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We are a weekly podcast devoted to
bringing you news, views, reviews, interviews and much more content devoted to musical theatre and
film. We discuss composers, writers, actors, theatres and shows and encourage listeners to join in.
Visit our site at musicaltalk.co.uk << Show Less
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0762: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Review Nick Hutson talks to Jonathan Cohen about his thoughts on the new satirical musical from Steve Brown and Harry Hill telling the story of Tony Blair - now playing at the Park Theatre in London.
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0762: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Review Nick Hutson talks to Jonathan Cohen about his thoughts on the new satirical musical from Steve Brown and Harry Hill telling the story of Tony Blair - now playing at the Park Theatre in London.
0761: Turn Around and Take A Bow with Mike Dixon This week we welcome back Mike Dixon to discuss his new autobiography - Turn Around and Take A Bow - which explores over 40 years of stories, anecdotes and life lessons from Mike!
0760: Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera Interview with Steve Brown Nick sits down with composer/lyricist Steve Brown to discuss the proper art of songwriting when it comes to his previous projects including I Can't Sing, Spend Spend Spend, Spitting Image and his new musical - TONY! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.
0759: Defending the Jukebox Musical Nick is joined by blogger and self confessed "defender of the Jukebox Musical" - Rebecca - to discuss thoughts on the genre, its history and highlights!
0758:  I Love You, Big Horse! It’s an unparalleled Troy Story in this weeks episode as we join Thos as the talks to Mike about the 2015 musical, Horseplay – The Troy Musical.  And there’s a chance to hear a vintage recording of Kit Hesketh-Harvey in conversation with Thos about his recent new English translation of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene, renamed Troy Boy.  Time to say Hi to the High Kings of Troy.
0757: The Many Colours of Color Inside the Lines In this episode, Mike and Thos take a close look at one of the best musicals from the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (and award winner at the Denver Festival Fringe), Color Inside the Lines by Jenny Stafford.  Hear how they find the show to be the perfect example of a small, poignant, one performer musical and a surprising gem filled with craft and even visual leitmotifs.
0756: Twisted - Part Two Welcome back to the second part of the conversation with Mike and Thos about Twisted – The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier as they study the craft and skill on display in this amusing parody musical before Thos concludes his unexpected look at viziers in musicals as he discusses The Rose of Persia, Arthur Sullivan’s last comic musical from 1899.
0755: Twisted - Part One It’s time to join Mike and Thos and they investigate Twisted – The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier – the 2013 musical trying to do for Jafar from the Aladdin film what Wicked did for the Wicked Witch of the West.  Find out how far a parody musical can move you, and then join Thos for a quick look at the history of viziers in musical history as he talks about Kismet, the 1953 Broadway hit.
0754: Time for Timpsons Join Mike and Thos as they explore the “bonkers but brilliant” show, Timpsons the Musical and find out how an American responded to this entirely culturally British phenomenon (clue: he loved it!). There’s also talk about this shows connection to the lost world of the industrial musical.  And remember, never eat a taco – from a bin!!
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