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

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

The West End Frame Show is a weekly theatre podcast covering the latest Theatre News, Show Talk and updates from Broadway.Throughout each series, West End Frame Editor, Andrew Tomlins, is joined by guest co-hosts including actors, journalists and other industry professionals. Sometimes special guests pop in for a chat too! New episodes drop every Tuesday.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 52 min

West End star Jennifer Tierney (Come From Away/Wicked) joins us to co-host The West End Frame Show!

In this episode Andrew & Jennifer discuss Encore with Kristen Bell (Disney Plus) and the latest industry update, as well as the latest news about The Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Once on this Island, Crazy Coqs and lots more.

Jennifer discusses life in lockdown, the challenges of learning Come From Away, her iconic...

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Performer Reece Kerridge (Starlight Express/Shrek The Musical) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Reece discuss Songs For A New World & The Space Between as well as an industry update and the latest news about Jesus Christ Superstar casting, NT At Home, Lucie Jones' live album and lots more. 

Reece's theatre credits include: Our House (Union), The Book of Mormon (West End) and Shrek The Music...

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Director Kirk Jameson joins us to co-host The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Kirk discuss Intermissions and this week's Government update as well as the latest news about Six's Drive-In Tour, Jesus Christ Superstar, Frozen, The New Normal Festival and The Theatre Café.

Kirk is currently directing Intermissions, an online musical theatre show which is hosted by Alice Fearn (Elphaba in Wicked & Beverle...

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Performer Fred Smiley (The Book of Mormon) joins us to co-host The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Fred discuss Turn Up (Cadogan Hall) and History Has Its Eyes On You (Disney+), as well as the latest news about outdoor theatre, Godspell, Showstoppers, Wicked and The Southwark Playhouse.

After touring the UK as Simon Senior in Kinky Boots, Fred recently made his West End debut in The Book of Mormon. He’s one o...

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Arts journalist Marianka Swain (UK Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld) co-hosts an action-packed episode of The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Marianka dedicate an entire segment to the Hamilton film (Disney+) and also discuss Into The Unknown: The Making of Frozen II (Disney+) & Every Little Step (A Chorus Line documentary - Amazon Prime).

This week there is news about the Government's £1.57bn one...

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To celebrate one year of The West End Frame Show, original co-host Jenny Gayner returns for another stagey catchup!

In this episode, Andrew & Jenny discuss The Last Five Years (Lambert Jackson Productions) & Falsettos (BroadwayHD) as well as the latest news about Oliver Dowden's roadmap to reopen theatres, the return of SIX, The Phantom of the Opera, Hamlet at the Theatre Royal Windsor starring Ian McKellen, Sleepless a...

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Actor Joshua Lovell (The Book of Mormon/Kinky Boots) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Joshua discuss Peter Pan LIVE (The Shows Must Go On) & the Hamilton trailer (Disney+) as well as the latest news about British Theatre, Turn Up at Cadogan Hall & In The Wings.

Joshua's theatre credits include: Annie (Toronto), The Book of Mormon (West End), Mack & Mabel (Chichester/UK Tour), Folli...

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Actress & Producer Shanay Holmes co-hosts The West End Frame Show! 

In this episode, Andrew & Shanay discuss The Wiz LIVE (The Shows Must Go On) & Staged (BBC) and there's lots of news about the Dear Evan Hansen film, Sara Bareilles' new Apple TV+ show & Vicki Manser's debut single topping the charts.

Andrew & Shanay also continue the Black Lives Matter conversation, discussing the theatre industr...

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June 8, 2020 20 min

In this week's episode, West End Frame Editor Andrew Tomlins discusses Black Lives Matter and racism within the theatre industry, including discussion about the UK's leading drama schools and experiences from black performers in the West End. In addition, we celebrate the #StandByMeChallenge which has seen theatrical community's from around the world coming together in solidarity. 

Useful Links (as discussed during the ...

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Journalist Lisa Martland (Founding Editor of www.MusicalTheatreReview.com and former Deputy Editor of The Stage) returns to co-host The West End Frame Show!

In this bumper episode, Andrew & Lisa discuss Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall (Netflix), Hairspray LIVE (The Shows Must Go On), A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Vic/NT At Home), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC/Channel 4) & Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Hav...

