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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.

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NEWS: James Pidgeon announces his first season at Shoreditch Town Hall

In Dance, Edinburgh Festival, International, London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

James Pidgeon today announces his first season as Director of Shoreditch Town Hall bringing together work exploring the themes of identity, time and place. The season opens with the UK première of Compagnie MPTA’s Santa Madera, part of London International Mime Festival.

NEWS: James Pidgeon announces his first season at Shoreditch Town Hall

In Dance, Edinburgh Festival, International, London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

James Pidgeon today announces his first season as Director of Shoreditch Town Hall bringing together work exploring the themes of identity, time and place. The season opens with the UK première of Compagnie MPTA’s Santa Madera, part of London International Mime Festival.

The A in STEAM – Arts Education

In Features, Inspiring people, Opinion by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

My creative week has encompassed meetings with a playwright exploring 6 new projects which are each in commercial development, an inspiring concert with 4 cabaret bands and over 40 performers offering their celebration of contemporary music, a showcase of a cabaret artist on her way to Edinburgh and a reading of a new piece of community musical theatre which could be scheduled to have 20+ productions across the UK next year.

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#EdFringe Life: From chakra elephants to techno rom-com nightmares

In Edinburgh Festival, Features, Festivals, Inspiring people, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Scotland by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

The challenge for anyone writing a show for young children is to find a way to give some additional depth or delight for the accompanying adults – be they parents, teachers or grannies. Chris Chambers has written a new piece of musical storytelling which does both – and it will offer an interesting exploration for those who are aware of their chakras.

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On theatre & the #EURef: Are we passing the tipping point ?

In Features, Inspiring people, Opinion by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

This week my daughter and her partner started six months volunteering in Calais to offer their skills in the kitchen, the warehouse, and the community of refugees. This gives me hope of the care which younger people have for the world, at a time when I fear for everything that is good in this country. I feel powerless. I have put one small X on a piece of paper as a postal ballot.

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Favourite moments: production meetings…

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When asked what is my favourite moment in the journey from page to stage, I usually say the moment when the house lights go down on the very first performance and there is a silent buzz of expectation, and nerve-wracking fear combined…and then it starts, and there is a sense of joy that all the pieces of that intricate jigsaw puzzle came together. I realise my second favourite moment is the production meeting. It is about watching masters of their craft…let me explain.

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I’m back with Odd Shaped Balls…

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

But for me the play does that extra thing – it takes a very specific subject, and elevates it to have universal themes and journeys which will touch the minds and hearts of a very wide audience. Almost all of us have felt that we are outsiders at some point. Many of us have experience of balancing our private lives, attractions and passions with our public world of employment and expected roles. Too many people experience levels of bullying and challenge for the person they want to be, rather than the person they are expected to be. I am no rugby player or sportsman. I don’t have locker room experience. But the themes transcend that setting and touched me deeply.