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MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast

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We are a weekly podcast devoted tobringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre andfilm. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in.Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk

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We are a weekly podcast devoted tobringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre andfilm. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in.Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk

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25 Ratings
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2

Where is everybody?

By mrice99 - May 20 2011
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This is a quality show. Give them some iJuice.

MUSICALTALK is Suhweet!

By SeasonPass_Doug - Feb 11 2009
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Great show, wonderful interviews, brilliant presenters. Nick Hutson is a Sexy Beast!

iTunes Ratings

25 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
4
1
2
2

Where is everybody?

By mrice99 - May 20 2011
Read more
This is a quality show. Give them some iJuice.

MUSICALTALK is Suhweet!

By SeasonPass_Doug - Feb 11 2009
Read more
Great show, wonderful interviews, brilliant presenters. Nick Hutson is a Sexy Beast!
Cover image of MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast

Updated 6 days ago

Read more

We are a weekly podcast devoted tobringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre andfilm. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in.Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk

Rank #1: 0581: Little Shop of Horrors at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

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As avid fans of Little Shop of Horrors, it was a pleasure to be able to interview the three mysterious chorus girls (played beautifully by Reneé Lamb, Christina Modestou and Seyi Omooba) and hear their thoughts on playing the roles in this amazingly unique setting amongst the trees and plants of the open air theatre in Regent's Park! Nick then discusses the show with Andrew and it didn't disappoint!  What happens when a musical famous for puppetry does away with for a majority of it? Find out! Remember - don't feed your plants! Andrew also touches briefly on seeing the Muppets' stage show at the O2... but it's all linked!

Aug 28 2018

46mins

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Rank #2: 0624: Mary Poppins, Maggie May and Annie's Rooster

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This week Nick talks to Robert Gordon about Mary Poppins Returns and Maggie May and then David Herzog chats with old friend Richard Meek who's currently touring in "Annie" as Rooster alongside Craig Revel Horwood's Miss Hannigan.

Jun 25 2019

46mins

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Rank #3: 554: Hamilton: The Greatest Show, man

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In this week's episode we discuss two musicals that use modern music to tell the story of historical figures. First Nick and David talk The Greatest Showman (a pop musical that focuses on Barnum) and then Nick, Tonia and Mike discuss their views on Hamilton in detail; is it the greatest show ever? Find out!

Jan 15 2018

58mins

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Rank #4: 0263: Ruddigore Agogo

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As five (count ‘em) separate productions of Ruddigore come to London and the home counties in November, Thos recalls the simply brilliant and hugely imaginative revival of the show in summer and interviews the director and cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perhaps most modern, cynical show...

Nov 08 2011

1hr 9mins

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Rank #5: 0585: Hamilton - Young, Scrappy and... Flawed?

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Is Hamilton the second-coming of musical theatre as so many people claim it to be or is it a bit flawed beneath the surface? 

Whatever your views on the piece may be - it certainly has its positive but there may be some negatives there too. 

Listen to find out...

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Sep 25 2018

39mins

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Rank #6: 0191: Little Women in the West End (Part Two)

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We continue our discussions with all involved with Little Women - including Shona Lindsay, Laura Brydon, Mark Hedges and Tamara Harvey.

Jun 16 2010

59mins

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Rank #7: 0461: The Play Pictorial and Musical Theatre Magazines

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Ever wondered what the avid musical theatre fan did a hundred years ago?  Join Thos and Tim as they look into the world before MusicalTalk to a time when the musical theatre magazine was king and, in particular, The Play Pictorial ruled the roost for insights into the latest musicals.  Learn how shows like No No Nanette, Funny Face, Words and Music and 1909's Nellie Neil were covered - and how theatre merchandising is anything but new!

Nov 25 2015

52mins

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Rank #8: 0457: The Quentin Dentin Show

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Join Thos as he talks to Henry Carpenter, the man behind – and in front of – the Quentin Dentin Show, an intriguing musical from at this year’s Fringe that falls into the category of “weird and wonderful”.  With a number of catchy songs, and an insightful conversation into the influences that inspired the eponymous character and his world(s), enjoy this analysis of a satirical, layered and ultimately excellent show that’s like no other.

