The Stage launches podcast supported by Charcoalblue
Launched to coincide with the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Stage has premiered a new theatre industry podcast hosted by critic Tim Bano and associate editor Lyn Gardner and supported by Charcoalblue.
“We’re delighted to be launching The Stage Podcast in association with Charcoalblue,” says The Stage’s Commercial Director Simon Hassell. “Featuring regular contributions from our associate editor Lyn Gardner, the first three weekly episodes will focus on the Edinburgh Fringe – the good, the bad, and the downright bizarre. From September, the podcast will become monthly, with special guests from all walks of the theatre world, critical discussion and features on important developments in the West End and beyond.”
Episode one, available now, explores the Fringe’s must-see shows and sees Tom and Lyn joined by theatremakers Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin, actor and playwright Yolanda Mercy and The Guardian reviewer Kate Wyver.
“The Stage podcast is an exciting new venture which will give listeners an entertaining insight into the performing arts industry,” says Senior Partner Gavin. “The Stage and Charcoalblue have been strong supporters of each other’s work for over a decade and we’re excited to help bring this new project to life.”
From September, The Stage podcast will go monthly and is available to subscribe to on Spotify, iTunes and Podbean.
Listen to the first episode here.
Meet Lyn Gardner, theatre critic and The Stage’s Associate Editor
Lyn Gardner is a journalist and novelist. She is currently associate editor of The Stage. She has written about theatre and performance for The Guardian and The Independent, and she was a founder member of City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe. She currently writes a strand of articles for the British Council on Culture After Brexit.
Awards for her work include: The 2013 Action for Children’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Arts, the 2017 Total Theatre Significant Contribution Award for her work on the Edinburgh Fringe, the 2017 UK Theatre Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre, and a 2018 Tonic Award.