Wildcast: A Wildcard Podcast
Wildcast MT Series: James Hume

Wildcast MT Series: James Hume

June 26, 2020

Welcome to the Wildcast MT Series!  These 5 special podcasts, curated by Wildcard’s resident composer and star of musical theatre, Maimuna Memon, take a closer look at all things MT and the music industry.  Maimuna joins regular host Paul Hilliar as they interview some of the biggest names in MT today.

For the final episode of the Wildcast MT Series Paul is joined by the true gentleman of MT, James Hume. James has been a stalwart of the West End for the last few years performing in multiple productions including Phantom, Les Mis and Mary Poppins.  James has a heartwarming story and speaks with passion and authority on MT today.

Wildcast MT Series: Lucy Moss

Wildcast MT Series: Lucy Moss

June 25, 2020

Welcome to the Wildcast MT Series!  These 5 special podcasts, curated by Wildcard’s resident composer and star of musical theatre, Maimuna Memon, take a closer look at all things MT and the music industry.  Maimuna joins regular host Paul Hilliar as they interview some of the biggest names in MT today.

The multi-award-winning and youngest female director on Broadway ever (!) graces Wildcast today.  Lucy Moss joins Maimuna and Paul as she discusses the whirlwind success that was Six The Musical.

Wildcast MT Series: Tyrone Huntley

Wildcast MT Series: Tyrone Huntley

June 24, 2020

Welcome to the Wildcast MT Series!  These 5 special podcasts, curated by Wildcard’s resident composer and star of musical theatre, Maimuna Memon, take a closer look at all things MT and the music industry.  Maimuna joins regular host Paul Hilliar as they interview some of the biggest names in MT today.

In the third instalment, Maimuna and Paul talk to the tenacious Tyrone Huntley.  Tyrone is best known for playing TJ in Sister Act and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.  He has recently turned his hand to directing, and has many words of inspiration for aspiring MT performers.

Wildcast MT Series: Pia Ashcroft

Wildcast MT Series: Pia Ashcroft

June 23, 2020

Welcome to the Wildcast MT Series!  These 5 special podcasts, curated by Wildcard’s resident composer and star of musical theatre, Maimuna Memon, take a closer look at all things MT and the music industry.  Maimuna joins regular host Paul Hilliar as they interview some of the biggest names in MT today.

The second episode sees Maimuna and Paul talk to the wonderful Pia Ashcroft.  Pia is a former talent spotter for Warner and now runs her own record label as well managing a number of artists.  This podcast is essential listening if you’re thinking of juggling an MT career whilst trying to break into mainstream music.

Wildcast MT Series: Bill Buckhurst

Wildcast MT Series: Bill Buckhurst

June 22, 2020

Welcome to the Wildcast MT Series!  These 5 special podcasts, curated by Wildcard’s resident composer and star of musical theatre, Maimuna Memon, take a closer look at all things MT and the music industry.  Maimuna joins regular host Paul Hilliar as they interview some of the biggest names in MT today.

In the first episode they talk to Bill Buckhurst, esteemed director of numerous productions including Ghost Quartet, Sweeney Todd and Sister Act The Musical.

Coronavirus: the view from the regions

Coronavirus: the view from the regions

June 2, 2020

In the latest of our special Coronavirus podcasts, host Paul Hilliar is joined by the Artistic Director of the Watermill, Paul Hart, and Birmingham-based director, Beth Kapila, as they dissect the unique challenges regional theatres face at this time.  In the latter half of the episode we discuss the subject of forging a career in the arts outside of London as well reviewing the latest news across UK theatre. 

Coronavirus: how creatives are adapting to digital 2

Coronavirus: how creatives are adapting to digital 2

May 19, 2020

In the final of two special episodes, regular host Paul Hilliar is joined by fellow Wildcard, Meg Pemberton, as they quiz theatre-makers on the benefits and challenges of taking work online.  Paul and Meg are joined by writer Bren Gosling, actor Lucy Walker-Evans and Slap and Tickle theatre company, as they discuss how Coronavirus has affected their work and what they have done to stay proactive. 

Coronavirus: how creatives are adapting to digital

Coronavirus: how creatives are adapting to digital

May 12, 2020

In the first of two special episodes, regular host Paul Hilliar is joined by fellow Wildcard, Meg Pemberton, as they quiz theatre-makers on the benefits and challenges of taking work online.  Paul and Meg are joined by Red Fox Theatre and A Stone's Throw Productions as they discuss how Coronavirus has affected their companies and what they have done to stay proactive. 

Coronavirus: the future of theatre

Coronavirus: the future of theatre

May 5, 2020

In the second of our special Coronavirus podcasts, host, Paul Hilliar, is joined by Tracy Brabin MP (Shadow Minister for Culture) and Richard Jordan (TONY, EMMY and Olivier winning producer) to discuss what Coronavirus means for the future of theatre. 

We also talk to Artistic Director, James Meteyard, as we launch our brand new digital programme: Wildcard: Full House. 

Coronavirus: financial assistance explainer

Coronavirus: financial assistance explainer

April 11, 2020

James Meteyard, Artistic Director, and host, Paul Hilliar, are joined by special guests: Charlotte Bence (Equity) and Sam Dunstan (Jozara). Charlotte and Sam are experts on all the financial support available for our industry during this time of crisis and provide invaluable insight in how to get help if you are struggling. 

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