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 Adele & Sam Smith. This episode features two of his songs including Safe and Sound and the studio version of Warning Signs. Rob is best known for playing the role of Marius in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre for just under three years, as well as Tony in the BBC documentary about West Side Story.

Rob discusses his passion for art, growing up in Norwich, goes into great detail about his time training in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting as well as his experiences of appearing in the world’s longest running musical.

Episode features include:

The Soapbox: Andrew and Rob discuss the trail and tribulations of Twitter. Do artists need to be on Twitter? Do we need to watch what we tweet?

Dramatic News: Andrew shares the latest dramatic news, including the recent award nomination from the Community Theatre Awards for favourite radio show/podcast.

The Platform: Today’s episode is a special episode that focuses on the original work of our special guest Rob Houchen and his new Album, ‘Within Reach’

Plus Show People challenges, tangents and much, much more.

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Links:
Show People Photography by Scott Rylander: www.scottrylander.com
Rob Houchen’s website: www.robhouchen.com
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The Show People Podcast is a biweekly podcast. The next episode will be released 6th November 2017. Make sure you’ve hit subscribe and left us a review on iTunes. Thanks for listening.