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S9 Ep14: Laura Dawn Pyatt, ensemble in 42 Balloons & Anne Boleyn in Six
3d ago
S9 Ep14: Laura Dawn Pyatt, ensemble in 42 Balloons & Anne Boleyn in Six
Whilst taking a hiatus from her run as Anne Boleyn in Six, Laura Dawn Pyatt is currently part of the ensemble of 42 Balloons by Jack Godfrey.Laura first joined the cast of 42 Balloons when the musical had a concert run in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre. The show is now receiving its fully staged premiere at The Lowry in Salford and Laura is reprising her performance for this new iteration of its journey. 42 Balloons is inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying. Featuring an 80s pop-inspired score, 42 Balloons questions how far you would go to make your dreams come true; is the sky actually the limit, and what happens if it doesn’t all go to plan?Laura joined Six The Musical’s UK & International tour cast in April 2023, starring as Anne Boleyn. She has taken a break from the show to do 42 Balloons and is set to return to the company to finish off her run later in the year. Some of Laura’s other theatre credits include performing with Bat Out Of Hell at the Big Night of Musicals (AO Arena Manchester), playing Claire in Ordinary Days directed by Julie Atherton (Cockpit Theatre), Dick Whittington and Jack & The Beanstalk (Royal & Derngate) and Eliza in Brass (Bernie Grant Arts Centre). Laura has worked as a choreographer, performed in concerts, appeared on screen and been part of many other projects. Recorded during a break from rehearsals, in this episode Laura discusses what it's like to be back in 42 Balloons, conquering her confidence with Six, navigating her career after leaving drama school without an agent and lots more. 42 Balloons runs at The Lowry in Salford 18th April - 19th May 2024. Visit www.42balloons.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep13: Lucie Jones, star of Les Misérables, Wicked, Waitress & Rent
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S9 Ep13: Lucie Jones, star of Les Misérables, Wicked, Waitress & Rent
Fresh from her runs as Elphaba and Fantine, Lucie Jones is preparing to play two solo concerts at Cadogan Hall in May. Lucie is renowned for her solo shows; in recent years she has performed solo concerts at the Adelphi Theatre and His Majesty’s Theatre in the West End as well as on tour with the 50-piece Fulltone Orchestra. Lucie has also launched the Lucie Jones Academy and is busy teaching workshops alongside industry friends across the UK and beyond. Lucie burst on to our screens in the 2009 series of The X Factor (ITV) and has gone on to become one of the most renowned leading ladies in British musical theatre. She made her West End debut as Cosette in Les Misérables and went on to play roles including Meat in We Will Rock You (International Arena Tour), Victoria in American Psycho (Almedia Theatre), Molly in Ghost (Asian Tour), Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve & UK Tour), Holly in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Maureen in Rent (St James Theatre & UK Tour), Lou in Girlfriends (LMTO), Heidi in Title Of Show (Digital Production) and The Ghost Of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre). Lucie had an acclaimed run as Jenna in Waitress (Adelphi Theatre / UK & Ireland Tour). Her most recent credits include starring as Elphaba in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre) and Fantine in Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre). Lucie also recently starred in the workshop of 13 Going On 30, the staged concert of Super You (Lyric Theatre) and is about to play Catherine in the Pippin 50th Anniversary Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Lucie represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2017 and released the album Lucie Jones Live At The Adelphi in 2020. Marking her third time In The Frame, in this episode we rewind to Lucie's early days post X Factor and how she took control of her career early on. Lucie also discusses her final Elphaba show, her run as Fantine, hustle culture and the friends she has picked up throughout her career...and so much more!You can see Lucie in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 12th May 2024. Visit www.cadoganhall.com for info and tickets. For details about The Lucie Jones Academy visit www.luciejones.com/academy Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep12: Jon Robyns, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera & Jean Valjean in Les Misérables
04-04-2024
S9 Ep12: Jon Robyns, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera & Jean Valjean in Les Misérables
