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The West End Frame Show is a weekly theatre podcast covering the latest Theatre News, Show Talk and updates from Broadway.Throughout each series, West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, is joined by guest co-hosts including actors, journalists and other industry professionals. Sometimes special guests pop in for a chat too! New episodes drop every Tuesday.
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Journalist & Producer William J Connolly is this week's co-host! William recently wrapped up his time as Editor of Gay Times Magazine.Andrew & William discuss The Boy Friend (Menier Chocolate Factory) & The Boy in the Dress (Royal Shakespeare Theatre); there's lots of news about Frozen, Bring It On & The Last Five Years PLUS there's an update from Broadway. You can follow William on Twitter/Instagram via @WJConnollyHosted by Andrew TomlinsVisit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures!
Ryan Carter is currently playing Pierre in The Boy Friend at the Menier Chocolate Factory. As a producer, Ryan is the founder of Ryca Creative.Having trained at Urdang, Ryan made his West End debut in Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He recently produced Emma Hatton & Hiba Elchikhe’s solo shows at Jack Solomans. He is also the genius behind REFRESH, a show that reinvents Musical Theatre cult classics in a pop-concert style. Andrew & Ryan discuss Six (UK Tour) & White Christmas (Dominion Theatre); there's lots of news about Dreamgirls, Sleepless the Musical, Dirty Dancing & Rags PLUS they take on a reader question. Exciting news! We're doing a Q&A on our special End Of Year episode which is being pre-recorded next week. Email your questions to andrew@westendframe.co.uk or contact us via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. To stay up-to-date with what Ryan’s producing next, visit rycacreative.com.The Boy Friend runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 7th March 2020. Please visit menierchocolatefactory.com for info tickets. 
Katie Bernstein is currently playing Babs in The Man in the White Suit opposite Stephen Mangan & Sue Johnston at the Wyndham's Theatre.Her West End credits also include playing Annie in The Play That Goes Wrong, Peggy in Mrs Henderson Presents & Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown.Andrew & Katie discuss & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre), Frozen II & The Evening Standard Theatre Awards; there’s lots of news about Hello, Dolly! & The Barricade Boys' PLUS we round-up the latest from Broadway.Emma Hatton (Elphaba in Wicked, Eva Perón in Evita) also pops in to discuss the Footballers' Wives workshop & her upcoming show at the Boulevard Theatre.Visit boulevardtheatre.co.uk for tickets.Katie discusses The Man in the White Suit, her 2019 highlight and being excited by the unknown. The Man in the White Suit runs at the Wyndham's Theatre until Saturday 7th December 2019.Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.Thanks for listening!
Most recently Emma Kingston was hand picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play Eva Peron in the international tour of Evita. She played Vanessa in In The Heights and covered Eponine in the West End production of Les Misérables.Emma's credits also include Fiddler on the Roof, 21 Chump Street, Priscilla Queen of the Desert & Grease.Andrew & Emma discuss Dear Evan Hansen & Touching The Void. There's lots of news about the Follies film, Everybody's Talking About Jamie casting & the Footballers Wives workshop.We also speak to actor Will Fletcher about starring in The Girl That Fell at Trafalgar Studios 2 and round-up the latest from Broadway.Emma discusses her new blog and tells stories from her stints in Les Miserables, In The Heights and Evita.For more info, visit www.westendframe.co.uk. Thanks for listening! 
Lewis Asquith, currently starring as James Prince in Soho Cinders at the Charing Cross Theatre, is this week's guest co-host!Andrew & Lewis discuss Kinky Boots (UK Tour) and Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre). There's lots of news about Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Bianca Del Rio,  The Addams Family and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Andrew & Lewis also discuss the Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapse and round-up the latest from Broadway.Lewis talks about Soho Cinders, discusses life on tour in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and chooses his three desert island Musical Theatre songs! Soho Cinders runs at the Charing Cross Theatre until Saturday 21st December 2019. Visit www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk for info and tickets. For more info, visit www.westendframe.co.uk. Thanks for listening! 
It has been a very busy week in theatreland!In this week's podcast we discuss High Fidelity (Turbine Theatre), Soho Cinders (Charing Cross Theatre), Ghost Quartet (Boulevard Theatre), I Do I Do (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Reece Kerridge's cabaret (The Piano Works West End).There's also lots of news about City Of Angels, The Pirate Queen, Beverley Knight, Waitress, Curtains, Kinky Boots and more. This week Andrew flies solo to host the podcast. Thanks for listening!For more info, visit www.westendframe.co.uk.
