Aladdin, Entertainer’s Cover Bands and House of Bernarda Alba…
Aladdin, Entertainer’s Cover Bands and House of Bernarda Alba…

Aladdin, Entertainer’s Cover Bands and House of Bernarda Alba…

Episode 41

Featuring the reviews of Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick!, Faulty Towers Dining Experience, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hackney Empire’s Aladdin, An Evening of Burlesque, Radio GaGa, Thank You For The Music and House of Bernarda Alba. Plus an exclusive chat with actor and writer Joshua Maughan.

Embark on a risqué festive adventure with Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick! The latest adults-only pantomime from the brilliant minds behind Above The Stag Theatre’s legendary queer Christmas shows. Prepare for a riotous treat, filled with Matthew Baldwin’s hilarious antics as Queen Gertrude.

If you crave interactive hilarity, dive into the unpredictable world of Faulty Towers Dining Experience, where Basil, Sybil, and Manuel serve up mayhem alongside a 3-course meal, delivering non-stop laughter and unexpected surprises.

For a south London pantomime extravaganza, join the journey through Jack and the Beanstalk, written and directed by Susie Mckenna. With a funky Giant, magic beans, and soulful songs, this is a pantomime tailored for the local audience.

In Hackney, Clive Rowe directs and stars as Widow Twankey in the magical world of Aladdin, featuring an incredible cast, dazzling costumes, and plenty of laughter. Clive is joined by Natasha Lewis as Abby-na-zaaar!, Ruth Lynch as Spirit of the Ring, Fred Double as Aladdin, Isabella Mason as Jazz, George Heyworth as Mildew Funk, Rishi Manuel as Wishy, and Kat B as the Genie.

Entertainers dazzled audiences with live shows at the Adelphi Theatre, featuring cover bands paying tribute to music legends. An Evening of Burlesque brought world-class entertainers, feathers, and fabulous costumes, setting the stage for a night of glitz and glamour. Radio GaGa honoured Freddie Mercury with hit after hit, while Thank You For The Music – ABBA Tribute celebrated two decades of ABBA’s timeless tunes with harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances.

At the National Theatre, witness the intense drama of House of Bernarda Alba, where Olivier Award-winner Harriet Walter portrays a formidable matriarch navigating the complexities of her family’s desires. Director Rebecca Frecknalland writer Alice Birch bring a radical twist to Federico García Lorca’s modern masterpiece.

In an exclusive interview, actor and writer Joshua Maughan provides insights into his upcoming play, Our 1972, set to captivate audiences at the Hope Theatre in January 2024. Get ready for a podcast episode brimming with laughter, drama, and fascinating conversations with some of the brightest stars in London’s theatre scene!

Meet your Hosts & Guests:

Joshua Maughan


Darren Lee Murphy


Natalie Maher


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