Family Matters: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Leyla Josephine…

For the latest podcast Ali caught up with poet, performer, and story-teller Leyla Josephine to talk about her theatre show Daddy Drag which is going to be at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre (26-29th Feb) after it’s acclaimed run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

This is a show which “asks audiences to consider how relationships (or lack of) with our fathers affect us, and, to reflect on the imprints they leave behind”, and Leyla discusses the origins of the show, the vital role her mum plays, the challenges of an Edinburgh run, the details of drag, how theatre differs from her spoken word, the importance of the latter in her life, story-telling, and loads more.

Leyla also talks about her role as an educator, and why building strong and supportive relationships is an important feature when asking people to create, which will feed into her recent appointment as the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s New Schools Writer in Residence. Recorded in Leyla’s studio, there is some echo which we hope won’t hamper your enjoyment of one of the most engaging podcasts to date.

You can buy your tickets for Daddy Drag at the Tron Theatre here, and you can still purchase copies of Leyla’s collection Hopeless.

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud

..or on YouTube:

There are lots of podcasts coming your way over the next month, with our Scottish Opera series continuing, and some Glasgow Film Festival specials, as well as interviews with various movers and shakers in Scottish culture…

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