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But Is It Art?

But Is It Art?

2022-05-0647:16

In this episode we find out about the true story that inspired Lee Hall’s play The Pitmen Painters, which tells the tale of the Ashington Group: a group of coal miners who became well-known artists. We’ll be interviewing Karen Kelly, who is a voice coach, actor and production assistant, to find out about her life and loves in amateur theatre, and her experience of teaching accents and dialects. This month, John will be going behind the scenes on the Crescent Theatre’s forthcoming production The Pitmen Painters and will be finding out about being an artist pretending to be a miner who becomes an artist.
Don't Feed the Plants

Don't Feed the Plants

2022-04-0147:33

This episode explores musical theatre and the story of the iconic musical Little Shop of Horrors. We’ll be interviewing Karen Leadbetter, actor, singer and director, to find out about her life and loves in amateur theatre, and her experience of musicals. John will be going behind the scenes on the Crescent Theatre’s forthcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and will be finding out why you really shouldn’t feed the plant…
From Bard to Verse

From Bard to Verse

2022-03-0444:07

This episode is about the comedies of William Shakespeare and we will interview the Director of The Crescent Theatre's upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing.  Our Backstage Pass holder, John, will flip things and go Front of House with Deputy Theatre Manager, Elliot Mitchell.
The Play's The Thing

The Play's The Thing

2022-02-0445:14

This episode explores keeping it simple on stage when producing plays that are written to be performed with minimal set and costume. Plays where the words, characters and ideas create the drama and the world of the play without lavish backdrops or fancy frocks. We’ll be interviewing Fi Cotton, actor and director, to find out about her life and loves in amateur theatre, and her experience of directing plays that keep the staging simple, whilst also experimenting with form. This month, John will be going behind the scenes on the Crescent Theatre’s forthcoming ‘Studio Fortnight’ productions of A Number by Caryl Churchill, and Swallow by Stef Smith.
From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage

2022-01-0749:35

Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre and features an amateur theatre maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve died on stage. Our Backstage Pass Holder, John O’Neill, will also take us behind the scenes at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham to discover more about what goes into making a great amateur production.This episode explores adaptation; the art of taking a book and turning it into a play. We’ll be interviewing Alan Marshall, actor, director, and adaptor of novels for the stage, to find out about his life and loves in amateur theatre. Meanwhile, John will be going behind the scenes on the Crescent Theatre’s forthcoming production of The Lovely Bones, Bryony Lavery’s stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold.
This episode explores the challenges and rewards of creating theatre for children and families, especially at Christmas and we’re delighted to be talking to David Hill of Charlemont Dramatics Society in West Bromwich about his life and loves in amateur theatre. We will also be going backstage to discover the secrets of the Crescent Theatre Birmingham’s Christmas production for 2021, James and the Giant Peach.
Life in the Farce Lane

Life in the Farce Lane

2021-11-0546:47

We’ve given this podcast, our fourth Amateur of Life and Death episode, the title of‘Life in the Farce Lane.’We talk to Geoff Poole, one of the longest standing members of The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham about his theatrical life, loves and the times that he's died on stage.  We also catch up with some of the cast of The Crescent Theatre's upcoming production of Alan Ayckbourn's Table Manners as well as giving you some top facts about farce.Table Manners plays at The Crescent Theatre from 13th to 20th November 2021.  Tickets are available from www.crescent-theatre.co.uk
In this episode, we explore theatre that is based on real events.  We will speak to Rod Natkiel about his amazing career in television and theatre, including his experience of producing verbatim theatre - plays written using the actual words of real people.  We will also hear from Trish Henley and Alistair Hurst, who are working on The Crescent Theatre's new production of The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking, a play about the Aberfan disaster of 1966.
The Amateur of Life and Death Podcast brings together amateur theatre makers to talk about their theatrical lives, theatrical loves and the times when they've died on stage.We take you behind the scenes at The Crescent Theatre to discover more about what goes into making a production - shining a spotlight on the stars behind the scenes as well as those on stage.Theatre is our passion.  Amateur from the Latin "amare" meaning "to love."This is a podcast for anyone with an interest in watching or making amateur theatre.
Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre and features an amateur theatre maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve died on stage.This episode looks the history of The Wizard of Oz.CREDITSPresenters: Laura East, Liz Plumpton, John O'NeillMusic: Brendan StanleyResearchers: John O'Neill, Laura EastEditor: Kevin Middleton
Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre and features an amateur theatre maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve died on stage.This episode looks at performing outdoors and in other spaces that are not "traditional" theatres.CREDITSPresenters: Michael McLernan, Luke Plimmer, John O'NeillMusic: Brendan StanleyResearchers: Liz Plumpton, Laura EastEditor: Kevin Middleton
Each episode takes a look at a different aspect of the wonderful world of amateur theatre and features an amateur theatre maker talking about their theatrical life, theatrical loves, and the times when they’ve died on stage.This episode looks at performing outdoors and in other spaces that are not "traditional" theatres.
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