127 episodes

Persistent and Nasty is a script-reading, debate and art as activism initiative for women and gender minorities in the stage and screen industries. We are committed to an intersectional approach and aim to use the space we’ve created to provide a platform for the spectrum of marginalised voices in our culture.

Through a series of script readings, live debates and a regular podcast series, we aim to amplify the unrepresented voices in theatre and film.

Our goal is to create a project that is safe and supportive, but that is also an act of protest. Persistent and Nasty is about changing the cultural narrative through the stories we tell.

Persistent and Nasty Persistent and Nasty

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

Persistent and Nasty is a script-reading, debate and art as activism initiative for women and gender minorities in the stage and screen industries. We are committed to an intersectional approach and aim to use the space we’ve created to provide a platform for the spectrum of marginalised voices in our culture.

Through a series of script readings, live debates and a regular podcast series, we aim to amplify the unrepresented voices in theatre and film.

Our goal is to create a project that is safe and supportive, but that is also an act of protest. Persistent and Nasty is about changing the cultural narrative through the stories we tell.

    Sara Rae

    Sara Rae

    To all our LGBTQIA+ listeners and allies. We celebrate you every day, all year round but we hope that you are embracing everything about your amazing self and your incredible community which we are a part of and support with everything we have. HAPPY PRIDE one and all.

    Today Elaine chats with the lovely actor, musician Sara Rae.
    They discuss everything from growing up Queer in Glasgow and from a catholic background to having success and the trajectory of where you want to get to picking up and then pandemic hitting and what that has meant for many performers, to the privilege that some people in the industry have. Celebrating the ups and downs and what they give to you and your soul. Also, Sara talks about her love of Suzi Quatro.


    SARA RAE

    Sara Rae is a Glaswegian Actor/Musician who’s no stranger to the stage. The former frontman of local band “Sara ‘N’ Junbug” has worked with the likes of Emeli Sande and Tom Walker when in the band. Is now diving head first into all things performing. She will play her first solo gig in almost 10 years on 7th August as part of “Summer nights Festival” at king Tuts. Her former band has an EP release on 24th June, will showcase her first and last EP within the band

    WEBSITE: Sara N' Junbug
    INSTAGRAM: @Sara Rae Music
    TWITTER: @SaraRae13
    LITTLE STORIES EP LITTLE STORIES/ SPOTIFY

    AUGUST GIG: KING TUTS/SARARAE

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    PayPal
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    Resources
    https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland
    http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.artsminds.co.uk/
    https://www.bapam.org.uk/
    https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/sexual-violence-support-services/
    Stonewall UK Trevor Project Mermaids UK Switchboard LGBT+
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    • 44 min
    Louise McCarthy

    Louise McCarthy

    Today Elaine chats with the utterly brilliant and joyful Louise McCarthy. We talk being Scottish and training in London, being working class in this industry, being an actor and a mum and how to balance that. We also talk about being true to yourself. A brilliant, fun chat with an even more brilliant human.

    LOUISE McCARTHY

    Training: Arts Educational London.
    Theatre credits: Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales); The Steamie (SSE Hydro); Yer Granny, Men Should Weep, My Left/Right Foot The Musical (NTS);Cutting A Rug (Citizens Theatre), nominated best actress 2017 CATS AWARDS; ‪Much Ado About Nothing (Bard In the ‬Botanics); The Alchemist, Three Sisters, Peter Panto, Sleeping Betty, Snaw Queen (Tron); The Trouble with Double, Role Shift (Oran Mor); Bingo (Stellar Quines); Jack & The Beanstalk (Qudos); The DOLLS (Various Show U.K Tour).
    Television Credits: The Scott’s, Scot Squad, Only An Excuse, Steven’s & McCarthy (BBC CU); Queen Of The New Year, Squire & McGill Spin off series, Sketchland, What's Funny About the Indyref (BBC Scotland); Stacey Stone,(CBBC); Two Doors Down (BBC); In Plain Sight (ITV Drama); and Aldi Midget's Advert (ITV).
    Film Credits: Amanda "Wild Rose" (Film 4).
    Writing Credits: Stevens & McCarthy, Scot Squad (Comedy Unit), Queen Of The New Year (BBC), The DOLLS.

    TWITTER: @LouiseMcCarthy
    INSTAGRAM: @LouiseMcCarthy1
    THE DOLLS: THE DOLLS


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    PayPal
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    Resources
    https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland
    http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.artsminds.co.uk/
    https://www.bapam.org.uk/
    https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/sexual-violence-support-services/
    Stonewall UK Trevor Project Mermaids UK Switchboard LGBT+
    GATE
    Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

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    • 51 min
    Sarah Miele Part 2

    Sarah Miele Part 2

    Today it’s part 2 of 2 with the utterly wonderful Sarah Miele. Elaine and Sarah chat further about success and the culture of “not getting too big for your boots” when that success does come and how this is more towards women. We talk about the extensive talent of Scottish women who are not being seen and how this needs to be called out more and these performers should be given their space in this industry as well as talking about making sure we are making room at the table for everyone.

