Nottingham Playcast

Welcome to our monthly podcast, Nottingham Playcast. Join us as we go behind the scenes at Nottingham Playhouse where we chat with actors, playwrights and directors, and share new work from our Amplify Artists. You can find our podcast in all the usual places, like on iTunes and Stitcher, where you can subscribe to receive the latest episode as soon as it’s made available. Alternatively, you’ll be able to catch up with all our episodes here.

Episode 007 – Artistic Director Adam Penford talks about The Madness of George III and the Spring 2019 Season

In this episode our Artistic Director, Adam Penford, tells us about The Madness of George III, how his first season as Artistic Director has been and what to expect from the 2019 Spring Season.

Episode 006 – Kindertransport star Denise Black and Amplify 18 Festival programmer Beth Shouler

In this episode Denise Black tells us all about her experience in the Kindertransport rehearsal room and why this production is close to her heart. Plus Artist Development Coordinator Beth Shouler talks us through the Amplify 18 Festival line up.

Episode 5 – Sweet Charity choreographer Alistair David and I Dare You director Beth Shouler with writer Tom Powell

In this episode Alistair David tells us all about choreographing our production of the legendary musical Sweet Charity. Plus director Beth Shouler sits down for a chat with writer Tom Powell ahead of the premiere of new play I Dare You.

Episode 4 – Lapelle’s Factory and Theatre Pride’s producer Hayley Green

In this episode we speak to Midlands-based creative partnership Lapelle’s Factory. We also have a chat with Theatre Pride’s producer Hayley Green ahead of the company’s scratch performances for Nottingham Pride and why they are celebrating LGBTQ+ writing from across the country.

Episode 3 – Adam Penford, Bill Buckhurst and Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie

In this episode Adam Penford talks to Bill Buckhurst, director of the classic Broadway musical comedy Sweet Charity, which is on at Nottingham Playhouse from 31 August. We also chat to Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie, the founder and Artistic Director of Major Labia, about tackling the patriarchy through vaginal comedy.

First published: July 2018

Episode 2- Shebeen director Matthew Xia and Amplify artist Rob Throup

In this episode we talk to Matthew Xia, director of our latest production Shebeen, about the timely nature of this new play focusing on the Windrush generation. We also have a chat with Rob Throup, as he prepares to perform at our first Amp Night, a scratch night that forms part of our Amplify artist development programme.

First published: June 2018

Bonus Episode – Sting

We sat down for a quick chat with Sting when he was in town recently to discuss his musical The Last Ship, which is at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday 12 May 2018.

First published: 10 May 2018

episode 1 – kacey ainsworth, adam penford and chris ashby

In our first episode, we sit down with some of the stars of our recent production, Holes.

Listen to actor Kacey Ainsworth talking about how she prepared for her multiple roles (and multiple accents) in the production, and how everything changed in tech week!

We also have an interview between our Artistic Director Adam Penford and Chris Ashby who played Stanley Yelnats in Holes, and also appeared in Adam’s first Playhouse production Wonderland earlier this year.

First published: April 2018