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Taking Turns To Talk is a podcast about the theatrics of life and the lives of the theatrical. Each episode Gordon Cooper takes us on a journey with a wonderful guest both in the spotlight and out, where we muse on what makes these people want to be in this glamorous (and often very much unglamorous) business we call show.
 
From the dresser in the wings the A-list star in the dressing room; from the production manager putting the tour together to the sound mixer out front at Glastonbury...hear what it really takes to make an event happen and immerse yourself into the world of entertainment across the cultural landscape from London’s West End to the American desert and Burning Man. Experience a creative's life as you never have before with unparalleled access to the events you love.
 
The WestEnders comedy show is being created by young people in Tiverton attending the Westend Unit, Tiverton High School for broadcast on Phonic FM. The group is working with Wolf and Water Arts Company . The show will feature a fast paced mixture of sketches and character comedy. Also there is a Myspace page you can visit:- myspace.com/westenderscomedyshow And We have a website too:- www.WestEndersComedyShow.com
 
The West End Stories Project captures the experiences of individuals who lived in Cincinnati's West End during the second half of the 20th century for urbanites today who want to know more about the neighborhood’s transformation. Cincinnati’s West End was once a vibrant community full of people, opportunities, and excitement. But due to urban renewal projects in the 1950s, the historic West End was largely razed for the creation of interstate I-75 and housing projects. This, combined with se ...
 
Backstage With… takes you behind the scenes with the biggest names in musical theatre. We tell stories of shows people have worked on, actors they’ve worked with, and things that didn’t necessarily go to plan, on stage and off. Expect industry secrets, eyebrow raising stories and behind the scenes access.
 
Building a team is what we do at BTFI. We are an arts-based Learning and Development Consultancy. We offer intelligent Team Building, Leadership Training, Culture Change programmes and Facilitation. We work with organisations to create a jolt in both thinking and action. We are founded on the belief that many organisations get to 'good' and few are brave enough to strive for extraordinary! Richard Tyler - Westend star, speaker, Director of Performance and Possibility at BTFI, facilitator, co ...
 
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TECH HOUSE MIX by Martinbeatz Live DJ Set, featured powerful house music by Martin Ikin, Camelphat, Biscits, Cloonee, ZHU, Westend, UMEK, Reynor, Chris Lake, Noizu, Joshwa UK, Will Easton, PAX, Cloverdale, WeDamnz, CID, Love Regenerator, Space 92, The YellowHeadsMARTINBEATZ▸ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/martinbeatz​▸ Facebook https://www.fac…
 
Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 88 In this episode Pat is chatting to Elspeth King, a curator, writer and social historian. As curator of social history at the People's Palace Museum, Elspeth and her team saw the small local history museum blossom to become an award winning, significant cultural attraction, held in great affection by th…
 
Taking their turn this week is actress, singer, wellness coach, mosaic maker and presenter Helen Hobson. Gordon and Helen discuss treating show business as a business, her lasting friendship with Sir Cliff Richard, and the things she has learned over lockdown. Helen has had a very distinguished career, appearing in the West End in the likes of Ches…
 
In our 6th installment of the West End Stories Project, we spoke with Helen Shank, a retired homemaker and retail worker. She lived in the Laurel Homes Housing Project in the 1940s and attended St. Joseph Catholic School. With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the West End Stories Project has shifted from a video series to a podcast, so interviews are…
 
In the attempt to resurrect live theatre while navigating constantly shifting terrain, how far can hope get you? How do you make theatre when the world keeps changing, when time keeps collapsing, when the earth beneath your feet keeps sinking into bog? And how do you communicate with a government who seems to be operating on a different frequency s…
 
MELODIC & PROGRESSIVE HOUSE TECHNO MIX by Martinbeatz Live DJ Set, featured music from Camelphat, Cassian, Yotto, Meduza, Gorgon City, MK, Anabel Englund, Will Easton, ARTBAT, Eli Brown, Love Regenerator, Paul Thomas, Chapter & Verse, Solardo, Sosa, PAX, George Kwali, Dom Dolla, Miss Monique, Hayden James ...MARTINBEATZ▸ Instagram https://www.insta…
 
TECH HOUSE MIX by Martinbeatz, featured house music from Eli Brown, Chris Lake, Biscits, Meduza, Martin Ikin, Oliver Heldens, Sidepiece, Chapter & Verse, Noizu, Hayden James, Zurra, Westend, Armand Van Helden, James Hype, Space 92, Umek. Tech House & Techno Music DJ Set 2021MARTINBEATZ▸ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/martinbeatz​▸ Facebook htt…
 
In our fifth installment of the West End Stories Project podcast, we spoke with LaVerne Summerlin, a professor at the University of Cincinnati and the author of Gems of Cincinnati’s West End: Black Children and Catholic Missionaries, 1940-1970. She lived in the Lincoln Courts and attended Holy Trinity School and Our Lady of Mercy High School. With …
 
