GORGEOUS Entertainment

Reviews and previews about theatre and film

The Improbable Adventures of Emily Soldene, Actress, Writer and Rebel Victorian, by Helen Batten with Josephine Pembroke

10 Nov 2021

Emily Soldene was a true Victorian, born of the wrong side of the tracks, she was illegitimate and her mother was working class, a bonnet maker by trade. Emily reinvented herself at twenty-two, she took singing lessons and willed herself to stardom.  Hear her 3rd cousin once removed best selling author Helen Batten tell us…

One Night with Marilyn – a play, with Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie with Donna Freed

In February 1961 Marilyn Monroe was sectioned by her psychiatrist. One Night with Marilyn is a theatrical exploration of this harrowing time mostly unknown by her millions of fans.   Claire-Monique Martin and Charlotte Reidie, who both play Marilyn in the play, talk to Donna Freed about their roles and the themes of mental illness…

Adorable Dora – a tribute to Dora Bryan by West End Star, Rosemary Ashe with Josephine Pembroke

06 Jul 2021

Singing sensations Rosemary Ashe has a wonderful habit of writing one woman shows to perform, always musical, her last successful show featured Ethel Merman. Today we talked about her spanking brand new show called ADORABLE DORA, a tribute to Dora Bryan. Dora was an actress and singer in the second half of the 20th century,…

Berkoff’s Women, with Linda Marlowe LIVE STREAMING directed by comedian Josie Lawrence

18 Nov 2020

Linda Marlowe trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Linda has a long with writer and director Steven Berkoff includes his plays Greek, Decadence, East, The Trial and Metamorphosis, Steven has described her as his muse.  Linda has been in many plays, films and TV you may remember her as as  he matriarch…

Henley headliner Hao Zi Yoh with Corinna McShane on her journey to becoming an award winning concert pianist – featuring an exclusive performance!

03 Aug 2020

Many of us have been missing live concerts and recitals, so it’s wonderful that the Henley Festival is producing a digital show. Corinna talks to one of the headliners, Hao Zi Yoh about her journey to becoming a concert pianist – from playing the Carnegie Hall aged 12, moving from Malaysia to Germany at 14 and finding…

Gorgeous Curiosities: Viktor WYND The Unnatural History Museum

22 Jun 2020

Curiouser and curiouser – it’s not MAN WEEK and yet we present Viktor Wynd, writer, artist and pataphysicist? Dear listener, we couldn’t resist! Viktor Wynd takes Donna Freed on a tour of his Hackney museum, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Unnatural Science. The walk-in curio cabinet is crammed with all manner…

Bible John, Written by Caitlin McEwan A DARK PLAY on at The Vaults, London GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT

28 Jan 2020

Lizzie Manwaring director of the play “Bible John” (last shown at Edinburgh Festival). Lizzie talks about this dark unsolved case featuring women who went out for a good night out dancing, which ended in horror. Set in Scotland in the late 1960 the play is partly a retelling of one of Scotland’s darkest unsolved crimes,…

The Ultimate Late Starter – Beryl Hart Jazz Singer – aged 89 and out there! GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT on Radio Gorgeous

20 Jan 2020

Life is very long when it came to Beryl to stop procrastinating and get on the stage and sing. Beryl made her sublime jazz album very recently too. Beryl left school at fourteen and worked in London’s tin pan alley writing music scores. Music is in her blood, but life got in the way, and…

MAN WEEK SPECIAL: Comedy Wildlife Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks with Donna Freed

16 Dec 2019

Wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks and interiors photographer Tom Sullam present the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Started when Paul felt defeated and depressed by reports of elephant poaching that discouraged rather than inflamed his desire to help conservation efforts. The awards, in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation, and then the resulting book, help raise awareness…

Ladies who lunch, single mums & cougars: The Field Guide to (some of) The Peoples of the British Isles by Chelsea Renton Artist GORGEOUS LIVES with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2019

Cartoonist Chelsea describes to Josephine her hilarious illustrations in her new book featuring accurate observations of ladies who lunch, cougars, a single mother and the lifestyle shopkeeper. Chelsea’s amusing book is stuffed full with all different types of people, which will keep you tickled for hours. Chelsea also tells us about her life as an…

