038: Stephen Mear uses a harness and a swing.

The Show People Podcast welcomes world renowned and Olivier Award winning choreographer Stephen Mear as our special guest between rehearsing for both the new West End production of Mary Poppins and an upcoming production of Funny Girl in Paris.

Stephen shares his journey from being a West End dancer to one of the most respected names in the West End as a choreographer and director. Just some of the shows discussed include Acorn Antiques, Tonight’s The Night, The Witches Of Eastwick, The Little Mermaid, Stephen Ward, Betty Blue Eyes, She Loves Me, Anything Goes and of course, Gypsy.

Stephen shares some extraordinary stories about working with some of the finest names in the entertainment industry, including Julia McKenzie, Sir Trevor Nunn, Bob Avian, Ria Jones, Imelda Staunton, Glenn Close and the late, great Victoria Wood.

This really is a must listen to episode.

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We hear a song called Goodbye Rachael, performed by Ben Lewis from Summer – a new musical written by Jamie St. Glynn.

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Stephen and Victoria Wood Dancing: https://twitter.com/StephenMear/status/1179649545610891264?s=20

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