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Curtain Call Theatre Podcast

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Rank #183 in Performing Arts category

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From the dresser in the wings the A-list star in the dressing room; from the writer at the desk to the producer in the office; from the musician in the pit to the sound mixer at the back of the stalls...hear what it really takes to make a show happen and immerse yourself into the world of theatre across London’s West End and beyond. Experience backstage life as you never have before with unparalleled access to the shows you love.

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From the dresser in the wings the A-list star in the dressing room; from the writer at the desk to the producer in the office; from the musician in the pit to the sound mixer at the back of the stalls...hear what it really takes to make a show happen and immerse yourself into the world of theatre across London’s West End and beyond. Experience backstage life as you never have before with unparalleled access to the shows you love.

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Essential listening

By Iz-London - Dec 22 2016
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Fantastic podcast for young performers to gain valuable insight

Essential for theatre professionals and fans

By FrancesBurnett - Aug 26 2016
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Whether you work in Lindon theatre or are simply a fan, this is essential listening

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
1
1
0
0

Essential listening

By Iz-London - Dec 22 2016
Read more
Fantastic podcast for young performers to gain valuable insight

Essential for theatre professionals and fans

By FrancesBurnett - Aug 26 2016
Read more
Whether you work in Lindon theatre or are simply a fan, this is essential listening
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Curtain Call Theatre Podcast

Latest release on May 28, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Take Your Bow, Bethany O'Halloran

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In today’s climate of increasing isolation, we want to bring you a daily dose of inspiration.

Each episode, we’re giving someone in the theatre a chance to take a bow.  From seasoned professionals to drama students; vocal coaches to the life coaches; You’ll find them right here giving insights into what drives them to be in the business and who inspires them.

On today’s episode is theatre student Bethany O’Halloran.

Beth is currently in her first year of training at the Oxford School of Drama.  As you can imagine, it’s a pretty crazy period of transition anyway into a first full year of drama. But to then have it curtailed in the way it has been with the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped her from staying on top of her training.

Apr 16 2020

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Rank #2: 147 - Sisters Grimm

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In today’s episode, we are talking to a couple of consummate theatre professionals who are defining a new form of theatrical storytelling. I think we will be hearing about Dance Musicals more and more as The Sisters Grimm keep producing groundbreaking shows.

They work with pros at the top of their game including Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Jeremy Irons on iconic shows like Inala and Voices of the Amazon. Not only this, but they are constantly engaging in community outreach bringing underprivileged youth into the theatre to experience storytelling in a way that they might not have had access to.

Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spiro are an inspiration to listen to, and I caught up with them while they were on an unintentional lockdown in Dubai.

Apr 14 2020

28mins

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Rank #3: Take Your Bow, Lauren Guest

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In today’s climate of increasing isolation, we want to bring you a daily dose of inspiration.


Each episode, we’re giving someone in the theatre a chance to take a bow.  From seasoned professionals to drama students; vocal coaches to the life coaches; You’ll find them right here giving insights into what drives them to be in the business and who inspires them.


On today’s episode is theatre journalist Lauren Guest.


Lauren is the founder and editor of Theatreland’s most recent publication - TheatreNerd Magazine.  Spotting a gap in the market, she is bringing an online and physical magazine for theatre fans by theatre fans.

Apr 09 2020

14mins

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Rank #4: Take Your Bow, Bailey Harris-Kelly

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In today’s climate of increasing isolation, we want to bring you a daily dose of inspiration.


From seasoned professionals to drama students; vocal coaches to the life coaches; You’ll find them right here giving insights into what drives them to be in the business and who inspires them.


On today’s episode is actor, Bailey Harris-Kelly.


Bailey is currently at ALRA South and he’s one to not sit still, and has his own podcast out of the Theatre Cafe called “Drink the Ink”

Mar 29 2020

13mins

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Rank #5: 077 - The HandleBards

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If you haven't heard of The HandleBards yet, you are in for a treat. As they describe on their website, they are "charmingly chaotic bicycle-powered Shakespeare". A roving company of bards who travel the country (and beyond), bringing a particular style of Shakespeare to audiences across the UK and beyond. Listen to Tom Dixon, a founding HandleBard and one of their producers, as he discusses the company's history, vision, views on sustainable theatre, burst tyres and so much more...

Feb 20 2018

27mins

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Rank #6: 080 - World Theatre Day

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Listen to Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams, Matt Cardle, Denise Gough and Lesley Manville talk about their love of theatre.

Mar 27 2018

23mins

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Rank #7: 082 - The Grinning Man

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We sat down with Sean Kingsley, Sanne Den Besten and Louis Maskell about how hard it is to place and describe The Grinning Man, (the musical transfer from The Bristol Old Vic to Trafalgar Studios), working with puppets and keeping the voice in fine working order in one of toughest sings on stage at the moment.

Apr 24 2018

22mins

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Rank #8: 078 - Phil Ridley's Angry

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Tyrone Huntley and Georgie Henley are currently on stage at the Southwark Playhouse in Phil Ridley’s “Angry” – not so much a play as a theatre piece with Huntley and Henley performing what Ridley describes as “vespers” or stand-alone monologues.