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Leon Craig (Sandra Bollock in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) co-hosts The West End Frame Show! Leon recently understudied the Genie and played Babkak in Disney's Aladdin.

Andrew & Leon discuss Bombshell in Concert (Broadway Concert for The Actors Fund) & The Sound of Music LIVE (The Shows Must Go On); there's lots of news about SMASH, Troubadour Meridian Water, Newfound Hope Songs & West End LIVE + Leon dis...

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Mark Dugdale (Kevin T in Come From Away) co-hosts The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Mark discuss Cats The Musical (1998 filmed production) and Fun Home (Victory Gardens achieve); there's lots of news about Frozen, Hamilton & A Monster Calls PLUS we play charity single "We're Unstoppable" by Stiff & Kitch and James Taylor.

Mark also discusses all things Come From Away, getting up to antics ...

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West End actor Keith Jack joins us to co-host The West End Frame Show!

In this episode, Andrew & Keith discuss By Jeeves (The Shows Must Go On), Fleabag (Wyndham's Theatre, NT Live recording) & Pieces Of String (Mercury Theatre Colchester).

There's news about Rachel Tucker, Lizzie Bea, Barber Shop Chronicles & Harry Potter PLUS Keith discusses his top picks from Disney+, touring the UK with Fame and performing...

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Actress & singer Kerry Ellis joins us to discuss her album & new podcast!

In this episode, Andrew discusses Ryan Murphy's Hollywood (Netflix), Frankenstein (National Theatre at Home), Take Me To The World: Sondheim’s 90th Birthday Concert (YouTube Concert) & Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Concert (Royal Albert Hall).

There's lots of news about the Theatre Support Fund, the Sunday Favourites concert serie...

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Theatre journalist Caz Cronin joins us to co-host our first "virtual" episode! This series we'll continue to bring you weekly updates from theatreland, discussing all the productions being streamed online as well as the latest stagey news.

In this episode, Andrew & Caz discuss The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary production), Love Never Dies (Australian production) & Flowers For Mrs Harris (Chichester Fest...

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Steph Parry is currently starring as Kate in Mamma Mia The Party at the 02. She recently starred in The Pirate Queen at the London Coliseum and can soon be seen as Dr Alice Easton in Series 4 of Unforgotten for ITV.

Andrew & Steph discuss The Last Five Years (Southwark Playhouse) & Bang Bang (UK Tour). There's lots of news about Olivier nominations, Hello Dolly & Something Rotten PLUS find out what's going on ove...

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This week Andrew flies solo to bring you an update from theatreland! 

In this week's podcast we discuss Prince Of Egypt (Dominion Theatre), Be More Chill (The Other Palace) & On Your Feet (UK Tour). There's lots of news about the WhatsOnStage Awards & Bat Out of Hell PLUS find out what's going on over on Broadway.

To celebrate the return of our interviews podcast, In The Frame, this episode also features a preview...

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Matthew Hemley (News Editor of The Stage) co-hosts our very special 8th birthday episode!

Andrew & Matt discuss Be More Chill (The Other Palace) & The Wedding Singer (Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre). There's lots of news about the Sammy Davis Jr musical, 101 Dalmatians & The Inheritance PLUS find out what's going on over on Broadway.

Matt discusses his role at The Stage, his love for Gloria Estefan & the diff...

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Adrian Hansel has starred in countless shows, he was the original Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray with his other West End credits including Tyrone in Fame, Rusty in Starlight Express & Adrian in All You Need Is Love.

Andrew & Adrian discuss A Taste Of Honey (Trafalgar Studios), Six (UK Tour) & Stiff & Kitsch (The Vaults). There's lots of news about Cinderella, Chichester's new season & Bring It On casting ...

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Jodie Jacobs is a West End legend, having appeared in countless shows.

Andrew & Jodie discuss the Oscars, Sara Bareilles in Waitress (Adelphi Theatre) & Kinky Boots (cinema broadcast). There's lots of news about cast recordings, Hamilton, Only Fools and Horses, Sister Act & Cases PLUS find out what's going on over on Broadway.

Some of the iconic roles Jodie has played includes Nancy in Oliver!, Paulette in Legally...

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