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On the Maybe You Like It Podcast, we take plays, films and more that have never been staged before, or are never likely to be staged again, and... talk about how we'd stage them!

Hosted by Jake Rich (@jakereesh) and Caleb Barron (@caleblebster), and with music from Youtube sensation Kavana Crossley, the Maybe You Like It team are joined each episode by incredibley talented guests from a range of creative backgrounds to chat everything about our hypothetical production. And of course, we have fun doing it!


Find out more about Maybe You Like It Productions and our upcoming (non-hypothetical) shows at www.maybeyoulikeit.co.uk


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The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

2021-04-2701:00:54

This week we're joined by fellow podcasters Nancy Netherwood and Sam Webber from the Play Ground Theatre Podcast to discuss staging The Wicker Man (1973). Things get weird as we take on this folk-horror-musical-cult-classic that stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland. The film follows puritan Police Sergeant Howie from mainland Scotland as he arrives on a strange island to investigate the disappearance, and possible murder, of a young girl. It's May Day on this pagan isle and Sergeant Howie's case heats up as he faces down The Wicker Man. We talk the possibility of this show as an immersive, touring, outdoor musical, with community actor-musicians, and using the setting of heritage sites. May contain nudity.You can find the 'Play Ground Theatre Podcast' on twitter @playgroundpoddy or listen to them wherever you get your podcasts.Nancy is on Twitter @N_Netherwood and Sam is now on Twitter @SamWebberCoolDon't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Black Mirror's Bandersnatch

Black Mirror's Bandersnatch

2021-04-1701:17:05

Our second Black Mirror episode! We're joined by producer Gregor Weir to chat staging the choose-your-own-Netflix-adventure-TV-Event for a couple of years ago. We chat chosing mechanics, multi-rolling casts, satisfying the audience, Derren Brown, and bringing out themes.Follow along with a flowchart of the options in Bandersnatch here.Gregor is on Twitter @weir_gregorFollow the VR show he talks about @livetotellshowDon't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jaws

Jaws

2021-04-0501:15:51

This week we're joined by host of the podcast 'I Saw That Years Ago', Martyn Darkly to stage the original blockbuster, Steven Spielberg's iconic Jaws. We discuss Jaws as action-theatre, ballet, and even a drive-in cinema on the side of a cliff only accessible by boat that could tangentially be called theatre if you really wanted it to. You can listen to I Saw That Years Ago here or wherever you get your podcasts. They are also on Twitter @istyashow.Martyn is on Twitter @martyndarkly.Don't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

2021-03-3057:38

Midnight in Paris: The Musical!This week we're joined by our first married couple, Producer Radha Mamidipudi and Musical Director and Composer Alex Beetschen to chat about the Owen Wilson vehicle Midnight in Paris. The film follows a successful screenwriter trying to make the change to novelist as he enjoys a break in Paris with his fiancée and her disapproving parents. He dreams of Paris in the 1920s until, by a bizarre stroke of luck, he is transported there each night to meet his literary heroes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and many more. We quickly decide the best route for this on stage is as a musical and we get to talking about the opulence of the 1920s, dual casting, and making the most of the musical genre.You can find Radha and Alex on Twitter @radhakka and @alexbeetschen respectively.Don't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ocean's Twelve

Ocean's Twelve

2021-03-2001:24:15

It's a crazy genre mash!! With Harrison Gale!This week we're joined by our regular collaborator Harrison Gale to discuss the 2004 Heist Film Ocean's Twelve. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it is the second installment of the Ocean's franchise and the sequel to Ocean's Eleven (2001). The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy García, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, and Bernie Mac. We decide the film can't realy be staged so we take inspiration from the film's style and create a mind-bending genre-tour-caberet-pasticheYou can find Harrison on Twitter and Instagram at @hiyaharrison (N.b. Harrison changed her handles since we recorded this episiode)Don't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Is this film actually stageable? Do you have better ideas for any of our genre choices? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

2021-03-0901:18:29

This week we're joined by director Issy Paul to discuss the 2005 family comedy fantasy Nanny McPhee. Written by Emma Thompson, Nanny McPhee is based on the Nurse Matilda books and follows Mr Brown (Colin Firth) as he struggles to find a nanny with the stamina to handle all seven of his naughty children. Shrouded in magic and mystery, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives to teach the children five lessons, and perhaps the adults a thing or two along the way. You can find Issy on Twitter @issypaul_Don't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Would you make this a proscenium arch musical? Any particular musical numbers you'd include? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Haunted House where you do the Haunting??This week, we're joined by a director whose credits have taken him from the Royal Exchange, to The Old Vic, the Almedia, Southwark Playhouse and Lamda this week to discuss staging 2001 Horror Film The Others. Matt Hassall brings us this English-language Spanish gothic supernatural psychological horror film. Grace (Nicole Kidman), the devoutly religious mother of Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), moves her family to the English coast during World War II. She awaits word on her missing husband while protecting her children from a rare photosensitivity disease that causes the sun to harm them. Anne claims she sees ghosts, Grace initially thinks the new servants are playing tricks but chilling events and visions make her believe something supernatural has occurred. Written, directed, and scored by Alejandro AmenábarYou can find Matt on Twitter @hassallmattDon't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Would you want to use a more traditional space? Is our idea actually doable? Would you take part or be too scared? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Social Network

