Johnny Bishop: "Michael Jackson inspired my journey from Trinidad to the West End"

Five Minute Call

10-04-2024 • 58 mins

This is Johnny's story. 00:00:00 - Opening Trailer 00:01:14 - Introduction00:01:38 - In The Beginning 00:04:50 - Joining Carnival Messiah 00:06:58 - Auditioning for The Lion King 00:09:29 - Moving to London 00:11:05 - Life at Sylvia Young Theatre School 00:17:32 - Advice for Young Performers 00:22:25 - Perfectionism and Sustainability 00:29:25 - Teaching Dance vs Singing 00:34:34 - The Impact of Strict Training 00:40:38 - Life After Sylvia Young 00:44:36 - The Importance of Craft Over Audience 00:49:39 - Producing His Own Work 00:53:00 - The Realities of the Industry 00:58:15 - Closing ---- FOLLOW ► https://www.instagram.com/fmcpod Oren: https://www.instagram.com/OrenBoder https://www.linkedin.com/in/orenboder Claire: https://www.instagram.com/showminds Johnny: https://www.instagram.com/johnny_bishop1 LISTEN ► Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.co.uk/podcasts/8fb3a694-7799-4062-8607-16a120d5db12/five-minute-call Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2xNC5y4sno1FSsTp8bjyd3 ---- If you have been or are currently affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode, here are some resources you might find useful. In the first instance, helplines: Samaritans - 116 123 (24/7 phone service) Shout - 85258 (all ages 24/7 texting service) Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - 0800 585858 (5pm - midnight) Papyrus HOPELINEUK - 0800 068 4141 (for under 35 year olds) If you work in the theatre industry here are some organisations who can help you to find the right help: BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine) 020 7404 5888 Music Minds Matter UK 0808 802 8008 https://www.applauseforthought.com https://www.industryminds.co.uk https://www.bapam.org https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk https://www.artsandminds.org.uk https://www.artsminds.co.uk https://www.wellbeinginthearts.org.uk https://www.mind.org.uk

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