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Curtain Call Theatre Podcast

What do David Morrissey, Gemma Chan, Noma Dumezweni, Mark Strong, John Goodman and David Suchet and have in common?... They've all been on the Curtain Call Theatre Podcast! The only podcast that will bring you backstage during a show to place you where drama is actually created. With access like no other podcast has, join us in the wings and the dressing rooms to join the company
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Oct 18, 2016

 This week’s podcasts brings you face to face with two of the people that brought you one of last year’s most beautifully designed and performed shows. McQueen started out in London at the St James Theatre in Victoria, and following a successful run transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End.

Oct 14, 2016

Traditionally at Shakespeare's Globe in London, one would come to expect a nice little jig to send you skipping out of they foyer onto the South Bank. We take you backstage to visit Shakespeare's Globe's production of "Imogen" and reveal the joy behind their modern version which turns the idea of a jig on its head.

Oct 11, 2016

October 10, 2016 was Stage Managers Day, and this week we're taking you backstage to meet the guys that keep the shows going. Whether it's calling the show or making sure an actor goes on stage with the right wardrobe and props... if it wasn't for the stage management the show definitely would not go!

 

Running Order:

 

00:08 - Welcome

00:25 - www.curtaincallonline.com/exclusives

00:35 - Curtain Call Profile Pages

01:05 - Intro to Episode

02:00 - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

05:00 - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

08:50 - X

10:00 - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

10:53 - Kinky Boots

12:55 - American Idiot

14:30 - Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher

14:55 - The Socials (@crtncll)

15:05 - Feedback

15:15 - Thank you's

15:30 - Adios!

Oct 4, 2016

This week I return to the Hampstead Theatre, where we covered Mr Foote’s Other Leg last year, to bring you backstage to meet the company of “Labyrinth”. Labyrinth is Beth Steel’s new play about the Latin American Financial Crisis in the late 1970’s.  

I talked to the company about their research into the financial machinations of big bank loans, and whether or not they thought we have learned anything from prior financial crises.

 

 

Running Order:

 

00:05 - Intro

00:20 - www.curtaincallonline.com

00:50 - Intro to Labyrinth

 

01:45 - The Company of Labyrinth (in order of 'appearance')

Abukar Salim

Tom Weston-Jones

Ryan Ellsworth

Sean Delaney

Alexia Traverse-Healy

Elena Saurel

Eric Kofi Abrefa

Matt Whitchurch

Christopher Sawhala

Martin MacDougall

 

12:30 - Find us on iTunes & Stitcher

12:55 - The Social Networks

13:10 - Get in touch john@curtaincallonline.com

13:20 - Thanks to Hampstead Theatre

13:24 - Adios

 

 

Sep 27, 2016

This week, we visit London's King's Cross Theatre to talk to two-time Olivier Award winner David Bedella - if God has a voice, surely it must sound like David's!  David's journey from Broadway to the West End is a fascinating tale of hard work and perseverance, combined with a splash of serendipity.  It doesn't hurt that he is genuinely one of the nicest guys in the business.  David discusses his current role, playing "Kevin" in 'In the Heights' as well as 'Jerry Springer the Opera', and turning down the chance to play The Engineer in 'Miss Saigon'.

 

Running Order

 

00:00 - A bit of on stage atmosphere from "In the Heights"

00:10 - Intro

00:30 - Curtain Call Website

01:10 - Intro to David Bedella

02:00 - David Bedella

21:35 - "In the Heights" Official Website

21:50- - The Curtain Call Shop

22:30 - Curtain Call Podcast Deets

22:50 - Social Deets

23:00 - Get in Touch: info@curtaincallonline.com

23:10 - Adios!

 

 

Sep 20, 2016

This week, we take you backstage to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's revival of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular Jesus Christ Superstar.  I talked the the cast and asked them if there was any pressure when the show's creator was sitting 10 rows back.

