics Manager with
major Airline companies and is now a Senior Business
Analyst with Bupa, and Johnnyís daughter Lucy who is
a Bachelor of Arts and has worked as a fashion
model, a dancer with the Disney Corporation, and is
now a Senior Television Producer/Director on
programmes such as The X Factor, Britainís Got
Talent, The Voice, Love Island and Iím A
Celebrity-Get Me Out of Here!
Now one of the leaders in producing and presenting
concert tours, Johnny also represents many artistes
from the world of Light Entertainment, Drama and
Television. He comments "We hire thousands of
personnel throughout the year including comedians,
singers, musicians, choreographers, company
managers, coach drivers, truck drivers, sound and
lighting engineers, publicists, piano tuners,
designers, printers, the list is endless. There are
theatres to book, equipment to hire, hotels to
secure, transportation to organise, costumes to
make, publicity to design and almost everything that
is needed to ensure we are at the top level of this
high profile business."
Johnny Mans Productions also have a literary arm,
being agents for clients who have had biographies
published through leading companies. Norman Wisdom's
"Don't Laugh At Me" and "My Turn", both written with
William Hall, and Norman's "Cos I'm A Fool" and Max
Bygraves' "In His Own Words" written with Bernard
Bale are some of the books negotiated through this
office. "We also went into publishing ourselves for
a little while" says Johnny " which resulted in two
books entitled '25 Years Of Olympia Showjumping' and
a reference soccer book by ex-Liverpool star Ian St.
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If it's entertainment you're after, be it theatre,
corporate, television or just something for your
friend's wedding or party 'knees up', then contact
the office at your earliest convenience and we will
endeavour to tailor your requirement to suit your
needs and your budget.