Welcome to the As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast. It hopes to be a podcast discussing London Theatre from the audience’s perspective.

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  1. Theaters are the great and can say the toughest platform for an artist to show . They have to be more precised and confident while their act. People like to see the real act as something is going live and in real before you.Most of the famous actors either of movies or serials do belong to the theaters only

  2. Hi Guys,

    We’d live to invite you along to Illuminate a Fest at the New Wimbledon Studio from the 2nd April-9th May. All our shows can be found at Illuminatefest.co.uk. Thanks Alice

  3. Hi Guys,

    We’d live to invite you along to Illuminate Fest at the New Wimbledon Studio from the 2nd April-9th May. All our shows can be found at Illuminatefest.co.uk. Thanks Alice

  4. Hello all at the podcast,

    I very much hope you might accept an invitation to see the world premiere of My World Has Exploded A Little Bit by Bella Heesom – a brave and humorous show about mortality, running at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, August 11th-15th at 6pm.

    The show has been picked by FringeReview as one of the top 3 things to see at this year’s Camden Fringe. More info at myworldexploded.com

    Drop me a line at isabelle.schoelcher[at]gmail.com and I’d be delighted to reserve you a couple of tickets.

    All the best 🙂


    Production Assistant
    My World Has Exploded A Little Bit by Bella Heesom
    A bold, inventive and unflinching new play about battling grief.
    Tristan Bates Theatre, 11-15 August 2015

  5. Thank you for the podcast — I’m really enjoying listening, and it’s great to have a podcast specifically about London theatre. Could I make a couple of little suggestions? First of all, do get a name and a logo! It seems like such a trivial touch but it does affect the perception of the podcast, and is currently selling you a little short. Also, regarding the format, it’s clear that the contributors have a huge depth of knowledge about the theatre and are eager to share it, but at times it does feel rather too detailed and more like a series of monologues than a discussion, and suffers a little for it. Five to ten minutes of detailed dissection by a single person is quite a long time to sit through, particularly one after another, and having other contributors chip in and debate or discuss might add texture and hold interest better. It feels a little like an audio blog, which isn’t really a good fit for podcast audiences.

    Love the show, though, and will continue to tune in.

  6. Hi!

    I’d love to invite the podcast along to the press night of The Fix on July 15th, the first show at the brand new Union Theatre.

    My email is AP@atomicus.co.uk, I’d love to have the show featured on the podcast so do let me know if you can make it.

    Many thanks,


  7. Hello guys!

    I am Tiphaine Betscher and I come from Paris. I moved in August to North Carolina (USA). I work with Burning Coal Theatre Company.

    Burning Coal Theatre Company is an intimate, professional theatre located in downtown Raleigh in North Carolina. Currently in its 19th season, Burning Coal has grown over the years to become on of the most influential and respected professional theatres in the southeastern United States. In November 2014, Burning Coal toured David Edgar’s Iron Curtain Trilogy to London’s Cockpit Theatre for a three-week run (We got a 4 star review from Michael Billington!).

    AND Burning Coal Theatre Company will be coming to London this August! We return to the Cockpit with Philip Ridley’s 70 minute Dark Vanilla Jungle for the Camden Fringe Festival. It is a scalding play about a young woman trying to come to terms with a terrible breach of trust.

    You can see the show from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th August at 9PM and Sunday 14th August at 8:30 PM.

    The price of all tickets is £10 but of course we would be happy to comp all theatre critics and their guest.

    If could spread the word, that would be lovely and we would love to have you come review us or, of course, if you are interested, write an advance piece on the productions or the company (details of which follow).

    We hope to see you!

    Best regards,

    Tiphaine Betscher – Burning Coal Theatre Company


    “It was a very hot day – dazzling sunshine! –And Mum – she was wiping sweat from her neck. No, not wiping. Dabbing . . . Dab . . . Dab. Mum was a beauty. Not like me. And don’t tell me I am because you’ll be lying and I won’t thank you for it. Not today. Not when this whole thing – us, here – is about me telling the truth.”

