49 episodes

The Show People Podcast is an award-winning theatre podcast that shines a spotlight on the UK performing arts industry and those dedicated to their craft. Hosted by British Theatre Director Andrew Keates, he travels far and wide to interview some of the UK mosts successful theatremakers all about their lives and careers, whilst covering the latest dramatic news, industry issues, theatrical tips, showcasing new talent and enjoying a little bit of silliness along the way too.

The Show People Podcast With Andrew Keates Arion Productions Ltd

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

The Show People Podcast is an award-winning theatre podcast that shines a spotlight on the UK performing arts industry and those dedicated to their craft. Hosted by British Theatre Director Andrew Keates, he travels far and wide to interview some of the UK mosts successful theatremakers all about their lives and careers, whilst covering the latest dramatic news, industry issues, theatrical tips, showcasing new talent and enjoying a little bit of silliness along the way too.

    049: Peter Polycarpou went from a convent to Christian Slater’s flat (Fourth Anniversary Special)

    049: Peter Polycarpou went from a convent to Christian Slater’s flat (Fourth Anniversary Special)

    This episode was recorded in January 2020 – before Covid-19 changed everything. Andrew shares an explanation about where The Show People Podcast has been for most of 2020 and celebrates the podcast’s fourth anniversary. 

    Andrew and Peter Polycarpou two discuss Peter’s childhood, his relationship with his sister Eve Polycarpou and their Greek heritage and representation within the industry.  Peter explains his passion for teaching (including teaching Andrew when he was a teenager!) and playing his many roles in iconic productions including Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Mike Bartlett’s Artefacts and his roles in film and television, including De Lovely, Evita and Birds of a Feather.

    Plus the two play Funny Five Minutes and Peter shares what he would need to survive if he was stranded on tour in Whitley Bay.

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, Peter Polycarpou: @polywaddledoodle, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

    Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.

    Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates.

    E-mail: info@arion-productions.com

    Links:

    Peter Polycarpou’s Website: www.polycarpou.com

    Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com

    Show Peep Theme by Ben Papworth: www.benpapworth.co.uk

    Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk

    Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com

    Support:

    All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions.

    Shop:

    Head over to our Show People Podcast shop to purchase your very own Show People Podcast merchandise, including mugs and pens. All profits go toward Arion Productions Ltd and covering the costs of the Show People Podcast http://www.arion-productions.com/shop

    Sponsor:

    The Show People Podcast is sponsored by Theataccounts. Would you like to sponsor the Show People Podcast and advertise on the show? Please get in touch by e-mailing info@arion-productions.com

    Thank you, Subscribe and Review:

    Please hit subscribe and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or whichever platform you listen to us on. Thank you for listening!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    048: Show Peep – All Matthew Wright needed was a global pandemic.

    048: Show Peep – All Matthew Wright needed was a global pandemic.

    Trigger Warning: this episode includes discussions about mental health struggles, suicide and death. If you find yourself becoming upset during the episode, please contact the organisation or person you rely upon for support.

    Andrew Keates chats with journalist, broadcaster and presenter Matthew Wright about his controversial comments about using outside spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic, the last two years of coping with multiple bereavements and PTSD and what it’s like to be second to Nick Knowles in the world of fly fishing. 

    We hear from Sam Russell from the improv group Shoot From The Hip, Doug Besterman of Little Did I Know Podcast and Tamasine Kimber of West End Wendies Open Mic Night on The Show People Podcast answering machine and to play us out, a song by Danny Abosch, performed by Lauren Nicole Chapman.

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

    Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.

    Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates.

