Displaying episodes 1 - 30 of 38 in total

Podcast Episode 38: Rachel Bagshaw

Growing up in a west Yorkshire village with an annual lantern making festival, resisting putting herself in a box, and directing The Duchess of Malfi, the first show t...

Podcast Episode 37: Sean Holmes

The magic of the ‘drama barn’, collaborating with a pre Blasted Sarah Kane, and the joys of being a Fulham fan - All of this and more is discussed in this month’s epis...

Podcast Episode 36: Nathan Queeley-Dennis

A shared love of Aston Villa, the joys of improvisation and a late submission to the prestigious Bruntwood Prize which proved very fruitful. All of this and more is di...

Podcast Episode 35: Mike Shepherd

The inspiration of Footsbarn on his early theatre making, getting arrested at the end of the first ever Kneehigh show and not being a great believer in giving advice. ...

Episode 34: Charlie Josephine

Almost embarking on a boxing career, wanting to be the Artful Dodger as a child and their recent critically acclaimed production of 'Cowbois' (which stars our AD Paul ...

Episode 33: Hayley Carmichael and John Wright

From their first encounters as a ‘dude’ of a teacher with a trademark leather jacket, a ‘sophisticated’ student joining Middlesex Poly en route from a summer working i...

Episode 32: Mikey Ureta

Learning to do flips in the playground at school, his choreographic inspirations and playing Agent Smith in Danny Boyle's mind blowing stage re-boot of the Matrix. All...

Episode 31: Lucy McCormick

An unmatched admiration of Cats the Musical, the role of persona in her work and “having a good idea and doing it”. All of this and more is discussed in this month’s e...

Episode 30: Simon Stokes

The beginning of his career as Alan Rickman’s follow spot operator, being referred to as a grubby thruster by an Equity councillor and his tenures as Artistic Director...

Episode 29: Justin Audibert

Celebrating his 5th birthday with TV legends Sooty and Sweep, his interest in directing Tom Hanks on stage and his recent appointment as Artistic Director of Chicheste...

Episode 28: Okorie Chukwu

The audition process for Kate and Koji, throwing custard pies at Latitude Festival and his dad's need for all electricity to be off overnight interfering with his brot...

Episode 27: Theresa Heskins

Learning about hard graft through working in a sweet shop in Elephant and Castle, coming second to the League of Gentlemen for a coveted Total Theatre Award and her pr...

Episode 26: Mary Woodvine

Living in a van during the early days of Kneehigh, her time on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, and memories of her father cleaning the kitchen floor in his...

Episode 25: Simon Callow

A childhood heckle in defence of the Queen, a love of eccentric dance and working with some of theatre's all time greats. All of this and more is discussed in this mon...

Episode 24: Will Eaves

Being on the committee of the school film club, adapting and reinventing works for other forms, and his preference of crime over punishment. All of this and more is di...

Episode 23: Jerone Marsh-Reid

Parents managing your career expectations, being the class clown and playing Stan Laurel as a British Caribbean actor. All of this and more is discussed in this month'...

Episode 22: Matthew Dunster

Returning to acting after years offstage, smashing through sets, and directing undirectable actors. All of this and more is discussed in this month's episode of Regret...

Episode 21: Tanika Gupta

Preferring gardening over DIY, the all-important writer and director relationship, and unique reasons for being late for school. All of this and more is discussed in t...

Episode 20: Rachel Mars

Finding your own audaciousness, the importance of Leo Rosten's Book of Laughter and the pros and cons of learning a script. All of this and more is discussed in this m...

Episode 19: Stephen Harper

Needing a 'rescue device', being part of the original cast of Warhorse and that time he put his head in a fridge. All this and more is discussed in episode 19 of Regre...

Episode 18: Sophia Clist

Designing theatre with sustainability in mind, making crocodile sculptures and the importance of a collaborative approach are all discussed in this episode featuring S...

Episode 17: Dennis Mortimer

As we open our new show Would You Bet Against Us? which celebrates Aston Villa winning the European cup in 1982, Paul speaks to Dennis Mortimer, the captain of Villa a...

Episode 16: Omar Elerian

Being kidnapped, awkward conversations and whether its better to drive in Paris or Milan. All of this and more is discussed in this month's episode featuring Omar Eler...

Episode 15: Lolita Chakrabarti

Paul Hunter talks to actor and writer Lolita Chakrabarti about her days at a convent school, balancing a career in writing and acting and Birmingham nightclubs.

Episode 14: Phil Belfield

Paul Hunter talks to agent Phil Belfield of Belfield & Ward about their school and college days together, Phil’s love of 'Call My Agent' and his journey to becoming an...

Episode 13: Helen Lannaghan & Joseph Seelig OBE

Paul Hunter talks to London International Mime Festival Directors Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig OBE about the early days of the Mime Festival, companies and artist...

Episode 12: Lisa Hammond

Paul Hunter talks to star of stage and screen, Lisa Hammond about the pressure of completing crafting projects, the representation of disability in theatre and tv, and...

Episode 11: Sophie Scott

Paul Hunter talks to Neuroscientist Sophie Scott CBE about the science of laughter, her days of selling kilts on Southampton Row and her venture into stand up comedy.

Episode 10: Jos Houben

Paul Hunter talks to performer, director and writer Jos Houben about the early days of Complicité, his upcoming book and his approach to physical comedy.

Episode 9: Jason Barnett

Paul Hunter talks to performer Jason Barnett about awkward auditions, Champagne Saturdays and his varied career which spans film, theatre and TV.

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