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Your weekly stagey catchup! Join West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, and industry co-hosts for a round-up of the latest theatre news and reviews. Special guests include West End performers, producers, journalists, creatives and more!

Your weekly stagey catchup! Join West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, and industry co-hosts for a round-up of the latest theatre news and reviews. Special guests include West End performers, producers, journalists, creatives and more!

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United Kingdom

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Your weekly stagey catchup! Join West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, and industry co-hosts for a round-up of the latest theatre news and reviews. Special guests include West End performers, producers, journalists, creatives and more!

Language:

English


Episodes

S6 Ep12 (ft. Charlotte Bloomsbury): Legally Blonde, Six Broadway Album, Tony Nominations, Jeremy Jordan, Theatre Diner + more!

5/16/2022
Charlotte Bloomsbury (Stepping Out / The Good Life) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Charlotte discuss Legally Blonde (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Six: Live On Opening Night (Broadway Cast Album), Dreamgirls (UK Tour) and Table Manners Live (London Palladium) as well as the latest news about the Tony Awards, Mrs Doubtfire, Jeremy Jordan, Stephanie J Block and lots more! Last year Charlotte understudied Barbara, Margo & Mary in The Good Life (UK Tour) before joining the...

Duration:00:43:19

S6 Ep11 (ft. Beth Hinton-Lever): Sondheim Gala, Oklahoma, Drury Lane concerts, A Chorus Line, Macbeth + more!

5/9/2022
Beth Hinton-Lever (A Chorus Line / Macbeth) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew and Beth discuss the Sondheim Old Friends Gala (Sondheim Theatre), Oklahoma (Young Vic) and Love Is Only Love (Other Palace) as well as the latest news about the Drury Lane August concerts, Ariana DeBose hosting the Tony Awards, & Juliet and lots more. Just a few of Beth's theatre credits include: Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Theatre), Hadestown and Dick Wittington (National Theatre), As You Like It...

Duration:00:54:37

BONUS (ft. James Hameed & Sam Harrison): The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole & Love Is Only Love

5/3/2022
We have a BONUS episode for you today, featuring chats with James Hameed and Sam Harrison! James Hameed is currently starring as the title role in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. James' credits include: understudy in Spamilton (Menier), cover Motel & Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (Menier & West End) and, most recently, Rich Goranski in Be More Chill (The Other Palace & West End). He has also worked on...

Duration:00:38:21

S6 Ep10 (ft. Sam Turrell): Cinderella Closing, Two Wicked Films, Dear Evan Hansen, Tina, Hamilton, Rock Of Ages + more!

5/2/2022
Sam Turrell (Drew in Rock Of Ages) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Sam discuss Tina starring Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky, Hamilton starring Jay Perry and Dear Evan Hansen starring Mitchell Zhangazha as well as the latest news about the Wicked movie, Heathers, Elf The Musical and lots more. They also discuss the circumstances surrounding the closure of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella. Sam has performed all over the world on various cruise ships including NCL, Royal Caribbean and...

Duration:00:58:15

S6 Ep9 (ft. Benjamin Yates): Bonnie & Clyde, Musical Con, Grease, Hannah Lowther makes Heathers history, Rachelle Ann Go + more!

4/25/2022
Benjamin Yates (Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys) returns to co-host The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Ben discuss Bonnie & Clyde (Arts Theatre) and Grease (West End press launch) as well as the latest news about the first-ever Musical Con, Into The Woods, Billy Elliot, Life Of Pie and lots more. Benjamin is currently starring as Tommy DeVito in the West End revival of Jersey Boys at the Trafalgar Theatre. Ben’s theatre credits include: understudy Fiyero in Wicked (UK tour), understudy Tony in...

Duration:00:51:25

S6 Ep8 (ft. Marianka Swain): Cabaret starring Amy Lennox & Fra Fee, Zorro, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Lift, Chelsea Halfpenny in Waitress + more!

4/18/2022
Arts journalist Marianka Swain (The Telegraph / The i Paper) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Marianka discuss Cabaret starring Amy Lennox & Fra Free (Kit Kat Club), Zorro (Charing Cross Theatre), Waitress (UK Tour, King's Glasgow), Cinderella (Gillian Lyne Theatre), The 47th (Old Vic) and ISH Dance Collective (Sadler’s Wells) as well as the latest news about understudies and swings (including Carolyn Maitland and Chris O'Mara), But I'm A Cheerleader, Charlie and the Chocolate...

