Post-Show Drinks by Encore Radio

Post-Show Drinks by Encore Radio

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Post-Show Drinks - an Encore Radio podcast series - is a new musical theatre podcast that showcases actors from the West End and beyond.


Best Bits Part 2 featuring Matt Henry, Beverley Knight, Sam Tutty & More
Jun 18 • 40 min
In this episode, we take a look back at some of our favourite moments from the latest series of podcasts. Aisha Jawando takes us behind the scenes of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical and Matt Henry tells us why his first professional role got him in…
Best Bits Part 1 featuring Trevor Dion Nicholas, Laura Baldwin, Shaun Escoffery & More
Jun 11 • 28 min
In this episode, we take a look back at some of our favourite moments from the latest series of podcasts. Trevor Dion Nicholas explains the physical requirements to play Genie in Aladdin, while Shaun Escoffery talks about his twelve year stint in The Lion…
Zoe Birkett on Thriller Live, The Bodyguard, Rock of Ages & More
Jun 4 • 23 min
In this episode, we sit down with Zoe Birkett who tells us about her amazing career - going from a 16-year-old Pop Idol star to a West End musical theatre powerhouse. Zoe explains how Thriller Live helped her to grow up, how an iconic moment from The…
Karl Queensborough on Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More
May 28 • 25 min
In this episode, we sit down with Karl Queensborough - who tells us about playing the lead role in the musical phenomenon Hamilton. During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Karl explains what it’s like to play Alexander Hamilton and how a night of darts…
Joanne Clifton on Thoroughly Modern Millie, Strictly Come Dancing, Flashdance & More
May 21 • 25 min
In this episode, we sit down with Joanne Clifton - who tells us about her life on stage, and how she transitioned from being a world champion ballroom dancer to a musical theatre star. During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Joanne reveals how she was…
Danielle Steers on Six, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical& More
May 14 • 29 min
In this episode, we sit down with Danielle Steers - who tells us about how she found her way into the industry and remembers some of her career highlights so far. Danielle originated the role of Zahara in Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, and is currently…
Beverley Knight on NHS Relief Single, The Bodyguard, Memphis & The Drifters Girl
Apr 30 • 22 min
In this episode, we sit down with Beverley Knight - who is helping to raise money for the NHS during coronavirus lockdown through the charity single, Lean On Me. She tells us all about her musical theatre career - from amateur displays in Wolverhampton to…
Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler on Mamma Mia, Bat Out Of Hell, Grounded & More
Apr 23 • 27 min
In this episode, we sit down with Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler - who tell us about life in lockdown, some of their favourite moments from shows, and how they can’t wait to be back in Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical. Sharon and Rob also tell us about how…
Jodie Steele on Six the Musical, Heathers & More
Apr 16 • 19 min
In this episode, we sit down with Jodie Steele - who talks us through some of her career highlights, how her neighbours react to her singing at home and the brilliant work she’s doing during the coronavirus lockdown. She’s been in Six the Musical,…
Simon Lipkin on Avenue Q, Rock of Ages, Nativity & More
Apr 9 • 23 min
In this episode, we sit down with Simon Lipkin - who tells us some of the best memories from his career so far. From being in the original West End casts of Avenue Q and Rock of Ages, to starring opposite Rebel Wilson in Guys and Dolls, Simon looks back…
Matthew Croke on Aladdin, Teaching & More
Apr 2 • 29 min
In this episode, we sit down with Matthew Croke - who played the title character in Aladdin: The Musical. He played the part for two-and-a-half years before the show closed in the West End last August. Matt tells us how he dreamed of playing Aladdin…
Philippa Stefani on Gloria Estefan, On Your Feet & More
Mar 26 • 18 min
In this episode, we sit down with Philippa Stefani - star of On Your Feet!. She’s playing Gloria Estefan on the UK tour of the show which features Gloria’s greatest hits, and tells the story of her life and relationship with husband Emilio. Philippa tells…
Matthew Kelly on The Habit of Art, BIG The Musical & More
Mar 12 • 31 min
In this episode, we sit down with TV and theatre star Matthew Kelly. He’s getting ready to go on tour with Alan Bennett’s play The Habit of Art, having performed alongside Jay McGuiness and Wendi Peters in BIG The Musical at the end of last year. Matthew…
Daisy Wood-Davis and Laura Baldwin on Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Mar 5 • 28 min
In this episode, we sit down with musical theatre stars Daisy Wood-Davis and Laura Baldwin. They’re currently touring the UK in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Daisy plays the iconic role of Carole King, with Laura taking on the character of Cynthia…
Ryan Hutton on Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Auditions & More
Feb 27 • 31 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Ryan Hutton. Ryan’s currently playing the role of Rodney Trotter in the London production of Only Fools and Horses The Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket. In this episode, Ryan tells us about taking one of…
Aisha Jawando on Tina Turner, The Lion King & More
Feb 20 • 25 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Aisha Jawando. Aisha’s currently playing the role of Tina Turner in the London production of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. In this episode, we actually meet Aisha for a Pre-Show…
Lucy May Barker on Mamma Mia, Injuries, ABBA & More
Feb 13 • 37 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Lucy May Barker. Lucy’s currently playing the role of Sophie in the London production of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre. During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Lucy tells us about her obsession with…
Sam Tutty on Dear Evan Hansen
