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Episode three of our new podcast series Don't Bump into the Furniture, hosted by actors Oliver Jackson and Sarah Moyle, was recorded in the press room of last Sunday's 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards.

Armed with their dictaphone, Jackson and Moyle chatted to award-winners including Taboo book writer Mark Davies Markham, The Ladykillers' producer Jon Bath, Twelfth Night and Richard III actors Johnny Flynn and Samuel Barnett and Les Miserables star Ramin Karimloo.

The also caught up with former Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps co-stars Natalie Casey (who won Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Abigail's Party) and Sheridan Smith, who not only picked up the Digital Theatre Best Actress in a Play Award but also performed a riotous rendition of "Stagey and Proud" (see lyrics below).

To listen to the podcast, click the 'play' button below; or to subscribe and download from iTunes, click here.


Stagey and Proud (Sheridan Smith Version)
Music & Lyrics by Chris Passey & Amy Carroll

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning
Is to check my Twitter feed to see how many mentions I've got.
Last night I made a big annoucement - got retweeted by Idina...
But only 'cause I asked her.
Well why not?!

Currently I'm filming and Musicals I'm mourning
So I wear my 'Wicked' backpack and pray it will be "One Short Day"!
At lunch I grab a skinny latte
And I warm up while I'm waiting
With a routine that goes something like this:
"Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
Miaow miaow miaow.
May mar moor moo,
fa la la laaaaaaaaa.

People stop and stare
But I don't f***ing care,
Because I'm Stagey and Proud!
I'm out and loud and Stagey and Proud.

My audition date is looming,
My repertoire is blooming
But I don't know what to sing yet,
I was thinking maybe something from Glee?!
Who knows?
I would ask for your opinion,
But you'd probably need my help though,
Cus nobody's as stagey as me.

The tube is the ideal place to practice
Every note and step and nuance to perfect my stagey entrance and though,
I know, it annoys you to be near me,
I can't help but sing much louder and I'll step-ball-change as I alight!

If being stagey is a crime, then arrest me now and I'll serve my time!

You can't stop me...
Dancing and singing and acting away
As you day-workers work in your day jobs all day.
And I will not stand back as my whole world is knocked:
The last time I sang these notes I was Legally Blonde!

Every step that I take is a par-de-bouree
And if you do not like it then get out my way
'Cause I'm not backing down:
I am taking a stand
As right here and right now Stagey's let's all join hands
'Cause as Stevie Schwartz would say: I'm defying gravitaaaay.

Because I'm Stagey and Proud! I'm out and loud and Stagey and Proud!
Got my Sharpie out I'm ready for the crowd.
I gotta shout it out loud!
I'm Stagey!
Yes Im Stagey...
And Proud!

Click here for sheet music

About Don't Bump Into the Furniture

Oliver and Sarah began podcasting while working in She Stoops to Conquer at the National Theatre in 2012.

Oliver Jackson and Sarah Moyle

Oliver's other theatre credits include Eric's (Liverpool Everyman), Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Rep), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (New Wolsey Ipswich), The Glee Club (The Bush/Duchess/West Yorks Playhouse), Our House (The Cambridge) and Les Miserables (Palace Theatre/25th Anniversary at O2).

Sarah has recently been seen in Jerusalem (Royal Court, Apollo and Music Box Theatre New York), A Christmas Carol (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Wolves at the Window (Arcola and 59E59 Theater New York), Funny Turns (Hull Truck), Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury), My Fair Lady (NT and Drury Lane), Les Miserables (Palace), An Inspector Calls (Aldwych) and Oliver! (Palladium).


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