The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat

The West End Frame Show: Theatre News, Reviews & Chat

Your weekly stagey catchup! Join West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, and industry co-hosts for a round-up of the latest theatre news and reviews. Special guests include West End performers, producers, journalists, creatives and more!

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May 3, 2021 30 min

Performer Kyle Birch (In Pieces / Once On This Island) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Kyle discuss I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (King's Head Theatre) as well as the latest news about The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Rachel Tucker, Cinderella, The War of the Worlds and lots more.

Kyle is a 2020 musical theatre graduate from the London College of Music. His theatre cr...

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Performer Charlotte Anne Steen (Bat Out Of Hell / 42nd Street) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Charlotte discuss In Pieces, as well as the latest news about In The Heights, Rent, Waitress, Dreamgirls and more. They also continue the discussion about the UK tour of Pricilla Queen Of The Desert after a cis man was cast as Bernadette, a trans character.

Charlotte's theatre credits include: Liebeswooosh in Bat Out Of...

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This week's episode was recorded in the heart of the West End! Agent Terence Rodia (Director of You Management) co-hosts The West End Frame Show. We're also joined by Phantom legend Lara Martins.

Andrew & Terence discuss what has happened over the past week after former employees of Producer Scott Rudin spoke out about his abusive behaviour. They also discuss Cruise The Play and the latest news about Phantom's orche...

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Composer & actor Matthew Harvey co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Matthew discuss Disenchanted as well as the latest news about The Wiz, Carousel, Abba Mania, Intermissions and lots more.

As a performer, Matthew's theatre credits include: Thérèse Raquin (Thérèse Raquin), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Les Misérables (West End), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre) and Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera). He played M...

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Producer & personal development coach Chris Steward (West End Musical Brunch / Disenchanted) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! 

Andrew & Chris discuss Now Or Never (Barn Theatre) and Disenchanted (steam.theatre) as well as the latest news about the Cultural Recovery Fund, Pride at the Palace, casting for the Matilda film, Diana The Musical and more!

As a theatre producer, Chris is one half of West End Musical Productions alo...

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Producer Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainment) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! We're also joined by actor & producer Lucy Eaton to discuss her new podcast Hear Me Out.

Andrew & Katy discuss Brooklyn (stream.theare) as well as the latest news about Pretty Woman, The Lion King, & Juliet, Samantha Barks and more. Katy also discusses her upcoming productions of Cruise and A Killer Party.

Katy founded Aria Entertainment in ...

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Performer Aoife Clesham (Fiver) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! 

In this episode, Andrew & Aoife discuss Shook by Samuel Bailey (Papatango) and All Star Musicals (ITV) as well as the latest news about Hairspray, Beauty & The Beast, Rent, Jersey Boys, Hair, Anything Goes plus lots more! 

Aoife's credits include: The Secret Society of Leading Ladies (Barn Theatre), Lead Vocalist for Belinda King, Gloria/Witch in Gretel (O...

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Producer & performer Louis Rayneau co-hosts The West End Frame Show! We're also joined by performer and star of The Voice, Andrew Bateup.

Andrew & Louis discuss Treason The Musical (Cadogan Hall), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barn Theatre / Lawrence Batley Theatre / New Wolsey Theatre / Oxford Playhouse / Theatr Clwyd) as well as the latest news about West End openings, In The Heights, Mamma Mia! and lots more.

Last year ...

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Performer Natalie Green (Prince Of Egypt/Hair) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Natalie delve into the Government's Budget  and what that means for theatre. They  also discuss Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Disney Plus) & Fiver (Cast Recording) as well as the latest news about Six The Musical, Shane Richie, Cynthia Erivo, Bring It On, Imelda Staunton, The West End Musical Drive In PLUS the latest ...

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Performer Emily Olive Boyd (We Will Rock You/Wicked) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! 

Andrew & Emily delve into the Government's roadmap and what that means for theatre. They  also discuss Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hung Parliament (Les Enfants Terribles) and the latest news about ITV's All Star Musicals, Meryl Streep & Robbie Williams. 

Prior to the pandemic, Emily was understudying Killer Queen in the UK tou...