Feb 6 • 21 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Sam Tutty. Sam is currently playing the lead role in the international phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen at London’s Noël Coward Theatre. During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Sam tells us what audiences can…
Matt Henry on Kinky Boots, Winning Awards & More
Jan 23 • 39 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Matt Henry MBE. Matt is an Olivier Award winning actor, who’s performed in hit West End shows including Kinky Boots, Avenue Q and The Lion King. During this episode of Post-Show Drinks Matt tells us how…
Shaun Escoffery on The Lion King, Making Music & More
Jan 16 • 41 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Shaun Escoffery. Shaun is nearing twelve years of playing Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London. During this episode of Post-Show Drinks Shaun tells us what has made him stay in…
Trevor Dion Nicholas on Hamilton, Disney’s Aladdin & More
Jan 8 • 35 min
In this episode, we sit down with West End star Trevor Dion Nicholas. Trevor tells about his current role in Hamilton as well as reliving some of his favourite moments as Genie in Aladdin. We had lots of fun together during the recording of this podcast;…
Post-Show Drinks Season One Highlights: Best Bits Of Advice
Oct 16, 2019 • 23 min
To celebrate the end of Season 1 of Post-Show Drinks, Connor and Catherine go back through the last thirty-two episodes to celebrate just some of their favourite moments. Over the next four weeks, they will highlight just some of the special moments…
Post-Show Drinks Season One Highlights: Our Favourite Stories
Oct 9, 2019 • 29 min
To celebrate the end of Season 1 of Post-Show Drinks, Connor and Catherine go back through the last thirty-two episodes to celebrate just some of their favourite moments. Over the next four weeks, they will highlight just some of the special moments…
Jacqueline Hughes On Wicked London, Wicked International Tour & More
Oct 2, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Jacqueline Hughes. We speak about her training at Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre and Guildford School of Acting. Jacqueline tells us more about her musical theatre journey from dancing…
Ben Forster on The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar & More
Sep 25, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Ben Forster. We speak about his early passion for musical theatre and about being involved in amateur dramatics from a young age. Ben tells us more about his musical theatre journey from…
Sabrina Aloueche on Les Misérables, We Will Rock You & More
Sep 18, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Sabrina Aloueche. We speak about Sabrina’s journey into musical theatre, from singing at an early age and then making her West Debut in Les Misérables. We speak about what it was like…
Matthew Seadon-Young on Company, Les Misérables, The Light Princess & More
Sep 11, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Matthew Seadon-Young. We speak about his training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and about his early days at Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Matthew tells us more about his musical theatre…
Cassidy Janson on & Juliet, Wicked, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical & More
Sep 4, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Cassidy Janson. Cassidy is about to join the company of & Juliet and will play the role of Anne Hathaway. We speak about her training at London Studio Centre and Millennium School of Dance.…
Joshua Gannon On Fiddler On The Roof, The Wind In The Willows The Musical & More
Aug 28, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Joshua Gannon. Joshua is currently playing the role of Motel, a Tailor in Fiddler On The Roof at the Playhouse Theatre. We speak about his training at Guildford School of Acting, his…
Ashford Campbell on 9 to 5 The Musical, Dreamgirls & More
Aug 21, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Ashford Campbell. Ashford is currently playing the role of Dwayne in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. We speak about his musical theatre journey from singing at a young age to then…
Natalie McQueen on 9 to 5 The Musical, Wicked, Les Misérables & More
Aug 14, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Natalie McQueen. Natalie is currently playing the role of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. We speak about her musical theatre journey from singing at a young age…
Luke Johnson on Lord Of The Rings The Musical, The Light Princess, The Wizard of Oz & More
Aug 7, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Luke Johnson. Luke talks about training as a gymnast before entering the world of musical theatre, first at Newcastle College and then at Laine Theatre Arts. We speak about the many roles…
Maiya Quansah-Breed on SIX The Musical, Guildford School of Acting & more
Jul 31, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down Olivier Award-nominated, West End star Maiya Quansah-Breed. We speak about Maiya’s journey into musical theatre, from singing at an early age and then training at the Guildford School of Acting. We speak…
Oliver Savile on Wicked, Les Misérables, The Last Ship & More
Jul 24, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Oliver Savile. We speak about Oliver’s start in musical theatre and training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Oliver also tells us more about his time in Wicked, making his west end…
Kate Graham on Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliott & More
Jul 17, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Kate Graham. We speak about Kate’s start in musical theatre, her history degree at Durham University and then training at the Royal Academy of Music. Kate also tells us more about her time…
Daniel Boys on BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, Avenue Q, RENT, Grease & more
Jul 10, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Daniel Boys. We speak about Daniel’s start in musical theatre to then training at Guildford School of Acting. Daniel also tells us more about his time in BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, as well as…
Sophie Isaacs on Heathers The Musical, Made In Dagenham & more
Jul 3, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Sophie Isaacs. We speak about Sophie’s time at Stagecoach Performing Arts and how that initial training gave her the best foot forward. We also speak about Sophie making her West End debut…
