We are back with our new Summer season brining you all the news about what to see this summer at the theatre.
We are starting this week with Christie Prades who plays Gloria Estefan in the new west end musical On Your Feet, which tells the story of the singers life. She chats to Alice about how Gloria asked her to play the role, her career and how Lin Manuel Miranda's advice encouraged her to take her career to the next level.
Pride Special with Will Young
This week it's a very special edition of the Musicals and Theatre podcast, featuring Will Young who has starred in Cabaret, The Vortex, and more recently Strictly Ballroom The Musical
On the night before Pride in London Alice sat down with Will Young talk all things LGBTQ+ in a one off show on Magic called Pride. We wanted to share it here with some added in bonus bits that didn't make it into the final program. In the podcast Alice shares memories from her first ever Pride, when it was definitely still a march for rights and Will chats about his time on Pop Idol, what it was like to come out in the public eye and the power of LGBTQ+ role models.
11x8 Come From Away
This week Alice is back stage at the Phonix Theatre speaking to the Robert Hands, Clive Carter and Rachel Tucker who are all starring in the Olivier Award winning musical Come From Away. They talk about the amazing production that tells the story of the people of Gander who took in 7000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11.
This is the last podcast in this season but don't worry as we will be back in a few weeks with more great interviews and ideas of what to see this summer.
11x7 Giles Terera
This week Alice is backstage at the Duke of York's Theatre to chat to Olivier Award Winner Giles Terera. They chatted about his extensive career including his role in Hamilton, which he won the Olivier for best actor in a musical for and the Ibsen play he is currently starring in Rosmersholm.
11x6 Lesley Garrett
This week Alice was out and about and found herself in Opera Legend Lesley Garrett's music room - as you do!
There they chatted about Lesley's career from her training at the Royal Academy, to dipping her toe in the world of musical theater with her role in the Sound of Music.
Now she is encouraging new writers to create more roles for older singers and leaving a legacy for generations to come.
As well as all that she tells Alice all about Chiswick proms which is happening next weekend.