Mar 08 2018

30mins

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Rank #9: 076 - Anthony Welsh, The Brothers Size

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Jonathan Ajayi, Sope Dirisu and Anthony Welsh make up the brilliant onstage company of The Brothers Size along with Manuel Pinheiro playing live music while the action takes place. This critically lauded play is on at The Young Vic and has been wowing. audiences and critics alike. This week, Anthony Welsh, who plays the non-brother in The Brothers Size, Elegba, speaks about his journey with this play. It was a play he was completely familiar with, having performed in it 10 years ago and it was interesting to see how he approached it with a decade’s worth of experience under his belt.

Feb 06 2018

23mins

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Rank #10: 087 - The Stable Musicals

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We sat down with one of the founders of The Stable Musicals, Neil Marcus, a theatre producer with a distinguished history of developing new musicals and a massive supporter of emerging British musical theatre talent to discuss the growth of The Stable Musicals, their slate of new musicals and just how far they have come in the last four years.

Jun 12 2018

18mins

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Rank #11: 128 - The Actor's Nightmare

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The Actor's Nightmare, a collection of Christopher Durang's short plays, is having it's World Premiere this week at the Park Theatre here in London. I sat down in their rehearsal room with director Lydia Parker, and pretty much all of the company to talk about getting their heads around playing many characters in numerous plays in the same production, the language of Durang, working in the round and their own actors nightmares.

Jul 16 2019

27mins

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Rank #12: No Pressure Podcast - Episode 2

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In this episode, I am so honoured to be talking to the first producer of a little show called Fleabag (which a few of you may have heard about) - the wonderful, modest and honest Francesca Moody. She’s driven, witty, brilliantly creative, and just a joy to speak with. She backed Fleabag early and took it to the Edinburgh Fringe, and cut her teeth working as a producer at Paines Plough.

Mar 17 2020

55mins

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Rank #13: Welcome to the Rock! Episode 8

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Welcome to the Rock! takes you behind the scenes of one of the b biggest surprise hit musicals to hit Broadway and the West End. In our final episode of the series, you'll meet the lovebirds Nick (played by Robert Hands and Diane played by Helen Hobson in the West End and Sharon Wheatley who plays her on Broadway. Mayors Claude Elliott and Derm Flynn played by Clive Carter in the West End and Joel Hatch on Broadway and our local reporter Janice Mosher played by Emma Salvo.

Jan 27 2020

30mins

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Rank #14: 086 - Alex Hassell and The Factory Theatre Company

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The Factory is a theatre company like no other. No sets, no props, no blocking, no set cast, no auditions, open rehearsals...you name the theatrical convention and they are tearing it down.

May 29 2018

50mins

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Rank #15: Take Your Bow, Rebecca Humphries

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In today’s climate of increasing isolation, we want to bring you a daily dose of inspiration.


In each episode, we’re giving someone in the theatre a chance to take a bow. You’ll find them right here giving insights into what drives them to be in the business and who inspires them.


On today’s episode is London actress, Rebecca Humphries.


Rebecca has been on our screens in The Crown and The Agency - to name but two - and she’s always popping up on a London stage somewhere. 

Mar 23 2020

16mins

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Rank #16: No Pressure Podcast - Episode 1

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Welcome to the first ever episode of the No Pressure Podcast hosted by Curtain Call's Matt Humphrey. Matt is kicking off the series with a duo whose work, ideas and initiative I have much admired since they made a splash on the scene a couple of years ago. Isabella Macpherson and Gala Gordon are driven, selfless and passionate creatives. They are kicking off 2020 with the 3rd Poetry Gala on February 9th at the Savoy Theatre , featuring an A-list line-up, and raising funds for their Playwright Prize.

Feb 06 2020

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Rank #17: Welcome to the Rock! Episode 5

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Before opening at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End, we heard from the company about their pre-West End run in Dublin. And before that, the cast had a launch party at the Canadian Embassy in London’s Trafalgar Square. And in this episode, we are giving you a front row seat at that party with two exclusive recordings from the London cast.  

Jan 06 2020

26mins

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Rank #18: 083 - Save Stage Lighting

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Curtain Call co-founder, Matt Humphrey, sat down with multiple award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable to talk about the proposed EU regulations, the huge implications they bring and explain in simple terms what it means for the industry here in the UK and across Europe.

May 01 2018

23mins

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Rank #19: Welcome to the Rock! Episode 7

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We are dedicating the final episodes of the series to bring you closer to the real life characters from Come From Away and some of the people that play them on both sides of the Atlantic. In this episode we’re introducing you to Harry Morrison and Sheriff Oz Fudge, David Shannon and Kevin Tuerff (otherwise known as the Gay Lumberjack) and from both Jenna Boyd and Astrid Van Wieren who play Beulah Cooper in the West End Cast and on Broadway respectively.

Jan 20 2020

27mins

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Rank #20: 145 - The Dog Walker

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Paul Minx - whose plays include The Long Road South which played at the King’s Head Theatre with Imogen Stubbs and Michael Brandon - has a new play in town. The Dog Walker makes its London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre with Victoria Yeates (Call the Midwife, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Andrew Dennis (One Man, Two Guvnors). Paul Minx’s story of finding connection in the big city is as moving as it is funny, proving that hope springs in the most unlikely situations.

Feb 13 2020

28mins

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