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Waiting in the Wings

Waiting in the Wings

By Taxi Man Productions
A new theatre podcast, challenging all things musical theatre and discussing its rightful place in the West End. If you love musicals, then this is the podcast for you!
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Live From Lockdown E04: Rent
'There is no future, there is no past. I live each moment as my last' For our final episode of #LiveFromLockdown we are chatting about the one and only RENT Online, streamed by Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. Lucy and Anthony chat about this wonderfully staged production and look back at some of their favourite streamed theatre moments!
December 6, 2020
Live From Lockdown E03: Fiver
'Money is a tool. Used properly it makes something beautiful. Used wrong, it makes a mess' In this week's episode, Anthony and Lucy are looking into their first NEW MUSICAL, talking about the live concert of Fiver! They chat more about live streams in the world of theatre and whether producers could 'make it rain' in the future!
November 29, 2020
Live From Lockdown E02: Marry Me A Little
'Art in itself is an attempt to bring order out of chaos' This week from lockdown, Lucy and Anthony are chatting about Sondheim's famous revue 'Marry Me A Little'. Plucked together from cut songs of his other hit production, they delve into more streamed theatre, piecing together this wonderfully staged production from Circencester's, Barn Theatre. 
November 21, 2020
Live From Lockdown E01: Title of Show
'I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing than one hundred people's ninth favorite thing' Oh yes, Lucy and Anthony are back, rising from the ashes. This week they are flipping the script and stepping into realms unknown in their debut episode looking at streamed theatre. They chat about Lambert Jackson's wacky production of 'Title of Show', whilst also touching on the landscape of streamed work within the wider theatre scene.
November 14, 2020
S2E05: The Last Five Years
'Will you share your life with me, for the next ten minutes' Join Lucy and Anthony for the next ten minutes (actually one hour) as we chat about Off-West End's hottest new show, The Last Five Years. We discuss the new staging of this well-loved musical, as well as the importance of Off-West End in the world of musical theatre. 
March 20, 2020
S2E04: Les Miserables
'Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men' It's finally time to chat about one of the West End's most renowned pieces of musical theatre, Les Miserables. We are joined by Performers in Mind's, Molly Austen, to chat about the impact of this historical behemoth and its new 'restaging'.
March 5, 2020
S2E03: Mary Poppins
'Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like something is brewing and about to begin' In this episode, we are joined by Midge Parry, of Swingles Singers fame, to chat about one of the most iconic Disney stage adaptations. We chat all things magical and discuss whether this musical is a 'flying' success or simply a West End flop.
February 20, 2020
S2E02: Girl From the North Country
'Pain comes in all kinds. Physically, spiritually. Indescribable.' This week we are joined by the fantastic theatre producer, Katie Wilmore, to discuss Bob's Dylan recent jukebox musical. The ups and down of this innovative piece, set in the Great American Depression.
February 7, 2020
S2E01: & Juliet
'Cos I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar'.  Waiting in the Wings is back! And what a way to kick it off than to talk about the West End hit & Juliet. In this episode Lucy and Anthony speak about the retelling of Shakespeare's most infamous play through a jukebox musical of songs by Max Martin. 
January 17, 2020
S1E11: The Birdies
Put on your best suits and pop the champagne; it is time for The Birdies! Join Anthony and Lucy as they hand out awards for some of Waiting in the Wings: Season 1's biggest highlights. 
September 27, 2019
S1E10: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
From the well knows book series by Sue Townsend, Lucy and Anthony chat about all things Adrian Mole. What do book adaptation bring to the West End and is Adrian Mole strictly for family audiences?
July 12, 2019
S1E09: Book of Mormon
Ding Dong! Elder Underwood and Elder Carruthers are here to teach you about all things Latter Day Saints! This week they chat about blockbusters musicals and debate Book of Mormon's on-the-cuff comedy.
June 16, 2019
S1E08: Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof is known as one of theatre's biggest 'traditions'. This week Anthony and Lucy chat about religion in musicals as well as dissecting Fiddler's story in musical history.
June 1, 2019
S1E07: Follies
This week Anthony and Lucy look into Sondheim's classic 'Follies' and its National Theatre revival. They discuss the highs and lows of the show, looking at the glamour that has once again risen from the dust.
May 17, 2019
S1E06: Olivier Awards Special
We are halfway through Season 1, and what better way to celebrate than a grand ole chat about the Olivier Awards! Join Lucy and Anthony as they discuss this prestigious awards ceremony and those who were nominate and won.
May 3, 2019
S1E05: Waitress
SUGAR, BUTTER, FLOUR! Yes, this week Anthony and Lucy will be chatting about Waitress! They will look into American transfers, as well as commercial musical theatre; and debate its precarious place in the West End.
April 20, 2019
S1E04: Six
Anthony and Lucy look at Marlow and Moss' smash hit concert-musical, Six. They chat about the triumph of this new British musical, alongside the importance of the 'modern' musical in the West End today.
April 5, 2019
S1E03: 9 to 5
This week Anthony and Lucy look at Dolly Parton's glamorous musical... 9 to 5!! They chat about all things Dolly, and the importance of female-driven stories within commercial musical theatre.
March 22, 2019
S1E02: Come From Away
This week we take a look at a musical that has flown into the hearts of the nation. Anthony and Lucy discuss the importance of this heartfelt musical and its impact on our world today.
March 8, 2019
S1E01: Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Lucy and Anthony discuss this new exciting British pop musical in their first episode; talking through its raw glitz, glamour and sass!
February 22, 2019