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A podcast all about the Liverpool International Theatre Festival, held every two years in Liverpool. Nova Scotia in Canada. Hosted by Deborah Raddall, with Artistic Directors Neil Maidman and Vic Mills, it's all about what it is to make great theatre from around the world.

The Offstage Cast The Liverpool International Theatre Festival, Deborah Raddall, Neil Maidman & Vic Mills

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A podcast all about the Liverpool International Theatre Festival, held every two years in Liverpool. Nova Scotia in Canada. Hosted by Deborah Raddall, with Artistic Directors Neil Maidman and Vic Mills, it's all about what it is to make great theatre from around the world.

    Fun and a Blessing

    Fun and a Blessing

    The team talk all things positive as we hear from the winners of Short Cuts and they tell us all about what the virtual festival has meant to them and just how to go about making winning theatre in a pandemic.


    www.litf.ca/offstagecast

    • 31 min
    Offstage Cast - Getting the Band Back Together

    Offstage Cast - Getting the Band Back Together

    The Offstage Cast from the Liverpool International Theatre Festival is Back for Season 2!!

    In preparation for the Liverpool International Theatre Festival in May 2022, Artistic Directors (Vic Mills and Neil Maidman) chat with Offstage Cast host, Deborah Raddall about plans for the festival and take a look at the success of the virtual festival ' Short Cuts'. 

    In this episode, Neil and Vic talk about  Short Cuts and the decision process in choosing the winners.  Each of the top six is discussed and we would encourage you to watch the finalists - some great theatre there.

    Links via our Facebook page to each of the finalists are here. 

    https://fb.watch/83-ox5ewbk/ Toofa’s Reward – Tender Talents – Ashindi Theatre Company Kampala, Uganda
     
    https://fb.watch/83-s7VTmOo/ Family Pics – Venzi De Scena’ from Civitaveccia in Italy.
     
    https://fb.watch/83-tVvlndY/ Hide and Seek – Port Tobacco Players Maryland, USA
     
    https://fb.watch/83-xdmrPvJ/ Half Full Half Empty - Team Poupoulo from Greece
     
    https://fb.watch/83-EWj9pZ3/ Fetus  Il Luogo in Buio from Napoli, Italy
     
    https://fb.watch/83-IH9Emii/ Extraction without Pain - Compagna De Teatro Casa del
    artista and producciones Veneteatro - from Caracas, Venezuela.
     

    Head over to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/litfns for all the latest news on the festival, plus links to the troupes that are taking part in 2022.

    Please remember to subscribe to this podcast!  

    • 37 min
    Season 2 - Coming Soon

    Season 2 - Coming Soon

    The Offstage Cast is back on 21st September 2021.

    Discussing all things Liverpool International Theatre Festival, it has guests from all around the world. 

    Hosted by Deborah Raddall with Neil Maidman and Vic Mills.   Be sure to subscribe to hear all the news and views on this great theatre festival.  

    http://www.litf.ca 

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    At Home In Wales and in Greece

    At Home In Wales and in Greece

    For the last podcast of Season 1, Deborah chats to Vic and Neil, our two Artistic Directors about their experiences of LITF over the years and our final interview is a terrific one with Giannis and Elisabeth, leaders of TheatreHouse of Thessaloniki in Greece - the birthplace of western theatre.

    Clips that are discussed in the podcast by Vic and Neil.  We hope that you enjoy them!!

    Last Tango in Liverpool by David Tristram - performed by the Winds of Change at LITF 2010 Directed by Neil Maidman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5XPYH1RLJc
    Sc 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU9vyWiIn9g

    Godfather Death by Vic Mills & Directed by Neil Maidman.  Blackwood Little Theatre - 2012 - Filmed at the Gwent Festival, Wales.

    https://youtu.be/zylonkFdLIg

    The Ruins of Talgarth by Vic Mills & Directed by Neil Maidman.  Blackwood Little Theatre at the MADF (Isle of Man) Festival in 2015.  This was performed at LITF 2018. 

    https://youtu.be/vFTpfX17m4s

    From Deborah, Vic and Neil, along with everyone at the LITF, we would like to wish you a happy holiday season and that we all have a healthy 2021.  We will be back early in the New Year - so make sure that you have hit that subscribe button to your next episode of 'The Offstage Cast'!!

    • 48 min
    From A Belgian Garden In The Dark

    From A Belgian Garden In The Dark

    This week we travel to Mechelen in Belgium to meet the Lucky Leo Theatre Company and find a lot to laugh about with four wonderful creatives. We also catch up with Vic and Deborah and find how they are still managing to be creative in Wales and Canada.

    Your Hosts for this Podcast are Deborah Raddall and Vic Mills.

    More information can be found here

    Please note that the performance of "A Christmas Carol' which is mentioned in the Podcast, has had to be since cancelled, due to Covid restrictions. 

    • 47 min
    What Makes a Winning Play?

    What Makes a Winning Play?

    This week we talk in-depth and detail with LITF’s adjudicator, Paul Fowler, and explore with him how judgments can be made about the qualities of a theatre performance. We discover what he looks for and how he shares his analysis with theatre audiences in competition and how he gives feedback to performers and practitioners after watching their work.

    The Offstage Cast from the Liverpool International Theatre Festival is hosted by Deborah Raddall along with Co-Artistic Directors, Neil Maidman & Vic Mills.

    www.litf.ca/offstagecast

    • 42 min

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