Groundhog Day, Frankie & Beausy and The Crucible…
Groundhog Day, Frankie & Beausy and The Crucible…

Groundhog Day, Frankie & Beausy and The Crucible…

Episode 15

Featuring the reviews of Groundhog Day, Frankie & Beausy, Wolf, The Crucible and Mrs Doubtfire.


Join Natalie and Darren in this thrilling episode of Theatre Audience Podcast as they explore a diverse range of theatrical experiences. They start with the Olivier Award-winning musical sensation, Groundhog Day, at The Old Vic. From the creative minds behind Matilda The Musical, this comic parable of love, hope, and transformation features Andy Karl reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Phil Connors, alongside the wonderful Tanisha Spring as Rita Hanson, is a must-see.

Frances Ruffelle and Norman Bowman take centre stage next in Frankie & Beausy at Cozy Coqs. Frances, known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Misérables and Norman, currently starring as Sam in the hit musical Mamma Mia!, share their incredible talents in this intimate performance. With Frances’s Tony Award-winning background and Norman’s recent feature film role alongside Jude Law, their chemistry and artistry shine.

Prepare for an unforgettable one-man show experience with Wolf by Lewis Doherty. Natalie delves into the captivating storytelling and mesmerising performance that has audiences on the edge of their seats. With a unique blend of humour, suspense, and masterful character portrayals, Wolf delivers an exhilarating theatrical experience.

Lastly, they delve into the timeless classic, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Darren highlights the standout performances by House of the Dragon star Millie Alcock as Abigail, Caitlin FitzGerald as Elizabeth Proctor, Brian Gleeson as George Proctor, Karl Johnson’s brilliant comedy timing as Giles Corey, and Nia Towle’s portrayal of Mary Warren. With brilliant staging by Es Delvin and atmospheric lighting by Tim Lutkin and thrilling sound by Tingying Dong. The cast’s exceptional talent brings to life the enduring relevance of this powerful play.

There’s also a mention to the much anticipated West End transfer of Mrs Doubtfire to introduce the interview Natalie hosted with some of the cast which will feature in a future podcast.

Tune in to this episode of Theatre Audience Podcast and join Natalie and Darren as they share their insights, passion, and love for the vibrant world of theatre. From musical sensations to intimate performances and thought-provoking dramas, this episode has it all. Don’t miss out on this theatrical journey filled with laughter, inspiration, and exceptional performances and all over a nice iced tea.

Meet your Hosts & Guests:

Darren Lee Murphy


Natalie Maher


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