Friday, 6 March 2015

#27 - Paul L Martin Returns for The London Cabaret Awards

It's awards season! Rosie gets all the juicy gossip from the man behind it all, Paul L Martin... discussion topics this week are: Leaving the Barge, Sticking With Performance; Madame Jojo's (RIP); Going Up Against Big Money; Tiers of Cabaret; Where's the Middle Gone?; Performance Persona Development; Getting Rid of the Script; Panto!; AWARDS!; The Journey of the Ceremony; The Oscars; Raising the Bar; No Apologies, Not Perfect; Panel Selection; Hard Decisions; Transparency and Feedback; People *do* Care!; We Want Your Feedback; When Judges Are Selected; Odd Choices; Biggest Doofus Award; Songbook VS Cabaret; The Explosion of Drag; LCA Tickets - Increasing Accessibility; The People Who Should Be There Can Afford It; Cabaret Convention.

About Paul:
Paul L Martin is the director of entertainment agency Excess All Areas and founder of the London Cabaret Awards.  An award-winning performer in his own right, he has worked in the industry for over 20 years as an actor, singer, producer, promoter and agent.  He has appeared as a TV talent show judge on Sky TV and created the role of Philip Salon for the Boy George musical TABOO.   Paul has shared stages with Matt Lucas, Elton John, Dame Edna, Cleo Laine and Sheryl Crow.  He teaches regularly on the art of cabaret - most noticeably with the Singers’ Cabaret Workshop  - as well as in drama schools across the country.  Paul has also written many articles and contributed to reference books on the art of cabaret.  In Time Out’s 40th birthday edition Paul was recognised for ‘his unwavering dedication to our musical and cabaret scene’; In 2006 The Stage called him ‘A King of Cabaret’ and in 2012 he was awarded the ‘Best Producer – Cabaret’ award by fringereport. There is practically nothing Paul doesn't do, and quite frankly I have no idea how he ever sleeps.

Twitter: @PaulLMartinsays
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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

#26 - Comedy's Power Couple: Laurence Owen and Lindsday Sharman (part 2)

Laurence Owen and Lindsay Sharman

Laurence and Lindsay return to talk about: Eyebrow Choreography; Intense Focus and Stupid Hecklers; People's Front of Cabaret vs Cabaret People's Front; Allowed to Call Yourself a Professional; Dead Inside - Broken by Comedy; Richard Herring is Super Nice; Nice People Get Ahead; Become The Thing You Say You Are; Mentally Buoyant; Crying Week; How to Work an Edinburgh Audience; Lube Your Audience Up; Would You Rather?; The Big Question; Comedy Sexy or Actual Sexy; And My Head Fell Off; Questioning Your Life Choices; Fighting for Approval and Gender Disparity; Storming Offstage and Doing the Right Thing; First Ever Gig and Musical Comedy Awards; Books and Albums.

About Lindsay



About Laurence

2014 Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen has been a staple of the comedy and cabaret circuits since early 2012.

Backed either by his trademark shrunken guitar or a canned cinematic orchestra, Laurence's musical style is unusually dramatic and far-reaching for a comedy act, and is packed with melodramatic storytelling, spiky observations and meticulous attention to detail.
Laurence made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 with his hour-long show, Lullabies Of Pervland. He is currently working on his second show, Cinemusical, which will debut in 2015.
Aside from comedy, he is also an award-winning film and theatre composer. Visit his composer website, for details.