Thos chats to David Kingsmill about his new show for Edinburgh, Out of the Fringe - an intriguing two man piece about putting the "muse" into "musical". Enjoy songs from the piece, learn about the curious parallel writing process used to create this story as well as pondering the difference between American and British rhyming!
It’s songs galore in this episode as Thos talks to the talented Sue Casson about the three shows she’s taking to Scotland this year for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Hear about the Happy Prince, Dreams of Peace and Freedom and the English Cabaret Hour – all this and a singing baker!
The Countdown to Edinburgh has started so joing Thos as he discusses the return of last year's sell-out hit, Snakes the Musical, with Thom Sellwood and Davie Kelleher of Quite Nice Theatre. They also discuss the company's intriguing new musical, At the Edge of the World, which debuts at the Reading Fringe this week! Enjoy this amusing episode and also hear songs from both shows! You'll enjoy an all time high!
Episode 396: God! It’s Sondheim! Thos talks to David Overton of the Stephen Sondheim Society about the great man and the new celebration of his career seen through the eyes of parodists, subtly called God. Are you are believer?
David Kingsmill takes a brief sojourn to the alternate reality of Heartsville High, where homosexuality is the norm, heterophobia is rampant, and glitter is most definite the in thing, in this brief look at the Landor's current production, "Zanna, Don't!"
David Kingsmill explores time as he looks at a show that premiered in 2001 and one that premiered in 2014 that is based on a text written in 1897. Respectively they are JRB's The Last 5 Years, which ran at the Greenwich Theatre and Brighton Fringe, and De Profundis, just finishing its run at the Leicester Square Lounge.
Read all about it! Shock! Horror! Thos and Tim find new Andrew Lloyd Webber piece, Stephen Ward, scandalously good! The veteran writer has ripped the skirt off the Profumo affair and revealed all in a shockingly good expose of his own talent. In other words, it’s a much appreciated return to form by Lloyd Webber showing that his saga of fifty years ago is golden! Don’t believe everything you read in the papers!
Nick Hutson and Andrew Edwards discuss their thoughts on the long awaited revival of Miss Saigon. Also this week, Nick talks to Robert Gordon about their thoughts on the new musical playing at the Hampstead Theatre documenting the life of Ray Davies and his dysfunctional rock band - The Kinks!
Thos and Tim get affected by G-Force as they explore the recent London musical From Here to Eternity, the new show from Tim Rice which looks at the thorny issues of fraternal army life and times with the men of Company G - from brotherhood to brothels, not to mention suicide and murder (so we won't!)
Nick Hutson and Thos Ribbits sit down to discuss the surprise hit of the Spring - the "1920s" style musical comedy from Harry Hill and Steve Brown, the achingly funny and brilliant I Can't Sing, which is the new musical based on The X Factor, now playing at the world famous London Palladium.
Orton and Those Damn Yankees: David Kingsmill talks to those involved with ORTON - a new musical exploring Joe Orton's life, reviews the show with Nicholas Chave and then moves along to discuss Damn Yankees - which was a new show for David. Hear his thoughts in this episode!