One of our fave musical theatre directors interviewing a series of our #StageFaves... starting with Tyrone Huntley, Alice Fearn, Fra Fee, Harriet Thorpe, Lara Denning, Julie Atherton and Mark Anderson? That's a weekly podcast we'll be tuning in to for sure... care of the new IMDB of theatre app, Stagedoor.
Stagedoor has today announced the launch of Ad Lib, a new theatre podcast hosted by director Kirk Jameson. The first series of Ad Lib features seven lively discussions about the paths taken by some of London’s most exciting performers.
Each week, Kirk and his guests chat about mentors, life-changing moments and how each artist’s beginning shaped the career that followed. Starting from next week, the weekly podcast will feature musical theatre stars: Fra Fee, most recently seen in the West End in Jez Butterworth's play The Ferryman; Tyrone Huntley, Evening Standard Award winner for Jesus Christ Superstar and Olivier nominated for Dreamgirls; Wicked's current Elphaba Alice Fearn; West End stalwart Harriet Thorpe and Lara Denning, both soon to be seen in the UK premiere of Ruthless!; and The Grinning Man co-stars Julie Atherton and Mark Anderson.
The Ad Lib podcast will be released in seven episodes, available every Wednesday from 21 March 2018 on Stagedoor’s website, iTunes, Soundcloud, and your favourite podcast app.
Host of Ad Lib Kirk Jameson's many musical directing credits include, most recently, Privates on Parade, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Seussical. Commenting on the new Stagedoor podcast series, he said:
“I’ve always been intrigued by what attracts people to a career in theatre and why they stick it out when their expectations are challenged along the road to success. It’s been such a joy to explore the lives of these seven wonderful actors and to hear how their commitment has led to such exciting work."
Michael Hadjijoseph, CEO of Co-Founder of Stagedoor said: “We’re delighted to support this series of stories. They’re a fascinating insight into the lives of some of our most interesting performers. The Stagedoor app exists to help people discover beautiful theatre and keep up to date with the artists they love - and we hope these podcasts do the same.”