Don Allen

Don is now presenting a radio show on Jazz Kultura.
He will be discussing a wide range of topics covering the entertainment industry. But the best part is hearing from the professionals working in the entertainment industry – from actors, to directors, to writers, to producers, to agents, to everyone else involved in the industry!
Below are the guests he’s spoken to so far, and this impressive list will continue to grow!
Come and enjoy the show, Thursday 16:00-17:00 on JazzKultura

Jon Gill


In this show, Don has fika with award winning mobile filmmaker, Jon Gill!
Jon lives in Scotland and as well as creating client content for the web and social media, he also teaches the #MadeOnAMobile programme of ‘shoot, edit and share’ approach to mobile filmmakers using phones and/or tablets.
He’s had his films screened at festivals on both hemispheres and on several continents in cities including Seattle, San Diego,
Ekaterinburg, Dublin and Sydney. 👀
🎧 Listen here now: Jon Gill

Phill Barron

Phill Barron is a UK screenwriter who’s had nine features films produced, some bits and bobs on TV and was Lead Writer for the first ever smartphone-delivered drama series.
🐾 His first play was recently staged in Poland and given half the chance he spends his spare time making short films with his daughter.
🥁 And Phill will also discusses his dalliance with Dr. Who..
🎧 Listen here now: Phill Barron

Deborah Baxtrom

👉Deborah Baxtrom is a screenwriter and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She wrote the original screenplay, MARY’S MONSTER, currently in pre-production with Fulwell 73 and Rose Pictures. In the script, Mary Shelley locks into a dangerous battle with her own ‘inner monster’ as she struggles to write her seminal science fiction novel, Frankenstein. The project will be directed by Farren Blackburn and star Kit Harington as the Monster and Carla Rugaard as Mary Shelley.
And Deborah eloquently discusses a competition that brought her recognition – and Don Allen and Pav Norman will be discussing a completion that can bring YOU recognition and start your acting career! 👀
🎧 Listen here now: Deborah Baxtrom

Drew Horner

Andrew (also known as Drew) is a voiceover artist/actor and poet based in London 🎬 He has voiced characters for Bafta winning computer game Divinity Original Sin 2, plus ‘Noot’ in Samsung’s very first VR game ‘Augmented Empire’ 👀 His TV credits include Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Doctors. And voiceover clients such as Emirates, Carlsberg and First Direct & Northern Ballet.
He is starring in the feature film ‘Polar’, it’s a zero-budget film that deals with mental health.
Beyond the studio Andrew has just completed his first poetry book ‘My Life In Pieces’ which is now available world-wide from various retailers 📚 The book deals with mental health and breaking down those stigmas. He creates poetry for the Instagram page Tales of the Nook with his artist friend Michael Felton at Squarespecs.
🎧 Andrew has just released a spoken word album called ‘Strong Enough To Break’ which is eight tracks that delve into the complexities of the human condition under the name ‘Creative Tales’. His poems are accompanied by stunning scores by Tomás Almeida from Eleven Tales Music.
Andrew aims to use his pen and poetry to break down the stigmas on mental health, suicide awareness and other difficult topics society is still uncomfortable with. He is currently working on his second poetry book due for release next year, entitled ‘Boy and his arrow’.

Listen to the interview here: Drew Horner

Vivien Taylor

Vivien Taylor has been performing since the age of three! (Not too many years ago…) Recently she received BEST LEAD ACTRESS nominations at The Madrid International Film Festival  and The Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival for her role as Jennifer in UK feature film, ‘TRAIN SET’ in which she starred opposite Patrick Bergin. Best known for her role as the zombie Matron in action horror feature film, ‘OUTPOST II: BLACK SUN’, Vivien was delighted to play the Nurse in the prequel, ‘OUTPOST III: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ’ which has been released worldwide.
Children’s television has always been a huge passion of Vivien’s having played Lady Millicent Montague in CBBC’s ‘SPOOK SQUAD’ as well as having played an array of characters in CBBC’s comedy programme ‘HEDZ’.
2022 started with a bang with Vivien being cast alongside Tom Conti in short film CENSURE which so far has won thirty four awards at festivals around the world.
And Vivien is also a professional TV and Radio presenter who has interviewed many A-List celebrities and musicians and co-hosts a radio breakfast show on Pulse 98.4

Listen here now: Vivien Taylor

Doug MacFarland

Put your hands together and get ready to clean out your ears for this weeks guest, Douglas McFarlane! Not only is Douglas an actor – he’s also a prolific networker!

He founded the UK FILM NETWORK which supports 35,000 independent filmmakers, and in 2001, set up the UK THEATRE NETWORK which reviews theatre in 10 cities around the UK.

