This week, it’s a little mini podcast. One that shows just how manic it can be backstage before a show during one of our visits and one that you can listen to in between stations on the London Underground. Just about as long as an Oscar® speech.
So why not let us celebrate the genius that is Olivia Colman. Not only is she a delight to watch on stage and screen. But as we found out this award season, she’s exceptionally good at an acceptance speech. Raspberries and all.
We had the absolute pleasure in meeting and chatting to Olivia while she was on stage at the National Theatre performing in Mosquitoes. So you will hear us referencing another Olivia, and that would be friend of the show Olivia Williams. She talks about their on stage sisterly bitterness as well as her fondness for the National Theatre. Hopefully we see her back there soon.
A couple of weeks ago, we brought you right into the heart of the launch party for “Come From Away” held at Canada House. The Broadway transfer was just about to start rehearsing before heading off to Dublin for an “Off Off Off West End” run.
And this week, we return to Canada House to the official press event before tonight’s official opening.
And just one of the many, many reasons you should go watch this show is to see the powerhouse performance of this week’s guest, Rachel Tucker. Rachel is a West End and Broadway star, appearing in “We Will Rock You” and others here in London as well as Sting’s “The Last Ship” on Broadway… and she played Elphaba in “Wicked” on both sides of the Atlantic. This girl can absolutely sing! And what’s more, she’s just lovely to meet in person.
We got the opportunity to talk to her about her role as “Beverley / Annette and others”. It’s a marvellous track, and we sat down to talk about just what it meant to be part of this amazing story that is SO much more than a 9/11 musical.
Earlier this week we brought you the first part of our “Get the Most Out of Your Next Job” panel at Surviving Actors London 2019.
If you haven’t listened to episode 114, take the time to download it and then you can listen to this episode. Or do the absolute opposite and listen to this one first. It doesn’t really matter, but whatever you do, you don’t want to just listen to one part. That would be like watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 2 only… Nobody needs that to happen to them.
In any case, I was joined by director Bruce Guthrie, casting director Sarah Jane Price, producer Kimberly Thomas-Currie, movement director Amaia Mugica and lovely actor Sam Marks making there at Surviving Actors London 2019.
Have a listen as we open up the panel to the actors in the audience.
Curtain Call had the opportunity to host a panel at Surviving Actors London 2019. If you don’t know about it, Surviving Actors was set up by actors for actors.
Since there were already panels about getting auditions, audition technique, self-taping and the like, we thought it would be good to have a panel that discussed what happens when you get the job and how to get the most out of the opportunity you’ve been given.
I was joined by director Bruce Guthrie, casting director Sarah Jane Price, producer Kimberly Thomas-Currie, movement director Amaia Mugica and lovely actor Sam Marks making there at Surviving Actors London 2019.
Coventry City is currently looking forward to its status as City of Culture, its tenure beginning 2021. To ring in the celebrations, the ever-popular Horrible Histories team visited the city to film some sketches that revolved around local historical figures including Lady Godiva and Ira Aldridge…
Curtain Call’s Theo Bosanquet takes the reins this week when he sat down with the Horrible Histories team to talk about the project with Director Adam Jenkins, followed by writer Greg Jenna. You’ll then hear from actors Jessica Ransom, Tom Stourton and Javone Prince before Mark Burnham, Costume designer, brings it home.