Wishmas, Hamnet, She Stoops and Garry Starr Performs Everything…
Wishmas, Hamnet, She Stoops and Garry Starr Performs Everything…

Wishmas, Hamnet, She Stoops and Garry Starr Performs Everything…

Episode 40

Featuring reviews of Wishmas at the Bauble Factory, Hamnet, She Stoops to Conquer, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends and Garry Starr Performs Everything with and exclusive interview with star and creator Damien Warren-Smith.

Embark on a magical journey into the heart of Christmas with Wishmas, where wishes take flight in an enchanting realm filled with Wishkeepers, Robins, and the iconic Father Christmas. This festive adventure, featuring stellar performances is a delight for children of all ages and anyone who believes in the magic of the holiday season.

Meanwhile, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly anticipated production of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, now playing at London’s Garrick Theatre following a sold-out run in Stratford-upon-Avon, boasts captivating performances from Madeleine Mantock and Tom Varey. Adapted by the award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, the play unveils the untold story of William Shakespeare and his wife, Agnes, offering a captivating glimpse into the life of the literary genius.

For a different kind of Christmas tale, join David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi and have Christmas at Hardcastle Hall in She Stoops To Conquer. OT Artistic Director Tom Littler with Francesca Ellis, directs an all-star cast including Tanya Reynolds, Freddie Fox, Sabrina Bartlett, and Robert Mountford  supported by a community ensemble in the 250th anniversary production of Oliver Goldsmith’s glorious comedy of misunderstanding.

In the heart of the West End, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends has become a sensation. This grand Broadway show, celebrating the life and work of the legendary Sondheim, features a stellar cast led by Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Christine Allado, Clare Burt, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton, and Beatrice Penny-Touré. The company also includes Harry Apps, Bella Brown, Richard Dempsey, and Monique Young, completing a cast that is truly the best of the West End and Broadway.

Lastly, experience the uproarious antics of disgraced actor Garry Starr in Garry Starr Performs Everything. Defying critics and saving performing arts from extinction, Starr fearlessly traverses every theatre style imaginable, offering a “masterclass in mockery.” With an exclusive interview with star and creator Damien Warren-Smith, this is a unique and entertaining exploration of the world of theatre. Don’t miss the chance to witness this extraordinary performance that leaves no genre unturned.

Meet your Hosts & Guests:

Damien Warren-Smith


Darren Lee Murphy


Natalie Maher


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