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Spotlight On... Arlene Phillips (2/2)

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Mark Shenton concludes his conversation with choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, which took place at The Shaw Theatre last month. The first part of the conversation is still available.

In this final part of the discussion, Arlene continues talking about Strictly Come Dancing as well as taking questions from the floor and covering topics such as her favourite directors and choreographers and the challenges of choreographing actors who can’t dance and turning Cliff Richard into a rock star for Time.

The next Spotlight On… event will be a conversation with lyricist Tim Rice at The Shaw Theatre on May 20 at 3pm. Tickets are usually £10, but listen to the podcast for details on how to book tickets for £5.

To listen to the podcast:

The preferred way to listen to the podcast is through iTunes. Subscribing in iTunes will ensure that not only do you get this edition of the podcast, but you will automatically receive further editions, for free, as they are released.

Alternatively, you can download the MP3 file (right-click and select “Download file/Save linked file as…” or similar), or use the player below:

Spotlight On... Arlene Phillips (1/2)

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Legendary choreographer Arlene Phillips talks to Mark Shenton about how she became interested in dance and choreography, forming controversial dance troupe Hot Gossip, and moving into full-scale musical theatre choreography.

She also discusses moving into directing with Saturday Night Fever, as well as discussing her appointment as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

The second part of this conversation will be published next week.

To listen to the podcast:

The preferred way to listen to the podcast is through iTunes. Subscribing in iTunes will ensure that not only do you get this edition of the podcast, but you will automatically receive further editions, for free, as they are released.

Alternatively, you can download the MP3 file (right-click and select “Download file/Save linked file as…” or similar), or use the player below:

Spotlight On... Sandy Wilson

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In an event recorded at The Shaw Theatre, London, The Stage’s Mark Shenton talks to Sandy Wilson, composer of musicals including The Boy Friend, The Buccaneer and Valmouth.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to include the first 15 minutes of the audio from the live event, but there is still plenty to listen to.

To listen to the podcast:

You can use the player below, or download the MP3 file (right-click and select “Download file/Save linked file as…” or similar).

Alternatively, subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast player. This will also ensure that you’ll automatically receive future podcasts when they become available. In addition, the iTunes version contains album art and chapter marks for easier navigation through the programme.

Spotlight On, spotlight off

We are sorry to have to inform listeners to The Stage Podcast that the next planned Spotlight On… conversation, with acclaimed composer Michel Legrand, has been cancelled.

Happily, the other conversations in the current run, with Mark Shenton talking to Sandy Wilson, composer of The Boyfriend and opera and musical theatre star Lesley Garrett, will be going ahead.

For more details on those events, please visit The Shaw Theatre website.

Spotlight On... Ruthie Henshall, part 3

Spotlight On... Ruthie Henshall (3/3): Audience questions

In the final part of our three-part series, Ruthie Henshall answers questions from the audience at the recent Spotlight On… event. Part 1 and part 2 are both still available.

Ruthie covers topics such as her vocal technique, whether she would ever share a role with an alternate, whether jukebox musicals mean the West End is dumbing down, the perils of recording musical theatre albums, what makes her blush on Dancing on Ice and her advice for people entering the industry.

If you want to be in the audience for future Spotlight On… events, book tickets from the Shaw Theare website at http://www.theshawtheatre.com

  • February 15: Michel Legrand CANCELLED - apologies
  • March 13: Sandy Wilson
  • March 25: Lesley Garrett

To listen:

You can use the player below, or download the MP3 file (right-click and select ‘Save As…’/’Download file…’ or similar):

Alternatively, subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast player. This will also ensure that you’ll receive an automatic notification when future podcast events, including our other Spotlight On… conversations, become available.

Spotlight On... Ruthie Henshall, part 2

Spotlight On... Ruthie Henshall, part 2 of 3

In the second episode of a three-part series, musical theatre actress Ruthie Henshall talks to The Stage’s Mark Shenton. (Missed the first episode? Find it here)

In this segment, Ruthie talks about roles in Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Oliver!, Chicago, Putting It Together, Peggy Sue Got Married and Marguerite. She also talks about the loss of her sister Noel, and how she used that memory in her Marguerite performance.

In the third and final segment of this conversation with Ruthie, which will be online at the beginning of next week, she will be answering audience questions.

If you want to be in the audience for future Spotlight On… events, go to the Shaw Theare website at http://www.theshawtheatre.com.

To listen:

You can use the player below, or download the MP3 file (right-click and select ‘Save As…’/’Download file…’ or similar):

Alternatively, subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast player. This will also ensure that you’ll receive an automatic notification when the rest of the interview with Ruthie Henshall is available, as well as other podcasts from The Stage.

Spotlight On... Ruthie Henshall, part 1

Spotlight On... Ruthie Henshall

In the first episode of a three-part series, musical theatre actress Ruthie Henshall talks to The Stage’s Mark Shenton.

As well as talking about her position as a judge on ITV show Dancing on Ice, she talks about her entry into the industry, her training and her early career.

In the second episode, she will talk about her more recent career developments, while the third will be devoted to audience questions.

The interview was recorded as part of the Spotlight On… series at The Shaw Theatre. Future interviews are scheduled with Michel Legrand, Sandy Wilson and Lesley Garrett. For more details and to book tickets, go to http://www.theshawtheatre.com/

To listen:

You can use the player below, or download the MP3 file (right-click and select ‘Save As…’/’Download file…’ or similar):

Alternatively, subscribe in iTunes or your favourite podcast player. This will also ensure that you’ll receive automatic notifications when the rest of the interview with Ruthie Henshall becomes available, as well as other podcasts from The Stage.

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