The Show People Podcast: Sam Spencer-Lane is wonderful

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by choreographer and former head of dance at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts – Sam Spencer-Lane.

Just some of Sam’s credits include working on Flight for the Scottish Opera (Theatre Royal, Glasgow), West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House Theatre), the UK premiere of Death Takes a Holiday at The Charing Cross Theatre, Pageant with the writer and director Bill Russell for the Camden Festival.

She created the choreography for the European premiere of Dessa Rose at the Trafalgar Studios; the choreography and movement for the film Private Peaceful, and Sunday in the Park With George last August at The Other Palace for NYMT. Other credits include Barry Humphries ‘Back With A Vengeance (Drury Lane, UK and Australian Tour); Little Britain Live arena tour (Apollo Hammersmith and UK Tour); Personals (Lyric Theatre); Rat Pack Confidential (Whitehall Theatre); At the Menier Chocolate Factory – The Last Five Years, The Invisible Man, They’re Playing Our Song and the UK premiere of Maltby and Shire’s Take Flight. Company (Southwark Playhouse), Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Arts Theatre) and many, many others.

Sam and Andrew have worked together on a number of shows as well as being Andrew’s dance teacher when a student at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Episode features include:

Dramatic news:

Andrew covers the latest dramatic news.

The Platform:

Today’s platform is given to Sleeping Beauty The Musical with book and lyrics by Ian Curran and music by Simon Hanson and Peter Vint. We hear a song called Take My Chances – performed by Maria Coyne.

Show People Podcast Challenges:

We challenged Sam to a dance quiz, discovered what she would need to survive if she was stranded on tour in Whitley Bay and ask her some hysterical and outrageous questions in our famous Funny Five Minutes game.

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Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk
Ian Curran’s website: www.iancurran.com
Sam Spencer-Lane’s Website: www.samspencerlane.com

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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 on FacebookAndrew Keates on InstagramAndrew Keates on RssAndrew Keates on Twitter
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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