Listen again: 3rd March 2015

Alan Turing (Ian Hallard) teaching students (Laura Harling, Chris Levens) at Cambridge. Photo: Scott Rylander

Alan Turing (Ian Hallard) teaching students (Laura Harling, Chris Levens) at Cambridge.
Photo: Scott Rylander

Never mind Benedict Cumberbatch and The Imitation Game… Rosie hears from theatre director Matthew Parker about a way more psychedelic and surreal retelling of the life of Alan Turing: Lovesong of the Electric Bear. Matthew tells us how he came to stage the European premiere of Snoo Wilson’s last play and how the surreal style fits Alan’s persona. Lovesong of the Electric Bear plays at The Hope Theatre in Islington until 21st March.

Vocalist / artist / composer / producer and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles promotes his forthcoming audio visual extravaganza, where he and a multi-talented cast will recreate their three EP Nude set. Together with Chloe Treacher on cello and Will Harvey playing violin, Jamie performs three songs live in the studio and explains the concept of the Nude album. The Irrepressibles play Islington Assembly Hall on 20th March.

It’s LGBT adoption and fostering week! Blogger, writer and mum Carolyn Robertson talks about her personal experience of becoming an adoptive lesbian parent, her book Two Dads and her blog Sparkly Poo (thus named after her youngest imbibed some glitter). Carolyn set up the blog due to a lack of available information for would-be adoptive gay parents. Her children’s book Two Dads, is soon to be followed by Two Mums and a Menagerie.

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

1) Soak: Sea Creatures from the album Before We Forgot How To Dream

2) Pet Shop Boys: Odd Man Out B-side from the single Thursday

3) The Irrepressibles: Arrow (live) – on the podcast

4) The Irrepressibles: Two Men in Love (live) – on the podcast

5) The Irrepressibles: Always on My Mind (live) – on the podcast

6) Roulston & Young: Perfect Match from the album Two Faced 

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