We'll be interviewing top players in the industry (think directors, producers, MDs, performers, writers, costume designers, you name it!) about why the arts are SO important, especially right now. Let's face it - the theatre industry is one tough nut to crack, and we got sick of feeling like we were fighting it alone. Here at the Backstage Revolution, you can find a community of people dealing with the same things you are. We talk about it, listen to people's views, talk to experts and try and find ways to make this whole thing a little bit easier.
The Entertainer - Philip Joel
FINAL EPISODE OF SERIES 2 - and we're finishing off with a belter (excuse the Musical Theatre pun...)Philip Joel (@philipjoel87) is a performer and choreographer, but you might know him best from social media. What started as a bit of comedic relief for...
The Choreographer - Tom Jackson-Greaves
Tom Jackson-Greaves is renowned throughout the industry for his creativity and versatility. Working on a wide range of productions, his extensive portfolio includes the likes of Amelie (Uk Tour and The Other Palace), Macbeth (The Watermill) and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour) to name but a few. You can see the full list of Tom's choreographic endeavours on his website.
The Producer - Katy Lipson
In this episode, I chat to Katy Lipson, award-winning producer and champion of new theatre. She set up her own production company, Aria Entertainment, in 2012 and was Producing Artistic Director at the Hope Mill Theatre from 2016 - 2019. A total powerhouse in the industry, when you start to look through Katy's production history you realise that it's almost impossible not to have seen one of them.
The Writer - Rachel Harper
Writer, impressionist, comedian and all round good egg - on today's episode I interviewed Rachel Harper. Now Rachel is a very talented writer, who debuted her one-woman show "Rattled" in 2019, which earned her an Offie nomination, and is now with the BBC Writersroom "Welsh Voices" with a couple of original TV dramas in development. However, despite all this, you might actual recognise her because she is a viral superstar. Her skit "One WAP 12 voices", singing the infamous WAP as 12 different iconic singers, hit the ground running on twitter and had amassed millions of views and celebrity retweets within a few days. This was followed by a brilliant performance on the Ellen Degeneres Show (which you can find here) and you can follow her for more comedy gems on her twitter (@Rachel_Harper) or her instagram (@rachel_harper_comedy) It was a total pleasure chatting to Rachel, she really is one of a kind in this industry and her career shows SO much promise. I hope you enjoy the episode and as ever, if this has tugged at you heart strings in any way - please donate to the #saveourtheatres campaign here.
The Costume Designer - Ciéranne Kennedy Bell
Ciéranne Kennedy Bell has worked across a number of well-known shows including Black Mirror, Strictly Ballroom and The Play That Goes Wrong, proving her versatility over and over again. Judging from her vast experience, the high-quality of Ciéranne’s...
The Performer - Rodney Vubya
Rodney Vubya is a musical theatre performer who has appeared in so many things including Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, Evita, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, and Street Scene with Opera North, UK...
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