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Outdoor venues star in The Cast

Published 17 April 2008

Phil Willmott and the The second edition of Official London Theatre's podcast, The Cast, is now available to download. The latest show, hosted by Matthew Amer, was inspired by the burst of hot weather enjoyed by London, and takes a look at open air theatre. The Scoop'sOpen Air's Ian Talbot came into the studio to discuss what made them alfresco theatre fans, and we went down to Shakespeare's Globe to find out what makes the Bankside venue tick.

Talbot knows as well as anyone the ins and outs of outdoor theatre, as he has been Artistic Director at the Open Air theatre for the last two decades. This is his final season at the helm of the Regent's Park venue. Willmott, by contrast, is a relative newcomer to genre, having started producing free theatre at The Scoop only five years ago.

At Shakespeare's Globe, The Cast talked to practitioners and audience members, to get a feel for how the venue is fairing over this most inclement of summers.

The Cast is the latest way to indulge your passion for theatre, and can be listened to on your computer or downloaded to a handy MP3 player so that you can enjoy it on the way to work, while you're out jogging or anywhere at all really!

There are three ways to access The Cast. You can download the MP3 file: just right click on the link and select Save As. You can also subscribe to The Cast on iTunes: Select "advanced" then "subscribe to podcast" from the drop down menu. Enter the following link in the text box: $!defaultHost/site/mp3/2006/pod/feed.xml
or simply click on this link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=261047512

We would love to know what you think of this new way of sharing our enjoyment of London theatre, so please have a listen to The Cast and tell us what you think by emailing editorial@officiallondontheatre.co.uk At the moment, The Cast is a short term project, but if you tell us you like it or how we can make it better, it could run for longer than The Mousetrap.

MA

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