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We're back with Ryan Carter who is producing and directing The Secret Society of Leading Ladies for the Barn Theatre!

Andrew & Ryan discuss The Color Purple (Leicester Curve), The Secret Society of Leading Ladies (Barn Theatre) and The Theatre Channel (Theatre Café) as well as the latest news about Sister Act, Brooklyn, Fiver, Six and Vanara.

As an actor, Ryan's credits include: Motown The Musical (West End), The Boyfri...

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January 19, 2021 25 min

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes insight into what happens whilst recording The West End Frame Show featuring outtakes from Series One to Series Four. Please note, this episode features some adult language and lots of laughter!

SECTION 1: WELCOME TO THE WEST END FRAME SHOW 

00:00 – Kayla Carter (S4 Ep4) 

00:45 – Rebecca Levy (S1 Ep16) 

00:55 – William J Connelly (S1 Ep23) 

01:10 – Kayleigh McKnight (S2 Ep2) 

SECTION 2: INTRODUCTION 

02.00...

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In our special end of year episode, Andrew & Caz each reveal their top five shows of 2020! We also share your theatrical highlights and answer some of your questions.

Caz returns to The West End Frame Show, having previously co-hosted S1 Ep15 and S3 Ep1. Caz is a theatre journalist for BroadwayWorld UK. You can follow her on Twitter: @CazCronin.

**WARNING** This episode contains a snort and some outro-outtakes.

Thank you for...

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Adam Gillian, who recently played Gerry Goffin in Beautiful, co-hosts a festive-filled episode of The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Adam discuss Dick Whittington (National Theatre), Girl Power (Thespie) and Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball (Turbine Theatre) as well as the latest news about West End returns, Cadogan Hall, Mischief Comedy, White Christmas, Rebecca Levy's new single 'This Song Is Not About Boys'...

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Social media manager Ksenya Gray returns to co-host The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Ksenya discuss Les Misérables: The All Star Staged Concert (Sondheim Theatre), Six The Musical (Lyric Theatre), Love Letters (Theatre Royal Haymerket) and the film adaptation of The Prom (Netflix) as well as the latest news about Come From Away, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Sister Act 3 and lots more.

Ksenya is Communications Manager for the agen...

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Casting Director Harry Blumenau co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Harry discuss Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball (Turbine Theatre) and Jodie Jacobs Live (Hippodrome Casino) as well as the latest news about The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Get Up! Stand Up!, Cameron Mackintosh and more.

Harry is one of the UK’s busiest casting directors, just a few of his recent credits include The Pirate Queen, Hugh J...

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Kayla Carter, who recently appeared in Rent at the Hope Mill Theatre, co-hosts the 60th episode of The West End Frame Show!

Andrew & Kayla discuss Rent (Hope Mill Theatre), Fiver (Southwark Playhouse) and Death Of England: Delroy (National Theatre) as well as the latest news about theatre shutdown, Romeo & Juliet, the Grammy Awards, new coffee table book Dear Audience and more.

Kayla is a 2020 masters graduate from the Roya...

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West End leading lady, Emma Hatton (Wicked/Evita) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Emma discuss Marry Me A Little (Barn Theatre) as well as the latest news about Anything Goes, Flowers for Mrs Harris, Death of England: Delroy, The Phantom of the Opera & more!

Emma also reveals whether she would return to Wicked, reflects on the most important thing about playing Eva Perón and confesses why she needs...

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This week's co-host is West End performer, voice actor, bass baritone, accent coach and poet Cameron Bernard Jones!

In this episode, Andrew & Cameron discuss Emilia (online broadcast) & Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix) and the latest news about Songs For A New World (West End), Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol (West End), Louise Dearman's new album, Fiver & more.

Cameron is originally from New Yor...

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We're back for another series to finish off the year! This week we're joined by Joel Harper-Jackson who recently starred as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots and has just released his debut album So What Happens Now.

In this episode, Andrew & Joel discuss From Here To Eternity (The Shows Must Go On/Shaftesbury Theatre) and the latest news about Beauty & The Beast (UK Tour), Dick Whittington (National Theatre), Jersey Boy...

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