027: Frances Ruffelle broke her Tony Award

Frances Ruffelle is a Tony Award winning actor and recording artist. She caught up with Andrew Keates to discuss growing up as the daughter of Sylvia Young, the formation of her mother’s famous theatre school,[…]

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Annette Badland announced as a patron of Arion Productions

Arion Productions has announced actor Annette Badland as their patron. She joins composer Howard Goodall CBE and playwright Martin Sherman as champions of the London based theatre company, under the artistic direction of Andrew Keates.[…]

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026: Josh Boyd-Rochford takes 10%

Today’s guest is Josh Boyd-Rochford, Chief Operating Officer and an agent at Simon and How Associates, who also teaches, produces and is forever generating opportunities for theatremakers. Josh has had one heck of a journey[…]

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025: Marie McCarthy is turning into Clapham’s theatrical mum

Our special guest on the Show People Podcast is Marie McCarthy –  Artistic Director of the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham. Marie goes into great detail about her multi-award-winning theatre, its history, her vision and the many[…]

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024: Cassie Compton likes to dress as a crow

Cassie Compton talks with director Andrew Keates about growing up in Crouch End, London in a home filled with music and her supportive teachers during education and her early experiences in the West End as[…]

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023: Julie Atherton wants little girls to be powerful.

Julie Atherton joins us shortly after completing the West End run of The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios and shares her experiences of working with puppets in that and many other productions she has starred[…]

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SPECIAL OFFER: See Steve Furst: In Character at Underbelly Festival on Friday 15th June + A FREE Gordon’s Gin and Tonic for only £10

SPECIAL OFFER: See Steve Furst: In Character at Underbelly Festival on Friday 15th June + A FREE Gordon’s Gin and Tonic for only £10! Steve Furst (Little Britain, The Wright Stuff, Matilda, Orange Cinema Ads,[…]

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022: David Bedella is not from Mexico

Host and Director Andrew Keates is joined by two-time Olivier Award winner David Bedella. David talks about growing up in Gary, Lake Country, Indiana to a family who worked in the steel industry, his showbiz[…]

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021: Paul Taylor Mills has never been to Pride

Our host Andrew Keates spent the afternoon with Director, Producer and Artistic Director of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace – Paul Taylor Mills. Paul spoke to us about the thousands of pounds he’s raised[…]

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020: Alistair Brammer buys cheap biscuits.

It’s the hottest day of the year and we’ve got a leading man to match! Actor, Alistair Brammer joins host and director Andrew Keates for today’s episode of the Show People Podcast after playing Chris[…]

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019: Dominic Keating is coming home

Today’s guest is Dominic Keating who is a British actor who has spent the past 25 years in Los Angeles. He caught up with his friend and host of the Show People Podcast, Andrew Keates[…]

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018: Mark Shenton is an addict

Today’s episode of the Show People Podcast is with world-renowned Theatre Critic and Journalist Mark Shenton – Associate Editor and New York Theatre Critic for The Stage, London Theatre Critic for LondonTheatre.co.uk, he’s Chairman of[…]

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017: Annie Rowe CDG – Casting Director extraordinaire!

017: Annie Rowe CDG – Casting Director extraordinaire Annie Rowe CDG is a Casting Director for theatre, film, television, commercials, and more. Fresh from casting Not Talking by Mike Bartlett at the Arcola Theatre, Annie[…]

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016: It’s quite exhausting being John Barr

016: It’s quite exhausting being John Barr. John “Jonny” Barr is our very special guest on the Show People Podcast. He’s currently touring the UK playing iconic composer Lionel Bart (Oliver!, Blitz, Twang) in The[…]

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015: Science Fiction (Triple Feature) with Jerome St. John Blake, Gary Graham & Terry Farrell.

