Post-Show Drinks – Encore Radio Podcast: Joanne Clifton

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Joanne Clifton on Post-Show Drinks
Joanne Clifton on Post-Show Drinks

Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.

In this episode, we sit down with Joanne Clifton – who tells us about her life on stage, and how she transitioned from being a world champion ballroom dancer to a musical theatre star.

During this episode of Post-Show Drinks, Joanne reveals how she was born into a family of performers and went on to be a Strictly Come Dancing favourite.

Joanne shares some of her favourite musical theatre moments from shows including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Flashdance and The Rocky Horror Show.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Show notes: 

0:50 – 3:36 – Joanne tells us about her 24 hour jive challenge to raise money for the NHS.

3:44 – 4:25 – Joanne lets us in to life in lockdown in her household.

4:28 – 6:28 – Joanne tells us what she’s missing about theatre and where her love of performing comes from.

7:18 – 8:50 – Joanne reflects on her time in ballroom dancing where she became European and World champion.

8:54 – 10:50 – Joanne looks back on her time on Strictly Come Dancing.

10:57 – 13:40 – Joanne tells us about her first professional musical theatre roles including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Flashdance and The Rocky Horror Show.

13:50 – 15:13 – Joanne explains how she worked on her singing voice and her favourite songs to sing.

15:45 – 20:00 – Joanne tells us about her relationship with her brother, and fellow musical theatre star, Kevin.

20:05 – 22:20 – Joanne reveals her favourite theatre shows, and the roles she’d love to play.

22:35 – 25:43 – Joanne plays Prompt Corner

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