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Your weekly stagey catchup! Join West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, and industry co-hosts for a round-up of the latest theatre news and reviews. Special guests include West End performers, producers, journalists, creatives and more!

The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat West End Frame

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    • 4.8 • 51 Ratings

Your weekly stagey catchup! Join West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, and industry co-hosts for a round-up of the latest theatre news and reviews. Special guests include West End performers, producers, journalists, creatives and more!

    S5 Ep11 (ft. Kyle Birch): Beauty & The Beast, Lucy St. Louis, Once On This Island, Jessica Vosk, John & Jen + more!

    S5 Ep11 (ft. Kyle Birch): Beauty & The Beast, Lucy St. Louis, Once On This Island, Jessica Vosk, John & Jen + more!

    Performer Kyle Birch (In Pieces / Once On This Island) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

    Andrew & Kyle discuss I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (King's Head Theatre) as well as the latest news about The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Rachel Tucker, Cinderella, The War of the Worlds and lots more.

    Kyle is a 2020 musical theatre graduate from the London College of Music. His theatre credits include: Agwe in Once On This Island (Southwark Playhouse) and Austyn in In Pieces (stream.theatre) as well as countless concerts, including The Magic Of Animation, Turn Up London, Spotlight On The Future, Roles We’ll Never Play, Intermissions and Leave A Light On.

    In Pieces will be available again on demand between 14th and 28th May 2021 via stream.theatre.

    You can follow Kyle on Instagram @kbirch27 and Twitter @KBirch_27.

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins
    @Andrew_Tomlins

    Thanks for listening!

    Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures. 

    • 30 min
    S5 Ep10 (ft. Charlotte Anne Steen): Dreamgirls, In The Heights, In Pieces, I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, The Danish Girl + more!

    S5 Ep10 (ft. Charlotte Anne Steen): Dreamgirls, In The Heights, In Pieces, I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, The Danish Girl + more!

    Performer Charlotte Anne Steen (Bat Out Of Hell / 42nd Street) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

    Andrew & Charlotte discuss In Pieces, as well as the latest news about In The Heights, Rent, Waitress, Dreamgirls and more. They also continue the discussion about the UK tour of Pricilla Queen Of The Desert after a cis man was cast as Bernadette, a trans character.

    Charlotte's theatre credits include: Liebeswooosh in Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Kiss Me Kate (Théâtre du Châtelet), Legally Blonde (Kilworth House), 1st cover Sherrie / Regina in Rock Of Ages (UK Tour) and We Will Rock You (International Arena Tour).

    Charlotte can currently be seen in the digital production of I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical by Alexander S Bermange. Charlotte is reprising her performance in the production, having starred in the show's sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.

    I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical  is streaming as part of the King's Head Theatre's online season. Visit www.kingsheadtheatre.com for info and tickets.

    You can follow Charlotte on Instagram @charlotte.a.steen  & Twitter @charlotteAsteen

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins
    @Andrew_Tomlins

    Thanks for listening!

    Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures. 

    • 50 min
    S5 Ep9 (ft. Terence Rodia & Lara Martins): Karen Olivo, Phantom Orchestra, Cruise The Play, Wicked Secrets, You Management + more!

    S5 Ep9 (ft. Terence Rodia & Lara Martins): Karen Olivo, Phantom Orchestra, Cruise The Play, Wicked Secrets, You Management + more!

    This week's episode was recorded in the heart of the West End! Agent Terence Rodia (Director of You Management) co-hosts The West End Frame Show. We're also joined by Phantom legend Lara Martins.

    Andrew & Terence discuss what has happened over the past week after former employees of Producer Scott Rudin spoke out about his abusive behaviour. They also discuss Cruise The Play and the latest news about Phantom's orchestra, The Last Five Years, Now Or Never, Come From Away and more.

    Terence began his career as a performer with his credits including the German production of Wicked and international productions of We Will Rock You, Grease, West Side Story and A Chorus Line. He worked as a choreographer for various cruise companies and directed showcases for drama schools in London. 

    Terence launched You Management in 2012 and has expanded the You brand with You Casting and You Productions. He was a producer for Curtains (Wyndhams/UK Tour), White Christmas (Dominion), The Wedding Singer (Troubadour), The Last King of Scotland (Crucible) and as co-executive producer for the Planet Blue animation brand. 

    You can follow Terence on Instagram / Twitter: @TerenceRodia

    For more info about You Management, visit www.you-management.com

    We're also joined by Lara Martins to discuss her debut album Canção. Lara is a Phantom of the Opera legend, having played Carlotta over 1,600 times over six years in the West End production at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

    Featuring 22 songs encompassing tango, Brazilian music and Portuguese fado, Canção celebrates the music of her homeland, Portugal with the grace, expertise and powerful theatricality of an accomplished West End performer.

    Lara  discusses her Phantom journey, whether she's Team Phantom or Team Raoul and the process of making her debut album during the pandemic. You can hear the interview 32 minutes into the episode.

    Canção is available wherever you get your music. 
    Visit www.laramartins.com for more information.
    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins
    @Andrew_Tomlins

    Thanks for listening!

    Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures. 

    • 54 min
    S5 Ep8 (ft. Matthew Harvey): The Wiz, Heathers, Disenchanted, Alexandra Burke, Now Or Never, If/Then + more!

    S5 Ep8 (ft. Matthew Harvey): The Wiz, Heathers, Disenchanted, Alexandra Burke, Now Or Never, If/Then + more!