Today’s guests all share two things in common. They’re all actors and they’ve all appeared in iconic Science Fiction franchises. They’ve worn all sorts of weird and wonderful costumes and make-up, coped with extraordinary situations[…]

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014: Liam Tamne is our winner

On the Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates is joined by West End leading man, Liam Tamne shortly before he appeared on Eurovision: You Decide. Sadly, Liam didn’t win the opportunity to represent the UK[…]

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013: Rufus Hound loves Five Guys

On the Show People Podcast, host and director Andrew Keates is joined by actor, comedian, presenter and polymath Rufus Hound. Rufus discusses how impactful his school life was to his career, including an extraordinary relationship[…]

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012: Bill Deamer breeds Dalmatians

Bill Deamer joins host Andrew Keates to discuss his time choreographing Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre, growing up in North London and Hertfordshire, his passion and expertise for period choreography (he is regarded[…]

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011: A Christmas mouthful from West End Producer

It’s Christmaaaaaaaaaas! And we’ve released a festive edition of the Snow People… We mean the Show People Podcast with our host and director, Andrew Keates and special guest… West End Producer (or WEP)! – The[…]

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010: Pete Gallagher’s Fanny is gorgeous

He’s 6’7” and one of the best bass-baritones in the business. Pete Gallagher discusses growing up and playing Jesus numerous times in school assembly, his time at the Carona Stage Academy, being a children’s comedian[…]

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009: Andrew Keates is HIV+ (World AIDS Day Special)

Andrew charts the history of HIV & AIDS, discusses how he discovered he was HIV+ and who gave it to him, creating both the Finborough and West End productions of William M. Hoffman’s first AIDS[…]

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008: Kumiko Mendl hasn’t seen The King & I.

Kumiko Mendl has worked as an actor, teacher, storyteller and director and is Artistic Director of Yellow Earth, the award winning British East Asian theatre company. She led on the companies education and outreach programme[…]

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007: Anna Jane Casey – Be kind, be kind, be kind.

Join host Andrew Keates as he and Anna Jane Casey cover her extraordinary career from leaving Lancashire to join the West End production of Cats at the age of sixteen to being the world’s greatest[…]

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006: Rob Houchen’s Patronus is a hedgehog (Within Reach Album Special)

Rob Houchen joins the Show People Podcast just days before the launch of his brand new EP, ‘Within Reach’ an album of his own writing  influenced by artists such as Luther Vandross & Stevie Wonder to[…]

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005: Kim Ismay – #Ghostcat.

Kim Ismay joins the Show People Podcast almost immediately after stepping off a plane and getting back to the UK after appearing all over the world as Madam Morrible in the international tour of the[…]

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004: Steve Furst always pleasures himself

Steve Furst joins director and host Andrew Keates. Steve Furst is an actor, comedian, voice-over artist and cabaret artist. Just some of his credits include the famous Orange cinema ads, Little Britain, Made in Dagenham, Matilda,[…]

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003: Annette Badland, but you can call me Blon.

In this episode of the Show People Podcast we are joined by actress and national treasure Annette Badland. Annette trained at East 15 and is known for a lifetime of iconic roles in television, film,[…]

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002: Fra Fee eats guinea pigs

This episode comes from a very hot dressing room at the Gielgud Theatre occupied by our host Andrew Keates and his special guest Mr. Fra Fee. Fra is currently appearing in The Ferryman and many[…]

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001: Opening night with Cassidy Janson

It’s opening night for the Show People Podcast – the podcast that shines a spotlight on the UK performing arts industry and those dedicated to their craft. Join multi-award-winning British Theatre Director Andrew Keates as he[…]

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Chinglish by David Henry Hwang opens to previews at the Park Theatre tonight.

Tim Johanson Productions in association with Julie Clare Productions, Arion Productions and Park Theatre present the European Premiere of Chinglish by David Henry Hwang. “The first rule of doing business in China is also the[…]

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Steve Furst: In Character headlines First Festival of Solo Performance at the Tristan Bates Theatre.

