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 in Eurovision 2018, however he’ll always be a winner to all of us at the Show People Podcast.

Andrew and Liam have a natter about Liam’s early days as a non-white, young, gay, lad in Coventry and the prejudices he’s faced and his remarkable relationship with his father. Liam remembers his training at Laine Theatre Arts, leaving early to cover and play Fiyero in the London production of Wicked, going on to play roles such as Jordan Jones in Departure Lounge, Enjolras in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre (and coping with the loss of his Nan), Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Link Larkin in Hairspray, Frank N Further in the UK tour of the Rocky Horror Show and many other productions including Working at the Southwark Playhouse and his time spent with Gavin Creel and the Broadway cast of Hair.

Liam explains what Eurovision means to him, why he wanted to enter and shares his passionate views about diversity and the many special relationships he’s built with Sir. Cameron Mackintosh, Hal Prince, Stephen Schwartz and Sir. Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Episode features include:

The Soapbox:

Andrew and Liam discuss reality TV shows and in particular when Liam appearing on The Voice and his decision to enter Eurovision and discuss whether it’s worth a performer risking their reputation.

Dramatic News:

Andrew covers the latest dramatic news including stories about the Guildford School of Acting, Ian McKellen, The War Of The Worlds and The Ferryman.

The Platform:

Todays platform is given to Liam Tamne and composers Ashley Hicklin, Jacob Pedersen, Jeanette Bonde & Rune Braager. We play Liam’s entry for Eurovision You Decide called Astronaut.

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