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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LAUNCHES ‘INTERVAL DRINKS’ – A NEW PODCAST SERIES

GUESTS INCLUDE ADJOA ANDOH, CHARLOTTE ARROWSMITH, JUSTIN AUDIBERT, PAUL CHAHIDI, JULIET GILKES ROMERO, JOHN KANI AND TIM MINCHIN

EPISODES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW

Today (Thursday 25 March 2021) the Royal Shakespeare Company announces the Company’s first in-house podcast, Interval Drinks, bringing together members of the RSC’s 2020/21 acting company with inspirational personalities from the Company’s history. The series is supported by Darwin Escapes. (Main image John Kani credit RSC)

Interval Drinks is an opportunity to learn more about the life of the RSC from those at the heart of the Company. The Podcast offers audiences a rare insight into the professional journeys of these RSC artists, as well as a chance to explore the craft of modern theatre and discuss some of the biggest issues facing the theatre industry today.

Full series schedule

25 March 2021                       Miles Jupp and Tim Minchin

Mogali Masuku and John Kani

1 April 2021                            Greg Haiste with Paul Chahidi

8 April 2021                            Bea Webster with Charlotte Arrowsmith (Vodcast)

15 April 2021                          Hal Chambers with Justin Audibert

22 April 2021                          Kemi-Bo Jacobs with Juliet Gilkes Romero

29 April 2021                          Avita Jay with Adjoa Andoh

Each episode of the seven-part series will be available to download for free via the RSC website, as well as multiple podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes). A new episode will be made available to download every Thursday and will include a captioned vodcast episode, available via video supporting platforms and the RSC YouTube channel.

The first two episodes of Interval Drinks are available to download now. Episode one features actor and comedian Miles Jupp in conversation with singer/songwriter, Tim Minchin, who this year joins the RSC in celebrating a decade since Matilda the Musical, for which Tim wrote both music and lyrics, opened in the West End. Episode two features Mogali Masuku in conversation with playwright, actor and political activist John Kani, who recently wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed RSC production of Kunene and the King, which premiered at the Swan Theatre before transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre in London last year. The show’s run was ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series’ guests also include Adjoa Andoh (Netflix’s #Bridgerton, RSC’s Troilus and CressidaCharlotte Arrowsmith (RSC’s As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew), Justin Audibert (RSC’s The Taming of the Shrew 2019/20) Paul Chahidi (BBC’s This CountryDeath of Stalin) and Juliet Gilkes Romero (RSC’s The Whip).

Joining Miles and Mogali from the RSC’s 2020/21 acting company are Kemi-Bo JacobsHal Chambers, Greg Haiste, Avita Jay and Bea Webster.

The music is ‘Oberon’s Theme – King of Shadow’, originally composed by Sam Kenyon for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016).

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