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08 Spotlight On: Lysanne van Overbeek

08 Spotlight On: Lysanne van Overbeek

April 12, 2021

Today Gavin talks to theatre and opera director, activist and Lazarus Associate, Lysanne van Overbeek! After training in the Netherlands, Lysanne moved to London to study Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Whilst at Trinity Laban, she developed a specific interest in classical and physical theatre. She founded Over the Pond Productions in 2018, telling stories from and about Europe in an effort to bring people together. Lysanne first worked with Lazarus in 2016 as an actor in our production of Euripides The Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre. She then went on to assistant direct our production of Marlowe’s Edward II and our co-production with Bath Spa University of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure both at the Greenwich Theatre in 2018.

 

Follow Lysanne on Twitter and Instagram: @LysanneVO

Find out more about Lysanne’s work: www.lysannevanoverbeek.co.uk/

 

During her conversation, Lysanne talks about:

Theatre Shutdown, Band-Aid, Postponement, Cancellations, COVID, COVID regulations, Ensemble, 1 or 2 handers, Opera, Chorus, Stage, Distance, Finances, Audience confidence, Insecure, Getting ready, Online theatre, National Theatre, Over the pond productions, Oratorio music, Religious music, Stay creative, Modern composer, Susanna MacRae, Romeo & Juliet, Parameters, Deadlines, Blank paper, Jealousy, Process, Excitement, Stress, Ensemble, Get out, Set, Dressing Rooms, Bacchae, Greek Theatre, Stories from women’s perspectives, Friends, David Bullen, Penthius, Slips, Suit, Speech, Scene, Opening movement, Blue Elephant Theatre, Director, Michael Spenceley, Epic, Classical theatre, Human stories, Verona, Sesame Street, Blue Cheese, Brie, Edward II, Tristan Bates Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Original cast, Company, Rehearsal space, Community hall, Festivals, Conductor, Music, Text, Breath, Read music, Musical Theatre, Repetition, Classical music, Queen of the Night, Live it, ITA, Berliner Ensemble, Cure  Parkinson’s Trust, Concerts, Monologue Night, Opera Night, Parkinson’s Disease, Limitless.

 

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07 Spotlight on: Micha Colombo

07 Spotlight on: Micha Colombo

April 5, 2021

Today Ricky and Gavin talked to the wonderfully multi-talented Micha Colombo. Micha is an 'actor, writer, storyteller and voice artist based in the South-West and very happy to say is a Lazarus Associate Artist. Micha’s Lazarus Journey began with a double bill of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus under the banner of “Our World at War” which played as part of The Camden Fringe at the Tristan Bates Theatre in 2014. She then went on to be a part of the ill fated 2014 production of Henry V which was cancelled due to my run in on my bike and a sports car door! Micha was also part of our semi staged reading on Polly by John Gay directed by Sara Reimers. It was then 3 years later when Micha returned to the stage with us as Prospero in our 2019 production of The Tempest. As well as being a fantastic performer, ensemble member and company supporter Micha has written and directed stage work, written poetry and has even gone to the dark side and into theatre management!

 

Stay tuned at the end of the episode for Queen, a poem written and read by Micha.

 

During her conversation, Micha talks about:

Children, Beach, Sharks, Emma Rice, Dream, Reminiscing, Remembering, Appreciation, Success, Process, School plays, University, Calling, Birkbeck, Night classes, Passion, Drama School, Stretch your imagination, Mainstream Education, Becoming a parent, Feminist agenda, Being a parent, Falling in love, Home lives, Family relationships, Domestic, Our Word at War Rep, 2 shows in one night, it’s about the story not about the character, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, William Shakespeare, Messy, Ensemble, Birthday Party, Test, Democratic way of working, Group dynamic, Supportive, The Tempest, Prospero, Pressure, Negative thoughts, Vulnerable, Trust, Being the lead, Friday night drinks, Throwing paper, Projecting, Greenwich Theatre, Tristan Bates theatre, Rehearsals, Using voice, Exhaustion, Huge stage, Gift, Dress, Costume, Audience, Henry V, Fluellen, Union Theatre, Keepy upy, Dora the Explorer, Poetry, Release, Sutton Theatres, Lockdown, Loo roll, Artists, Community space, Cornflake game

