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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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The Show People Podcast: Jamie Chapman Dixon loves spreadsheets

In Audio, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Ticket recommendations by Andrew KeatesLeave a Comment

In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by producer Jamie Chapman Dixon all about his life and career, including being the in-house executive producer of the Barn Theatre, Cirencester and their productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Just So.

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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.

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The Show People Podcast: Show Peep – Portfolio Masterclasses 2018

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It’s the first ever Show Peep! – an addendum to The Show People Podcast – our host Andrew Keates shares information about how you can work with Julie Atherton, Oliver Savile, Danielle Tarento and Cassidy Janson at Omnibus Theatre as part of Arion Productions’ Portfolio Masterclasses.

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The Show People Podcast: How Oliver Savile has forged his career as a leading man

In Audio, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, Musicals by Andrew KeatesLeave a Comment

Oliver Savile may be best recognised for playing Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked. He speaks with Director Andrew Keates all about his life and career, including growing up in Buxton and failing all of his GCSEs at school, his struggles with Dyslexia and how he discovered the performing arts and forged his career as a leading man.

Ollie talks about his time at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, discovering his long-time agent Shane Collins, going straight into the UK tour of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, seeing the world on the international tour of Mamma Mia!, playing Peter Tork in the UK tour of Monkee Business, his recurring appearances in the West End production of Les Miserables, working with Gillian Lynne in the UK tour of Cats, playing Raoul in The Phantom of The Opera, his delight playing Robert in Company in Aberdeen, his recent role playing Hugo in Knights Of The Rose and of course, discussing his incredible time playing Wicked’s famous prince.

This is an episode full of laughs and even a special appearance from Toby Page – The Show People Podcast podcat.

Episode features include:

Theatrical Tips:
Andrew shares his top theatrical tips of things to see this September 2018, including There is Nothin’ Like a Dame at Cadogan Hall, Distance at the Park Theatre, Sylvia at The Old Vic and Company at the Gielgud Theatre.

The Platform:
Today’s platform is given to Therapy  – The Musical with music by Jordan Li-Smith and book and lyrics by Ray Rackham. We hear a song from the show called So What performed by Belinda Wollaston.

Show People Podcast Challenges
We challenge our special guest to remember his CV in 60 seconds, discover what he would need to survive if stranded in Whitley Bay and course ask hysterical and outrageous questions in our famous Funny Five Minutes section.

Social Media:
Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, Oliver Savile: @oliversavile, Ray Rackham: @RayRackham, Jordan Li-Smith: @jordanli_smith, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners’ forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast

Links:
Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com
Arion Productions/Show People Donate Link: www.arion-productions.com/donate
Arion Productions/Show People Shop: www.arion-producitons.com/shop
Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk
Arion Productions GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign: www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions
Therapy the Musical: www.facebook.com/therapymusical
Ray Rackham’s London Theatre Workshop: www.londontheatreworkshop.co.uk
Jordan Li-Smith’s Website: www.jordanli-smith.com
There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame at Cadogan Hall: www.cadoganhall.com/event/there-is-nothin-like-a-dame/
Distance at the Park Theatre: www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/distance
Company at the Gielgud Theatre: www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/tickets/company
Sylvia at The Old Vic: www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2018/sylvia-2

Contact Us:
Do you want to get in touch with the Show People Podcast? You can contact us at info@arion-productions.com

Support:
All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions

Shop:
Head over to our new shop to purchase your very own Show People Podcast merchandise, including mugs and pens. All profits go toward Arion Productions Ltd and covering the costs of the Show People Podcast. http://www.arion-productions.com/shop

Sponsor:
Would you like to sponsor the Show People Podcast and advertise on the show? Please get in touch by e-mailing info@arion-productions.com

Next Episode:
The Show People Podcast is a fortnightly podcast. The next episode will be released Monday 10th September 2018.

Thank you, Subscribe and Review:
Please hit subscribe and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or whichever platform you listen to us on. Thank you for listening!

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The Show People Podcast: Josh Boyd-Rochford takes 10%

In Audio, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays by Andrew KeatesLeave a Comment

In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Josh Boyd-Rochford, chief operating officer and an agent at Simon and How Associates, who also teaches, produces and is forever generating opportunities for theatre-makers.

We spoke with Josh about his entire life, career and lessons learned, as well as answer your questions about how to have the best relationship with your agent.

Episode features include:

Theatrical Tips:
Andrew reveals his theatrical tips of things to see and do this August 2018, including productions at The Park Theatre, Brasserie Zedel and the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh.

The Platform:
Today’s platform is given to The Wicker Husband with music and lyrics by Darren Clark and a book by Rhys Jennings (who happens to be our special guest’s husband too!) and a song called The Sparrow’s Tale, sung by Laura Wickham with Josh Sneesby on accordion, Anne-Marie Piazza on ukulele, Rachel Dawson on cello and composer Darren Clark on guitar.

Social Media:
Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, Josh Boyd-Rochford: @JBRAgent, The Wicker Husband: @wickermusical, Rhys Jennings: @RhysJenns, Darren Clark: @MusicDJC, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners’ forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast

Links:
Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com
Arion Productions/Show People Donate Link: www.arion-productions.com/donate
Arion Productions/Show People Shop: www.arion-producitons.com/shop
Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk
Josh Boyd-Rochford’s Website & Mailing List: www.jbragent.com
Simon and How Associates: www.simon-how.com
The Wicker Man: www.darrenclarkmusic.co.uk/the-wicker-husband.html
Arion Productions GoFundMe Fundraising Campaign: www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions
Alcoholics Anonymous: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
Narcotics Anonymous: http://ukna.org 

Contact Us:
Do you want to get in touch with the Show People Podcast? You can contact us at info@arion-productions.com

Support:
All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions

Shop:
Head over to our new shop to purchase your very own Show People Podcast merchandise, including mugs and pens. All profits go toward Arion Productions Ltd and covering the costs of the Show People Podcast. http://www.arion-productions.com/shop

Sponsor:
Would you like to sponsor the Show People Podcast and advertise on the show? Please get in touch by e-mailing info@arion-productions.com

Next Episode:
The Show People Podcast is a fortnightly podcast. The next episode will be released Monday 13th August 2018.

Thank you, Subscribe and Review:
Please hit subscribe and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or whichever platform you listen to us on. Thank you for listening!

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The Show People Podcast: Marie McCarthy is turning into Clapham’s theatrical mum

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Marie McCarthy – artistic director of the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. Marie goes into great detail about her multi-award-winning theatre, its history, her vision and the many ways that theatre-makers can work with them as well as outlining their exciting upcoming season too.

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The Show People Podcast: Cassie Compton likes to dress as a crow

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by Cassie Compton who talks about growing up in Crouch End, London in a home filled with music, her supportive teachers at school and her early experiences in the West End as a child actor in productions such Whistle Down The Wind and The Secret Garden at the Aldwych Theatre.

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The Show People Podcast: Olivier Award-winning actor David Bedella is not from Mexico

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In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by two-time Olivier Award winner David Bedella. David talks about growing up in Gary, Lake County, Indiana to a family who worked in the steel industry, his showbiz inspirations and challenges.

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The Show People Podcast: Artistic director Paul Taylor Mills & a lack of Pride

In Audio, Broadway, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays by Andrew KeatesLeave a Comment

In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates spends the afternoon with director, producer and artistic director of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace, Paul Taylor Mills. Andrew also shares his theatrical tips for June 2018, including the transfer of Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet at Trafalgar Studios 2.


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