Benjamin Yates, who is currently in School Of Rock, co-hosts The West End Frame Show!Ben discusses splitting the iconic white pants whilst playing Fiyero in Wicked, why West Side Story is his favourite job to date, his friendship with Natalie McQueen, his love for Jessica Vosk and the ultimate dream casting for Jeremy Jordan and Shoshana Bean.Andrew and Ben discuss The Girl That Fell, Waitress, Rebecca Levy, Jeremy Jordan and Emma Hatton.There's also lots of news about Sister Act, Hairspray, Evita, Fame and 9 to 5! Thanks for listening!For more info, visit www.westendframe.co.uk.
We speak to Shaun McCourt about playing Mickey in Blood Brothers - a role he doesn't understudy - with ten minutes notice! This week's episode is co-hosted by performer Rebecca Levy. Throughout the episode she discusses her upcoming show at The Other Palace, the Say My Name: The Unauthorised 'Breaking Bad' Parody cast album and her upcoming run in Beauty & The Beast at the Key Theatre. In this week's episode, Andrew & Rebecca discuss The Man in the White Suit, 9 to 5 and Six.There's also lots of news about Moulin Rouge, Hamilton, West Side Story and Rags The Musical. We also talk about what's going on across the pond, including news about Mrs Doubtfire: The Musical, Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth's albums plus the Aretha Franklin film. Thanks for listening!
Theatre journalist Caz Cronin (BroadwayWorld UK/Backstage Pass) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! In this week's episode, Andrew & Caz discuss Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert (Gielgud Theatre), High Fidelity (Turbine Theatre) and Islander (Southwark Playhouse). There's also lots of news about Life of Pi, Sandra Marvin, The Palladium Panto and Berlin Girl PLUS we talk about Idina Menzel's wicked new movie role! This week's episode also features a special interview with actors Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick who are currently starring in Islander which is running at the Southwark Playhouse following its sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To enter the Les Mis competition visit https://westendframe.co.uk/2019/10/07/competition-win-tickets-to-les-miserables-the-staged-concert/ before midnight on 31st October.You can follow Caz on Twitter at @CazCroninThanks for listening!
We're joined by actor Chris Jenkins (Billy Elliot/Spamalot) who is about to travel to China to star in the international tour of Titanic!In this week's episode, Andrew and Chris discuss a whopping six shows including Fame (Peacock Theatre), Noises Off (Garrick Theatre), Brooklyn (Greenwich Theatre), The Girls (UK tour), Velvet (Above The Stag) & Alice Fearn's Cabaret (The Other Palace).There's also lots of news about Be More Chill & Soho Cinders PLUS we reveal some very exciting West End Frame news..!Click here to enter SeatPlan's competition to win tickets to Les Miserables – The Staged Concert!Thanks for listening!
Performer Adam Crossley is this week's co-host!In this week's episode, Andrew and Adam discuss Torch Song (Turbine Theatre) and The Boy in the Dress (RSC); there's lots of news about Wicked on Broadway, High Fidelity and the Nottingham Playhouse PLUS we discuss Idina Menzel's new album!Adam has starred in shows including Nice Work If You Can Get It, Legally Blonde, Summer Holiday and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He is currently assistant choreographer for the 48 Hour Showtime Challenge, which will see a cast and creative team put together a production of Singin’ in the Rain in 48 hours to be performed at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 13th October. Visit www.showtimechallenge.co.uk for info and tickets.To stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures, visit www.westendframe.co.uk. We have some exciting news coming next week..!Thanks for listening!
Actress Sabrina Aloueche co-hosts The West End Frame Show!In this week's episode, Andrew and Sabrina discuss Big The Musical (Dominion Theatre); there's lots of news about the Devil Wears Prada musical, Zorro and Blithe Spirit PLUS we delve into the latest Broadway gossip.Sabrina is currently starring in the European premiere of Brooklyn The Musical; during the podcast she reveals what audiences can expect from the show, the incredible story of how the musical was conceived and what she and the cast have been getting up to in rehearsals. Sabrina also reminisces about her 4-year run in We Will Rock You and talks all things social media. The episode also features a guest appearance from Reece Kerridge who pops in to discuss his upcoming solo concerts in London and Ipswich, plus the very first Industry Minds Awards.Brooklyn The Musical runs at the Greenwich Theatre between 27th September and 19th October 2019. Visit www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk for info and tickets. You can also catch Sabrina in her solo show Heavy Pencil at Boulevard Soho on Thursday 14th November. Visit www.boulevardtheatre.co.uk for info and tickets. 
