Hosted by actor, writer & director Robert Softley Gale and actor & stand up comic Jack Hunter. Each week they interview a performer from a previous BOP production. Think of it like The Graham Norton Show, but presented by two disabled folk and without any fancy sofas.
The Audio Engineer is Will McKee and the soundtrack was composed by Scott Twynholm, performed by Scott and Kim Moore.
BOP on the Wire is a podcast from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, the only professional disabled-led theatre company in Scotland.
4. Amy Conachan
This week we speak with the wonderful Amy Conachan. Amy is a stage and television actress who graduated with a BA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2015 and has since worked companies including Graeae and A Play, A Pie and A Pint. From 2014 - 2016, Amy played the part of Laura in our "rude, ribald and hilariously off-colour" sex comedy Wendy Hoose, written by Johnny McKnight. As if starring in one of our shows wasn't enough of a career highlight 😉 Amy is now best known for playing science teacher, Courtney Campbell, in the Channel 4 show Hollyoaks.
The discussion covers how to rehearse 'finger-banging', how Glaswegian gags translate to a Spanish audience and the differenceof working on a play compared to a TV soap.
This episode was recorded on June 4th.
3. Caroline Parker
This week we chat with renowned Deaf performer Caroline Parker. Caro has performed with BOP in a few shows including our 2017 adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier as a children's Christmas play.
In addition to acting in numerous productions for multiple theatre companies, Caro also performs in the cabaret and comedy circuits and is part of the disabled stand-up comedy collective Abnormally Funny People - whose other members include Lost Voice Guy and Liz Carr. Another of Caro's impressive attributes is that she is a skilled song signer, and has worked at many gigs and festivals signing live acts - including the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games at London 2012 - in fact, she's so prolific, she's even done a TED talk about it.
This interview was conducted on May 27th 2020. Please get in touch with your thoughts about the podcast, either via social media or you can email us directly at email@example.com
2. Gail Watson
Welcome back to BOP on the Wire. For this episode we speak to actor Gail Watson whose TV credits include Still Game, Taggart and Katie Morag. Our conversation with her includes her role with us on our 2018 & 2019 show My Left / Right Foot - The Musical, the appropriate price for a set of swingball and the process of bleaching certain pats of your anatomy. We hope you enjoy.
This interview was conducted on May 26th.
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1: Laurence Clark
BOP on the Wire is a podcast from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
BOP on the Wire is hosted by two disabled people; actor, writer and director Robert Softley Gale & actor and stand up comic Jack Hunter. Each week they will interview a performer from a previous Birds of Paradise theatre production. This week they interview actor and comedian Laurence Clark, you can find out more about Laurence on his website here
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