The Show People Podcast: Stephen Mear uses a harness and a swing

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The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by world renowned and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear. He joins us between rehearsing for both the new West End production of Mary Poppins and an upcoming production of Funny Girl in Paris.

Stephen shares his journey from being a West End dancer to one of the most respected names in the West End as a choreographer and director. Just some of the shows discussed include Acorn Antiques, Tonight’s The Night, The Witches Of Eastwick, The Little Mermaid, Stephen Ward, Betty Blue Eyes, She Loves Me, Anything Goes and of course, Gypsy.

He shares some extraordinary stories about working with some of the finest names in the entertainment industry, including Julia McKenzie, Trevor Nunn, Bob Avian, Ria Jones, Imelda Staunton, Glenn Close and the late, great Victoria Wood. This really is a must listen to episode.

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The Platform: We hear a song called ‘Goodbye Rachael’, performed by Ben Lewis from Summer – a new musical written by Jamie St. Glynn.

Plus all of our regular sections, including Dramatic News and our infamous Show People Podcast challenges.

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Stephen and Victoria Wood Dancing: https://twitter.com/StephenMear/status/1179649545610891264?s=20

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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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