Ghost Shows follows the shows that were conceived, programmed and even rehearsed in 2020 but were closed down before they’d even opened. This is not a historical document - this is an emotional record of the first few months of lockdown. This is our untold story. If you haven’t listened to the first episode, we'd really encourage you to do so. In E…
 
Martinbeatz Tech House Mix 2021, featured music from Camelphat, Chapter & Verse, Martin Ikin, Biscits, Chris Lake, Gorgon City, Eli Brown, Sonny Fodera, Noizu, MK, Diplo, Daft Punk, Ramon Tapia, Faul & Wad, Sidepiece, Miane, Joel Corry, Dom Dolla ...Tech House Music for House Lovers !MARTINBEATZ▸ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/martinbeatz​▸ Fa…
 
A year on from theatres closing their doors, ‘Ghost Shows’ asks what happened to the shows that were created, rehearsed and tech'ed but never lived in front of audiences? Presented by freelance opera director, Adele Thomas, the series features interviews with freelance performers, stage technicians, creatives and production staff from a variety of …
 
A bonus episode while we wait for the opportunity to be in a room together again! In honour of World Book Day, Andrew asks Pippa questions about her new book and Pippa answers them. It's the toughest high-stakes interview committed to tape since Frost/Nixon. Also - a song from our most recent livestream, 'The Write Way to Find Love.'…
 
Lesley O'Brien - Part 2: Chatting with Jim Byrne about becoming a professional storytellerJim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 87 In this episode storyteller, poet, singer, songwriter Lesley O'Brien talks about her own journey to becoming a professional storyteller, poet, songwriter and singer. It was a joy to chat with Lesley. Save Carlton …
 
Taking their turn this week, is actor Irvine Iqbal. Gordon and Irvine discuss business - and show business, the current state of representation and ethnic diversity in the theatre industry, and dealing with Covid in paradise. Irvine is a familiar face to many a West End audience, appearing in Bombay Dreams, Disney's Aladdin and most recently appear…
 
In our fourth installment of the West End Stories Project podcast, we spoke with retired educator, Ralph Moon. Born and raised in the neighborhood, Mr. Moon grew up on Dayton Street. With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the West End Stories Project has shifted from a video series to a podcast, so interviews are being conducted over the phone. If you…
 
The Broadway Babies are back to the dirty streets of the Paris slums, in our second take on the classic, iconic, epic musical "Les Misérables." This week, we're hot-taking the 2012 movie musical, featuring plenty of Hollywood's biggest stars, out in the darkness. So let's hear the people sing the songs of angry men — in close-up and with mostly imp…
 
Taking their turn this week, is actor and singer Ashleigh Gray. Gordon and Ashleigh discuss the physical and mental effort required to perform Elphaba in Wicked 8 shows a week, the joy of crafting, and they spend a moment celebrating the life of Scottish theatre legend Andy Gray. Check out Ashleigh on Twitter and please do stop by her Etsy shop! Su…
 
There's always time for a song for the Broadway Babies! This week, we're going to keep looking at the wild AF hellscape corner of the internet with another fever-dream musical, the British children's show-surreal-horror-satire-web series "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared." So today, let's go on a journey and talk about about the ups and downs of learning to…
 
It takes a lot to make a stew, and Alex and Daisha have had their fill in this disturbing episode. Hang on tight, y’all! Podcast cover art: David Taylor Twitter: @bwaybabies Facebook: Facebook.com/broadwaybabiespodcast Where to listen: YouTube Music by Shawn Coleman and Michael Kohler Lyrics by Casper Kelly Distributed by Adult Swim Show Notes An o…
 
Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 86Lesley O'Brien - Part 1: Help Save Carlton Studios In this special episode of Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat Jim speaks to storyteller, poet, singer, songwriter and all-round magical person Lesley O'Brien about the threat to one of Glasgow's best-loved music studios. Carlton Studios will close if eno…
 
In our third installment of the West End Stories Project, we spoke with realtor and library security guard, Tim Coleman. He discussed growing up in the Lincoln Courts, being the baby in the family, and a fiasco at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the West End Stories Project has shifted from a video series to a podc…
 
There was a "Broadway Album"-sized hole in Alex and Daisha’s heart after ending the Barbra season last week, so they filled it. Join the Broadway Babies in a continuation of their already drawn-out season. Is this the actual conclusion to their Barbra season or will they keep making episodes about the rest of her 36 studio albums? Stay tuned and fi…
 
Tech House DJ Mix featured music from Chris Lake, Meduza, Fisher, SIDEPIECE, Dom Dolla, Martin Ikin, Dario Nunez, Chapter & Verse, Noizu, Deeper Purpose, VNSSA, Walker & Royce, Reynor, Chris Lorenzo, Joshua UK, Golf Clap, Eli Brown, Matroda, Armand Van Helden, Joel Corry, Jace Mek, Ramon Tapia, Torren Foot, John Summit ……
 
