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36 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
Episode 20: Holes, Johnny Ball and David Carter
In this month’s episode, we’re transported to Texas for the brand new stage production of Holes! We hear from the man who inspired a generation to learn maths and science, Johnny Ball tells us all about his new show: Wonders Beyond Numbers. Plus, we share a tribute to our longstanding panto musical director, David Carter.
29 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Stages of My Life: Ore Oduba
Stages of My Life features artists performing at Norwich Theatre, shining the spotlight on those crucial moments along the way that developed the artist into who they are today. Ore chats about his foray into musical theatre, sharing a role with Peter Andre and singing on the West End stage... in front of his dad!The TV and radio star has reported from the Rio Olympics, hosted on The One Show, and lifted the Glitterball in the 14th series of Strictly Come Dancing, all with an energy, charm and warmth which has endeared him to audiences. Now he is challenging himself yet again as he acts, dances and sings his way across the stage in the musical whodunit Curtains, at Norwich Theatre Royal from Tues 11 - Sat 15 February.The next episode of Interval will be released on Friday 21st February.
27 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
Episode 19: Les Miserables Special
Ahead of the arrival of Les Miserables, we catch up with cast-members Nic Greenshields (Javert), Felix Mosse (Marius) and Dean Chisnall (Jean Valjean) plus take a look behind the scenes of the show. We also look ahead to some of the other early 2020 highlights at Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Playhouse and Stage Two
19 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
Episode 18: Made In Dagenham, Holes, and New Courses
In our December edition of Interval, we catch up with the director of Holes, Adam Penford, who talks about why theatre for all ages is important to him. The theatre's Jo Reil talks about the amazing range of courses on offer whatever your ages, and we eavesdrop on rehearsal for the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society's production of Made In Dagenham.
33 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Episode 17: Cinderella Panto Special!
In this month’s episode, it’s a pantomime special. Oh yes it is! We’ll be finding out all about our Cinderella cast, AND an exciting new partnership - bringing world class theatre and Premier League Football together.
23 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Episode 17: A Circus Carol & Richard Gauntlett
In this month’s episode, the circus is in town. Lost In Translation are at Norwich Playhouse this Christmas putting their special twist on a Charles Dickens classic. And the pantomime season is almost upon us. Richard Gauntlett joins us for Stages of My Life, ahead of his upcoming role as The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella.
37 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Episode 16: Jodie Prenger, The Football Ramble & Ice and Fire
In this month’s episode, Jodie Prenger is back at the Theatre Royal, in the National Theatre’s re-working of A Taste of Honey. We’re joined by podcasting veterans The Football Ramble. Marcus & Luke give us their thoughts about Norwich City Football Club. Plus we take a closer look at the next edition of Creative Matters: Finding Refuge and Sanctuary.
35 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
Bonus #5: Open Day 2019!
On Saturday 31st August, we opened our doors! Catch up with the highlights of Open Day, including our Live interview with panto legend David Gant!
38 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
Episode 15: Liza Goddard, The Lovely Bones, Come Dance With Me
In this month’s episode, Liza Goddard from A Woman of No Importance joins us for a special edition of Stages of My Life. Producer of The Lovely Bones and the upcoming blockbuster Judy, Lee Dean tells us about his exciting projects. And at Norwich Playhouse, Come Dance With Me presents a blend of dance and dark humour. We spoke to the director Graham Howes and co-author Karen Lynne about the semi-biographical story.
37 minutes | Jul 19, 2019
Episode 14: Matthew Bourne, pool (no water) & Armistead Maupin
In this month’s episode, we were lucky enough to chat to Matthew Bourne about his passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet. Literary icon Armistead Maupin is poised for an early autumn visit to us but why is he (and his work) so loved? Plus the Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company takes a gritty play which explores the nature of friendship, celebrity and success down to the Playhouse this summer.
27 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
Bonus #4: On Your Feet! Q&A with Gloria Estefan
We visited the London Coliseum to attend the Launch Event of On Your Feet! The brand new musical tells the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, chronicling their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally onto international superstardom.Hosted by Jamie Theakston, Q&A panellists included Gloria Estefan and Christie Prades, the actress taking on the role of Gloria in the West End production.