Duration:00:53:16

S6 Ep7 (ft. Ella Vaday): Olivier Awards, Anyone Can Whistle, & Juliet, Drag Race, Annie Get Your Gun + more!

4/11/2022
Drag Queen Ella Vaday (Drag Race UK runner-up/The Book of Mormon) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Ella discuss Anyone Can Whistle (Southwark Playhouse) and & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre) as well as the latest news about the Olivier Awards, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun and lots more. Ella is the creation of Nick Collier. Nick started out as a musical theatre performer, with his credits including Cats, White Christmas, Once Upon A Time at the Adelphi, Fame, Salad Days and 42nd...

Duration:00:52:00

S6 Ep6 (ft. Maria Coyne): To Kill A Mockingbird, Gemma Collins, Sondheim Gala, Joel Harper Jackson in C*ck, Coming To England + more!

4/4/2022
Maria Coyne (Wicked/The King & I) returns to co-host The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Maria discuss To Kill A Mockingbird (Gielgud Theatre) & Coming To England (Birmingham Rep) as well as the latest news about Gemma Collins, C*ck, Stephen Sondheim, plus lots more! Maria had covered some of the most iconic roles in musical theatre, she was standby Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria), understudy Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's) and standby Anna in The King & I (UK &...

Duration:00:49:43

S6 Ep5 (ft. Joseph Fletcher): Ariana DeBose's Oscar, Les Misérables, Ben Stiller, Sister Act, Jason Donovan in Grease + more!

3/28/2022
Joseph Fletcher (Wicked / 101 Dalmatians Musical) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Joseph discuss Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre) as well as the latest news about The Oscars, the Dirty Dancing usher who joined the musical's cast, Ben Stiller and lots more. Joseph is a deaf dancer and actor, widely celebrated for his run in the West End production of Wicked. He appeared in The Snowman in the West End and on tour across the UK and internationally. He was a dancer for the London...

Duration:00:50:12

S6 Ep4 (ft. Joe Aaron Reid): C*ck, But I'm A Cheerleader, Legally Blonde casting, Six at Hampton Court, The Tempest + more!

3/21/2022
Joe Aaron Reid (Dreamgirls/In The Heights) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Joe discuss C*ck (Ambassador's Theatre), The Tempest (Pleasance Theatre) and But I'm A Cheerleader (Turbine Theatre) as well as the latest news about Legally Blonde, Six, Sister Act, Kinky Boots and lots more. Joe's Broadway credits include: Stephen in If/Then, understudy Willie Lopez in Ghost the Musical, Catch Me If You Can, understudy Howard in Finian’s Rainbow, Fred Casely in Chicago and Ronnie...

Duration:00:43:13

S6 Ep3 (ft. Richard Carson): Olivier Award nominations, Newsies, Pamela Anderson, Mamma Mia!, Maria Friedman & Friends + more!

3/14/2022
Richard Carson (understudy Javert in Les Misérables) returns to co-host The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Richard discuss Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre) and Maria Friedman & Friends: Legacy (Menier Chocolate Factory) as well as the latest news about the Olivier Award nominations, Newsies, Pamela Anderson and lots more. Richard is currently playing the Factory Foreman and Combeferre in the West End production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre. He's also the first cover for Javert and...

Duration:00:55:42

BONUS (ft. Christina Bianco & Jodie Steele): The Rise and Fall of Little Voice tour & But I'm a Cheerleader at the Turbine

3/13/2022
We're kicking off the week with a bonus episode of The West End Frame Show! Christina Bianco & Jodie Steele join us to discuss their latest projects. Christina Bianco is preparing to play LV in a brand new touring production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. From Judy Garland to Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe to Billie Holliday, in the show Christina vividly brings to life performances from the great chanteuses in Jim Cartwright’s tender and life-affirming play. Renowned for her...

Duration:00:35:31

S6 Ep2 (ft. Bryony Duncan): Beautiful, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family, Mimma, Crazy For You + more!

3/7/2022
Bryony Duncan (Super Swing in Six) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Bryony discuss Beautiful (Curve/UK Tour), Jersey Boys (UK Tour), The Addams Family (UK Tour) and Mimma (Cadogan Hall) as well as the latest news about Joel Harper-Jackson, Crazy For You, Rob Madge, Cabaret and lots more! Having trained at Mechanic Performing Arts, Bryony went on to play Geraldine in Doctor TV & The Zombies at the Leeds Playhouse before setting sail as a lead vocalist for TUI Cruise Line. She then...

