The Cultural Coven

The Cultural Coven is a fortnightly podcast series that explores the lives of some of Scotland‘s leading arts and cultural figures through conversation (and a bit of banter) with podcast host, actress of stage and screen Nicola Roy. The Cultural Coven delves into the creative and life journeys of guests from backgrounds in music, theatre, TV and literature- with fun green-room gossip and creative challenges along the way. Presented in association with the Stephen Dunn Theatre Fund and the Lyceum Theatre.

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About Nicola Roy

Born in Edinburgh, trained in London, Nicola Roy is considered "One of Scotlands leading comic actresses" (Joyce McMillan 2020).

Whilst this may be true Roy has shown her versatility in serious television roles for the BBC and Shed Productions. Her theatre work has taken her across the main stages of Scotland and further including the National, recently scoring an international success winning the critics' circle award in Liz Lochhead's Tartuffe which took her to Australia.

If you like podcasts, I highly recommend @CulturalCoven - brilliant interviews of really interesting people by @NicolaMRoy

- Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon)

My new favourite podcast is the #culturalcoven - hats off to @NicolaMRoy for launching it & persuading me to check it out!

- Brian Ferguson (@brianjaffa)

Episodes

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Joining Nicola Roy this week is the wonderful actress Siobhan Redmond for a truly effervescent chat all about her career, the RSC, Doctor Who, life, and some hilarious mishaps!  

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Joining Nicola this week is the glorious playwright and poet Liz Lochead to chat about her career, being made ‘Makar’ (National Poet) of Scotland, writing, and some wonderful anecdotes!  

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Joining Nicola Roy this week is the brilliant actress Saskia Ashdown for a fascinating chat about understudying, her non-traditional route into the business, representation in theatre and the play Lament for Sheku Bayoh.  

Monday Sep 20, 2021

Join Nicola Roy as she chats to the brilliant Deacon Blue frontman, songwriter and broadcaster Ricky Ross about all things ‘Dignity,’ life, career come-backs and Dolly Parton!  

Monday Sep 20, 2021

Joining Nicola Roy this week is the brilliant Sam Heughan. Listen in as they chat about all things Outlander, acting, Sam's hopes for the future and, of course, whisky!  

Monday Sep 20, 2021

Joining Nicola Roy this week is the fascinating broadcaster, political columnist and theatre critic Joyce McMillan to chat life, hilarious anecdotes, politics and, of course, theatre.  

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