Curtain Call Theatre Podcast

Curtain Call Theatre Podcast


From the dresser in the wings to the A-list star in the dressing room; from the writer at the desk to the producer in the office; from the musician in the pit to the sound mixer at the back of the stalls…hear what it really takes to make a show happen and immerse yourself into the world of theatre across London’s West End and beyond. Experience life backstage as you never have before with unparalleled access to the shows you know and love and new productions on the scene. Hosted by John Schwab and Matt Humphrey.




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071 – Farinelli Hits Broadway

Last year we covered Claire Van Kampen’s Farinelli and the King after it transferred from the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End. This past Sunday, it opened on Broadway. The reviews have been raves pretty much across the ...
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Bonus Episode – The Super Emma’s

Earlier this week, in Episode 70 of the Curtain Call Theatre Podcast, we brought you the company of People, Places & Things...well, not the entire company. There were three local actresses that joined the West End Transfer at the St. Anne's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. I chatted to them ...
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070 – People, Places & Things in New York

Matt Humphrey and I had the opportunity to fly over to New York and catch People, Places & Things at the St Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. With both of us having seen the show a couple times before, we got to watch it again before heading backstage last ...
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069 – Evening Standard Theatre Award Nominees (The Ferryman)

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist was revealed with two cast members from The Ferryman among those nominated. Laura Donnelly has been nominated for Best Actress and Tom Glynn-Carney for the Emerging Talent Award. Curtain Call paid a visit to The Ferryman when it was on at The ...
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068 – Equal Representation for Actresses

We have seen a recent spate of high profile actresses making acceptance speeches at awards nights - highlighting the unequal representation of actresses on stage and screen and the need to redress the balance. It kicked off in earnest with Denise Gough at the 2017 Olivier Awards, actor ...
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067 – Sharon Sexton in Bat Out of Hell

A few months ago, we went over to the ENO London Coliseum to take in the theatre spectacle that is Bat Out of Hell: The Musical. It started in Manchester before moving down to London, and last weekend the entire London company started their run in Toronto at ...


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