042: Kurt Kansley is Cape Coloured

Kurt Kansley with Andrew Keates on The Show People Podcast

Andrew is joined by actor, singer, composer, writer and musician Kurt Kansley. Kurt was born in Cape Town, South Africa and due to apartheid fled to Australia with his family. He’s had a career that’s taken him all over the world playing roles in Ragtime, Show Boat, Evita, Naked Boys Singing and later would find himself becoming a British citizen when he joined the West End production of The Lion King and go on to other productions including Miss Saigon, Hair and Sweet Bird Of Youth (to name but a few).

Kurt shares with Andrew Keates the difficulties he’s faced thanks to his ethnicity, what an international life as a performer has been like as well as his journey in the performing arts and his cherished writing partnership with Oliver Lidert.

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Andrew covers the latest dramatic news and performing arts stories.

The Platform:

We hear a song written by Kansley and Lidert.

And of course we have a little silliness along the way too.

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Links: 

Kansley and Lidert: http://kansleyandlidert.com/
Is That OK (this Christmas) by Kansley & Lidert performed by Cedric Neal (all proceeds go to TheatreMAD): https://music.apple.com/gb/album/is-that-ok-single/1447041539
The Artist’s Way: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Artists-Way-Discovering-Recovering-Creative/dp/1509829474/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+artists+way&qid=1576459964&sprefix=the+artists&sr=8-1
Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com
Andrew Keates’ Website: www.andrewkeates.co.uk
Arion Productions: www.arion-productions.com 

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