In addition to playing The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Jon Robyns is preparing to celebrate his 20 year theatre career with a very special solo concert.Jon will play His Majesty's Theatre - home of Phantom - on Sunday 26th May in a show produced by West End Musical Productions.Jon joined the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera last April. His West End credits include: Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (having previously played Enjolras and Marius), King George in Hamilton, alternate Huey in Memphis, Scrooge & others in Dickens Abridged, Galahad in Spamalot and Princeton & Rod in Avenue Q.Jon's other theatre credits include: Robbie in The Wedding Singer (UK & Ireland Tour), Emmet in Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve), Eddie in Sister Act (UK & Ireland Tour), Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jamie in The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre), Hollis in Road Show (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mark in Rent (Frankfurt) and alternate Chris in Miss Saigon (UK & Ireland Tour). Jon is also a writer and last year premiered his musical Then, Now & Next – co-written with Christopher J Orton – at the Southwark Playhouse.In this episode Jon discusses his upcoming solo show at His Majesty's and all things Phantom, as well as decisions he has made throughout his career, delving into writing musicals and lots more. Jon plays His Majesty's Theatre in concert on Sunday 26th May. Visit www.lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/jon-robyns/ for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep10: Sharon Rose, star of Love Steps, Sylvia & Hamilton
29-03-2024
S9 Ep10: Sharon Rose, star of Love Steps, Sylvia & Hamilton
Sharon Rose is preparing to star as Anna in Love Steps at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham. Written and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, Love Steps is a dynamic fusion of drama, poetry, dance and music. Sharon most recently starred as the title role in Sylvia at the Old Vic following her celebrated run as Eliza in the West End production of Hamilton. Sharon made her West End debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre). Her other credits include: understudy Diana in Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Radio 1 in Caroline Or Change (Hampstead Theatre). She originally joined Hamilton during the first year of its run at the Victoria Palace Theatre as a standby for Eliza/Peggy/Angelica, before later taking over as Eliza full-time. Sharon made her big screen debut as Joanne Jangle in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey for Netflix, directed by David E. Talbert. She has also appeared in Silent Witness (BBC) and The Colour of My Room (Cleo Films). In this episode Sharon discusses stepping outside of her comfort zone with Love Steps, what big decisions she has made to change the direction of her career and why Sylvia was such a special chapter... plus lots more! Love Steps runs at the Omnibus Theatre 3rd - 20th April. Visit www.omnibus-clapham.org for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep7: Steve John Shepherd, star of Cursed Child, Tammy Faye & Much Ado About Nothing
21-03-2024
S9 Ep7: Steve John Shepherd, star of Cursed Child, Tammy Faye & Much Ado About Nothing
We have an extra episode of In The Frame with Steve John Shepherd who is playing Draco in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Steve's theatre credits include: Tammy Faye (Almeida); Describe the Night (Hampstead Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Plastic (Theatre Royal Bath); The Good Canary (Rose Theatre Kingston); A View From Islington North (Arts Theatre); Bomber’s Moon (Park Theatre/ Trafalgar Studios); Albion (Bush Theatre); Piaf (Donmar Warehouse/ West End); The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (National Theatre); Original Sin (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Twelfth Night (UK tour); Dangerous Corner (Leeds Playhouse/ West End).He has worked extensively on screen, with some of his credits including Romance; The Best Man; Too Much Too Young; Star Wars Episode II; Now You See Her; Karen Pirie; Agatha Raisin; Hetty Feather; London Kills; Silent Witness; Taggart. Steve played Michael Moon in EastEnders between 2010 and 2013.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is booking at the Palace Theatre until 2nd March 2025. Visit www.harrypottertheplay.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep6: Tosh Wanogho-Maud, star of Ain't Too Proud, Dreamgirls & The Drifters Girl