 

00:10 - Intro

01:20 - Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar

Full Cast:  Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley, Anoushka Lucas, David Thaxton, Peter Caulfield, Ashley Andrews, Will Barratt, Cavin Cornwall, Billy Cullum, Joshua Dever, Omari Douglas, Simon Hardwick, Joel, Harper-Jackson, Shanay Holmes, Raquel Jones, Phil King, Sean Kingsley, Bobbie Little, Sinead Long, Genesis Lynea, Gloria Obianyo, Rosa O'Reilly, Jospeh Prouse, Charlotte Riby, Cameron Sharp, Barnaby Thompson, Rhys Whitfield

 

10:25 - Go over to www.curtaincallonline.com

11:00 - Curtain Call Shop

11:30 - The Curtain Call Theatre Podcast - Review and Rate

11:55 - The Social Medias

12:15 - Get in Touch  info@curtaincallonline.com

12:25 - Good bye.  What's the Buzz?!

 

 

Sep 13, 2016

This week, Curtain Call takes you backstage to meet the people who are invisible, but incredibly vital to any West End show.  The Understudy.  Meet the understudies from two of last season's biggest hits - "A View From the Bridge" and "American Buffalo".

 

Running Order:

 

00:05 - Hello

00:25 - Intro to The Understudies

00:40 - Potted understudy history of Curtain Call's John Schwab

01:35 - "A View From the Bridge" Understudy Cast

           Padraig Lynch

           Samantha Coughlan

           Cary Crankson

           Samantha Dakin

08:40 - Curtain Call website

09:00 - "American Buffalo" Understudy Cast

           Edward Wolstenholme

           George Evans

13:35 - The Curtain Call Shop

14:15 - Subscribe!!

14:30 - The Social Networks

15:10 - Adios!

Sep 6, 2016

This week, we talk to Reduced Shakespeare Company Writer / Performer / Director ...enter your superlative here... Austin Tiichenor.  We cover every single topic that you'd like to hear about. So stick your ear buds in and have a listen.

 

 

Sep 6, 2016

This week, we talk to Reduced Shakespeare Company Writer / Performer / Director ...enter your superlative here... Austin Tiichenor.  We cover every single topic that you'd like to hear about. So stick your ear buds in and have a listen.

 

 

Sep 4, 2016

Earlier in the summer, Curtain Call co-founders John Schwab and Matt Humphrey had the privilege of being interviewed by renowned theatre critic and journalist, Al Senter and London’s V&A Museum’s Lecture Hall.  Al has had a long and distinguished career writing for The Independent and The Stage newspapers as well as frequently leading platforms at The National Theatre and the Theatre Museum.  

Aug 30, 2016

This week, we meet some people behind the curtain that never get to take a bow, but are responsible for some of the most memorable moments on stage.  The Animal Handlers!

 

Running Order:

 

00:05 - Intro

01:25 - Darren Easton

06:25 - curtaincallonline.com

06:55 - Intro to The Audience

07:20 - Benjy the Corgi

10:00 - Curtain Call Shop

10:55 - Social Deets

11:15 - Get in Touch / Feedback

11:25 - Mex.F.S

11:45 - Goodbye!

Aug 23, 2016

This week we take you backstage you the show Dear Lupin with real life father and son team James and Jack Fox

 

This doesn't happen often, so we feel extremely privileged to have been there to record this.

 

Here's a breakdown:

 

00:01 Breakdown

01:02 - Intro to Dear Lupin

01:30 - Jack Fox

04:55 - www.curtaincallonline.com

05:55 - James Fox

09:55 - Book Shop

11:35 - Salutations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 16, 2016

This week, Curtain Call discuss everything Palladium during our two visits there last year.  One, to cover the show Sinatra: The Man & His Music and then during a record for Sunday Night at the Palladium.

Running Order:

00:05 - Intro

 

Part I

01:00 - Intro to Sinatra: The Man & His Music

02:00 - The Company of Sinatra

The company of Sinatra (in alphabetical order) are:

Lucy Banfield, Faye Best, Christopher Black, Nicola Coates, Rachel Ensor, Jamie Firth, Francis Haugen, Matt Holland, Amy Hollins, Aaron James, Anabel Kutay, Aston Newman Hannington, Ashely Nottingham, Charis O'Connor, Liam Paul Jennings, Alistair Postlethwaite, James Revell, Niall Swords, Gemma Whitelam and Bryony Whitfield.