    SARAH MIELE

    Sarah Miele is an award-winning actor, theatre maker, voice over artist and drama facilitator based in Glasgow. She has worked in theatre across the UK, as well as in screen, radio and voice over. Career highlights include performing in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and winning a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. She also co-runs The Audio Story Company, who create unique and exciting audio-immersive experiences and performances for family audiences.

    WEBSITE: Sarah Miele
    TWITTER: @sarah_miele
    INSTAGRAM: @sarahmiele

    AUDIOSTORY

    WEBSITE: AUDIOSTORY
    TWITTER: @AudioStoryCo
    INSTAGRAM: @AudioStoryCo

    LINKTREE
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    PayPal
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/persistentandnasty for those who can donate. A million thanks and love.

    Resources
    https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland
    http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.artsminds.co.uk/
    https://www.bapam.org.uk/
    https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/sexual-violence-support-services/
    Stonewall UK Trevor Project Mermaids UK Switchboard LGBT+
    GATE
    Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sarah Miele

    Sarah Miele

    Today we have part 1 of 2 with the utterly wonderful Sarah Miele. Elaine and Sarah chat different roots into the industry the big shift in roles for women as soon as they hit a certain age bracket to the challenges of drama school & the tools you need when you leave to keep you mentally healthy in a industry full of rejection
    and knock backs.

    SARAH MIELE

    Sarah Miele is an award-winning actor, theatre maker, voice over artist and drama facilitator based in Glasgow. She has worked in theatre across the UK, as well as in screen, radio and voice over. Career highlights include performing in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and winning a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. She also co-runs The Audio Story Company, who create unique and exciting audio-immersive experiences and performances for family audiences.

    WEBSITE: Sarah Miele
    TWITTER: @sarah_miele
    INSTAGRAM: @sarahmiele

    AUDIOSTORY

    WEBSITE: AUDIOSTORY
    TWITTER: @AudioStoryCo
    INSTAGRAM: @AudioStoryCo

    LINKTREE
    P&N Linktr

    PayPal
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/persistentandnasty for those who can donate. A million thanks and love.

    Resources
    https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland
    http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.artsminds.co.uk/
    https://www.bapam.org.uk/
    https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/sexual-violence-support-services/
    Stonewall UK Trevor Project Mermaids UK Switchboard LGBT+
    GATE
    Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    Backstage Offers:
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    • 54 min
    What does Persistent and Nasty mean to you PART 2

    What does Persistent and Nasty mean to you PART 2

    In response to all your lovely comments to our episode of last week. We are doing a little part two of what does Persistent and Nasty mean to you.
    We have picked specific episodes to share in light of all that’s going on in the world.


    Lorna King Episode

    Lily O'Farrell Episode

    4th Birthday Episode

    Mental Health In Performing Arts

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    PayPal
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/persistentandnasty for those who can donate. A million thanks and love.

    Resources
    https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland
    http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.artsminds.co.uk/
    https://www.bapam.org.uk/
    https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/sexual-violence-support-services/
    Stonewall UK Trevor Project Mermaids UK Switchboard LGBT+
    GATE
    Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    Backstage Offers:
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    • 1 hr
    What Does Persistent And Nasty Mean To You?

    What Does Persistent And Nasty Mean To You?

    Today we revisit some of our wonderful guests telling us what Persistent and Nasty means to them. Below is the list of the guests and the Soundcloud link to their episode. You can of course get each episode on all podcast platforms.
    Get ready to re-listen to the brilliant
    Georgi Banks-Davies Episode Link
    Ashlee Haze Episode Link
    Kate Dickie Episode Link
    Nelly Kelly Episode Link
    Kyra Jones Episode Link
    Patricia Panther Episode Link
    Kaite Welsh Episode Link
    Debbie Hannan Episode Link

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    PayPal
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/persistentandnasty for those who can donate. A million thanks and love.

    Resources
    https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland
    http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/
    https://rapecrisis.org.uk/
    https://www.artsminds.co.uk/
    https://www.bapam.org.uk/
    https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/sexual-violence-support-services/
    Stonewall UK Trevor Project Mermaids UK Switchboard LGBT+
    GATE
    Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription:
    https://join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/

    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

redirectingpops ,

love it

The feminist collective dissecting the Scottish arts scene. A lovey range of screen and stage, with interviews that range from the big names to the unheard of. I love listening and learning about other women’s work, process, and thoughts on the industry.

Been a lifeline tying me to the arts through 2020.

geoff__90 ,

Improving the world one episode at a time.

Funny, informative and even at times powerful. The brave choice to speak out about the unsaid issues in society can only enlighten and improve the world, so remember......to stay nasty!

Sarah_J_M ,

100% recommend!

Such a brilliant podcast - funny, informative, entertaining and important conversation and an amazing range of guests!

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