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The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat

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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

S5 Ep23 (ft. Lizzie Loveridge): Come From Away, South Pacific, Anything Goes, The Drifters Girl, Ian McKellen's Hamlet + more!

7/26/2021
Theatre critic Lizzie Loveridge (Theatre Vibe) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Lizzie discuss Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre), Anything Goes (Barbican Theatre) & South Pacific (Chichester Festival Theatre) as well as the latest news about The Drifters Girl, Bonnie and Clyde, Christina Bianco + more! Lizzie is a theatre critic & member of The Critics Circle with extensive experience of reviewing plays and musicals. She started reviewing in the mid 90s for an internet theatre...

Duration:00:44:03

S5 Ep22 (ft. Kayleigh McKnight): Heathers, Linzi Hateley returns to Joseph, Six accessibility, KAELI, Cabaret tickets + more!

7/19/2021
Performer Kayleigh McKnight returns to The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Kayleigh discuss Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Linzi Hateley's return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium) as well as the latest news about Covid Status Certification for theatres and the access issues with Six's new West End home, the Vaudeville Theatre. Kayleigh's West End credits include: Tina, Les Misérables & Bend It Like Beckham as well as Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's...

Duration:00:45:41

S5 Ep21 (ft. Nadim Naaman): Be More Chill, Rumi, Jamie's pause, Get Up Stand Up, The Addams Family + more!

7/12/2021
This week we're back in the studio with performer & writer Nadim Naaman (Phantom / Rumi)! Nadim tells us all about the concept album for his second musical, Rumi. Andrew & Nadim discuss Be More Chill, the current rules in England for self isolation and Sutton Forster's apology for the offensive video that recently resurfaced of her performing And I Am Telling You. They also discuss the latest news about Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Get Up Stand Up, The Addams Family, Waitress and...

Duration:00:51:35

S5 Ep20 (ft. Ceili O'Connor): Hairspray, Wicked Movie, My Best Friend's Wedding, Athena Collins, Prep Your Rep + more!

7/5/2021
Performer Ceili O'Connor (Mary Poppins / Prep Your Rep) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Ceili discuss Hairspray (London Coliseum), the lifting of COVID restrictions and the devastating cancelation of My Best Friend's Wedding as well as the latest news about the Wicked movie, Athena Collins' West End debut and Natalie Pilkington's engagement. Ceili's credits include: understudy Luisa in The Fantastics (Duchess), understudy Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz (Palladium), Polly in Crazy...

Duration:00:38:23

S5 Ep19: My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?), The Last Five Years, Patti LuPone, Top Hat, Thelma and Louise + more!

6/28/2021
Join us for your weekly stagey catchup! This week West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, flies solo to bring you the latest from theatreland. Andrew discusses My Son’s a Queer: But What Can You Do? (Turbine Theatre) and the Government's Events Research Programme as well as the latest news about Top Hat, The Last Five Years, Pasek and Paul, Patti LuPone & lots more. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins @Andrew_Tomlins Thanks for listening! Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our...

Duration:00:22:04

S5 Ep18 (ft. Jacob McIntosh): In The Heights, Jersey Boys, Pippin, Love Story, The Book of Mormon + more!

6/21/2021
Performer Jacob McIntosh (Jersey Boys / Kinky Boots) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Jacob discuss In The Heights as well as the latest news about Jersey Boys, Pippin, The Book of Mormon and lots more. Jacob's played Seaweed in Hairspray (Crewe Lyceum) and was in both tours of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. He understudied Lola in the original UK touring production of Kinky Boots. It has just been announced that Jacob will soon make his West End debut as Barry Belson in...

Duration:00:34:35

S5 Ep17 (ft. Adam Bailey): Hair at the Palladium, Understudies, Kevin Clifton, Rock Of Ages, Lily Allen + more!

6/14/2021
Performer Adam Bailey (The Book of Mormon / Priscilla) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Adam discuss Hair In Concert (London Palladium) & Wreckage (Turbine Theatre - Rally Fest) as well as the latest news about Rock of Ages, Lilly Allen, Pippin and more. Andrew & Adam also have a discussion about the video which has resurfaced of Sutton Forster performing "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls, imitating Jennifer Holliday, and the offence it has caused. Adam's theatre credits...

