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The Stage Podcast: Stephen Sondheim’s Company, understudies and circus skills

In our October episode, critics Tim Bano and Lyn Gardner discuss Marianne Elliott’s new gender-swapped production of Company [1] by Stephen Sondheim with comedian Tom Allen [2].

Plus, we go backstage to talk to Steph Parry, the 42nd Street understudy who made headlines when she stepped in to save Mamma Mia! in the West End [3].

Meanwhile, after last month’s failed attempt to learn an American accent [4], reporter Fergus Morgan runs off to join the circus, with some help from circus company Mimbre [5].

The Stage Podcast, hosted by Tim Bano, is presented in association with Charcoalblue [6] and is available on, iTunes [7]Spotify [8] and Podbean [9].

The next episode of The Stage podcast will be available in November.