The Social Network

2021-02-2001:06:49

This week we take a look at the Fincher-Sorkin collaboration, The Social Network. The film charts the rise of Mark Zuckerberg as he creates the most popular social network platform ever. As we talk staging, we discuss potential multi-part sequels, using framing devices onstage, reimagining film for the theatre space rather than recreating it, and how best to utilise the incredible score that this film boasts. You can find the Average Blokes show on Instagram and YouTube and you can find Joshua Clarke on Instagram @therealjoshclarke.Don't forget to rate the podcast in app and get in contact if you have any thoughts about our staging. Would you want to potentially shift the protagonist focus away from Zuckerberg? What would you like to see in a multi-part play that includes a sequel? Who would you cast in Justin Timberlake's role now? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man (2020)

2021-02-1301:16:22

We're back from our winter break (and sketch show break, which you can still listen to here), and we are joined by Northern Broadsides Producer Eve Stollery to discuss The Invisible Man (2020) Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, and loosely based on the novel of the same name by H. G. Wells. It follows a woman who believes she is being stalked and gaslit by her abusive and wealthy boyfriend even after his apparent suicide, and ultimately deduces that he has acquired the ability to become invisible. The film stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. It was originally supposed to be part of the shelved Universal Monsters Shared Universe. If you enjoyed the episode then please share it around, and let us know what you thought! Can an invisible man be effectively made on stage? How do we build horror and suspense effectively? Why have there been few horror plays other than the Woman In Black? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's the Christmas Special! And this year we are joined by James Akka, deviser of our BRAND NEW FREE SKETCH COMEDY SHOW, and also of 50 First Dates Episode Fame, to discuss the ever-popular Love Actually. Can it be staged? No, absolutely not. So we do some riffing about VR instead. Enjoy! First time listeners, we promise we do actually try and stage things most of the time.And of course, its all to promote our Free Sketch comedy show, in support of the brilliant homelessness charity The Gatehouse, streaming LIVE on the 27th of December. TICKETS AND DONATION LINKS: www.maybeyoulikeit.co.uk/halfhourcomedyhour. Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
So we've skipped a couple of pod episodes recently to work on something we're very excited about... our brand new audio sketch comedy show called THE HALF-HOUR COMEDY HOURListen to Jake and Caleb tell you all about it, and the wonderful charity we're supporting, in this bonus episode.Or if you just can't wait, visit https://www.mabeyoulikeit.co.uk/halfhourcomedyhour The podcast will be back very soon... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we're joined by Cesca Echlin and we're doing something a bit different. Infamously, Boris Johnson's chief political advisor Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules to drive his wife and son to a cottage in the grounds of his parents house in Durham. He subsequently broke the rules further with an eye-sight-testing trip to Barnard Castle. A month later, he was caught out by the media and sat down for a press conference in 10 Downing Street's rose garden. That press conference is what Cesca has brought us to stage. We dig further into writing a piece around a true-story for the stage, as well as the usual discussions around space, music, casts and more.Read up more on the story around the press conference here.Let us know what you thought of the episode on social media or email in.Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshCesca is on twitter @cescagathFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You may have seen our Lockdown-themed video trailer knocking around our social media channels the last few week. Well, we thought we'd pop it on the stream to replace our year old trailer too!If you haven't seen the accompanying video, you can catch it on our socials, @maybeulikeit on Twitter and Instagram and @maybeyoulikeit on facebookOn the Maybe You Like It Podcast, we take plays, films and more that have never been staged before or are never likely to be staged again, and... talk about how we'd stage it!​Hosted by Producer/Director duo Jake Rich (@jakereesh) and Caleb Barron (@caleblebster), and with music from Youtube sensation Kavana Crossley, the Maybe You Like It team are joined each episode by incredibley talented guests to chat everything about our hypothetical production; From set, to lighting, to character, to sound, making this is the ultimate podcast for theatre nerds.Find out more about Maybe You Like It Productions and our upcoming (non-hypothetical) shows at www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukFind us on:Twitter @maybeulikeitInstagram @maybeulikeitFacebook @maybeyoulikeitWe'd love to hear from you! E-mail us at info@maybeyoulikeit.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 Year of the podcast! This week we're joined by writer and language expert Anna Myrmus to add a NINETEENTH adaptation to the Guinness World Record holder for most adapted film of all time: Perfect Strangers, AKA Intimate Strangers, AKA Nothing to hide, AKA Le Jeu, AKA Stranger in My Pocket, AKA Loud Connection, AKA Unknown Subscriber, and the list goes on!!A group of old friends and their partners meet up one evening for a dinner party hosted by Marie and Vincent. A rare lunar eclipse is also expected to occur on the same evening. At the dinner table, after hearing of Ben's questionably humorous story of a woman who found out about her husband's extramarital affairs only upon his death at the hospital after looking through the messages on his unlocked mobile phone, the group then starts discussing their phone lock settings and sharing information on their phones with their partners. To spice up the dinner, Marie then suggests a game where everyone surrenders their phones to the centre of the table and any messages, emails, or calls received on anyone's phone would have to be shared with everyone else. As the game progresses, more secrets begin to unravel, putting doubts on their friendships and marriages.We discuss how this film is already pretty much an Ayckbourn play, but how we'd add a few gimmicks, and change the odd bizarre ending... Let us know what you thought of the episode on social media or email in. Would you have done something even more ambitious? Do you think the app would work?Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshAnna is on twitter @annamyrmusFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Inside Out