Duration:00:46:32

S5 Ep16 (ft. Chuchu Nwagu): The Show Must Go On, Well-Behaved Women, You Are Here, The Wiz, Bedknobs and Broomsticks + more!

6/7/2021
Theatre producer Chuchu Nwagu (The Wiz / Amelie) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Chuchu discuss The Show Must Go On (Palace Theatre) & You Are Here (Southwark Playhouse) as well as the latest news about Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Well-Behaved Women, Darren Day and the Make A Difference Trust plus lots more. Chuchu's projects include Riots and Greyson Matters as well as the West End transfer of Amelie at the Criterion Theatre and the upcoming revival of The Wiz at the Hope Mill...

Duration:00:44:58

S5 Ep15 (ft. Caz Cronin): Heathers, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Wonderful Town, Hamilton & Us, Once Upon a One More Time + more!

5/31/2021
Theatre journalist Caz Cronin (Broadway World UK) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Caz discuss Everybody's Talking About Jamie as well as the latest news about Heathers, Louise Dearman, Blithe Spirit, South Pacific, Once Upon a One More Time and lots more. Caz previously co-hosted S1 Ep15, S3 Ep1, S4 Ep8 & The Outtakes Episode. You can Caz on Twitter: @CazCronin. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins @Andrew_Tomlins Thanks for listening! Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date...

Duration:00:37:23

S5 Ep14 (ft. David Ribi): Six, Eddie Redmayne, Abba Mania, Jessie Buckley, Dear Evan Hansen trailer + more!

5/24/2021
Performer & presenter David Ribi co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & David discuss Six (Lyric Theatre) & Abba Mania (Shaftesbury Theatre) as well as the latest news about Cabaret, the Dear Evan Hansen trailer, The Cher Show, Tina plus lots more. David spent several years starring as Bobby in Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK & European tours/West End). His other credits include: Sketch & understudy Link in Hairspray (UK Tour), Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (International Tour) and...

Duration:00:39:19

S5 Ep13 (ft. Tanisha Spring): Sutton Foster, Moulin Rouge, Be More Chill, The Prince Of Egypt, Jersey Boys + more!

5/17/2021
Producer & performer Tanisha Spring (The Prince of Egypt / A Killer Party) co-hosts The West End Frame Show. Andrew & Tanisha discuss all the latest theatre news about The Other Palace, Moulin Rouge, Anything Goes, My Night With Reg and lots more! Tanisha originated the role of Nefertari in The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre and will return to the show this summer. As a performer, her credits also include Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse), Making Porn (Above the Stag),...

Duration:00:39:45

S5 Ep12 (ft. Joanne Harper): Linzi Hateley, Broadway Is Back, Jamie Muscato, Jolly Diaries, A Killer Party + more!

5/10/2021
Performer & podcaster Joanne Harper (We Will Rock You / Jolly Diaries) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Joanne discuss A Killer Party (stream.theatre) as well as the latest news about Linzi Hateley, Broadway reopening, West End Live, Les Misérables and lots more. Prior to the pandemic, Joanne was on tour with We Will Rock You, covering Scaramouche and Oz and earlier this year she appeared on The Voice UK. Joanne is one half of the Jolly Diaries podcast alongside singer Holly...

Duration:00:34:49

S5 Ep11 (ft. Kyle Birch): Beauty & The Beast, Lucy St. Louis, Once On This Island, Jessica Vosk, John & Jen + more!

5/3/2021
Performer Kyle Birch (In Pieces / Once On This Island) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Kyle discuss I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (King's Head Theatre) as well as the latest news about The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Rachel Tucker, Cinderella, The War of the Worlds and lots more. Kyle is a 2020 musical theatre graduate from the London College of Music. His theatre credits include: Agwe in Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse) and...

Duration:00:30:42

S5 Ep10 (ft. Charlotte Anne Steen): Dreamgirls, In The Heights, In Pieces, I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, The Danish Girl + more!

4/26/2021
Performer Charlotte Anne Steen (Bat Out Of Hell / 42nd Street) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Charlotte discuss In Pieces, as well as the latest news about In The Heights, Rent, Waitress, Dreamgirls and more. They also continue the discussion about the UK tour of Pricilla Queen Of The Desert after a cis man was cast as Bernadette, a trans character. Charlotte's theatre credits include: Liebeswooosh in Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Kiss Me...