 

Part II

06:50 - Cast Member Down

 

08:30 - curtaincallonline.com

 

Part III

09:25 - Intro to Olly Murs and Alfie Boe

09:55 - Olly Murs

11:25 - Alfie Boe

 

14:10 - Subscribe and Rate and Review

 

15:20 - Adios

 
 
Aug 9, 2016

On this episode, we talk to David Hunter, star of the West End stage, about his experiences on stage in “Once”, “Seussical: The Musical” and in the TV series “Superstar”.  He also lets us in on what it was like not really having a backstage on “Once”.

 

 

00:05 - Intro to the Podcast

00:35 - Intro to David Hunter

01:15 - Chat with David

15:30 - www.curtaincallonline.com

15:50 - The Curtain Call Shop

16:30 - David Hunter talks backstage

18:50 - Social Media Handles

19:20 - Mex.f.S.

19:40 - Salutations

Aug 2, 2016

On this episode, Curtain Call takes you backstage to Regents Park Open Air Theatre to talk to the company of Henry V on the day after the EU Referendum.

 

Also, John Schwab talks to Pepe Pryke, the Honorary Artistic Director of The Rose Playhouse, that's right, the one just yards from Shakespeare's Globe.  We delve into the history of The Rose and what it's like for the performers to play there.

 

RUNNING ORDER:

00:05 - Intro to Podcast

00:40 - Intro to Henry V

01:20 - Henry V after Brexit with the company

06:00 - Intro to Michelle Terry's Prince Hal

06:20 - Battle of Harfleur

08:10 - curtaincallonline.com

08:35 - Intro to The Rose

09:05 - Pepe Pryke

15:25 - curtaincallonline.com

15:40 - New Items on the Curtain Call Shop

16:06 - Subscribe and Social Media

16:40 - Mex.f.S.

17:00 - Curtain Call at the V&A with Al Senter

17:30 - Sign Off

 

Links:

www.curtaincallonline.com

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

The Rose Playhouse

 

A big thank you to Andy Lock and the team at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and to Pepe Pryke and his team at The Rose Playhouse.

 

Thanks for listening.

 

Jul 28, 2016

Curtain Call's John Schwab talks to the company of Cargo in which he is appearing.  A hard-hitting play about the refugee crisis.

 

Company:

 

Jack Goldbourne: Iz

Tess Berry-Hart:  Playwright

John Schwab:  Kayffe

Milly Thomas:  Joey

David Mercatali:  Director

Debbie Korley:  Sarah

 

Arcola Theatre

Curtain Call Cargo Play

 

Jul 26, 2016

This week we go backstage with the company of "The Importance of Being Earnest", which showed the Vaudeville Theatre and starred the incredible David Suchet as Lady Bracknell - a roll that garnered him an Olivier Award nomination.

 

Running order:

 

00:06 - Intro

01:15 - Warm Up

01:21 - Imogen Doel (Cecily Cardew)

02:08 - Philip Cumbus (Algernon Moncrieff)

03:06 - Emily Barber (Gwendolyn Fairfax)

03:28 - Richard O'Callaghan (Rev Canon Chasuble)

03:40 - Mark Hammersley (Footman)

03:55 - Charlotte Blackledge (Understudy Gwendolyn/Cecily)

04:36 - Lucy Horton (Wigs/Makeup)

05:00 - curtaincallonline.com

05:55 - Michele Dotrice (Miss Prism / Governess)

11:20 - Wind up / Sign up

12:00 - Subscribe

12:25 - Social media

Twittter: @crtncll

Insta: @crtncll

Facebook: /crtnll

12:55 - Music: Mex.F.S

 

Company in order of appearance:

Jul 19, 2016

Welcome to episode 4 of the Curtain Call Theatre podcast – the podcast that brings you – the theatre fan and theatre professional - backstage to meet and greet the people who are making London and UK theatre happen.