 

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06 Spotlight on: Alice Emery

06 Spotlight on: Alice Emery

March 29, 2021

This week Ricky and Gavin talk to actor, stage combat specialist, fight director and Lazarus Associate, Alice Emery! Alice trained at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts and Drama Centre London, the latter inspiring her deep love of Early Modern playwrights. She received further training as an instructor for the Academy of Performance Combat and runs the sword fighting demonstrations at Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibitions. Alice first worked with Lazarus in 2014/15 in Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Union Theatre, then went on to work on our devised production of Euripides The Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre, John Ford’s Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Tristan Bates Theatre, the rehearsed reading of John Gay’s seldom seen sequel to The Beggar’s Opera, Polly the sequel all in 2016 and most recently, played Lady Macbeth in our 2020 production of Macbeth just before the theatre shutdown.

 

Follow Alice on Twitter and Instagram: @reggieseeley

Find out more about Alice’s work: www.Spotlight.com//0611-0199-9390

 

During her conversation, Alice talks about:

Shakespeare's globe, stage combat, weapons, steel swords, Phillip Stafford, Scotland steel, Fight direction, Creativity, Lockdown, Macbeth, Twins, Babies, Motherhood, Working Mum, Fight Crew, Zoom, Shakespeare, Natalie Winter, Weekly read, Troilus and Cressida, Lady Macbeth, Living room camp, daddy day care, Day with babies night on stage, Equity, Spotlight, RJ Seeley, Drama Centre, Reggie, Names, Stage names, Acting, Actor / Actress, Ballerina, Dancer, Musicals, Drama, Actor training, RADA summer course, BBC, Stella Mann, Concise, Shakespeare's text, Truth, Actors process, What your character says about others, Shakespeare's meter, Iambic Pentameter, Verse, Prose, Marlowe, Middleton, Golden Age of theatre, Writers, Shared experience, audience, relationships, community, special, Unique, catharsis, safe, Game of Thrones, Favourite play, fluid, Evolve, Ken Branagh, Laurence Olivier, Henry V, Gower, Drama games, Play, All-female, Drama school, Character, Text, False start, 2014, 2015, Fluellen, Baby, Physical, Micha Colombo, Ian Holm, Arch 468, Comedy, Welsh Accent, O' for a muse of fire, 2016, The Bacchae, Tis Pity, Polly, John Gay, John Ford, Euripides, Tamburlaine, Christopher Marlowe, writhe, grunt, turn into a beast, comradery, commute, courageous, A Chorus Line, Greek drama, ensemble, dance, pulsing, Drama, heart beat, monologue, soundscape, human percussion, singular goal, visceral, discovering, Jack Studio Theatre, Tristan Bates, Blue Elephant Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Rehearsed reading, Sara Reimers, Ambitious, Husband, Character, artistic vision, artists, Peter Pan, JM Barrie, Fight, pirates, language of fight

 

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05 Spotlight on: Stuart Glover

05 Spotlight on: Stuart Glover

March 22, 2021

This week Ricky and Gavin talk to Lighting Designer and very long-time collaborator Stuart Glover. Stuart is a freelance Lighting Designer based in London, working across the UK and further abroad. Stuart’s work ranges across all forms of lighting design, through theatre, dance, immersive productions, film and artistic light installations.

