Mates co-founders Terri Paddock and Mark Shenton are amongst the presenters of Stagedoor’s new weekly theatre podcast In House, which shines the light on the people behind London’s most innovative and exciting theatres.
Have you listened yet? Radio Public has already tipped In House as one of the best new podcasts to look out for. We’ve definitely started looking out for it each week and, in the coming days, we’ll be showcasing highlights from selected episodes.
Meanwhile, you can listen to all the episodes in full via Stagedoor. New ones are released each Thursday on the Stagedoor website and all leading podcast apps: Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Overcast.
In House explores the identities and workings of London’s leading theatres by chatting to the people who give each building its unique character. The series celebrates the breadth of talent and creativity in London, featuring innovative theatres big and small, from powerhouses like the National Theatre to engine rooms of creativity like the New Diorama.
In addition to Mates co-founders and commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock, presenters in the series include three leading industry activists: poet and journalist Bridget Minamore, who writes about race, class and feminism; actor and Act for Change founder Danny Lee Wynter; and theatremaker, comedian and Tourette’s Hero co-founder Jess Thom.
Their interviewee guests include:
- Arcola Theatre: Mehmet Ergen (artistic director)
- Battersea Arts Centre: Lekan Lawal (artistic director, Up Next), Henrietta Imoreh (assistant facilitator & Bees Knees host) and Liz Moreton (head of creativity & social change)
- Gate Theatre: Ellen McDougall (artistic director)
- King’s Head Theatre: Adam Spreadbury-Maher (artistic director)
- National Theatre: Alastair Coomer (head of casting)
- New Diorama Theatre: David Byrne (artistic director)
- Ovalhouse: Mahri Reilly (head of learning & participation)
- Royal Court Theatre: Chris Campbell (literary manager)
- Theatre503: Lisa Spirling (artistic director)
Michael Hadjijoseph, CEO and co-founder of Stagedoor said:
“In House provides a fascinating insight into the characters behind the scenes of London’s favourite theatres. I hope these podcasts help people discover new theatres and come closer to the ones they love. That’s what Stagedoor is all about.”
Stagedoor was founded to revolutionise how people discover and connect with theatre.
It is the first app of its kind. It brings together discovery, social engagement and seamless booking, from the West End to the Fringe. Stagedoor creates personalised recommendations for each user based on the genres, theatres and individual artists they like, as well as what their friends are excited about.
Stagedoor is already home to a community of 28,000 theatre-lovers who use it to share their experiences with friends and other theatre-lovers. With over 1,000 current or upcoming London shows on the app, Stagedoor is the most comprehensive and innovative guide to theatre in London.
Earlier this year, Stagedoor closed its first crowdfunding round on Seedrs, raising £350,000 of new investment, largely from its consumers, which far surpassed its original goal of £200,000. Prior to its Seedrs success, the company raised €250,000 privately and received an EU innovation grant for €135,000.