Doug has been a BAFTA member for 20 years and actively involved in the awards process.

You can listen to the interview here: Doug MacFarland

Sławomir Doliniec

In this week’s Theatre Show! Sławomir Doliniec is our fabulous guest and he will tell us about how his career began.

(Psst: Sławomir is extra special because he’s our first Polish guest!!!)

Listen here now: Sławomir Doliniec

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes is our guest and he will tell us about how his career began and how he became the artistic director of Big Brum theatre in Birmingham.
We’ll also review two plays currently performing in Poland, in our ‘different’ style. And joining Paweł will be Sadie, Neil and our newest member – Tania!

You can listen to the interview here: Richard Holmes interview

Zoe L. Samper

On this week’s show we will be sharing fika-time with Zoe L. Samper – an actress and dancer based in Spain.

Zoe started studying dance when she was four, and acting when she was 18-years old. She received a scholarship to study at the Paris Marais Dance School in France. Her biggest, and most personal, project so far is Mundo Gris which she started in 2020 and continues to develop and tour, performing in numerous festivals and winning the European Young Theater festival in Spoleto, Italy.

And of course Paweł will be sharing a couple plays we should go-see. Plus, Sadie and Neil will also be offering their vocal talent to two play reviews.

You can listen now, just click here: Zoe L. Samper interview.

Philippa Debono

Philippa Debono is a professional actor and works in all areas of the industry – from theatre, TV, to role-play and VO. A dedicated practitioner, she attained a BA (Hons) in Acting, Stage & Screen at the Leeds University, and then trained some more!
Join us and find out how Philippa juggles her work as an actor and full-time mum!
And Paweł will be sharing a couple plays we should go-see. Plus, Sadie Wilde alongside a new actor lending us his voice – and he’s not a stranger to the show…

You can listen to the interview here: Philippa Debono interview

Cassius Rayner

In this week’s “Theatre Show!” we can’t wait to welcome and chat with Cass Rayner!
Cass is a filmmaker and has more than 20 years experience as a camera operator, and in 2014 he began working exclusively in mobile video production and has received 14 international film awards for a documentary and music video both shot using mobiles and most recently received 3 awards for a drama DEAD EYE.

You can listen now, just click here: Cassius Rayner interview.

Jerry Kwarteng

Jerry was born in Hamburg, Germany and is a German actor and producer with Ghanaian roots. He is one of the founding members of the media network “Black Filmmaking Community Germany“.
Jerry started acting at a young age and it was followed by short appearances in several productions.
Since 2012 he has appeared in several TV and movie productions, working alongside people such as Olga Kurylenko, Jeremy Irons, Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche, Dietmar Bär and Klaus Behrendt.
Jerry recently played the lead in feature film, 4 Walls, alongside Anjorka Strechel.
His acting CV is available here: IMDb Jerry.

You can listen to his interview here: Jerry Kwarteng interview

Jane Foster

Jane is a classic writer/director! She is from Harrow, north London and, aged 12, she was top at creative writing at high school – and even nominated as London hairdresser of the year once!

Jane is a member of Directors UK, which supports UK Directors. She is currently working on her second feature film, Day Six and you can read more on her website: 23-films.

You can listen now, just click here: Jane Foster interview.

Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly graduated from drama school in 2008 at the age of 48. To be fair, he had done a few things beforehand, including 10 years in the army and another 15 or so working in what can loosely be described as “Corporate IT”.

Since 2008 he has been acting regularly in corporate role-play and immersive/educational theatre. In between he has worked across all media, including stage, film, TV, Internet and audio.
Neil is married with three grown-up children and is now a granddad. Have a look at his acting CV – Neil CV. Plus his podcast – Aliens Explored.

You can listen now, just click here: Neil Kelly interview

Tim Parker

Tim is an Actor, Musician and Creative with credits in the West End, UK and internationally. He trained at The Guildford School of Acting and Studio 68, and his full professional credits are here: IMDb Tim.

After almost 30 years living in Brixton he swapped the sprawling metropolis for a small Devon village next to a canal, and he’s never looked back – and he’s also percussionist and Mandolin player for band, SunDog Slide.

You can listen now, just click here: Tim Parker interview

Jonas Nerbe

Jonas Nerbe is the Artistic Director of “Stockholm’s Musical Theatre”, and an actor.

He trained at the Conservatory in Vienna, Austria and at Stockholm University of the Art.

Jonas has performed in multiple plays and musicals, and in 2013 he WON the award “Best Performance” for William at the NY International Fringe Festival.

Departure 23:11 at Scalateatern 2019 where SthlmMusikTeater wrote a musical from Don Allen’s script of Tram 23:11.

You can listen now, just click here: Jonas Nerbe interview