15-03-2024
S9 Ep6: Tosh Wanogho-Maud, star of Ain't Too Proud, Dreamgirls & The Drifters Girl
Tosh Wanogho-Maud recently received huge acclaim for his performance as David Ruffin in the West End production of Ain't Too Proud (Prince Edward Theatre).His theatre credits include: Ben E. King, Rudy Lewis & others in The Drifters Girl (Garrick Theatre), Pharaoh in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Toronto), Joe in Show Boat (New London) and Jimmy in Dreamgirls (Savoy).Tosh began his theatre career as a child, playing Winston in Whistle Down The Wind (Aldwych) before starring as Young Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum).His additional theatre credits include Four Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Newtown Abbey), Respect La Diva (Garrick), Rufus/cover Curtis in Save The Last Dance For Me (UK Tour), Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola Theatre), understudy Mufala/General in the original West End cast of The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales) and The Producers (UK Tour).On screen, Tosh worked on Bridgeton and Jingle Jangle for Netflix, as well as BBC’s Roadkill. Tosh is currently writing his debut musical Visiting Hours with his partner Nick Gardner. Tosh made his solo show debut with Songs + Stories for four sold out shows at Piano Smithfield. He's about to play four more performances on 28th, 29th, 30th March and 1st April.  Visit www.linktr.ee/toshwm for tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep5: Jenna Lee-James, star of Disney's Frozen, We Will Rock You, Joseph & Cats
08-03-2024
S9 Ep5: Jenna Lee-James, star of Disney's Frozen, We Will Rock You, Joseph & Cats
Jenna Lee-James recently completed her run as Elsa in the West End production of Disney's Frozen at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Jenna made her West End debut in the original cast of We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre. Jenna went on to play the roles of Meat and Scaramouche in the West End before playing Killer Queen in We Will Rock You's 10th anniversary world arena tour, making her the only person to have played all three roles in the musical's history. Some of Jenna's other theatre credits include: Narrator in Joseph (Adelphi Theatre), Grizabella in Cats (European Tour), alternate Donna in Mamma Mia! (Original UK Tour), Mary in Rod Stewart’s Tonight's the Night (UK Tour), Becky McDonald in Street of Dreams (MEN Arena Manchester), June Child in 20th Century Boy (UK Premiere) and Lorraine in Boogie Nights (UK Tour). Alongside her theatre work, Jenna is an acclaimed concert artist and regularly performs internationally. She released her debut album On The Edge in 2019. In this episode, Jenna discusses carving her own path into theatre, her whirlwind run in Frozen and which role she would want to return to in We Will Rock You... plus lots more! Follow Jenna on Instagram: @jennaleejames Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep4: Tarinn Callender, star of Bronco Billy, Hamilton & The Drifters Girl
01-03-2024
S9 Ep4: Tarinn Callender, star of Bronco Billy, Hamilton & The Drifters Girl
Tarinn Callender is starring as the title role in Bronco Billy at the Charing Cross Theatre. Bronco Billy has book by Dennis Hackin, music & lyrics by Chip Rosenbloom & John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman. Bronco Billy is based on the Warner Bros motion picture written by Dennis Hackin.Tarinn made his professional debut as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the original West End cast of Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre). His other West End credits include playing Bob & others in Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre) and Johnny Moore, Gerhart Thrasher & others in The Drifters Girl (Garrick Theatre). Tarinn recently made his National Theatre debut in The Odyssey (Olivier). Some of his additional theatre credits include The Secret Life of Bees (Almedia Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House) and Dick Whittington (Hackney Empire). Recorded pre-show at the Charing Cross Theatre, in this episode Tarinn discusses entering his cowboy era with Bronco Billy, the impact of making his theatre debut in such a big way with Hamilton and why he's passionate about making theatre accessible.Bronco Billy runs at the Charing Cross Theatre until 7th April 2024. Visit www.broncobillymusical.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S9 Ep2: Natalie Kassanga, star of Dreamgirls, Crazy For You, Motown & Dear Evan Hansen
16-02-2024
