Mel Giedroyc on new musicals showcase, Michael Morpurgo, Bad Santa 2, Penelope Lively
Mel Giedroyc and Gemma Whelan join Maria Friedman for a musicals gala; Penelope Lively returns to writing short stories; Bad Santa 2; Michael Morpurgo on books and war zones.
Game of Thrones meets Bake Off as Mel Giedroyc and Gemma Whelan discuss their involvement in New Songs 4 New Shows, a gala evening showcasing four new musicals currently in development, directed by West End grandee Maria Friedman.
The Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Lively discusses her latest collection of short stories, The Purple Swamp Hen & Other Stories.
After J.K. Rowling sends copies of her Harry Potter novels to a girl in Aleppo, Syria, fellow children's writer Michael Morpurgo discusses the importance of books in war zones.
Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role as the foul-mouthed, whisky-fuelled 'Father Christmas' in Bad Santa 2. Mark Eccleston reviews.
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Marilyn Rust.
Mel Giedroyc on new musicals extravaganza
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Mel Giedroyc, Gemma Whelan and Maria Friedman
New Songs 4 New Shows - a star-filled Gala Night premiering four new British musicals: Wigmaker, Fanatical, The Happy Prince, and Joan is at the Lyric Theatre, London on 28 November 2016.
Main image above: New Songs 4 New Shows: from left - Haydn Gwynne from Wigmaker; Gemma Whelan From Fanatical; Douglas Hodge, writer of Wigmaker; the dancers from The Happy Prince.
Image to the left: Mel Giedroyc in rehearsal for Fanatical
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Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Mel Giedroyc Interviewed Guest Gemma Whelan Interviewed Guest Penelope Lively Interviewed Guest Michael Morpurgo Interviewed Guest Mark Eccleston Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Marilyn Rust