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‘It was never supposed to make that noise’

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirteen

March 6th, 2018


In this show we take on some of those issues that others fear to face! 
Reflecting on passing and legacy we consider the darkly comic 'The Death Show' at Birmingham Rep, ponder politics and Black identity in the English countryside through 'Black Men Walking' at The Belgrade Theatre (Coventry) and we try to give jazz a definition with Sax masters Paul Dunmall & John O'Gallagher.

An excerpt of thier live concert appears courtesy of Paul Dunmall/John O'Gallagher/Calundronius. All copyrights are acknoweldged and observed.

Thanks to Tony Evans at TDE Promotions, Chris Trent at Calundronius Recordings, Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck, Outer Circle Arts, Eclipse Theatre Company, Royal Exchange Theatre, Tonderai Munyevu, The Belgrade Theatre Coventry, MAC Birmingham and The Rep Birmingham for their support in the making of this progarmme.

A special thanks to Marcia Springer.

This show was first broadcast on Wednesday 28th February 201 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in the podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.