The Show People Podcast: Simon Lipkin has funny bones

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by Simon Lipkin, just before he went into rehearsal for Nativity – The Musical – a show that is led by improvisation and Simon revealed the challenges and freedoms that method of performing can present. They also discussed why Simon has been so committed to comedy and his views and inspirations for the genre since he was ‘a little fat Jew from Essex’.

Simon trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and then at the Arts Educational. His theatre credits include: Rat in The Wind In The Willows (Palladium, West End), Sheriff in Whisper House (Other Palace), Jason Robert Brown’s Honeymoon In Las Vegas (concert at The Palladium), Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (West End), Bill Sykes in Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Lou Lubowitz in Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre), The Lorax in The Lorax (Old Vic Theatre), The Proprietor in Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Touchstone in As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), Barlow in I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium), Lonny in Rock Of Ages (Original West End Cast), Galahad in Spamalot (Original UK and International Tour), Nicky and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q (Original West End Cast), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Arts Theatre, London), The Wedding Singer (Original UK Cast), Willard in Footloose (UK Tour), A Christmas Carol (West End), Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End), Alice In Wonderland (Nuffield Theatre), Austentatious (The Landor), News Revue (Canal Café) and Leopold in Never The Sinner at the Kenneth Moore Theatre.

Film and TV include: Show Dogs, Muppets Most Wanted for Disney, The Harry Hill Movie, That Puppet Game Show and Nativity III. Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, Doctor Who, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, The Bill, Casualty, The Royal Variety Performance, Children in Need, Nativity Rocks! Simon also voices characters on the Cartoon Network’s show The Amazing World Of Gumball and Ricky Zoom.

As we anticipated, Simon is an extremely funny guy, but also a real inspiration to anyone that is committed to comedy.

Episode features include:

Theatrical Tips:
Andrew gets his theatrical tips out of things to see in October 2018, including Porgy and Bess at the London Coliseum, Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre and The Height Of The Storm at the Wyndhams Theatre.

The Platform:
Today’s platform is given to Edward Court’s new musical adaptation Notre Dame and a song called I Lived, performed by Alexandra Doar, orchestrated and conducted by Adam Hoskins, recorded by Harry Hare, music and lyrics by Ed Court.

Show People Podcast Challenges:
We discover what Simon Lipkin would need to survive if he was stranded on tour in Whitley Bay and ask him hysterical and outrageous questions in our famous Funny Five Minutes game.

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Portfolio Masterclasses: www.arion-productions.com/portfolio
Arion Productions GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign: www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions
Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk
Nativity The Musical: www.nativitythemusical.com 
Edward Court’s Website: www.edwardcourt.co.uk
The Height Of The Storm: www.theheightofthestorm.com
Don Quixote: www.nimaxtheatres.com
Porgy and Bess: www.eno.org

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Andrew Keates
Andrew Keates is a multi award-winning director. His West End credits include: As Is (Trafalgar Studios), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre), Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios). Other credits include: Chinglish (Park Theatre), Steve Furst: In Character, Rooms: a rock romance (Finborough Theatre), A Winter’s Tale, The Thing About Men and The Hired Man (Landor Theatre), Bent, Just So (Tabard Theatre).

Andrew was the theatre manager and artistic consultant of the Landor Theatre for over three years. He is the current artistic director of Arion Productions, through which he launched the Show People Podcast in 2017. The free bi-weekly podcast shines a spotlight on the UK performing arts industry and to those dedicated to their craft within it. It's on Twitter at @ShowPeopleUK. In addition, Andrew tweets at @andrewkeates and his personal website is www.andrewkeates.co.uk.
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Andrew Keates
Andrew Keates is a multi award-winning director. His West End credits include: As Is (Trafalgar Studios), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre), Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios). Other credits include: Chinglish (Park Theatre), Steve Furst: In Character, Rooms: a rock romance (Finborough Theatre), A Winter’s Tale, The Thing About Men and The Hired Man (Landor Theatre), Bent, Just So (Tabard Theatre).

Andrew was the theatre manager and artistic consultant of the Landor Theatre for over three years. He is the current artistic director of Arion Productions, through which he launched the Show People Podcast in 2017. The free bi-weekly podcast shines a spotlight on the UK performing arts industry and to those dedicated to their craft within it. It's on Twitter at @ShowPeopleUK. In addition, Andrew tweets at @andrewkeates and his personal website is www.andrewkeates.co.uk.