 

Stuart began his Lazarus collaboration with our production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice which played at The Jack Studio Theatre in 2013. Continuing on the Shakespeare theme Stuart then lit Richard III, directed by Gavin Harrington-Odedra at The Blue Elephant Theatre, Our World at War rep of Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus at The Tristan Bates Theatre in 2014. Stuart was on a roll and returned in 2015 for Revenger’s Tragedy again directed by Gavin, and again playing at The Jack Studio Theatre and Henry V directed by myself at The Union Theatre. In 2016 Stuart was back this time for something quite a bit different… Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle which played at The Jack Studio Theatre, The Bacchae at The Blue Elephant Theatre and The Beggar’s Opera back at the Jack! In 2017 Stuart relit Chalk Circle for its transfer to Greenwich Theatre and returned to the Jack for the 5th time for Taming of the Shrew directed by Sara Reimers. In 2018 Stuart joined us as we moved into Greenwich Theatre for our first year as resident company for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in 2019 lit our Tempest, both of course by Shakespeare. In 2020 Stuart was in rehearsal for our production of Hedda Gabler when the pandemic arrived and people were advised not to attend theatres prior to a national shutdown.

 

Follow Stuart on Twitter and Instagram: @glove_s

Find out more about Stuart’s work: www.stuartgloverlighting.com

 

During his conversation, Stuart talks about:

Hedda Gabler, Lighting design, Lockdown, Theatre shutdown, Great lighting design, Merchant of Venice, Jack Studio Theatre, Pond pump, National Theatre, Images, Film noir, Blue Elephant Theatre, Richard III, Tristan Bates Theatre, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Work in progress, Revenger’s Tragedy, Henry V, Union Theatre, All female, Fluorescents, Steel deck, Shared lighting, Bacchae, Beggar’s Opera, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Brecht, Honesty, Collaboration, The Tempest, Puppets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suspend disbelief, Festoons, Sonja Zobel.

 

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04 Spotlight On: Bobby Locke

04 Spotlight On: Bobby Locke

March 15, 2021

This week Ricky & Gavin talk to Lazarus Associate Bobby Locke. Bobby Locke is a composer and music supervisor, who has worked on projects in theatre, film, dance, and animation. Bobby’s Lazarus journey began in 2016 when he joined the company to compose a brand new score of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle in collaboration with Neil McKeown which played at the Jack Studio Theatre. He then went on to revive his duties when that production transferred the following year to The Greenwich Theatre. Also in 2016 Bobby composed a new score and songs for our production of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera with Chris Drohan, 2018 Bobby composed music and songs for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in 2019 followed up his Shakespeare exploration on the Tempest working with sound designer Sam Glossop. As we went into lockdown 1 we were collaborating on a new score with new songs for our now postponed production of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan!

Follow Bobby on Twitter and Instagram: @composerbobby
Find out more about Bobby’s work: www.bobbylocke.co.uk 

During his conversation, Bobby talks about:
Lockdown, Liverpool, Music, Adapting, Piano, Routine, Public Pianos, Hand Sanitizer, Train Stations, St. Pancras Station, Commuters, Titanic Theme, Cheer, I will survive, Proposal, High School, Composing, Peter Pan Sequel, Fourth Monkey, Much Ado About Nothing, Directing, Contracts, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Henry V, Conversation, Sound Demo, Themes, Call & Response, Feeling Exposed, Teaching Casts, Actors, Beggars Opera, John Gay, Musical, Stephen Sondheim, Someone in a Tree, Pacific Overtures, Philip Glass, Minimal Music, Hans Zimmer, Portfolio, Theatre, Frank McGuinness, Professional Production, Creatives, Repertory, Neil McKeown, Love Song, Framing, Rhyming, Jack Studio Theatre, Kate Bannister, Lucy, Polly, MacHeath, Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare, Glockenspiel, Overture, Opera, Rachel Dingle, School Groups, Reaction, The Tempest, Sam Glossop, Chris Drohan, Storm, Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie.