S9 Ep2: Natalie Kassanga, star of Dreamgirls, Crazy For You, Motown & Dear Evan Hansen
Natalie Kassanga is back In The Frame! Natalie most recently starred as Irene Roth in Susan Stroman's West End revival of Crazy For You (Gillian Lynne Theatre). Natalie started  working professionally as a child, appearing in Oliver! (Drury Lane) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour) in addition to starring as Young Nala in the West End production of The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre). She then ventured into music and was a member of girl group Alien Uncovered who appeared on the live finals of The X Factor in 2015. Natalie returned to theatre to star as Diana Ross in the closing cast of Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre) before joining the original London cast of Dear Evans Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre) as the standby for Zoe and Alana. After the pandemic, Natalie starred as Deena Jones in the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Dreamgirls and played Bella in the premiere of Berlusconi (Southwark Playhouse). Natalie was last on the podcast in 2020; four years later she's back to discuss all things Dreamgirls and Crazy For You, as well as looking after her health and where she's at right now in her career. Follow Natalie on Instagram: @natkassanga Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S8 Ep71: Tanisha Spring, Satine in Moulin Rouge & Rita in Groundhog Day
27-12-2023
S8 Ep71: Tanisha Spring, Satine in Moulin Rouge & Rita in Groundhog Day
It's the final episode of the series! Tanisha Spring is currently starring as Satine in the West End production of Moulin Rouge. Tanisha was part of the original London cast of Moulin Rouge as the alternate Satine and completed her run in January 2023. She returned nine months later, taking over as Satine full time. Earlier this year, Tanisha starred as Rita in the London revival of Groundhog Day at the Old Vic. Tanisha entered theatre via the music industry, making her West End debut in Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre). Her theatre credits also include: The Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre), Shuck 'n' Jive (Soho Theatre), Making P***n (Above the Stag), Caroline or Change (Playhouse Theatre), Big Fish (The Other Palace), One Love (Birmingham Rep) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre). Tanisha has also acted on screen, worked as a choreographer and when we last did a WEF podcast – an episode of The West End Frame Show – she was producing the digital production of A Killer Party. Follow Tanisha on Instagram: @tanishalspring Moulin Rouge is booking at the Piccadilly Theatre until 18th May 2024. Visit www.moulinrougemusical.co.uk for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thank you for listening to In The Frame in 2023 - it has been our biggest and best year yet! We'll be taking a break in January, but can't wait to bring you lots more episodes in 2024. Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S8 Ep70: Tim Mahendran, Gomez in The Time Traveler's Wife & original Francois in And Juliet
23-12-2023
S8 Ep70: Tim Mahendran, Gomez in The Time Traveler's Wife & original Francois in And Juliet
Tim Mahendran is playing Gomez in the original cast of The Time Traveler's Wife at the Apollo Theatre. Tim did multiple read-throughs and workshops for the show, as well as the premiere run at the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester. Based on the 2003 novel and 2009 film, The Time Traveller’s Wife has a book by Lauren Gunderson, original music and lyrics by Joss Stone and  Dave Stewart, additional music by Nick Finlow and additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan. The production is directed by Bill Buckhurst and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell. Tim made his West End debut as a child, in the original London cast of 13 The Musical which was directed by the musical's composer, Jason Robert Brown. After training at Mountview, Tim appeared in Spring Awakening directed by Luke Shepherd at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and The Midnight Children at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Tim originated the role of Francois in & Juliet at the Manchester Opera House and Shaftesbury Theatre. Tim has also worked on screen with his credits including Avalon and Channel 4’s comedy The Horne Section and Stath Lets Flats for Roughcut and BBC. He is currently writing an exciting new project for screen. The Time Traveler's Wife is booking at the Apollo Theatre until 30th March 2024. Visit www.timetravellerswife.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S8 Ep69: Simon Lipkin, star of Unbelievable, Nativity, Rock Of Ages & Avenue Q
