At the Hayes is an always entertaining podcast from the Hayes Theatre and it now has a new host, musical theatre veteran, Margi de Ferranti. The Guide had the chance to ask Margi about this new challenge. And other topics that we wandered off into.
SAG: You must be busy, as always, at the moment.
MARGI: Oh yep! Between teaching and podcasting and everything else …
SAG: So you’ve taken over the Hayes Podcast. That must be fun.
MARGI: Oh it’s great. I’ve only done one so far. Actually when I’m finished talking with you I’m off to record EVIE MAY. It’s such great fun. I was talking to someone and saying I’d love to do a podcast one day … and then this came up.
SAG: It’s always a cracker listen because the Hayes attracts such extraordinary talent. You’ve been around the industry for so long, since Les Miz in 1987, so you’ll be speaking with people whose careers you have watched up close through the years.
MARGI: Yeah well you would have heard on that first podcast where I spoke with Cait (Caitlin Berry) from SHE LOVES ME that I’ve known her since she was 15!
SAG: So she said.
MARGI: I was teaching her for about 3 years before she got into WAAPA and I’ve been watching her career ever since. I think I do know a lot of people either personally or through someone else, so I’m very lucky.
SAG: Is your focus going to be on the latest production at the Hayes? For that extra insight into it for the listeners? Continue reading AT THE HAYES: WE SPEAK TO NEW PODCAST HOST MARGI DE FERRANTI