Duration:00:52:45

S6 Ep1 (ft. Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky): Gypsy, Aida, The Cher Show, WhatsOnStage Awards, Steve, Proud + more!

2/28/2022
Rhianne-Louise McCaulsky (Alline Bullock & 1st cover Tina Turner in Tina) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Rhianne discuss Gypsy (Alexandra Palace Theatre), Steve (Seven Dials Playhouse), Proud (King's Head Theatre) and The WhatsOnStage Awards as well as the latest news about Aida, The Cher Show, My Fair Lady, Newsies and lots more. Having trained at Arts Ed, Rhianne made her West End debut in The Book of Mormon (Prince Of Wales) as a swing and 2nd cover Nabalungi. She went on to...

Duration:00:43:19

Catchup Episode (ft. Lisa Martland): Moulin Rouge, Dreamgirls, Operation Mincemeat, Get Up Stand Up, Wicked + more!

2/14/2022
We're back to catch-up about the shows that have opened so far this year! Andrew & Lisa discuss Moulin Rouge (Piccadilly Theatre) and Dreamgirls (UK Tour) as well as Operation Mincemeat(Southwark Playhouse), the new cast of Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Hex (National Theatre), Heathers (The Other Palace), Dirty Dancing (Dominion), The Wiz (Hope Mill) and Get Up Stand Up (Lyric). They also discuss the latest news about Anything Goes starring Kerry Ellis and The Color Purple movie. Having spent...

Duration:01:15:29

Top 5 Shows of 2021 (ft. Caz Cronin)

12/26/2021
Theatre Journalist, Caz Cronin & West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins share their Top 5 Shows of 2021! Caz reviews for Broadway World UK. Caz previously appeared on S1 Ep15, S3 Ep1, S4 Ep8, The Outtakes Episode and S5 Ep15. Thank you for listening to The West End Frame Show in 2021. We're taking a little break now, but will be back to celebrate West End Frame's 10th anniversary in February 2022! Hosted by Andrew Tomlins @Andrew_Tomlins Thanks for listening! Email:...

Duration:00:57:47

Top 5 Performances of 2021 (ft. Mark Dugdale)

12/25/2021
Actor Mark Dugdale (Come From Away) joins West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, to round up his Top 5 Performances of 2021! Thank you for listening to The West End Frame Show in 2021. We're back tomorrow to round up our top shows of the year. Mark is starring as Kevin T in the West End production of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. He was formerly part of the original cast as a standby. Mark’s West End credits include: Jersey Boys (Piccadilly), The Commitments (Palace), We Will...

Duration:00:44:02

S5 Ep44 (ft. Ksenya Gray): Bring It On, Spring Awakening, Bex Botterill as Elphaba, Roles We’ll Never Play + more!

12/20/2021
For the final episode of season five, social media manager Ksenya Gray returns to co-host The West End Frame Show! Andrew and Ksenya discuss all the latest from theatreland, including covid enforced show closures. They also discuss Bring It On (Southbank Centre), Spring Awakening (Almedia Theatre) and Wicked starring Bex Botterill as Elphaba (Apollo Victoria Theatre) as well as the latest news about Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Roles...

Duration:00:41:27

S5 Ep43 (ft. Lizzy Connolly): Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne & Jessie Buckley, A Chorus Line, Pantoland, Brittney Johnson, Giles Terera + more!

12/13/2021
Lizzy Connolly (Indecent Proposal/On The Town) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Lizzy discuss Cabaret (Kit Kat Club), A Chorus Line (Leicester Curve) and Pantoland (London Palladium) as well as the latest news about Moulin Rouge, Brittney Johnson, Giles Terera, The Prince of Egypt + more! Lizzy starred as Jolene in the original West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre) and hasn't stopped working since! A few of her other credits include: Mrs Henderson...

Duration:01:04:54

S5 Ep42 (ft. Mitchell Zhangazha): Sunset Boulevard, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Hackney Empire Panto, Audra McDonald + more!

12/6/2021
Mitchell Zhangazha (understudy Evan & Jared in Dear Evan Hansen) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Mitchell discuss Sunset Boulevard starring Mazz Murray (Royal Albert Hall), Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire) and Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre) as well as the latest news about Wicked's casting search for Nessarose, Audra McDonald's new project and Matt Terry's latest theatre role plus lots more. Mitchell recently joined the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen at the...

Duration:00:55:15