Journalist Marianka Swain (UK Editor-in-chief of BroadwayWorld) joins us for a stagey catch up!In this week's episode, Andrew and Marianka discuss Preludes (Southwark Playhouse), What Girls Are Made Of (Soho Theatre) and Caissie Levy In Concert (Cadogan Hall); there's lots of news about the London production of Dear Evan Hansen, the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Les Misérables.Marianka also discusses a day in the life of a theatre journalist plus the hugely popular Strictly Speaking blog she writes for Dancing Times. To stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures, visit www.westendframe.co.uk.
West End legend Rebecca Lock co-hosts The West End Frame Show!Rebecca is currently in rehearsals for the UK tour of Curtains which opens in October.In this week's episode, Andrew and Rebecca discuss Falsettos (The Other Palace) and The Prince Of Egypt (Dominion Theatre); there's lots of news about Gypsy, Six UK Tour, Rachel Tucker and Pretty Woman PLUS find out why we're so excited about some upcoming stagey Netflix projects!Rebecca also discusses stories from her career, including Heathers, Kiss Me Kate and Mary Poppins! Curtains runs at the Churchill Theatre Bromley between 4th and 6th October, and then tours the UK until 11th April 2020, including a stop in Wimbledon in January. Visit www.curtainsmusical.com for tour dates and ticket information.To stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures, visit www.westendframe.co.uk.
Jon Robyns (currently playing King George in Hamilton London) joins West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, to discuss the latest goings on in theatreland.In this week's episode, Andrew and Jon discuss Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse) and With One Look (Underbelly Southbank Festival); there's lots of news about Les Misérables, Moulin Rouge and The Menier Chocolate Factory PLUS find out why we're so excited about the newly announced film adaptation of Merrily We Roll Along starring Ben Platt!Jon also discusses his new album "Musical Direction" which is released Friday 6th September and his upcoming solo concert tour. He also discusses being a part of Hamilton, his dressing room essentials and stories from starring in Avenue Q and Les Misérables!Visit www.westendframe.co.uk for more info.Thanks for listening!
Richard Carson (currently playing Reuben in Joseph at the London Palladium) joins West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, to discuss the latest goings on in theatreland.In this week's episode, Andrew and Richard round-up some highlights from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and discuss The Son (Duke Of York's Theatre) and Target Man (King's Head Theatre); there's lots of news about The Boy in the Dress, Waitress and the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie film PLUS find out which West End musical is transferring to Broadway!Richard also discusses what it has been like to be a part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, and tells stories from shows he has worked on including Miss Saigon, Wicked and Heaven On Earth. Visit www.westendframe.co.uk for more info.Thanks for listening!
In this special edition of the podcast, acclaimed theatre journalist Lisa Martland (Founding Editor of Musical Theatre Review and former Deputy Editor of The Stage), joins West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, to discuss all things Broadway!Andrew and Lisa discuss all the latest Broadway shows from last season, including The Prom, Oklahoma, Tootsie, The Cher Show, Be More Chill, Beetlejuice, Kiss Me, Kate, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong and Pretty Woman.They also cover Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, Mean Girls, Waitress, Wicked and Moulin Rouge.Normal episodes of The West End Frame Show will resume next week.Visit www.westendframe.co.uk for more info.Thanks for listening!
Actor Dan Buckley (Fiver/The Book of Mormon) joins West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, to discuss the latest goings on in theatreland.In this week's episode, Andrew and Dan discuss Evita (Open Air Theatre), Equus (Trafalgar Studios) and Jerry Springer: The Opera (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester); there's lots of news about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Six's global domination and 42nd Street PLUS find out why we're excited about a new movie musical & Kristin Chenoweth's new album!Dan also discusses stories from his career, including why he loves Regional Theatre, what it was like to perform at the Sydney Opera House, his YouTube channel and what he does for work between acting jobs.Visit www.westendframe.co.uk for more info.Thanks for listening!
Catch up with the latest goings on in theatreland with West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins!In this week's episode, Andrew discusses his trip to Newbury to see Kiss Me, Kate at the Watermill Theatre as well as the National Theatre's production of Peter Pan which has opened at the Troubadour White City Theatre.There's lots of news about Six, Stephanie J. Block and 9 to 5 PLUS find out which Broadway hits are eyeing up West End transfers…Make sure you subscribe and visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with all things West End Frame. Thanks for listening!
Adam Davenport (Artistic Director of The Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy) joins Andrew Tomlins to discuss the latest goings on in theatreland. In this week's episode, Andrew and Adam discuss The Bridges of Maidison County, Come From Away and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole; there's lots of news about Noises Off, The Phantom of the Opera & Mary Poppins PLUS find out why we're so excited about the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. Hit subscribe and visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with all things West End Frame. Thanks for listening!
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