 

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03 Spotlight on: Paula James

03 Spotlight on: Paula James

March 5, 2021

This week Ricky & Gavin talk to actor, musician, writer, self proclaimed nerd and Lazarus Alumn Paula James! Paula trained at Drama Studio London and has appeared on stage and screen, in London, around the UK and internationally, had multiple plays performed in theatres around London and written and released an EP. Paula began her Lazarus voyage over 10 years ago in our 2010 production of Hecuba at the New Diorama Theatre, then went on to play queens, duchesses and sisters of Kings from Greece, Italy and Judea in Electra, The Revengers Tragedy, with last week’s Guest, Jamie O’Neill, and in the first professional production of the first play written by a woman, The Tragedy of Mariam.

Follow Paula on Twitter: @paula_james
Find out more about what Paula is doing: www.paulajames.co.uk

Listen to her EP, Shelter:
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shelter-Paula-James/dp/B07KXNQZ2C 
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/shelter-single/1439528744 

During her conversation, Paula talks about:

Recording Session, Classical Guitar, Music, iTunes, Amazon, Plays, Short Plays, Bed Air, KDC Theatre, Gender, GCSE, A level, Performing Arts, School, Italy, Norway, Peter Woodings, Music Teacher, Inspirational teacher, Collaboration, Amazing, Dance, Female playwrights, Jonny Kemp, DSL, Drama Studio London, Rehearsal process, Chorus , Hecuba, Electra, Euripides, Orestes, rep, The Space Arts Centre, Clytemnestra, Slow motion, Red Earth, Audience, Stage, Camden fringe, Tristan Bates, Cast, All Female, Mariam, Carey, New Musical, Guildford Shakespeare Company, Covid, Pandemic, Outdoor Theatre, Songs, Music, Online, cd, Cast Recording, New Vic, Ensemble, George Floyd, School plays, Drama school, Learn your lines, Connection, Thought process, Text, New writing

 

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02 Spotlight on: Jamie O’Neill

02 Spotlight on: Jamie O’Neill

March 5, 2021

Ricky & Gavin talk to actor & Lazarus Associate, Jamie O'Neill. Jamie trained at The Poor School & has appeared on stage & screen, most recently in new episode of Doctors! Jamie began his Lazarus journey in Revenger’s Tragedy in 2015 at the Jack Studio Theatre, he then went on to play Mortimer in Edward II, twice, firstly at The Tristan Bates Theatre & then at Greenwich Theatre in 2017 / 2018. In 2019 played the role of Herod in our new production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome & most recently took on the title role in Macbeth which played in March 2020, shortly before the pandemic & lockdown one!

 

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01 Spotlight on: Sorcha Corcoran

01 Spotlight on: Sorcha Corcoran

March 5, 2021

This week Ricky and Gavin talk to designer and Lazarus Associate Artist, Sorcha Corcoran. Sorcha has worked nationally, and internationally as set, costume and events designer; her skills and experience cover many different areas including opera, fringe theatre, musicals, installations and live events. Her first project with Lazarus was as assistant to Richard Evans on The Merchant of Venice in 2013, which played at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, since then Sorcha has gone on to design set, costume or both on 7 productions including Caucasian Chalk Circle and our most recent production of Macbeth.

Sorcha trained at Rose Bruford College. 

Sorcha is passionate about finding the individuality, originality, and character of each new project. She aims to work collaboratively and thus inspire the most evocative design in the context of the piece.

Find out more at www.sorchacorcoran.com

During her conversation, Sorcha talks about:

Adam Cunis, Jack Studio Theatre, Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare, Richard Evans, Stuart Glover, Design, Lighting design, Flints, Brecht, Stage, Greenwich Theatre, Fringe, Bunting, Blue Elephant Theatre, Tristan Bates, Camden Fringe, Edward II, Tech, Lewis Davidson, Beggars Opera, Macbeth, Peter Pan, JM Barrie.

 

Find out more about Lazarus Theatre at www.lazarustheatre.com
Support this podcast or the work we do at www.paypal.me/lazarustheatre 

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