    E-mail: info@arion-productions.com

    Links: 

    Matthew Wright’s website: www.matthewwrightofficial.com

    Matthew Wright’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/matthew_wright

    Bowel Cancer UK: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

    Bobby Moore Fund: www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/become-a-partner/our-charity-partners/bobby-moore-fund

    Cystic Fibrosis Trust: www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

    The Wild Trout Triust: www.wildtrout.org

    MIND – for better mental health: www.mind.org.uk

    Shoot From The Hip Improv Comedy: facebook.com/shootimpro youtube.com/sfthcomedy

    Doug Besterman (Little Did I Know Podcast): https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/little-did-i-know/id1503371755

    West End Wendies Open Mic: Facebook.com/westendwendiesopenmic

    Danny Abosch’s website: http://dannyabosch.com/

    Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com

    Show Peep Theme by Ben Papworth: www.benpapworth.co.uk

    Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk

    Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com

    Support:

    All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.

    • 49 min
    047: Show Peep – Financial support advice from Theataccounts during Covid-19

    047: Show Peep – Financial support advice from Theataccounts during Covid-19

    Andrew chats with Alex Dyer, who runs Theataccounts – a specialist accountancy firm looking after performers and theatremakers in the performing arts industry and advising them on tax and their accounts. In this special episode, Alex takes Andrew through all of the various financial measures and schemes created by the government open to theatremakers during these unprecedented times in a simple and understandable way, including the grants for self-employed people, universal credit, VAT and many other things you may not know you could be eligible for.

    Also, we hear from Harry Francis, Drew Colby and Charlie Keable on The Show People Podcast answering machine and we play a song called The Truth from The Dream Mansion by Athos Kyriakides.

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

    Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.

    Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates.

    E-mail: info@arion-productions.com

    Links:



    Theataccounts Website: www.theataccounts.co.uk

    Theataccounts Twitter: @Theataccounts

    Athos Kyriakides: www.facebook.com/thedreammansion

    Harry Francis (Body Art): @harryrfrancis on Instagram

    Drew Colby: @DrewColby on YouTube.

    Charlie Keable: @charliekeable on YouTube.

    Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com

    Show Peep Theme by Ben Papworth: www.benpapworth.co.uk

    Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk

    Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com

    Great HMRC links:

    General: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses#support-for-businesses-that-pay-little-or-no-business-rates

    Job retention scheme: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

    SEISS: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme#who-can-apply

    UC: https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/what-youll-get

    Flowchart doc: https://www.keepandshare.com/doc28/109970/covid-19-flowchart-pdf-154k?da=y&km_lg_inft=n&km_lg_as=fb&km_lg_team=0&km_lg_np=n&pi=2865388&an=theataccounts

    Support:

    • 57 min
    046: Show Peep – Coronavirus is a drag! With Divina De Campo & Robi Hager

    046: Show Peep – Coronavirus is a drag! With Divina De Campo & Robi Hager

    Andrew chats with Owen Farrow aka Divina De Campo about life post RuPaul’s Drag Race, whether he admires Geri Halliwell and finds out how the drag scene has been affected by Coronavirus. He speaks Transatlantically with Robi Hager, writer of Basic Witches, which was a musical due to open in Philadelphia and Robi is now using his drag musical to raise funds for his cast (who we also hear perform a song from the show at the end of the episode). And we open up the Show People Podcast answering machine to listen to messages from Mama G, Ross and Monica of the Montague Arms and Dolly Parton (Well, Kelly O’Brien).

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

    Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners’ forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.

    Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates.

    E-mail: info@arion-productions.com

    Links: 

    Divina De Campo: https://www.divinadecampo.com

    Basic Witches: www.basicwitchesmusical.com

    Mama G Stories: www.facebook.com/mamagstories

    Ross and Monica at Montague Arms: www.facebook.com/montaguearmsentertainment

    Dolly Parton aka Kelly O’Brien: Dolly’s Friday Night In www.facebook.com/thedollyshow

    Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com

    Show Peep Theme by Ben Papworth: www.benpapworth.co.uk

    Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk

    Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com

    Support:

    All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions.

    Shop:

    Head over to our Show People Podcast shop to purchase your very own Show People Podcast merchandise, including mugs and pens. All profits go toward Arion Productions Ltd and covering the costs of the Show People Podcast http://www.arion-productions.com/shop

    Sponsor:

    The Show People Podcast is sponsored by Theataccounts. Would you like to sponsor the Show People Podcast and advertise on the show? Please get in touch by e-mailing info@arion-productions.com

    Thank you, Subscribe and Review:

    Please hit subscribe and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or whichever platform you listen to us on. Thank you for listening!

