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A weekly chat about the state of the Musical Theatre Business both Pro and Amateur, and quite a lot of laughs along the way. Join Cliff, Richard and Special Guests and join in by emailing Send us details of your show and we will try and mention them on air.

A weekly chat about the state of the Musical Theatre Business both Pro and Amateur, and quite a lot of laughs along the way. Join Cliff, Richard and Special Guests and join in by emailing Send us details of your show and we will try and mention them on air.
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A weekly chat about the state of the Musical Theatre Business both Pro and Amateur, and quite a lot of laughs along the way. Join Cliff, Richard and Special Guests and join in by emailing Send us details of your show and we will try and mention them on air.






Episode 16 It's the Broadway Special !

Cliff returns from the heart of New York's Theatreland with our first, and we did trail it! Musical Theatre inspired Restaurant review! He also reviews "Come from Away", spoiler alert, we really like it! Richard brings us two and a half reviews of "Soho Cinders" and "Legally Blonde" and a final thought about "Falsettos" There is a stack of News to get through and Cliff has a mini rant about the early marketing for "Hello Dolly". We consider The new show from Williams and Walliams, "The Boy...


Episode 15 Taps, Claps and "You can't see the join!"

Just one week later another action packed show full of Theatrical goodness! Cliff has an effusive review already trailed for Green Room's "42nd Street". Richard tells of his love for "I Do I Do" upstairs at The Gatehouse which you can still catch this week, and "The Addams Family" and that's only to start. We discuss dodgy ceilings, new casting news and a lot of new shows that are around and about. A Charity Gala Performance at the Coliseum might take your fancy and we hear about a new...


Episode 14 Big Bangs and Big Ovations !

There's lot's going on this week with the usual mix of News and Reviews and a lot of audience interaction as we bring you a batch of one word reviews. Lots of show news pre Christmas, "The Hoff" makes a return and we discuss something that to some extent we both find annoying. We also have a chat about the upcoming Evening Standard Theatre Awards and look forward to anther busy theatrical week. Send your News and Talking points to us at


Episode 13 We're Making Whoopie with our Bakers Dozen Show!

It's our Thirteenth Episode! I know who would have thought it, and despite illness striking Richard down as he returns from another nautical adventure we struggle on, with a packed show of news and views. Cliff reviews "Curtains" at the Palace Manchester, We have a good chat about Rags and why we think it's a must see after Christmas, we talk pricing for Sister Act at the Apollo next year and look at new shows coming in to town in the next couple of months and news about existing shows...


Episode 12 "It's all Glitter and Balls Darling!"

OK, we've held off the Strictly references until now but there is a good reason as you will hear. Richard reviews Les Miserables, the concert version at the Gielgud and Assassins at Newbury's Watermill Theatre. Cliff tells us why he thinks that all lovers of Musical Theatre should see "Judy" in the Cinema and how it might fare in the upcoming awards season. We talk about Heathers the musical, bring casting news from The Boyfriend at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and talk about Craig Revel...


Episode 11, And now the Weather!

Michael Fish is nowhere to be seen but it's bucketing down at StageDoorCast Central and Cliff is preparing to be Father of the Bride in real life! Richard revisits Falsettos with his original cast and passes on their comments. He also gives us his impression of "Big the Musical" at the Big Dominion and we talk about lots of new shows including Soho Cinders, the return once again of Joseph to the Palladium in 2020, White Christmas and Cliff's obsession with the film, Identical the Musical, a...


Episode 10 Double Figures and it's Jam Packed!!

It's a huge News and Reviews show today and again rambling is kept to a minimum. Richard reviews Preludes and Falsettos, and Cliff talks about the live screening of Fleabag this week. After some sad news about early show closures in the last few episodes at last there is some good news on that score. There is a stack of news this week from new shows, suggested shows and lots of casting news. And our number one fan Elaine gives us a one word review of Peter Gynt at the National Theatre, which...


Episode 9 Phew it's a Scorcher!!

It's hot in the studio as we look at lots of news from the last two weeks including the development of a new show about legendary Magician Harry Houdini, ticket sales at the Fringe and we embroil ourselves in a debate about "correct casting" Shows in review include "The Bridges of Madison County" and the Friday Night is Music Night Oz Special. We preview new shows from Richard Shelton, add some Strictly Sparkle with casting news about Joe Sugg, and look forward to "Gentleman Prefer Blondes"...


Episode 8 Hal Prince, Ball and Boe, Proms and Jesus Christ Superstar again!

We start in reflective mood as we consider the passing of Hal Prince and his contribution to Musical Theatre worldwide. News and views follow and Richard reviews recent shows including Evita and his admission that he finally gets Jesus Christ Superstar. We talk about the recent John Wilson Orchestra Prom and look forward to upcoming shows. Recorded in the afternoon so rambling quotient medium.


Episode 7 It's a Lord Lloyd Webber Fest!

The heat must be getting to the boys this week as the "ramble on factor" is high. Despite that quite a lot of news items are chewed over digested and possibly spat out! Richard takes us on a very Biblical set of reviews and we look forward to some new shows coming in 2020.


Episode 6 New Shows, New Names

Richard has been on a veritable spree of theatre going this week and brings us all of his reviews. The boys discuss the news of the week and look forward to some new show announcements for 2020. A tidy compact show for your listening pleasure. Please send news and views to And please subcribe, review and tell all of your friends.


Episode 5 Messing about with Boats!

Richard has returned from a long sea voyage, well two days actually, but takes time to review the Billy Joel Concert, at Wembley Stadium with additional comfy seats! We talk about The Light in The Piazza and Cliff tells about his visit to Wind in the Willows at Abbots Langley, we look forward to The Chameleons up coming production of Hi Di Hi and muse about news items for upcoming professional shows. Richard tries to cure Cliff of his aversion to Phantom of The Opera, will he succeed? Send...


Episode 4 or is it 3A ?

We start with a tale of Motor Maintenance and then, is this Episode 3 or 4? Once we get past that conundrum, some suggestions for your listening pleasure. Why do shows fail, and Richard reviews the week. We discuss news and views, including some exciting news for Sondheim Fans, preview the upcoming Fringes at Camden and Edinburgh and try a bit of Star Gazing to finish off with the help of Professor Brian Cox.


Episode 3 A Public Service Announcement

Just a quick note from Cliff about the next episode.


Episode 2 Legally Blonde and all that!

Rich and Cliff reconvene for another look at the Musical Theatre Scene, and frankly beyond as this week we have our first Film Review! Richard goes Legally Blonde, and we return to the subject of stunt casting, is it an inevitable practice in the modern theatre? We also hear more about the long awaited appearance of the fabled Delorean on the UK Stage in 2020, preview some treats coming up in a few months, and recommend a Theatrical Masterpiece at the Young Vic. Our next episode will be in...


The First Show! Eurovision but no GOT Spoilers!

We celebrate the first episode of StageDoorCast with a brief detour into Eurovision where Richard reveals his voting intentions and the boys both wonder how the UK can do better. Then it's back to the job at hand as we consider Man of La Mancha at the ENO. Green Room Productions recent "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Wyllyotts Theatre Potters Bar and the glorious "Company" which has just finished its run at The Gielgud Theatre in the West End. We also ask the difficult question, "Are...