Phewwww, after a long hiatus because of COVID and computer issues, the Broadway Babies are ready and able to finish off this season of Barbra Streisand movie musicals at the start of the new year! Alex and Daisha are taking y’all on a trip to Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century in Barbra’s final movie musical, 1983's "Yentl," as she make…
 
Sally Beck Wippman, an American Director, had just moved back to the UK a few months before the pandemic sent the country into lockdown. Far from family, and without an established place in the UK theatre community, she found solace in Freelancers Make Theatre Work - and the Migrants in Theatre movement. In this episode, Sally takes us into an empt…
 
Martinbeatz Tech House Mix featured music from Biscits, SIDEPIECE, Sonny Fodera, Dom Dolla, Jax Jones, PAX, Gorgon City, Piero Pirupa, Armand Van Helden, Martin Ikin, Matroda, John Summit, Dallask, Kyle Kinch, Golf Clap, Camelphat, Eli Brown, Louis Vega, ZHU, Sammy Porter, Cloverdale, Robbie Doherty, Umek……
 
In this episode, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta returns to Storyhouse during the pandemic to reflect on previous experiences there, and also to show what a theatre freelancer feels like when they are no longer able to go into work with theatres shut. Prema has designed the lighting for over 200 productions, and works across the UK. Recent work inclu…
 
That's right, dearest darlingest listeners — another star is born! This week's Barbra Streisand episode tackles another long-ass movie-musical romance, this time her (let's say, controversial) iteration of the "Star Is Born" cinematic universe, with Kris Kristofferson and the awkwardly overbearing influence of Barbra's producer-boyfriend. So let's …
 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, our dear listeners! For this Very Special Holiday Episode, the Broadway Babies have some things to say about the recently released Netflix movie-musical about a humbug inventor/toymaker who just needs to believe in the power of love to save the day! Did you think this original Christmas story was as cheesy as we …
 
We thought we’d bring you a little bit of cheer in the form of our annual Christmas podcast. This year we turn our ears towards the creator of the world of The Wizard of Oz which, of course, begat the megahit musical “Wicked”. In this slightly different Christmas tale by L Frank Baum, Santa encounters an unfortunate series of events that may or may…
 
Mamma Mia, here we go again! in another episode about Barbra Streisand and another episode about Barbra playing Fanny Brice! This week the Broadway Babies are covering Ms. Streisand’s fourth movie musical: the less popular, underrated sequel to Funny Girl: 1975’s "Funny Lady." Join Alex and Daisha as they track both Fanny Brice and Barbra’s evoluti…
 
Paule is an Olivier and Tony award-winning freelance lighting designer. She is an associate director of the National Theatre and of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. She has worked on shows like Ocean at the End of the Lane, Angels in America, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Les Mis, Warhorse and Follies. Her designs have transpor…
 
Hello everyone! We had a not-so-brief hiatus, but are back and ready to continue our Barbra Streisand movie musical season with her third movie musical, "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever." Somehow, this movie manages to be just as extra as the previous two with a fraction of the budget because of the costumes, the special effects, and well, Ms. S…
 
Support the show on Patreon! Taking their turn this week, is singing teacher and vocal coach extraordinaire, Claire Underwood. Claire is vocal coach to some of the biggest West End shows such as Les Miserables, Hamilton and Mary Poppins. She has also been vocal coach on big screen movie musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Alad…
 
TECH HOUSE MIX by Martinbeatz Live DJ Set at Château du Fey.Martinbeatz Session 19 - Tech House 2021 Mix featured music from Duke Dumont, Biscits, Jack Wins, Joshwa UK, ARTBAT, Camelphat, Will Clarke, BYOR, Solardo, Eli Brown, Sosa, KC Lights, George Kwali, Gorgon City, Sofi Tukker, Redondo, HOSH, 1979, Jalja, Chocolate Puma, Mike Cervello, Elderbr…
 
Daisy Maywood (The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Company, A Chorus Line) guest hosts this episode of the podcast with Mikey Worrall. This is the final episode of series five. We'll be back in 2021 with more actors and creatives from your favourite shows. (This episode was recorded in September 2020 before the second lockdown in England. Any references …
 
Taking their turn this week is writer, presenter, actor and musical favourite: Matt Lucas. Among other things, Gordon and Matt discuss their shared love and ability for the medium of dance, The Kids From Fame, and how Matt nearly was in Star Wars. To support the show and help it continue, please visit our Patreon page. Matt on Twitter Talking Turns…
 
Martinbeatz Tech House Mix Live DJ set at Château de NandyMartinbeatz Session 21 - Tech House Music Mix 2021 DJ Set Performance, featured new house music from Solardo, Eli Brown, Sosa UK, Duke Dumont, MK, Pickle, Chris Lake, Dallask, Gorgon City, Piero Pirupa, Camelphat, J. Worra, Spartaque, Claptone Fisher...MARTINBEATZ▸ Instagram https://www.inst…
 
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