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Theatre Unwrapped is the podcast that explores the secrets and stories of theatre.

Join host Sue Lawther-Brown and special guests in Dressing Room 3 of the New Wolsey Theatre as they unwrap some incredible stories and mysteries together.

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Episode 4: ‘A good laugh is a mighty good thing!’

In this feel-good podcast episode we talk about the power of laughter.  Charlie Chaplin once said: ‘ A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.’  Following a year when laughter might have been scarce for many, Theatre Unwrapped explores the transformational effects of

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Episode 3: Polari – The secret language of theatre

Where does the secret language of Polari come from? Who used Polari? How do you speak Polari? Why was Polari adopted by the British gay community in theatre and who still uses Polari today? In this podcast episode Sue Lawther-Brown carefully peels back the many layers of Polari. Her guests

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Episode 2: How to open a closed theatre

How do you reopen a closed theatre?  How much money and effort does it really take and what sort of experience do you need to re-open a dark theatre?  What does a closed theatre look like and smell like? Who looks after closed theatres and how do they get a


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