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

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 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: 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

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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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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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Superhero Q&A podcast: How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical?

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Quotes, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

How many creatives does it take to make a one-man musical? The answer can be “quite a few”. And that it is in the case of SUPERHERO, the British one-man – or rather “one-dad” – musical now receiving its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse.

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Fried Meat Ridge Q&A podcast: Can optimism work in onstage comedy?

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

At the post-show Q&A with the writer, director and cast of cult-hit comedy Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Rd., we talked about the power of kindness, Fried Meat sequels, why Mountain Dew is illegal in the UK, what JD stands for and gender role-swapping among much else and much laughter.

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Why is axe murderer Lizzie Borden a feminist icon? Podcast & pics from my post-show Q&A

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There was plenty to talk about for the post-show Q&A I hosted at LIZZIE, when I was joined on stage by the producers, the writers, director and the cast, with lots of input from a very enthusiastic audience. Why was Lizzie Borden acquitted when she seemed so clearly guilty?

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What’s most absurd about Murray Schisgal’s LUV? That it’s not been done before now

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What’s most absurd about absurdist comedy LUV? That it’s virtually unknown in this country – despite an incredible pedigree. Long before he wrote the screenplay for the hit 1982 film Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman, American Murray Schisgal made a name for himself in New York with this 1964 stage play, which is a riotous celebration of the […]