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The Adlib Podcast
The Adlib Podcast
The theatre and arts podcast helping creatives enter the industry. Launched at York Theatre Royal and now standing on it's own legs. We share stories and advice from professionals across the sector for your ears.
May 28, 2020
During the Interval with She Productions
With theatres still closed Henry and Jessy chat to Annie Kirkman, Jessica Duffield and Alice Palmer of East Yorkshire based She Productions. Hear how they created their female led company which puts on work by women, about women and for everybody. For more information about their work and their festival SheFest follow their social media @ProductionsShe (twitter) or go to their website www.sheproductions.co.uk
Apr 30, 2020
During the Interval with Emma Rice | Wise Children
Award-winning director and writer Emma Rice chats with Henry and Jessy about her career and her company, Wise Children. Though the current worldwide situation is tough, Emma shares how her work is always led by hope.
Mar 20, 2020
During the Interval with Nancy Zamit | Mischief Theatre
We are back again to try and create something positive during this difficult time. Henry and Jessy are this time joined on Skype, because of social distancing of course, by Nancy Zamit from Mischief Theatre known for The Play That Goes Wrong and their hit BBC show The Goes Wrong Show. Hear what it was like creating their hilarious shows, being part of the cast and what flavour ice cream we all like. Serious content.
Mar 17, 2020
During the Interval with Bea Udale-Smith | Pigfoot Theatre
Here at Adlib we decided that we didn’t want to spend the next few weeks and months waiting for theatre to resume, so instead we will be recording and sharing episodes to help understand how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting the arts industry. First off we are joined by Bea Udale-Smith of environmental Theatre Company Pigfoot.
Feb 27, 2020
Six The Musical with Harriet Watson
Harriet Watson, current alternate in the touring cast of the hit-musical Six, shares what it is like to be a Queen on the road, being part of the Queendom as well as highlighting the importance of swings, understudies and alternates in the theatre industry.
Jan 23, 2020
Britney (not that one) with Charly Clive
Britney Comedy was born from two best friends and a brain tumour called Britney. Hear the story from Charly Clive, one half of the comedy duo, from its initial conception at the Edinburgh Fringe to it now being transformed into a television series. This really is such a fascinating story and has allowed both Charly and Ellen to forge a career for themselves in the creative industry. Find out more at www.britneycomedy.co.uk
1 hr 26 min
Jan 16, 2020
A Taste of SLAP
SLAP Festival is back for another year at York Theatre Royal, so Jessy and Henry went to speak to Co-Director of the festival Lydia Cottrell and upcoming artist Aisling Lally whose play Messy Eaters is being performed at the festival. Have a listen to what you can expect at SLAP this year and what it takes to put together. SLAP takes place on the 15th February 2020 and tickets can be bough via the York Theatre Royal Box Office.
Nov 7, 2019
Does theatre have a role in the climate emergency?
Recorded live as part of TakeOver 2019. Henry hosts a panel including Rachel Flannagan, Artistic Director of TakeOver, Adam Foley, Head of Production for Silent Uproar and Alex Mitchel, Artistic Director of Silent Uproar. The panel discuss how TakeOver with the support of York Theatre Royal, implemented a greener approach to the festival and how Silent Uproar approach new work and touring whilst creating a minimal environmental impact.
Oct 10, 2019
Reasons to Stay Alive
Recorded in the dressing rooms of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Jessy and Henry are joined by Mike and Chris from the cast of Reasons to Stay Alive, a play based on the renowned, bestselling book by Matt Haig. Hear how the play came together and how it was led by the contents of the book from the very beginning. This important and powerful play is currently touring and will play at York Theatre Royal between the 5th and 9th of November with tickets available from the York Theatre Royal Box Office.
Oct 4, 2019
Fat Rascal: Tales From the Fringe
Fat Rascal are the guests on this week's episode. Known for their quick witty, laugh out loud musicals, Henry speaks to them in between their hectic two show a day fringe run. Hear how they create their work, have grown their fanbase and the challenges with having a blue glitter beard everyday for a month!