Duration:00:50:35

S5 Ep9 (ft. Terence Rodia & Lara Martins): Karen Olivo, Phantom Orchestra, Cruise The Play, Wicked Secrets, You Management + more!

4/19/2021
This week's episode was recorded in the heart of the West End! Agent Terence Rodia (Director of You Management) co-hosts The West End Frame Show. We're also joined by Phantom legend Lara Martins. Andrew & Terence discuss what has happened over the past week after former employees of Producer Scott Rudin spoke out about his abusive behaviour. They also discuss Cruise The Play and the latest news about Phantom's orchestra, The Last Five Years, Now Or Never, Come From Away and more. Terence...

Duration:00:54:29

S5 Ep8 (ft. Matthew Harvey): The Wiz, Heathers, Disenchanted, Alexandra Burke, Now Or Never, If/Then + more!

4/12/2021
Composer & actor Matthew Harvey co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Matthew discuss Disenchanted as well as the latest news about The Wiz, Carousel, Abba Mania, Intermissions and lots more. As a performer, Matthew's theatre credits include: Thérèse Raquin (Thérèse Raquin), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Les Misérables (West End), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre) and Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera). He played Monty in Violet at the Charing Cross Theatre and understudied Jesus in...

Duration:00:41:18

S5 Ep7 (ft. Chris Steward): Pride at the Palace, Disenchanted, Diana The Musical, Amelie, West End Musical Productions + more!

4/5/2021
Producer & personal development coach Chris Steward (West End Musical Brunch / Disenchanted) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Andrew & Chris discuss Now Or Never (Barn Theatre) and Disenchanted (steam.theatre) as well as the latest news about the Cultural Recovery Fund, Pride at the Palace, casting for the Matilda film, Diana The Musical and more! As a theatre producer, Chris is one half of West End Musical Productions alongside his partner, Shanay Holmes. They are responsible for West...

Duration:00:41:38

S5 Ep6 (ft. Katy Lipson & Lucy Eaton): Cruise, Brooklyn, Pretty Woman, Hear Me Out, A Killer Party, The Lion King + more!

3/29/2021
Producer Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainment) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! We're also joined by actor & producer Lucy Eaton to discuss her new podcast Hear Me Out. Andrew & Katy discuss Brooklyn (stream.theare) as well as the latest news about Pretty Woman, The Lion King, & Juliet, Samantha Barks and more. Katy also discusses her upcoming productions of Cruise and A Killer Party. Katy founded Aria Entertainment in 2012. In 2017, Katy was awarded the Best Producer award by the Off-West End...

Duration:00:52:51

S5 Ep5 (ft. Aoife Clesham): All Star Musicals, Hairspray, Shook by Samuel Bailey, Fiver, Miranda Sings, Tia Kofi + more!

3/22/2021
Performer Aoife Clesham (Fiver) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! In this episode, Andrew & Aoife discuss Shook by Samuel Bailey (Papatango) and All Star Musicals (ITV) as well as the latest news about Hairspray, Beauty & The Beast, Rent, Jersey Boys, Hair, Anything Goes plus lots more! Aoife's credits include: The Secret Society of Leading Ladies (Barn Theatre), Lead Vocalist for Belinda King, Gloria/Witch in Gretel (Other Palace), Lead Vocalist in Azura (P&O), Rebecca in Always Tuesday...

Duration:00:49:12

S5 Ep4 (ft. Louis Rayneau & Andrew Bateup): Prince Of Egypt, Treason, Picture of Dorian Gray, The Distance You Have Come, In Pieces + more!

3/15/2021
Producer & performer Louis Rayneau co-hosts The West End Frame Show! We're also joined by performer and star of The Voice, Andrew Bateup. Andrew & Louis discuss Treason The Musical (Cadogan Hall), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barn Theatre / Lawrence Batley Theatre / New Wolsey Theatre / Oxford Playhouse / Theatr Clwyd) as well as the latest news about West End openings, In The Heights, Mamma Mia! and lots more. Last year Louis created Future Spotlight Productions. He produced Spotlight On...

Duration:00:58:12