FIRST FESTIVAL OF SOLO PERFORMANCE  Tristan Bates Theatre | 11 – 29 April 2017 FIRST Festival of Solo Performances returns to Tristan Bates for its fifth year. Steve Furst’s one-man comedy show Steve Furst: In Character directed by Andrew[…]

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Casting announced for Chinglish by David Henry Hwang

Park Theatre 200 Wednesday 22nd March – Saturday 22nd April 2017 Gyuri Sarossy (The Rover RSC, Two Noble Kinsmen RSC, The Absence of War Headlong) and Candy Ma (Project New Earth, Chinese Arts Centre and[…]

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Happy Holidays from Arion Productions Ltd

We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone we have worked, learnt and met with throughout 2016, not to mention our growing network of #FriendsOfArion, artists, professionals and everyone who has supported us too. From[…]

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Auction Gallery for Arion Productions’ West End Theatre Party and Fundraiser

You may have seen our latest news about ‘Arion Productions West End Theatre Party and Fundraiser’ which will be held at Freedom Bar, Soho on Tuesday 20 December 2016. This page is dedicated to all of[…]

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Join us for our West End Theatre Party & Fundraiser at Freedom Bar, Soho.

YOU’RE INVITED! Join us on Tuesday 20 December 2016 for Arion Productions West End Theatre Party and Fundraiser at Freedom Bar, Soho from 8pm. The evening includes a delicious canapé reception from 8pm, special guests & West[…]

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Composer Howard Goodall CBE becomes a patron of Arion Productions.

Composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall (The Hired Man, Bend it Like Beckham, Love Story) has become a patron of theatre company Arion Productions.  He joins playwright Martin Sherman (Bent, When She Danced, Passing By) as[…]

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Julie Atherton announced to join Annette Badland and Mark Gatiss as part of Arion Productions’ Masterclass series.

Arion Productions has announced actress Julie Atherton as the latest artist to join their exceptional line-up of industry professionals to provide expert, ‘one day only’ training in much-sought-after specialist fields for professional theatre-makers and those[…]

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Mark Gatiss announced for a special afternoon of discussions for actors and writers

Arion Productions has announced actor, writer and producer Mark Gatiss as the latest artist to join their exceptional line-up of industry professionals to provide expert, ‘one day only’ training in much-sought-after specialist fields for professional[…]

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Anna Jane Casey announced to join Annette Badland and Abigail Matthews for Arion Productions’ new masterclasses

Arion Productions has announced West End leading lady, Anna Jane Casey, as the latest artist to join the line-up of extraordinary performers and industry professionals providing expert ‘one day only’ training in much-sought-after specialist fields.[…]

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An Evening with Matthew Strachan and Guests

Award-winning composer and songwriter Matthew Strachan returns to the St James Studio for one night only with special guests to perform his latest off-beat satirical songs alongside his show numbers and Nashville tunes. Likened to[…]

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Arion Productions launches new masterclass series with Jenny Galloway, Abigail Matthews and Annette Badland to help theatre-makers.

Arion Productions Ltd has launched a new series of masterclasses to provide expert ‘one day only’ training in much-sought-after specialist fields with some of the country’s finest theatre, film, television and radio professionals at the[…]

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Are you a friend of Arion?

This November, Arion Productions has launched a brand new website archiving all of our productions since we formed in 2012, including The White Feather (Union Theatre), As Is (Finborough and Trafalgar Studios), Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Passing By (Finborough and Tristan Bates), Rooms: A Rock[…]

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World Premiere of The White Feather – A New British Musical to play at the Union Theatre September 2015 produced by Arion Productions Ltd

Georgina Briggs’ brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won’t accept the shame and she won’t let it lie. But as she fights for justice[…]

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Free post show Q&As, a memorial for all those lost to AIDS and rapid HIV testing offered as part of As Is at the Trafalgar Studios

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, William M. Hoffman’s As Is is coming to Trafalgar Studios with a stunning new cast and design. Using humour and sensitivity, As Is shatters the apathy and ignorance surrounding AIDS in[…]

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AS IS to play at Trafalgar Studios July 2015

After a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre in 2013, William M. Hoffman’s As Is now transfers to Trafalgar Studios with a stunning new cast and design. Using humour and sensitivity, As Is shatters the[…]

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Q&A’s announced for final week of Passing By

Arion Productions are pleased to announce a number of exciting Q&As running alongside this highly-acclaimed production of Passing By. These will take place straight after the show and are included free with a ticket to[…]

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Album of original music from As Is and Passing By released in support of The Make a Difference Trust

Arion Productions are excited to announce the release of their debut album which includes Matthew Strachan’s original scores from William M. Hoffman’s As Is and Martin Sherman’s Passing By. Strachan’s best-known music is the soundtrack[…]

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