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

In Audio, Features, 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.

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NEWS: Delfont Mackintosh Theatres’ West End renovation programme will force the relocation of Les Miserables

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Having recently completed the restoration of the Victoria Palace Theatre, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres (DMT) are turning their attention to implementing a recommended programme of restorative works. This will result in the relocation of Les Miserables while repairs to the Queen’s Theatre are undertaken.

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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: Back from Broadway, musicals leading man Alistair Brammer

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It’s the hottest day of the year when this podcast is recorded – and we’ve got a leading man to match! Actor Alistair Brammer joins host and director Andrew Keates for this episode of the Show People Podcast, after playing Chris in both the Broadway and West End productions of Miss Saigon.

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THE BARRICADE BOYS: Christmas Cabaret – The Other Palace Studio ★★★★★

In Cabaret, Concerts, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Olivia MitchellLeave a Comment

The set of 23 songs was varied and extremely well put together with a mixture of festive favourites, Les Mis hits and some more unexpected songs. Standout moments included I’ll Be Home For Christmas/Bring Him Home and Man In The Mirror which both featured tight harmonies and wonderful interaction between the boys.

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NEWS: David Thaxton returns to play Javert in Les Miserables in West End from 22 January

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From Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the West End cast of LES MISÉRABLES at the Queen’s Theatre in the role of ‘Javert’. Thaxton previously played ‘Javert’ in 2014, and has also played the role of ‘Enjolras’ in the West End production of the long-running Boublil and Schonberg classic.