I was thrilled to host this special Musical Theatre show for Phoenix FM on Sunday. I featured interviews with four incredible artists (Rosie Ladkin, Scarlette Douglas, Lewis Griffiths and David Ribi), and played songs from thirteen musicals. Plus I featured the original song ‘Self Indulgent Ballad’ which is an hilarious song by West End star Scott Garnham.
Miss Saigon. The epic love story, set during the Vietnam war, is back in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre.
The Book of Mormon is a Tony Award-winning satirical musical from the writers of South Park. The show is now in London’s West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
The brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical-comedy, Anything Goes is currently touring the UK. Details from http://www.anythinggoestour.com
I met with the super talented actress, singer, dancer, musician Rosie Ladkin earlier this week for a chat about Musical Theatre.
From 3 – 7 March at Brentwood Theatre, Billericay Operatic Society are performing the Tim Rice musical CHESS. Brentwood Theatre Box Office: 01277 200305
Since Cats first opened on the West End stage in 1981, it has become one of the world’s best known and best loved musicals. CATS is currently enjoying a revival at The London Palladium with Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella, West End megastar Kerry Ellis will be joining the cast to play the part from 9 February 2015 until April.
Scarlette Douglas is multi-talented performer. Recent projects include the West End show “I Can’t Sing” and the tour of “Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. She kindly chatted to me about her experiences in Musical Theatre.
Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING is now in its 16th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre and is on its first tour of the UK.
David Ribi is a singer/songwriter, a tribute artist and an all round musical theatre performer. He is currently playing Brad in The Rocky Horror Show and I managed to grab a chat with him in between shows on tour in Germany.
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. The show is at the SHAFTESBURY THEATRE in the West End.
Lewis Griffiths plays bassist Nick Massi in the tour of JERSEY BOYS and I chatted to him at the Cliffs Pavillion in Southend earlier this week. Details of the tour are here http://www.jerseyboysuktour.com/
The popular musical Shrek is touring the UK where you can join the ogre, Donkey, and Princess Fiona. www.shrekthemusical.co.uk
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Rosie Ladkin Interview: 26.10 mins
Scarlette Douglas Interview: 45.40 mins
David Ribi Interview: 1hr 7.30 mins
Self Indulgent Ballad: 1hr 23.15mins
Lewis Griffiths Interview: 1hr 31.20 mins