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Mark Shenton views the week of news in the West End & Broadway including a trio of much-anticipated London openings

In Broadway, Features, International, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

A big week in London theatre, with three of the most anticipated openings of the autumn: Marianne Elliott’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical Company, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance at the Noel Coward and the launch of Emma Rice’s new post-Globe company Wise Children with a show also called Wild Children, at the Old Vic.

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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.

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

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 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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What’s Debbie looking forward to in July 2018?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Ticket recommendations by Debbie GilpinLeave a Comment

There are, of course, a range of new shows to choose from – both in and out of London. Pigspurt’s Daughter (by Ken Campbell’s daughter Daisy) plays at Hampstead’s Downstairs venue, Honey will be performed at The Cockpit, Boxman and Where the Hell is Bernard? both run at the Blue Elephant Theatre.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH – West End

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

Like many UK Kristin fans, I saw Wicked when it opened back in 2006, subsequently listened to the Broadway recording and fell in love with the cast. I then entered an obsessive phase where I watched all Kristin videos, listened to every song she’d ever sung, read every interview she’d done and was generally that annoying fan that could talk about nothing else.