Launched last month, The Evening Standard have welcomed a host of the UK’s brightest theatrical talents in The Evening Standard Theatre Podcast. Opening up the theatrical-sphere to theatregoers, theatre makers and those intrigued by the theatrical world, the podcast incorporates reviews and interviews with the likes of television writer and producer Steven Moffat OBE, BAFTA nominated actress Jenna Coleman, Academy Award and BAFTA nominated theatre and film director Josie Rourke and actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman amongst other talents.
The line up so far is as follows:
- A review of Lemons Lemons Lemons starring Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner at the Harold Pinter Theatre. An interview with celebrated writer and producer for TV Steven Moffat OBE. And concludes with thoughts 2:22 A Ghost Story at the Lyric Theatre starring Cheryl Cole.
- A review of The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (National Theatre production). An interview with writer and performer Rob Madge about their award winning show My Son’s a Queer But What Can You Do? And concludes with, thoughts on director Jude Christian’s adaptation of Titus Andronicus performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
- An interview with the cast of The Lehman Trilogy showing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and reviews of musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge and Phaedra starring award winning actress Janet McTeer OBE, both showing at the National Theatre.
- A review of Medea, starring by Sophie Okonedo at the Soho Place Theatre. An interview with director Nicolas Kent and editor, journalist and writer Richard Norton-Taylor about their verbatim production Grenfell: System Failure. And concludes with, thoughts on hip hop musical Sylvia starring Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose.
- An interview with BAFTA nominated actress Jenna Coleman and Academy Award and BAFTA nominated theatre and film director Josie Rourke ahead of a production of Lemons, Lemons, Lemons. A starring by Sophie Okonedo at the Soho Place Theatre. And reviews of Shirley Valentine at the Duke of York’s Theatre and Beware of the Devil written by Lulu Raczka and directed by Rupert Goold at the Almeida.
- An interview with actor and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman about production Merchant of Venice 1936 which is currently on a national tour. A review of Romeo and Julie directed by Rachel O’Riordan and starring Callum Scott Howells at the National Theatre and Trouble in Bluetown written by Diana Nneka Atuona and directed by Tinuke Craig at the Donmar Warehouse.
- An interview with actor Callum Scott Howells who stars in Romeo and Julie at the National Theatre. And reviews of Guys and Dolls directed by Nick Hytner and starring Daniel Mays and Marisha Wallace at the Bridge Theatre and Sleepova written by Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini and starring Bukky Bakray at the Bush Theatre.
Written by Lucy Basaba.
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