    • 41 min
    045: Show Peep – Monday in the Supermarket With George

    045: Show Peep – Monday in the Supermarket With George

    We open up the Show People Podcast answering machine and we hear from and AJ O’Neill and Emily Clare about what they’re doing to use their craft to benefit the theatre industry. Andrew chats with West End leading man and teacher George Ure about what it’s like swapping the West End for Tesco Express and we hear a song by Flloyd Kennedy all about social distancing.

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

    Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners’ forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.

    Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates.

    E-mail: info@arion-productions.com

    Links: 

    George Ure: @George_Ure on Twitter and Instagram.

    Emily Clare of Fluffy Top Productions: ActressEmily1 and Lockdown Duets on Youtube.

    AJ O’Neill: Dance Classes & Parties via Instagram/Twitter/YouTube @sitdownAJ

    Flloyd Kennedy: www.thundersmouththeatre.com and @flloydwith2ells on Twitter

    Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com

    Music by Ben Papworth: www.benpapworth.co.uk

    Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk

    Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com

    Support:

    All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions.

    Shop:

    Head over to our Show People Podcast shop to purchase your very own Show People Podcast merchandise, including mugs and pens. All profits go toward Arion Productions Ltd and covering the costs of the Show People Podcast http://www.arion-productions.com/shop

    Sponsor:

    Would you like to sponsor the Show People Podcast and advertise on the show? Please get in touch by e-mailing info@arion-productions.com

    Thank you, Subscribe and Review:

    Please hit subscribe and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or whichever platform you listen to us on. Thank you for listening!

    • 29 min
    044: Show Peep – The Show People Podcast & Coronavirus

    044: Show Peep – The Show People Podcast & Coronavirus

    Andrew explains how The Show People Podcast is responding to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

    Connect with us:

    Twitter: Andrew Keates: @AndrewKeates, The Show People Podcast: @ShowPeopleUK, Arion Productions: @ArionProds and use #ShowPeoplePodcast.

    Facebook: Please like our Facebook page where you can also join the Show People Listeners’ forum at www.facebook.com/showpeoplepodcast.

    Instagram: Follow The Show People Podcast: @showpeoplepodcast, Andrew Keates: @mrandrewkeates.

    E-mail: info@arion-productions.com

    Links: 

    Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com

    Music by Ben Papworth: www.benpapworth.co.uk

    Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk

    Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com 

    Support:

    All profits from the Show People Podcast go toward supporting Arion Productions Ltd to create opportunities and resources for theatre-makers. If you enjoy the podcast and can support this independent theatre company, please make a donation by visiting www.arion-productions.com/donate or via our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/support-arion-productions.

    Shop:

    Head over to our Show People Podcast shop to purchase your very own Show People Podcast merchandise, including mugs and pens. All profits go toward Arion Productions Ltd and covering the costs of the Show People Podcast http://www.arion-productions.com/shop

    Sponsor:

    Would you like to sponsor the Show People Podcast and advertise on the show? Please get in touch by e-mailing info@arion-productions.com

    Thank you, Subscribe and Review:

    Please hit subscribe and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes or whichever platform you listen to us on. Thank you for listening!

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

KurtyKansley ,

❤️ Andrew Keates

What a joy to listen to Andrew with an array of industry professionals sharing their experiences.. There is an intimacy and earnestness that makes me feel like I know the individuals after I’ve listened.
The industry needed this!

ecrann ,

👏👏👏

Andrew is a joy to listen to a very entertaining podcast. Filled with so much passion and always joined by a fascinating guest.

Alex - Didsbury, Manchester ,

Fantastic!

What a great listen!! Fantastic guests, humour and insight! For anyone interested in theatre, you MUST subscribe!

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