Sep 30, 2008
IN THE LATE NINETIES, the UK was gripped by the "reality TV" sensation of the Jerry Springer show. A musical was bound to follow, but few predicted the quality and acclaim that went with Richard Thomas' and Stewart Lee's operatic and theological treatment of the subject. Rising unstoppably from the Battersea Arts Centre scratch nights to Carnegie Hall, by way of the National Theatre and a West End run, Richard Thomas joins Tim Saward to talk through an overnight success that actually took many years! Ryan Molloy also talks to Nick Hutson about his recollections of playing Tremont at the National Theatre, and Tim joins DJ Excalibah to talk about his role in the urban musicals at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in the time of Philip Hedley and Kerry Michael.