Listen again: 9th December 2014

Comedian Iszi Lawrence

Comedian Iszi Lawrence with her show ‘The Z List Dead List’

Rosie speaks over the phone to playwright and producer Dylan Costello. Dylan is currently running an Indiegogo Campaign to support his play The Glass Protégé. The play is set in 1940s Hollywood and features a romance between two actors and the way it is affected by the Hollywood Studio system. Dylan says that he was inspired to write the play when he was living in Los Angeles a few years ago. The Glass Protégé is produced by Giant Cherry Productions, which focuses on LGBT matters. The play opens in April 2015 at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.

Cabaret duo Bourgeois & Maurice has teamed up with Scottee for their ‘Kristmas Karaoke’. Bourgeois & Maurice alias George Heyworth and Liv Morris share how they met Scottee in Soho many years ago and the work they have done with him since. They also reveal that their song ‘Make Life Better’, which they played live in the studio, was written for Scottee’s wedding in October. The duo is in the process of writing a musical and besides their ‘Kristmas Karaoke with Scottee’ at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 15th December, they also perform on 18th December at the new venue The Glory with drag artist Jonny Woo and his show ‘Hallelujah with Jonny Woo’.

Rosie discusses the challenging Christmas period with Psychologist Ronete Cohen with regards to coming out, loneliness and break-ups. Ronete advises to be prepared in the sense that it is good to know what can be expected during the season, to have someone to confide in and finding a diversion to steer away from subjects one does not feel comfortable with. Ronete offers more advice via her websites Ronete Cohen Therapy and Rainbow Couch.

Comedian Iszi Lawrence talks about ‘The Z List Dead List’, her comedy show about obscure characters from history. Iszi explains what motivated her to set up ‘The Z List Dead List’, which is not only a comedy show, but also a podcast. She also points out that her bisexual orientation is also addressed in her shows to avoid misconception and ‘disappointment’. Iszi’s next performance of ‘The Z List Dead List’ is on 14th December at the Camden Comedy Club at The Camden Head.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:

1) Bourgeois & Maurice: ‘Goodbye Europe’ from the album “The Third”

2) Bourgeois & Maurice: ‘Make Life Better’

3) K Anderson: ‘New Year’

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