Sep 26, 2019
Nicola Wren: Tales From the Fringe
In this episode from the Edinburgh Fringe, Henry is joined by writer and performer Nicola Wren, discussing her show Superstar. Now have you ever felt overshadowed or constantly competing with your siblings? Well, Nicola has. Not surprising if your brother is the lead singer in a world famous band, and that's what Superstar is all about. Hear how the show came about and what it is like being yourself on stage.
Sep 19, 2019
Colla Voce: Tales From the Fringe
Up and coming musical theatre group Colla Voce join Henry on the show to talk about their latest piece, You and I, a brand new musical. Hear how the musical was developed and maybe why rehearsing in an Airbnb in Chesterfield is not the best idea... Colla Voce are bringing their show to York as part of the TakeOver Festival on the 28th of October and tickets are available now from the York Theatre Royal box office.
Sep 12, 2019
Middle Child: Tales From the Fringe
In this episode recorded once again at the Edinburgh Fringe, Henry and Jessy are joined by Middle Child members Daniel Ward and Nigel Taylor who performed The Canary and The Crow in Edinburgh and are now currently touring the show around the UK. Hear how the show came about, what gig theatre is and what this piece means to those involved and to audiences that have been lucky enough to see it.
Sep 5, 2019
Sh!t-Faced Showtime: Tales From the Fringe
For this week's episode Henry joined two members of the cast of Fringe favourite Sh!t-Faced Showtime to hear about how they manage the complexities of their production. With one member of the cast getting for each performance, welfare is naturally a key issue, but this is a company that knows how to enjoy what they do and you can't help but laugh watching them perform.
Aug 29, 2019
The Roaring Girls: Tales from the Fringe
In our second episode from the Edinburgh Fringe we talk to the Roaring Girls about their new show Beach Body Ready. We discuss how their show came about and the message of body positivity they are spreading. This is a company that is refreshingly open and honest in their conversations so keep an eye out their future performances.
Aug 23, 2019
Mr Men and Little Miss: Tales from the Fringe
In the first of a series of episodes recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe, we talk to Richard Lounds and Em Watkins about bringing these beloved characters to life.
May 30, 2019
Waitress with Alex Sumner-Hughes
Adlib is back for a new season and to kick it off we have an interview with the wonderful Alex Sumner-Hughes, resident director of the award winning Waitress the Musical in London's west end. Hear how she came to take on the role and what the day to day life of a resident director involves.
Mar 7, 2019
The Producers with Selladoor Worldwide
In this episode Jessy and Henry went back down to London to talk to Nathan Brine and Maddy Mutch from the producing company Selladoor. They discuss the role of a theatre producer, project timelines and challenges facing new productions.
Feb 21, 2019
All We Need Is Love with Catherine Love
This week on Adlib, Jessy and Henry talk to arts journalist, theatre critic, and academic Catherine Love. They cover topics such as mental health in the arts, arts education, problematic revivals and objectivity versus subjectivity in arts journalism.
Feb 17, 2019
SLAP festival opens this week across York (20th-23rd February 2019), so Henry and Jessy chatted with Lydia Cottrell, co-director of the festival to hear how it came about and what you can expect from the line-up this year. Tickets can be purchased through the York Theatre Royal Box Office.
Feb 14, 2019
10 Years of NT Live with Flo Buckeridge
2019 is the 10 year anniversary of National Theatre Live, so Jessy and Henry went and talked to Flo Buckeridge, a senior producer for NT Live to hear all about it. They discuss how it all came about, behind the scenes work as well as programming broadcasts.
Feb 7, 2019
Gardner’s World with Lyn Gardner
This week, Jessy and Henry talk to the renowned arts journalist Lyn Gardner, about her career and the big issues facing theatre.
Jan 31, 2019
The Podcast That Goes Wrong with Dave Hearn
Jessy and Henry talk to Dave Hearn from Mischief theatre about his journey as an actor, being part of a growing company, and international success in our first episode of the series.
1 hr 2 min