Podcast Episode 2 – Bodies and Performing with Miss Mustardseed

Yes, we know it’s been over a month. Don’t remind us.

Yes, after a ridiculous delay owing to some technical difficulties, we are thrilled to release Episode 2 of the Invisible Cabaret Podcast!

Miss Mustardseed in her ‘standoff with a muffin’

In this episode, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by troupe member Miss Mustardseed. By day, Miss Mustardseed is a critical care nurse and a key worker in the Covid crisis. By night, she likes to sing, recite poetry, and take her clothes off with Invisible Cabaret. Join us as we chat about how the pandemic is affecting her life and mental health, and how creativity has become a vital outlet for her (along with roller derby and binging Try Guys videos).

You can watch on YouTube (below) or listen on a variety of platforms available here!

CW: this episode features a substantial discussion on eating disorders. We have done our very best to make sure the conversation is not triggering for fellow sufferers, but we’d urge you to stick to the safe side if you feel unsure. You can use the below time stamps to navigate:

00.00 – 08.09: introduction & choosing a burlesque name

08.09 – 14.00: performing with the Cabaret

14.00 – 19.05: being a nurse in a pandemic

19.05 – 37.20: eating disorders & body positivity vs. body neutrality

37.20 – end: weekly gratitude

Things mentioned in this episode

'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

This edition of our mental health and creativity flavoured podcast, we are joined by a stalwart friend of Invisible Cabaret: the multi-gifted, sickeningly talented Guy Woolf. Guy is an actor-director-composer-singer-advocate; you can see why he tends to go by 'theatre maker', just to save on hyphens. We chat with Guy about feeling his way through a career in the arts, checking and redressing privilege, and how his dog changed his life. Plus, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose come unstuck whilst trying to make a furniture analogy, so look out for that. Check out Represent Theatre and watch this space! And don't miss the play Guy is directing with the Manchester Jewish Museum: full details on Guy's Twitter. Find out more about Guy via his website; read his bio on the Equity website. He is represented by United Agents. CW: alcohol abuse & addiction behaviours (18:30 – 21:50); brief mention of medical trauma (19:00 – 19:35). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: help with substance abuse here and here. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Episode with Bria Bryony Kimmings, British live artist Equity (you can hear more about how Equity helped troupe member Steph "Tootsie" De Whalley during lockdown in her episode) Michelle Ashton, part of Equity Young Members Committee; find her on Twitter @chelle_ashton Represent (Guy is Creative Director) Lutheran bad-ass Nadia Bolz-Weber; see the original Tweet Guy references here Heineken non-alcoholic beer (other 0% beers are available) Dogs & mental health: Guardian article *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. 'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF
  2. 'Always Auditioning' | Opera, OCD and Overspending with Soprano, BRIA LOVEGROVE
  3. 'There Is No Pass Or Fail in Therapy' | The Power of Communication with Therapist, BRIAN THOMAS (AKA Papa Ferrero)
  4. 'You Can Just Jolly Well Catch Up' | PTSD and Productivity with Illustrator ELYSSA RIDER
  5. 'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS

Want to hear more from Lily AKA Miss Mustardseed? Read her blog here!

We hope to interview cabaret performers and theatre creatives the world over, so if you have any suggestions or you’d like to make any nice introductions with potential guests who are open about mental health related subjects, come at us!

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