 

In this week’s podcast, we take you backstage with the company of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 

 

Episode Running Order:

 

00:05 - Intro

 

01:30 - Michelle White (Oompa-Loompa)

 

 

 

Jul 12, 2016

Welcome to the Curtain Call Theatre podcast – the podcast that brings you – the theatre fan and theatre professional - backstage to meet and greet the people who are making London and UK theatre happen. This is the only podcast that brings you exclusive behind the scenes chats, recorded while the shows are being performed. You can expect to hear from award winning actors, actresses, playwrights, creatives, stage management, understudies, as well as key players in the industry.

www.curtaincallonline.com

 

This week, we go backstage with the company of Mr. Foote's Other Leg - the 2015 Hampstead Theatre's production of Ian Kelly's debut play.

 

Running Order:

 

00:05 - Welcome

 

00:40 - What we do

 

00:50 - Intro to Mr. Foote's Other Leg

 

1:35 - The Company of Mr. Foote's Other Leg

1. Richard Eyre / Simon Russell Beale

2. Forbes Masson

3. Colin Stinton

4. Dervla Kirwan

5. Joseph Mills

6. Michael Balfour

7. Richard Eyre

8. Ian Kelly, performer

 

6:05 - curtaincallonline.com

 

7:00 - Ian Kelly, playwright (this is an excerpt of a larger interview that will soon be available on the Curtain Call website)

 

11:55 - Social Media links

 

13:00 - V&A Museum talk details

 

Follow Curtain Call on:

Twitter - @crtncll

Instagram - @crtncll

Facebook - www.facebook.com/crtncll

 

Music by Mex.F.S

Jul 5, 2016

John Schwab here from Curtain Call and curtaincallonline.com

Welcome to the Curtain Call Theatre podcast – the show that brings you – the theatre fan and theatre professional - backstage to meet and greet the people who are making London and UK theatre happen. This is the only podcast that brings you exclusive behind the scenes chats, recorded while the shows are being performed. You can expect to hear from award winning actors, actresses, playwrights, creatives, stage management, understudies, as well as key players in the industry.

 

00:10 - Intro

 

01:50 - The Company of Doctor Faustus

Kit Harington

Jenna Russell

Garmon Rhys

Craig Stein

Tom Eddon

Forbes Mason

Brian Gilligan

Danielle Flett

Jade Anouka

Gabby Wong

 

07:45 - Curtain Call story

 

08:35 - Jenna Russell

 

12:28 - Salutations

 

Links:

 

Curtain Call Website:  www.curtaincallonline.com

 

Twitter: @crtncll

 

Instagram: @crtncll

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crtncll

Jun 28, 2016

Welcome to the first ever Curtain Call Theatre podcast – the show that brings you – the theatre fan and theatre professional - backstage to meet and greet the people who are making London and UK theatre happen. This is the only podcast that brings you exclusive behind the scenes chats, recorded while the shows are being performed. You can expect to hear from award winning actors, actresses, playwrights, creatives, stage management, understudies, as well as key players in the industry.

 

00:01 - Intro

00:43 - Curtain Call Re-cap

02:00 - Off We Go!

02:30 - The Cast of People, Places & Things Do Their Research

06:40 - Duncan McMillan

09:25 - Denise Gough

13:35 - What is Curtain Call?

15:50 - Big Thank You's!!!!

 

Links:

Curtain Call Website

Curtain Call Facebook

Curtain Call Twitter

Curtain Call Instagram

John Schwab Twitter

Matt Humphrey Twitter

Broadway Radio Twitter

Matt Tamanini Twitter

James Marino Twitter

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2016

00:05 - Intro

00:38 - Interview with Matt Tamanini T: @BWWMatt

5:30 - What is Curtain Call

8:15 - Thanks and Goodbye

 

Music: mex.F.S.

www.curtaincallonline.com

Jun 22, 2016

In this teaser, we take you behind the scenes with American Idiot at The Arts Theatre to give you a taste as to what you can come to expect from a Curtain Call podcast.

 

 

Jun 20, 2016

 

Show links:

www.broadwayradio.com

https://www.curtaincallonline.com/ 

Show breakdown:

00:10 – Welcome!

00:40 – Curtain Call history

01:20 – What Curtain Call do

02:30 – Why the podcast?

04:20 – Ma Rainey's 'Walk & Talk'

09:45 – Broadway Radio Network

10:10 – How you can help us / Social Media Handles

11:00 – curtaincallonline.com

11:30 – mex.F.S.

 

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