Inside Out

2020-11-1801:18:11

This week we're joined by Elspeth Barron (again!) to discuss the perpetually tear-jerking Pixar film, Inside Out.Inside Out follows 11-year-old Riley as she navigates the challenge of moving from Minnesota to San Francisco. We see her emotions, in her mind, as they try to keep control of the situation and keep Riley joyful! The film is directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, and it stars Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, and Lewis Black.Our staging takes its cues from the tradition of Pantomime, working with high-tech elements but with an overall lo-fi aesthetic that relies on painted sets and physical set-dressing, embracing audience interaction and accessible theatrical language.Let us know what you thought of the episode on social media or email in. Would you have taken a more minimalist approach? Would you aim for a higher-budget production? Do you think the stigma around Pantomime would prevent the emotional resonance of the film shining through?Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshElspeth is on twitter @elspethrebeccaFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
La La Land

La La Land

2020-11-1001:27:19

This week we are joined by Musical Director Josh Cottell and we're discussing made-for-film musical La La LandLa La Land is a 2016 American musicalromantic drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, and J. K. Simmons also star. With Music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by Pasek and Paul.We take an unusual tac this week and go through the plot, discussing the music and what we would add and change for the stage.If you enjoyed the episode then please share it around, and let us know what you thought! Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshJosh is on twitter @josh_cottell_You can get free tickets to Josh's MA piece with Mountview here.Find out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Truman Show

The Truman Show

2020-10-2852:43

This week we are joined by actor and director Ellie Cooper and we're discussing the one and only 'The Truman Show'The Truman Show is a 1998 American psychological science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir, produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldman, and Adam Schroeder, and written by Niccol. The film stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who grew up living an ordinary life that—unbeknownst to him—takes place on a large set populated by actors for a television show about him. Eventually, he discovers the truth and decides to escape. Additional roles are performed by Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris, Paul Giamatti and Brian Delate. This episode starts with a heated debate between three different ideas - but we settle on something very fun.If you enjoyed the episode then please share it around, and let us know what you thought! Was the immersive setting the right way to go, or was Ellie's concept a better choice? How would you stage it differently? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshEllie is on twitter @ellieelizaaFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

2020-10-1701:08:54

After a brief Press Cuttings break (which you can still listen to here) we are joined by our very own theme tune composer Kav Crossley, and we're discussing a film known for its incredible sound design, A Quiet Place (2018). Sound designed by  Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, A Quiet Place is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by and starring John Krasinski. Written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Krasinski, the plot revolves around a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt) who struggle to survive and raise their children in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial monsters with an acute sense of hearing.If you enjoyed the episode then please share it around, and let us know what you thought! What's the best way to capture the deaf experience on stage? How would you stage it differently? Hit us up on our socials, or email us:Twitter/Instagram: @maybeulikeitFacebook: @maybeyoulikeitEmail: info@maybeyoulikeit.co.ukCaleb is on twitter, instagram and letterboxd @caleblebsterJake is on twitter and letterboxd @jakereeshKav is on Twitch, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram @kavcrossleyFind out more about us at https://www.maybeyoulikeit.co.ukMusic is from Kavana CrossleyMaybe You Like It, Maybe You Don't See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our radio play, Press Cuttings, is available to listen to for FREE right NOW. You can get it on our Maybe You Like It Presents stream wherever you get your podcasts or go to our website.Here is the first 5 minutes of the play to whet your appetite for radio podcast theatre. We'll be back in a couple of weeks with our regular slate of podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Press Cuttings Trailer!

Press Cuttings Trailer!

2020-09-1401:551

We've taken a break from the podcast for the last couple of weeks because Jake and Caleb have been hard at work on our first radio play! It will be released this Wednesday 16th September.Ever since we covered this text on the podcast, we've been hard at work in lockdown to bring you a radio play revival of one of Shaw's funniest plays. This farce takes place in an alternate history: it's April 1st, 1911, Westminster has been completely overrun by suffragettes, compulsory military service is in effect, and it's up to Prime Minister Balsquith and General Mitchener to restore peace and tranquillity to a chaotic Britain. Unfortunately, a harmonious nation requires a little bit of compromise, something Balsquith and Mitchener are not accustomed to. In Press Cuttings, Shaw provides one of his funniest and silliest satires, taking aim at anti-suffragettes, the military, and the lengths politicians will go to to stay in power.For more information about the release go to our website here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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