Chris McGuigan on Waitress, Titanic The Musical & MORE
Jun 26, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Chris McGuigan. Chris is currently making his West End debut in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. We learn more about where his passion began for musical theatre, from performing in a youth…
Rebecca Lock on Heathers, The Phantom of The Opera, Avenue Q & More
Jun 19, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Rebecca Lock. We speak about Rebecca’s time in the National Youth Music Theatre to her training at Central School of Speech and Drama. We speak about her variety of West End credits…
Joseph Connor on Wicked, Lord Of The Rings The Musical, Starlight Express & More
Jun 12, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with West End star Joseph Connor. Joseph joined the original London company of Wicked when it first opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre when he was 17! We learn more about Joseph’s Wicked Story and what it…
Lorna Want on Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Winning An Olivier & More
Jun 5, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Olivier Award-winner Lorna Want. We speak to Lorna about growing up in the world of theatre and appearing in Les Misérables as a child. We also speak about her time in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical…
Rachel Tucker on Come From Away, Wicked, We Will Rock You, BBC’s I’d Do Anything & More
May 29, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Broadway and West End Star Rachel Tucker. Rachel is currently playing Captain Beverly Bass, Annette and Others in the Oliver Award-winning musical Come From Away. We speak to Rachel about growing up in…
Jeremy Taylor on Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, The Sound Of Music & More
May 22, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Jeremy Taylor. Jeremy is currently playing Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre London. We speak to Jeremy about training at GSA - Guildford School of Acting and…
Chris Aukett on The Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium, Training at LIPA & More
May 15, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Chris Aukett, he tells us about making his West End debut in The Wind in the Willows The Musical at the London Palladium. We speak about his career to date and discuss what makes a good company member…
David Thaxton On Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables, W1 Workshops & More
May 8, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Olivier Award-winning, Phantom of the Opera star David Thaxton. David tells us about how he got into the industry from his early days in amateur dramatics with KLODS; King’s Lynn Operatic and Drama…
Rebecca Trehearn on Ghost The Musical, We Will Rock You, Winning An Olivier Award & More
May 1, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Olivier Award-winning actress Rebecca Trehearn. Rebecca tells us how she got into musical theatre, about her time with Ghost The Musical and playing Molly on the first UK Tour. We also speak about her…
Laura Tyrer on Chicago, Cabaret, training at London Studio Centre & More
Apr 24, 2019 • 35 min
Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond. In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Laura Tyrer, who recently played the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West…
Charlotte Page on Phantom Of The Opera, The Addams Family, Follies & More
Apr 17, 2019 • 45 min
Charlotte began her career by studying at the Royal Academy of Music, training as a classical singer and actress. Before entering the world of musical theatre Charlotte has starred in a variety of operas as the principle lead with the Welsh National…
Steph Parry on Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street, Billy Elliot & more
Apr 10, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Steph Parry. Steph made national headlines as the actress who ran down the road from Drury Lane Theatre to the Novello Theatre to play the role of Donna, mid-show, in Mamma Mia! Steph takes us through…
Simon-Anthony Rhoden on playing Lola in Kinky Boots, training at LAMDA & more
Apr 3, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Simon-Anthony Rhoden, during his last week of playing Lola in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre. Simon-Anthony talks about training in classical theatre at LAMDA - London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art…
Julie Stark on We Will Rock You, returning to the Dominion Theatre for Bat Out of Hell & More
Mar 27, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, Connor and Catherine sit down with Julie Stark, who has recently appeared in Bat Out of Hell The Musical at the Dominion Theatre. Julie talks about her fascinating start in musical theatre from publishing to musical theatre. We speak…
Jordan Luke Gage on playing Strat in Bat Out Of Hell, High School Musical & more
Mar 13, 2019 • 34 min
Encore Radio sits down with Jordan Luke Gage, recently playing the role of Strat in Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell at London’s Dominion Theatre. We speak about how Jordan got into musical theatre, including a youth production of Disney’s High School…
Katie Birtill on The Royal Academy of Music, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Last Five Years & more
Mar 13, 2019 • 34 min
Encore Radio sits down with Katie Birtill, who has recently released her solo album Baby, Dream Your Dream, a celebration of Musical Theatre songs with her jazz quartet. We speak to Katie about leaving her medicine career with the Bristol University and…
Dean Chisnall on Les Misérables, Blood Brothers, Shrek The Musical & more
Mar 13, 2019 • 36 min
Encore Radio sits down with Dean Chisnall who is currently starring as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Queens Theatre in London’s West End. We talk about his career since graduating from Arts Educational Schools London appearing in shows such as…
Post-Show Drinks Trailer
Mar 12, 2019 • 0 min
Post-Show Drinks is a new musical theatre podcast that showcases actors from the West End and beyond. This series will explore everything from pre-show rituals to funny bloopers and magical musical moments. Featuring stars including Dean Chisnall, Olivier…