22-12-2023
S8 Ep69: Simon Lipkin, star of Unbelievable, Nativity, Rock Of Ages & Avenue Q
Simon Lipkin is currently starring in the West End production of Unbelievable. Unbelievable is a brand new magic show written and directed by Derren Brown, Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman. The production opened at the Criterion Theatre in September and is set to complete its run next month.  Having starred as Buddy in Elf The Musical last Christmas, Simon's other West End credits include Ratty in The Wind In The Willows, Jason Robert Brown’s Honeymoon In Las Vegas, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Barlow in I Can’t Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, Nicky and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q, A Christmas Carol and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His further theatre credits include: Brian in Brian & Roger (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mr Poppy in Nativity! (Eventim Apollo), Whisper House (Other Palace), Bill Sykes in Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Lou Lubowitz in Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre), The Lorax in The Lorax (Old Vic), The Proprietor in Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Martin in All In A Row (Southwark Playhouse), Touchstone in As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), Galahad in Spamalot (Original UK Tour), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Upstairs at the Arts Theatre), The Wedding Singer (Original UK Cast), Willard in Footloose (UK Tour), Alice In Wonderland (Nuffield Theatre), Austentatious (Landor), News Revue (Canal Café) and Leopold in Never The Sinner  (the Kenneth Moore Theatre).  On screen Simon has been seen in Casualty (BBC), The Beaker Girls (CBBC), Unforgotten (ITV), Christmas on Mistletoe Farm (Mirrorball Films), Silent Witness (BBC), Almost Never (CBBC), Nativity Rocks! (MirrorBall & Eone), Show Dogs (Eone), Muppets Most Wanted (Disney), The Harry Hill Movie; That Puppet Game Show (BBC); Nativity III (MirrorBall & Eone), Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule (Channel 4), Doctor Who (BBC), Harry Hill’s Tea Time (Sky), The Bill; Casualty; The Royal Variety Performance and Children in Need.  Simon also voices characters on the Cartoon Network’s show The Amazing World Of Gumballand Ricky Zoom on Nick Jnr. Unbelievable runs at the Criterion Theatre until 7th January 2024. Visit www.unbelievablelive.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
S8 Ep67: Joaquin Pedro Valdes, John Manjiro in Pacific Overtures & Light Yagami in Death Note
14-12-2023
S8 Ep67: Joaquin Pedro Valdes, John Manjiro in Pacific Overtures & Light Yagami in Death Note
Joaquin Pedro Valdes is currently playing John Manjiro in Pacific Overtures at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical hasn't been seen in London since 2014.  Matthew White directs this revival which is a co-production with the Umeda Arts Theater in Japan, where it has already been a huge success in Tokyo and Osaka. Joaquin began his career in The Philippines, originally working in theatre as a child before becoming a member of the boyband 17:28. Some of his credits in Manila include: Jamie in The Last Five Years, standby Charlie Price in Kinky Boots and Mr Wormwood in Matilda. Joaquin moved to the UK in 2017 when he was cast in Miss Saigon (UK & International Tour), covering the Engineer and Thuy.  His credits also include: understudy Lun Tha & Kralahome in The King and I (UK / International Tour), John Safford Fiske in Fanny & Stella (Garden Theatre), Ram Sweeney in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Rooh inVanara The Musical (Hackney Empire) and understudy Simba in The Lion King (UK & Ireland Tour). Joaquin has had a whirlwind year; he appeared in two brand new musicals Killing The Cat (Riverside Studios) and Then Now & Next (Southwark Playhouse). He then starred as Light Yagami in the English-language premiere of Death Note which had a limited semi-staged run at the London Palladium and Lyric Theatre.Recorded at the Menier, in this episode Joaquin discusses all-things Pacific Overtures as well as his busy year and the incredible response to Death Note, plus lots more. Pacific Overtures runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 24th February 2024. Visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  46s Film Making 46s: Filmmakers talk origins, challenges, budgets, and profits.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify