Percy Tucker

Biography

Born in the small mining town of Benoni, South Africa in 1928, Percy Tucker has devoted his life to nurturing and furthering the live arts and entertainment in his native South Africa and, in so doing, has forged mutually productive relationships with creative artists and managements across Europe, Britain and the USA.

The breadth of Percy’s interests, ranging from his first love – the theatre – through classical music in all its forms to ballet, modern dance, popular music, variety and spectacle, saw him become an integral figure in the show business industry in his country as advisor, councillor, mentor, organizer, impresario and innovator.

Internationally, he is known, above all, for the founding of Computicket, the world’s first fully operative computerized, centralized ticket-booking system, which he introduced in South Africa in 1971. For this concept and its realization, Percy Tucker has been extensively honoured as it changed forever the way tickets for entertainment was marketed worldwide.

Percy’s unique combination of passionate commitment to the arts with his commercial vision, business acumen and marketing skills has brought him recognition, love and respect that he never sought, and a richly fulfilling life which he treasures.

Since his official retirement in 1994, Percy has published his autobiography-cum-history of the South African theatre, Just the Ticket! and remains actively involved in the entertainment industry as an advisor, lecturer, board member and researcher, and continues to travel the world, ever alert to new horizons.

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Books

Just The Ticket! Part Three - Milestones
Price: Free! Words: 33,660. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 10, 2018 by Tracey Saunders. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Percy Tucker's remarkable autobiography recounts the dramatic and exciting history of entertainment in South Africa as he alone can tell it. In his company, we revisit theatres old and new and meet a parade of colourful, sometimes outrageous personalities, share in the excitement of opening nights at home and abroad and meet the most significant performers and directors of the last fifty years
Just The Ticket! Part Two : One-Stop Shopping
Price: Free! Words: 96,900. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 10, 2018 by Tracey Saunders. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Percy Tucker's remarkable autobiography recounts the dramatic and exciting history of entertainment in South Africa as he alone can tell it. In his company, we revisit theatres old and new and meet a parade of colourful, sometimes outrageous personalities, share in the excitement of opening nights at home and abroad and meet the most significant performers and directors of the last fifty years
Just The Ticket! Part One - The Impossible Dream
Price: Free! Words: 113,020. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 10, 2018 by Tracey Saunders. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Percy Tucker's remarkable autobiography recounts the dramatic and exciting history of entertainment in South Africa as he alone can tell it. In his company, we revisit theatres old and new and meet a parade of colourful, sometimes outrageous personalities, share in the excitement of opening nights at home and abroad and meet the most significant performers and directors of the last fifty years.

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