CFT Podcast

Chichester Festival Theatre Podcast 

Welcome to the Chichester Festival Theatre Podcast, hosted by George Bailey. We'll be discussing everything CFT related from Festival 2018 to the history.From famous creatives to the backstage crew and beyond. Sit back, relax and enjoy what we've got in store for you. 

Episode Nine: Mike Bartlett

In this episode, we speak to Mike Bartlett, writer of Cock which plays in the Minerva Theatre until 27 October. Hear Mike speak about his career, playwriting and the Radio Times.

Recorded at Chichester Festival Theatre. Music by Ted Hayes. 


Episode Eight: Daniel Evans & Gareth Valentine 

In this episode, we speak to Daniel Evans, Artistic Director of CFT and Director of our summer musical Me and My Girl, and Gareth Valentine, Musical Supervisor, Musical Director and Musical Arrangements.

Recorded at Chichester Festival Theatre.  Music by Ted Hayes


Episode Seven: Charlotte Jones 

In this episode, we speak to Charlotte Jones, writer of one of Festival 2018's new plays - The Meeting. Listen to her discuss her successes, today's industry and her experiences with Quaker communities.

Recorded at Chichester Festival Theatre.  Music by Ted Hayes

Episode Six: Kate Bassett 

In this episode, we speak to CFT's literary associoate Kate Basset about her career, current work and how new writing is approached in modern theatre.

Recorded at the Duke of York Theatre.  Music by Ted Hayes


Episode Five: Petra Letang & Wela Mbusi 

In this episode, we speak to random/generations cast members Petra Letang and Wela Mbusi on their experience of creating these powerful plays by debbie tucker green. 

Recorded at Glasshill Studios. Music by Ted Hayes.


Episode Four: Rufus Hound & Sean Foley 

Rufus Hound in conversation with Sean Foley, all about their production of Noël Cowards Present Laughter, which opens Festival 2018 and plays from 20 April - 12 May.

Recorded at St. Mary Abbots. Music by Ted Hayes.


Episode Three: James Graham 

In this episode, we speak to the Olivier award-winning playwright James Graham. Hear him speak about his success, history, top tips and his fresh new play 'Quiz', currently running at the Noël Coward following a sold out run at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Recorded at Glasshill Studios. Music by Ted Hayes.


Episode Two: Anna Mould  

In this episode, we speak to Community and Heritage Officer Anna Mould all about the history and heritage of Chichester Festival Theatre, and how looking back into the foundations is incredibly important to understand how we've got here.

Recorded at Chichester Festival Theatre. Music by Ted Hayes.


Episode One: Daniel Evans and Rachel Tackley 

In this episode, we speak to Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Rachel Tackley about their highly anticipated Festival 2018 season, followed by live staff reactions and thoughts to the announcement.

Recorded at Chichester Festival Theatre. Music by Ted Hayes