Oct 13 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: 0255: Edinburgh Fringe Festivities (Part Five)

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The dust has settled, the streets are quieter and all the bunting has all gone – but the 2011 Fringe still leaves a warm glow for all of those who were there. Join Thos and David as they give us the final wrap up and chat about some more of those enigmatic musicals that were on offer – and hear songs from our Pick of the Fringe!

Sep 13 2011

1hr 56mins

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Rank #10: 575: Guy - A New Musical

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Thos sits down with Leoe Mercer and Stephen Hyde, fresh from their success with the Marriage of Kim K, to talk about their latest work, Guy – A New Musical, currently on at the Menier Theatre’s new studio space, the Bunker, and about to go on a tour of the Country.  Enjoy an honest and wide-ranging conversation about “keeping it real”, poetry versus lyrics, live music or pre-recorded scores, the divergence of musicals from pop, and whether the two can ever be bridged again, and a whole lot more. It’s “sometimes sexy, always real” - except Thos, of course

Jun 27 2018

1hr

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Rank #11: 0259: Idina Menzel Interview

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Nick Hutson sits down with Broadway legend Idina Menzel to discuss her career, her singing camp and Glee!

Oct 05 2011

17mins

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Rank #12: 0252: Edinburgh Fringe Festivities (Part Two)

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Join MusicalTalk at the Edinburgh Fringe and hear all about some amazing, varied and, frankly excellent, musicals – not to mention some others!  From pantomime dames to directors, from composers to singers, from MDs to improvisers, MusicalTalk has them all!

Aug 24 2011

2hr 23mins

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Rank #13: 0235: Royal Wedding

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To mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, MusicalTalk explores the huge number of musicals about royal weddings where a prince marries a commoner, from the Mikado to the erotic musical comedy version of Cinderella! This episode contains some strong language.

Apr 27 2011

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: 0496: Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Three and Six

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Join Thos as he invites you to join him looking at three very different shows and listening to six very excellent songs in this episode from the Fringe as he talks about Michael Griffiths’s one man Cole Porter show as well as The Shot Heard Round the World and the utterly delightful, Like Clockwork – and that’s not a wind up!

Oct 11 2016

1hr 39mins

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Rank #15: 503: Pantomime Adventures with Peter Pan (Part Two)

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It’s time to look behind you once again and then settle down to listen to Thos as he concludes his in-depth interview with pantomime author, actor and expert, Andrew Pollard, as they discuss all things panto as well as this year’s offering at the Greenwich Theatre, the all new pantomime , Peter Pan – A New Adventure!  You’ll be hooked!

Dec 06 2016

54mins

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Rank #16: 0268: The 2011 UK Tour Review

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As 2011 draws to an end, Nick and Lisa discuss the shows that have made their merry way around the UK including Grease, Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing, Jekyll and Hyde and many more.

Dec 13 2011

51mins

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Rank #17: 0240: WS Gilbert’s Ages Ago – The Complete Recording

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MusicalTalk marks the centenary of the death of the father of the modern musical, WS Gilbert, with this exciting, exclusive episode – the complete audio recording of WS Gilbert's Ages Ago, his first musical hit. Featuring a fabulous score by Frederick Clay, Arthur Sullivan’s best friend, this highly amusing, tuneful, sophisticated production is yours to download for the first time ever! Hoorah!

May 31 2011

1hr 24mins

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Rank #18: 0246: When Harry Met Barry

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MusicalTalk talks to Paul Emelion Daly, about his romantic musical comedy When Harry Met Barry, and delves into revivals, revisions and revisitations...and Rome!

Jul 13 2011

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Rank #19: 0633: From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

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Join Thos as he catches up with Rebecca Perry and David Kingsmill to discuss the wonderful five star show, From Judy to Bette: the Stars of Old Hollywood, which pays tribute to Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton and Lucille Ball with songs aplenty!  Learn about the debt owed to such great songwriters as Irving Belin, Frank Loesser and Cole Porter and how these four fabulous women made Hollywood a better place, as well as what makes Rebecca herself a powerhouse performer.

Aug 21 2019

50mins

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Rank #20: 0249: The Charles Bloom Interview (Part Two)

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Catch up on this bumper bouncing episode as Thos continues his in depth interview with noted American composer, lyricist and bookwriter, Charles Bloom, as well as starting the countdown to the Edinburgh Fringe – and hear song after song after song...

Aug 02 2011

2hr 1min

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