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Behind the Curtains - co-produced by writer, producer and theatremaker Siana Bangura alongside co-host and theatre critic Christina Nicole, in partnership with English Touring Theatre - is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin? Tune in for answers to all of these questions and more!
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Behind The Curtains English Touring Theatre in partnership with Siana Bangura & Christina Nicole

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Behind the Curtains - co-produced by writer, producer and theatremaker Siana Bangura alongside co-host and theatre critic Christina Nicole, in partnership with English Touring Theatre - is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin? Tune in for answers to all of these questions and more!
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    Behind The Curtains: Episode 6

    Behind The Curtains: Episode 6

    Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin?
     
    In the final episode of the series, hosts Siana & Christina chat to Artistic Director Natalie Ibu. From a young age, Natalie was crystal clear in her mind that she wanted to be an Artistic Director of a building one day. What ignites such a thought in a person as a teenager? What steps does one take in their career path to get there? And what lessons has she learnt along the way, particularly about mental health, wellbeing, and confidently taking up space? We guarantee you do not want to miss this conversation.
    Special shout out to Natalie's dog, Obi Puff Puff Ibu!
     
    Episodes released fortnightly.
     
    Guests:
    Natalie Ibue (@nmhibushootshere / @nmhibuishere)
    Hosts & Producers:
    Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)
    Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)
    English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet )

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    • 51 min
    Behind The Curtains: Episode 5

    Behind The Curtains: Episode 5

    Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin?
     
    In this episode, it's strictly a family affair, as we catch up with 'The Holder Sisters' (we've made that a thing!), Hazel and Alison Holder. Hazel offers insight into her fabulous life as a voice and dialect coach, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, and Alison walks us through the varied world of Producing, including how she's found being the Technical Producer of 'Behind the Curtains' Podcast, editing each episode and listening in on the conversations our hosts have had with industry peers. For both Alison and Hazel, no day is the same in their jobs - and that's how they like it!
     
    Episodes released fortnightly.
    Hosts & Producers:
    Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)
    Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)
    English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet )

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    • 56 min
    Behind The Curtains: Episode 4

    Behind The Curtains: Episode 4

    Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin?
     
    In the fourth episode of this series, hosts Siana & Christina chat to Production Manager Alysha Laviniere and Sound Designer Munotida Chinyanga about being women in male-dominated spaces and redefining the shape of their roles. Our guests also share which sung and unsung heroes in the industry have inspired them along the way. Expect some surprising answers and provocative discussions!
    Episodes released fortnightly.
    Hosts & Producers:
    Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)
    Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)
    English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet )

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    • 49 min
    Behind The Curtains: Episode 3

    Behind The Curtains: Episode 3

    Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin?
     
    In this episode, hosts Siana & Christina chat to Movement Directors Ingrid Mackinnon and Shelley Maxwell. Can everybody move? Can everybody catch a vibe? What can movement choreography add to storytelling? And why is it imperative we don’t get beaten down by this moment of uncertainty and operate ‘outside’ of it? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s truly nourishing and hopeful conversation! Did someone say bashment break?
     
    Episodes released fortnightly.
     
    Guests:
    Ingrid Mackinnon (@ingridmackinnon) (@movespace123)
    Shelley Maxwell (@maxwell_shelley) (@bennucreativehouse)
     
     
    Hosts & Producers:
    Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)
    Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)
    English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet)
    Technical Producer (@AL_Holder)
    Artwork by @Imekulo 

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    • 59 min
    Behind The Curtains: Episode 2

    Behind The Curtains: Episode 2

    Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin?
     
    In this episode, hosts Siana & Christina chat to Cultural Producer Tobi Kyeremateng and Birmingham Rep’s Associate Director Madeleine Kludje about their career journeys, working in and outside of the London Bubble and the creative scene in Birmingham, as well as the importance of internships, creating with friends, and DIY-ing it.
     
    Episodes released fortnightly.
     
    Guests:
    Tobi Kyeremateng (@tobikyere)
    Madeleine Kludje (via @therepbirmingham)
    Hosts & Producers:
    Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)
    Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)
    English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet )

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    • 55 min
    Behind The Curtains: Episode 1

    Behind The Curtains: Episode 1

    Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What's race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin? 
    In this episode, hosts Siana & Christina chat to writers Zodwa Nyoni and Corey Bovell about their work and the people that have inspired and supported them along the way.
    Episodes released fortnightly.
    Guests:
    Zodwa Nyoni (@thefullmoniker)
    Corey Bovell (@tequilablu_1)
    Hosts & Producers:
    Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)
    Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)
    English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet )

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Mark Clitheroe ,

Pulls Back The Curtain On Talent In Black British Theatre

This is such a good podcast. Yes it showcases black talent in the theatre but it's so much more than that. Great insight into so many theatrical roles of which I was previously unaware and highlights the range of talents that collaborate to produce a play. Fascinating guests and engaged presenters. Well done English Touring Theatre for bringing us this podcast

kewy294 ,

Behind the curtains

I love this podcast!
Such a fresh and exciting insight into the world of theatre
I have learnt so much
Inspirational... give me more!!
Karen Wilson

fifimbell ,

Inspiring podcast

Well done Christina and Siana on an inspiring, informative and heart warming podcast. I’ve found it so interesting learning more about the roles in theatre and how people got into them. It’s inspired me to think more creatively about my future career goals.

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