RSC serves up its first in-house podcast

Published: 25 March 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Tim Minchin who is in conversation with Miles Jupp in the first episode of Interval Drinks Credit: Damian Bennett
John Kani who talks to Mogali Masuku in episode two of Interval Drinks

The Royal Shakespeare Company has unveiled its first in-house podcast, Interval Drinks, bringing together members of the RSC's 2020–21 acting company with “inspirational personalities from the company's history”.

The podcast gives an opportunity to “learn more about the life of the RSC from those at the heart of the company”. Audiences are offered an insight into the professional journeys of these artists as well as a chance to explore the craft of modern theatre and discuss some of the biggest issues facing the theatre industry.

Each episode of the seven-part series will be available to download for free via the RSC web site as well as on multiple podcast platforms. A new episode will be made available to download every Thursday and will include a captioned vodcast episode available via video-supporting platforms and the RSC’s YouTube channel.

The first two episodes of Interval Drinks are available to download now. Episode one features actor and comedian Miles Jupp in conversation with singer-songwriter Tim Minchin who in 2021 joins the RSC in celebrating a decade since Matilda the Musical opened in the West End. Minchin wrote both music and lyrics for the show.

Episode two features Mogali Masuku in conversation with playwright, actor and political activist John Kani who wrote and appeared in the RSC production of Kunene and the King which premièred at the Swan Theatre before transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre in London in 2020. The show's run was ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other guests will include Adjoa Andoh, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Justin Audibert, Paul Chahidi and Juliet Gilkes Romero. Joining Jupp and Masuku from the RSC's 2020–21 acting company are Kemi-Bo Jacobs, Hal Chambers, Greg Haiste, Avita Jay and Bea Webster.