030: Scott Garnham is too working class (1st Birthday Episode)

We’re one years old! That’s right The Show People Podcast celebrates one year of bringing you special theatre guests every fortnight and shining a spotlight on the UK performing arts and today’s guest is Scott Garnham.

Scott is both a performer and an entrepreneur. He along with his business partner Simon Schofield formed Sisco Entertainment to supply elite, creative and original entertainment for the professional theatre industry and corporate market. Their shows take West End performers all around the world, enjoy West End residencies, International cruises and they are the creators of The Barricade Boys.

Scott talks about growing up in Yorkshire, training at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and appearing in the original production of Stiles and Drewe’s Honk! at the Scarborough Theatre as well as his early theatre experiences and how both he uses both business strategies as well as his creativity to serve his career.

Theatre credits include Tony in Billy Elliot (UK Tour & Germany), Baron Felix Von Gaigern in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse), Edgar Beane in Titanic (Princess of Wales, Toronto), Buddy Cortina in Made in Dagenham (Adelphi, West End), Feuilly understudy Enjolras and Marius in Les Misérables (Queens, West End), I Can’t Sing (London Palladium, West End), J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (City of London Festival), Jest End (Waterloo East), The 25th Anniversary of Les Misérables (O2 Arena), Jose Reize in Never Forget (UK Tour), Ronan Corr in Eurobeat (Novello, West End), Jason in Jason and the Argonauts (New Victory, New York), Hunter in [title of show] (UK Premiere, Landor Theatre), Mr Lindquist in A Little Night Music (Yvonne Arnaud) and many others.

The boys discuss the problems with class, the lack of new British Musical Theatre, why Musical Theatre performers shouldn’t necessarily expect to be cast in TV and plays and how Scott seems to always close shows once he’s been cast in them!

Episode features include:

Dramatic News:
Andrew covers latest dramatic news, including the Show People Podcast’s 1st Birthday, a new Artistic Director for The Lyric, Hammersmith and news about Arion’s upcoming masterclass with Julie Atherton.

The Platform:
Today’s platform is given to In Between – a new musical by Alanya Bridge and a song called Along Came The Light performed by Mikki Sodergren. 

Show People Podcast Challenges:
We discover what Scott Garnham would need to survive if stranded in tour in Whitley Bay and ask him hysterical and outrageous questions in our famous Funny Five Minutes game.

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