    Composer & actor Matthew Harvey co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

    Andrew & Matthew discuss Disenchanted as well as the latest news about The Wiz, Carousel, Abba Mania, Intermissions and lots more.

    As a performer, Matthew's theatre credits include: Thérèse Raquin (Thérèse Raquin), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Les Misérables (West End), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre) and Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera). He played Monty in Violet at the Charing Cross Theatre and understudied Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican Theatre.

    Last year Matthew turned to writing and is an associate artist for the Barn Theatre in Cirencester. His song cycle Now or Never recently premiered digitally for one night only to huge acclaim for the Barn.

    You can follow Matthew on Instagram / Twitter: @mharveymusic

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins
    @Andrew_Tomlins

    Thanks for listening!

    Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures. 

    • 41 min
    S5 Ep7 (ft. Chris Steward): Pride at the Palace, Disenchanted, Diana The Musical, Amelie, West End Musical Productions + more!

    S5 Ep7 (ft. Chris Steward): Pride at the Palace, Disenchanted, Diana The Musical, Amelie, West End Musical Productions + more!

    Producer & personal development coach Chris Steward (West End Musical Brunch / Disenchanted) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! 

    Andrew & Chris discuss Now Or Never (Barn Theatre) and Disenchanted (steam.theatre) as well as the latest news about the Cultural Recovery Fund, Pride at the Palace, casting for the Matilda film, Diana The Musical and more!

    As a theatre producer, Chris is one half of West End Musical Productions alongside his partner, Shanay Holmes. They are responsible  for West End Musical Brunch and West End Musical Drive In as well as the upcoming West End Musical Celebration concerts at the Palace Theatre and the digital revival of Disenchanted. 

    Chris is also one of the UK’s leading personal development coaches. As The Schema Coach, he works with a huge range of clients, including West End and industry figures.

    For more info about Chris’ work as a personal development coach, visit www.theschemacoach.com.   

    West End Musical Brunch returns from 5th June. West End Musical Drive In returns later this month.  West End Musical Celebration runs at the Palace Theatre 10th - 13th June.   Disenchanted is available 9th - 11th April via stream.theatre. 

    You can follow Chris on Instagram @theschemacoach 

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins
    @Andrew_Tomlins

    Thanks for listening!

    Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures. 

    • 41 min
    S5 Ep6 (ft. Katy Lipson & Lucy Eaton): Cruise, Brooklyn, Pretty Woman, Hear Me Out, A Killer Party, The Lion King + more!

    S5 Ep6 (ft. Katy Lipson & Lucy Eaton): Cruise, Brooklyn, Pretty Woman, Hear Me Out, A Killer Party, The Lion King + more!

    Producer Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainment) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! We're also joined by actor & producer Lucy Eaton to discuss her new podcast Hear Me Out.

    Andrew & Katy discuss Brooklyn (stream.theare) as well as the latest news about Pretty Woman, The Lion King, & Juliet, Samantha Barks and more. Katy also discusses her upcoming productions of Cruise and A Killer Party.

    Katy founded Aria Entertainment in 2012. In 2017, Katy was awarded the Best Producer award by the Off-West End Awards and is a recipient of the Stage One Bursary and Start Up Award. She made “The Stage 100” in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for her work at Hope Mill Theatre and in 2021 for her work as a solo producer.

    Just a few of her many productions include the UK premiere of The Addams Family, the 50th anniversary production of Hair, Pippin at the Southwark Playhouse, Rags, The Return of the Soilder, Aspects of Love, The Last Five Years, Vanities, The Toxic Avenger and Mame.

    The filmed production of Cruise is available on stream.theatre 15th - 25th April. The play will then run in the West End at the Duchess Theatre 18th May - 13th June.   Visit www.cruisetheplay.co.uk for info and tickets. A Killer Party is being streamed 26th April - 23rd May on stream.theare.   

    You can follow Katy on Twitter @AriaEnts and Instagram @KatyAriaEnts

    Lucy Eaton most recently starred alongside Michael Sheen & David Tenant in Staged (BBC / Huli) written by her brother Simon Evans. Her theatre credits include: The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Trafalgar Studios), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse) and Khadija is 18 (Finborough Theatre). 

    Lucy is the host of new podcast Hear Me Out. Each week, she asks a different guest about their favourite speech which leads to wonderfully insightful conversations. Guests include Mark Bonnar, Denise Gough, Adrian Lester and Claire Skinner.

    Hear Me Out is available wherever you get your podcasts.

    Hosted by Andrew Tomlins
    @Andrew_Tomlins

    Thanks for listening!

    Visit www.westendframe.co.uk to stay up-to-date with our podcasting adventures. 

    • 52 min

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S3 E3 Review

Intelligent but light hearted and easy to listen to commentary by host Andrew Tomlins. Keith Jack gives isolation envy to all with his Heruclean agenda of work whilst in quarantine. Will make you long for the days when it’s safe to sit and be enraptured by the stage once more. Congratulations to all!

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GREAT show with fabulous guest co-host!

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the series, in particular, EP5 with guest co-host Adrian Hansel. Great to gain insight into the world of theatre and Adrian’s highly successful and well established career. It would be greatly beneficial for young performers starting out, to tune in and hear the likes of Adrian Hansel and peers, talk about how they have navigated their way in the industry, chosen exciting and suitable projects and hear that they have remained humble and are genuinely supportive and delighted for other performers. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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