710 episodes

We are a weekly podcast devoted to
bringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre and
film. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in.
Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk

MusicalTalk - The UK's Independent Musical Theatre Podcast MusicalTalk

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    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings

We are a weekly podcast devoted to
bringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre and
film. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in.
Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk

    Episode 845: Chordstruck Theatre and Jingle Street

    Episode 845: Chordstruck Theatre and Jingle Street

    In this week's episode, you can enjoy songs from Jingle Street, the five star hit musical from the 2023 EdFringe, and hear insights and observations from its writer, lyricist, producer, director, choreographer, assistant director and one of the lead actors on what it takes to create and develop a show for the Fringe and beyond, particularly as a new theatrical company.  And as a special bonus, there's a chance to hear an exclusive recording - a rather brilliant cut song from this wonderful musical show. You'll love it - we "pinky swear" it!

    • 43 min
    Episode 844: Chordstruck Theatre and On Your Bike

    Episode 844: Chordstruck Theatre and On Your Bike

    It's songs galore and laughs aplenty as Thos talks to the talented people behind Chordstruck Theatre about their hit shows, On Your Bike (Winner of the Best Musical at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2021) and Jingle Street (Five Stars from MusicalTalk, EdFringe 2023).  It's a lovely, insightful and fun filled conversation about the collective creative process of making not just one, but two, musicals! As Felix, one of the characters in On Your Bike, might say "Winner Winner Chicken* Dinner"    (*falafel also available)

    • 55 min
    Episode 843: Lies All The Way Down - a New Chamber Musical

    Episode 843: Lies All The Way Down - a New Chamber Musical

    Join Thos as he talks with Shaye Poulton Richards, the talent behind the EdFringe success, Lies All The Way Down - a New Chamber Musical, a show that uses polyphonic sounds beyond the usual soundscape provided by a quartet to create the intense atmosphere needed for a pyschological thriller exploring the friend we make and the lies we tell. And hear songs and music from the show that help illustrate Shaye's creative process and her favoured combination of modern folk and contemporary classical sounds.

    • 58 min
    Episode 842: Hannah's First Time at Wicked

    Episode 842: Hannah's First Time at Wicked

    Wicked has been playing in the West End for over 15 years so Nick thought it was about time that Hannah sees the show - so they did.  
    With the film coming out next year it seems the right time to discuss the show, its legacy and - more importantly - what it's like seeing it nowadays with very little knowledge of it!  Does it live up to the hype?  Is it still wonderful or is it still just popular?  

    • 51 min
    Episode 841: 365 Days of Shows

    Episode 841: 365 Days of Shows

    Nick and Hannah discuss a myriad of musicals that they've seen in the last year including The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Book of Mormon, Aladdin and more! 

    • 52 min
    Episode 840: La Serva Padrona Gets Funky

    Episode 840: La Serva Padrona Gets Funky

    In 2020 Coronavirus threatened to kill opera! By 2022, only one man could save it - using his one person production of La Serva Padrona - where baroque meets 1970s funk in a new English version of Pergolesi's 1733 comic masterpiece. Thos joins the extremely talented musical academic and performer, David William Hughes, to discuss the third of his historic music trilogy - a joyous and delightful version of La Serva Padrona - served up from "an emergency opera kit" saved over from the Cold War era!  It's a funkadelic relic!

    • 52 min

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