Ayesha Antoine and Felix Scott play every character in "Dirty Great Love Story"a play written mostly as a long form poem. This week, they take me on their journey from the first reading the script and coming to terms with it’s rhythms and rhyme through to performing on stage at Leicester Square’s Arts Theatre.
This past Sunday saw the yearly theatrical celebration that is known as the WhatsOnStage Awards. Now for those of you that didn’t know, the WhatsOnStage Awards are the only major theatre awards here in the UK where you, the audience, are the judges.
This week we bring you Jamie Parker, winner of Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Harry Potter and Noma Dumezweni for her portrayal as Hermione Grainger which picked up a gong for Best Supporting Actress in a Play, both for Cursed Child. We talked to Noma when she took on the titular role of Linda at The Royal Court, and we follow this with Jamie Parker when he played another iconic character, Nathan Detroit, at 2015’s revival of Guys & Dolls at The Savoy Theatre which garnered him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.
In this week’s episode of the Curtain Call Theatre Podcast, we’re going to be celebrating 25 years of The Brit School. Now The Brit School is often associated with award winning musicians such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Rizzle Kicks and Jessie Jay among others. But the school also prepares those who take the stage to perform not music, but the written word. And with success. The Brit School has launched thousands of careers in the arts over the 25 years it has been running, with Tom Holland recent winner of the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star award as a perfect example.
This week, I talk to Kyle Soller, of Poldark fame, about Ivo Van Hove's unusual rehearsal process and what it was like to work with a Patrick Marber script.
A also speak with Chukwudi Iwuji on why the theatre has such a special hold over him - why he keeps coming back.