    Andrea seems a normal girl. She has her hopes and her dreams, spends lots of time thinking about boys and has a complicated relationship with her mother. But she’s not lucky, partly down to bad decision-making. In this play, she takes us on a violent journey, which is a product of patriarchy and misogyny before the entire process is subverted.

    Rape, pregnancy, miscarriage and male violence… All these topics are approached.

    Andrea is a girl who defines herself in relation to the men around her, and remains in a perpetual state of paranoia.

    Philip Ridley’s Dark Vanilla Jungle has all the lyrical violence of his earlier plays, including the attention to detail, which characterizes the people he writes. Andrea is a woman of fancy, and flies between story and reality.


    “We need writers such as Ridley to take us to these dark crevasses of experience . . . it all remains with you like a vivid hallucination” – The Arts Desk

    “No one captures pain, violence and the misery of love gone wrong quite like Philip Ridley” – Telegraph

    “Flawless script . . . his writing is second to none . . . it’s breathtaking” – Female Arts

    “Ridley, as ever a master of lyrical unpleasantness, who here creates a picture of innocence corrupted . . . This is lacerating excruciating theatre, which leaves the audience exhausted and speechless” – Evening Standard

    “There is grit flecked with sparkle and punishing bleakness with a hint of magic . . . When it comes to oddly exquisite horror, no one does it better” – Exeunt


    Burning Coal’s original production of Dark Vanilla Jungle was directed by Staci Sabarsky. Staci is a professional actress, singer and director. She recently assistant directed Broadway Bound with Stageworks Theatre and directed Johnny 10 Beer’s Daughter with Tampa Repertory Theatre earlier this summer. She is proud to return to Dark Vanilla Jungle, a production she directed in Raleigh, NC, with Burning Coal Theatre (a production that not only received a five-star review, but was ranked as one of the Nine Great Local Theatre Productions of 2015 by Indy Week). Staci is thrilled to be collaborating with Jerome Davis on this project at the Camden Fringe Festival. Next season, she will be directing Shakespeare in Hollywood with the Richey Suncoast Theatre in Florida. 

    Jerome Davis is Burning Coal Theatre Company’s founding Artistic Director. His production of David Edgar’s Iron Curtain Trilogy played in Raleigh and in London in the fall of 2014. He recently directed highly regarded productions of George Brant’s Grounded at Raleigh’s Sonorous Road and, for the North Carolina Opera, Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw. For Burning Coal: Rat in the Skull, Jude the Obscure, Parts 1 & 2, Night & Day by Tom Stoppard, The Weir and The Seafarer by Conor McPherson and Enron by Lucy Prebble. In New York, he studied with Uta Hagen for seven years and has acted or studied with Adrian Hall, Richard Jenkins, Steve Harris, Oliver Platt, Nikos Psacharapolous, Julie Bovasso, Hope Davis and Amanda Peet.


    Lexie Braverman is an actor from Philadelphia, PA currently living in North Carolina. Previous credits include participating in the Renaissance season at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia, playing Bianca in Women Beware Women; Clarinda in The Sea Voyage and Angelica in Love for Love. Other theater credits include Jeannie in Fat Pig for Ithaca Underground. Lexie has a BA in Communication Studies from Ithaca College and an MA in Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is highly proficient in movie quoting and is so happy to be making her Burning Coal Theater Company debut with Dark Vanilla Jungle.

    OTHER CREDITS: Horatio, Player Villain in Hamlet (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, High Point, NC); Bianca in Othello, Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Philadelphia, PA); Hellena in The Rover (Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, UK); Masha in The Seagull (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, UK); Jeannie in Fat Pig (Ithaca Underground, Ithaca, NY); Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, High Point, NC).

    EDUCATION: MA Certificate in Acting, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, UK; BA in Communication Studies, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

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