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MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast
11 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Sister Act Review
Nick and Andrew share their thoughts on the utterly fabulous Sister Act playing at the Hammersmith Apollo in London starring Beverley Knight, Jennifer Saunders and Lesley Joseph!
49 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
0766: Oklahoma in Depth - Book and Score
Join us once more time as Colm and Thos conclude their epic chat about the Young Vic production of Oklahoma with a close analysis of the book and score. Has it been misunderstood for nearly 80 years and is Curly a villain hiding in plain sight? Or is that just a scandal and an outrage? It's certainly make your chicks and ducks and geese scurry!
54 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
0765: Oklahoma in Depth - Tradition and Revision
Episode 2: Oklahoma in Depth - Tradition and Revision: Join Colm and Thos for the second part of their in-depth conversation about all things Oklahoma, and find out what they thought of the recent re-interpretation of this evergreen musical which was on at the Yong Vic. Are Curly and Jud simply two sides of the same character? Can ballets in musicals ever avoid obviousness or pretension? And it is a breath of fresh air or pure heresy? It's all er nuthin'!
45 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
0764: Oklahoma in Depth - The Writers
With all London seemingly talking about the recent Young Vic production of Daniel Fish's reinterpretation of Oklahoma, join Thos and Colm for the first part of a in-depth discussion about the legendary 20th Century musical, Oklahoma. In this first episode, we look at the myth surrounding the show, it's legacy and the people behind it: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Have they gone about as fer as they could go? Find out in this interesting episode.
71 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
0763: Operation Four Plays... or musicals.
Join Nick and Thos (plus friends) for a discussion on Operation Mincemeat, Beauty and the Beast, The Drifters Girl and The Rise and fall of Little Voice!
13 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
0762: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Review
Nick Hutson talks to Jonathan Cohen about his thoughts on the new satirical musical from Steve Brown and Harry Hill telling the story of Tony Blair - now playing at the Park Theatre in London.
33 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
0761: Turn Around and Take A Bow with Mike Dixon
This week we welcome back Mike Dixon to discuss his new autobiography - Turn Around and Take A Bow - which explores over 40 years of stories, anecdotes and life lessons from Mike!
51 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
0760: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Interview with Steve Brown
Nick sits down with composer/lyricist Steve Brown to discuss the proper art of songwriting when it comes to his previous projects including I Can't Sing, Spend Spend Spend, Spitting Image and his new musical - TONY! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.
46 minutes | May 31, 2022
0759: Defending the Jukebox Musical
Nick is joined by blogger and self confessed "defender of the Jukebox Musical" - Rebecca - to discuss thoughts on the genre, its history and highlights!
70 minutes | May 24, 2022
0758: I Love You, Big Horse!
It’s an unparalleled Troy Story in this weeks episode as we join Thos as the talks to Mike about the 2015 musical, Horseplay – The Troy Musical. And there’s a chance to hear a vintage recording of Kit Hesketh-Harvey in conversation with Thos about his recent new English translation of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene, renamed Troy Boy. Time to say Hi to the High Kings of Troy.
56 minutes | May 17, 2022
0757: The Many Colours of Color Inside the Lines
In this episode, Mike and Thos take a close look at one of the best musicals from the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (and award winner at the Denver Festival Fringe), Color Inside the Lines by Jenny Stafford. Hear how they find the show to be the perfect example of a small, poignant, one performer musical and a surprising gem filled with craft and even visual leitmotifs.
44 minutes | May 3, 2022
0756: Twisted - Part Two
Welcome back to the second part of the conversation with Mike and Thos about Twisted – The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier as they study the craft and skill on display in this amusing parody musical before Thos concludes his unexpected look at viziers in musicals as he discusses The Rose of Persia, Arthur Sullivan’s last comic musical from 1899.
48 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
0755: Twisted - Part One
It’s time to join Mike and Thos and they investigate Twisted – The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier – the 2013 musical trying to do for Jafar from the Aladdin film what Wicked did for the Wicked Witch of the West. Find out how far a parody musical can move you, and then join Thos for a quick look at the history of viziers in musical history as he talks about Kismet, the 1953 Broadway hit.
51 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
0754: Time for Timpsons
Join Mike and Thos as they explore the “bonkers but brilliant” show, Timpsons the Musical and find out how an American responded to this entirely culturally British phenomenon (clue: he loved it!). There’s also talk about this shows connection to the lost world of the industrial musical. And remember, never eat a taco – from a bin!!
36 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
0753: Christina Bianco on The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Nick talks to YouTube and singing sensation/impressionist Christina Bianco about appearing in Jim Cartwright's THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE - soon to be touring the UK.
9 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
0752: Remembering Lynda Baron
Jonthan Cohen chats to Nick about working with British actress - Lynda Baron - who died recently. Jonathan talks about working with her on songs they did together for Come Outside and also her stint in Cameron Mackintosh's FOLLIES in the eighties.
76 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Does Cyrano de Bergerac retain its panache in film musical form? Tonia and Mike discuss the recent movie adaptation starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.
30 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
0750: The Shows Must Go On
Dom talks to Nick about how it feels to be treading the boards again, how the pandemic, he thinks, has changed casting and his future role in adult pantomime! Nick then talks about his afternoon tea at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and what shows we have coming up in 2022!
37 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
0749: The Day We Sang at the Moulin Rouge
Nick and Dom discuss the spectacular muscial - Moulin Rouge - now platying at the Picadilly Theatre in London's West End. Nick also tells how he introduced Dom to Victoria Wood's final musical - The Day We Sang - starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton - and avaiable to purcahse online.
45 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
0748: Jesus Christ Superstar(s) – Part 2
Episode 748: Jesus Christ Superstar(s) – Part 2: Tom and Thos still have Heaven on their minds as they continue their in-depth chat about just how JCS has survived and adapted over fifty years on stage in the UK and internationally.
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