45 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
Episode #13: Creative Pride & Al Murray
In this month’s episode, we’re celebrating the return of Creative Pride 2019! We chatted to Ty Jeffries, the brains behind the comic cabaret character: Miss Hope Springs. We spoke to Alexis Gregory, performing his verbatim play Riot Act, created with interviews from survivors of Stonewall. Plus we have a new episode of Stages of My Life. The Pub Landlord: Al Murray, joined us before his sold out show on Sunday 16 June!
44 minutes | May 24, 2019
Episode #12: Matilda The Musical Special!
In this month's episode, it's a Matilda The Musical special! Get ready for an absolute hammer throw! We've got incredible interviews with Miss Trunchbull (Elliot Harper), Mrs Wormwood (Rebecca Thornhill), Mr Wormwood (Sebastien Torkia) and Miss Honey (Carly Thoms)!
19 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Bonus #3: Pepperland Q&A!
In a special bonus episode, we held a Q&A session after the first performance of Mark Morris Dance Group’s Pepperland. Audience’s got the chance to ask questions about the unique Beatles dance tribute to the composer Ethan Iverson and rehearsal director Sam Black. Listen to this fantastic post-show event and hear the next Interval episode on Friday 24 May.
30 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Episode #11: Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet, NSOP & English Touring Opera
In our Easter podcast, we chat to young local dancers who will be performing in Matthew Bourne’s newest production Romeo & Juliet. We also find out about the Norfolk schoolchildren who will be taking part in an exciting project which will see them perform on the Theatre Royal stage in a specially-commissioned band-new children’s opera based on Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and director James Dacre talks us through English Touring Opera’s production of Macbeth.
47 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Episode #10: Pepperland, A Song At Twilight & Murray Lachlan Young
We're covering all bases in our bumper 10th episode of the Interval podcast! We hear from Mark Morris Dance Group's Pepperland and their dancers. We learn more about The Beatles influence with local 60s guru Nigel Pearce. We also chatted to Jane Asher on A Song At Twilight!Plus the fascinating poet Murray Lachlan Young takes part in our brand new feature: Stages of My Life.
24 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Episode #9: Caroline's Kitchen, The House on Cold Hill & Street Life
In this month’s episode, we chat to Caroline’s Kitchen star James Sutton about tackling the dark comedy writing of Torben Betts, Charlie Clements joins the cast of The House on Cold Hill, in a brand new ghostly thriller, and we meet the actors in Street Life who are telling real stories of homelessness for a brand new production in Stage Two.
32 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Episode #8: Simon Callow, Barbara Dickson & Street Life
In this month’s episode, we chat to the legendary Simon Callow about his latest brush with Noël Coward, Scottish Folk musician Barbara Dickson who will be returning to the Theatre Royal and local writer James McDermott is exploring Living With Homelessness, as part of this year’s Creative Matters season.
26 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
Episode #7: Romeo and Juliet, Rambert2 & Guys and Dolls
In this month’s episode, we meet one of the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s bold re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, find out more about the exciting Rambert2 company who are set to make their Norwich Playhouse debut, and meet the Norfolk performing arts teacher enjoying a busman’s holiday taking on one of the lead roles in Guys and Dolls.
31 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Episode #6: Aladdin Panto Special!
Well it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, so we have devoted our sixth episode to all things panto! In this podcast you will hear from our panto villain Rik Makarem, who TV viewers will know from Emmerdale and Casualty. He tells us about life in Soapland, the magic of panto for young children and his love of Formula One. Panto choreographer Dee Jago lets us in on the secrets of preparing the cast and panto babes for some spectacular dance routines, and we hear from our Genie Kiera-Nicole Brennan, a familiar face as a children’s presenter on Channel 5’s Milkshake, who is excited to be taking on a role more traditionally played by a man. We also talk to Jane Walsh, who produces the panto and is a font of knowledge on all the practicalities that need to be in place behind the scenes; Theatre Royal chief executive Stephen Crocker on our special Christmas Appeal which will help provide worthwhile projects by our Learning and Participation department; and last, but certainly not least, local boy Steven Roberts who will be flying high on his magic carpet as Aladdin.
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