YES will make your VAGINA happy! Organic lubricants, moisturisers & washes – meet the founders on GORGEOUS WELLBEING with Josephine Pembroke

Sarah Brooks and Susi Lennox are the founders of Yes, the organic intimacy company. The company was founded in 2003, Sarah is the chemist and Susi is the English graduate and together they have created groundbreaking certified organic products to give us better sex, more comfort and extra safe cleansing. They tell us about their…

December Rose, Singer/Songwriter on #MeToo & girls do get passes, when they wear glasses GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT on Radio Gorgeous

Singer/Songwriter December Rose chats with Victoria Pearson about her single ‘Raise your voice’ which raises awareness of the ‘Me Too’ movement. December and Victoria also talk about how beautiful women who wear glasses are.   #WomeninMusic #RadioGorgeous #GorgeousEntertainment 

Lady Lazarus – singer & musician from California GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Victoria Pearson

02 Oct 2019

Lady Lazarus – singer & musician from California GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Victoria Pearson ‘Lady Lazarus’ aka Melissa Ann Sweat. Melissa talks to Victoria Pearson about road trips, her music influences and her thoughts on addiction and on writing. She also talks about her new single ‘I know what it feels like’ and album ‘Impossible journey…

Madeline Ryan from hot indie band ‘Wasuremono’ GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Victoria Pearson

18 Sep 2019

Madeline Ryan from hot indie band ‘Wasuremono’ GORGEOUS ENTERTAINMENT with Victoria Pearson Victoria Pearson chats to Madeline Ryan from the super hot indie band ‘Wasuremono’ about their new album ‘Are you Ok?’  Conversation subjects also include Enid Blyton stories and Japanese culture.  https://www.wasuremonomusic.com/ #RadioGorgeous #Indie #GorgeousEntertainment 

Julie Lynn from USA indie drone band ‘Slowness’

17 Aug 2019

Julie Lynn from USA indie drone band ‘Slowness’ Victoria Pearson chats to Julie Lynn from USA indie drone band ‘Slowness’ on a direct line to Hawaii about their new LP ‘Berths’. Julie explains that she plays bass on many of the songs and goes through the songwriting process with us, listen to the interview and…

EMMA FRANK from New York, heart felt singer talks to Victoria Pearson

15 Aug 2019

EMMA FRANK from New York, heart felt singer talks to Victoria Pearson New York singer Emma Frank talks about her latest single which is a cover, Emma loved the lyrics to the cover, but she has totally changed the music. She talks about her global musical influences which include Hanne Hukkelberg, Becca Stevens and Simon…

Louise Aubrie sings songs inspired by Hollywood idol Cary Grant with Victoria Pearson on Radio Gorgeous

14 Aug 2019

Louise Aubrie sings songs inspired by Hollywood idol Cary Grant with Victoria Pearson on Radio Gorgeous Louise describes herself as a transatlantic singer, she spends most of her time between London and New York. Louise and Victoria talk in depth about Cary Grant and Hollywood royalty and how his films and life inspired her album. …

THE SEEKERS – top Australian folk rock group, Judith Durham Lead Singer on Radio Gorgeous with Victoria Pearson

Judith Durham tells us all the secrets  around the recording of the iconic song “Georgie Girl” which was The Seekers greatest hit, nominated for an Oscar and number one around the globe. The Seekers are celebrating 50 years in the music business. They have just released a new DVD and video to celebrate! #RadioGorgeous #1960s…

Andrea McLean from Loose Women, confesses all to Katie Taylor in the Latte Lounge on Radio Gorgeous

Andrea McLean from Loose Women, confesses all to Katie Taylor in the Latte Lounge on Radio Gorgeous Loose woman Andrea McLean is the guest on this month’s Latte Lounge podcast. Andrea tells us about her up and coming show Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, hot on the heels of her best selling book. This year…

Lizzie Blazque LATIN POP STAR talks about her new single “Ooh Baby” with Victoria Pearson

Lizzie Blazque LATIN POP STAR talks about her new single “Ooh Baby” with Victoria Pearson   Lizzie talks about performing at New York Fashion week, her Latin music influences and her brilliant version of ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’. She explains how a latin singer can crossover to the US and UK music scene.  https://lizzieblazquez.com/ Twitter:…