Episode 5 : Festival Republic32:08Cooey! It’s me, Warwick Davis, and in this fifth episode of Figureheads, I'm joined by Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, leading UK event promoter behind Latitude, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Download, Wireless and overseas events including Electric Picnic and Lollapalooza Berlin Festival. Phew, that was a mouthful!Melvin sheds light on incredible stories behind some of the most ‘stressful’ moments of his career. How does one manage the unexpected? How does a man keep his cool when the world around him is falling to pieces? And how do you tell an international superstar their concert isn’t happening? I can answer that one. You don’t. Come and have a listen...Mentioned in this episode:Latitude Festival Camp BestivalOne Love Manchester Concert Ariana GrandeScooter Braun Simon Moran Lancashire Cricket Ground/Old Trafford Cricket Ground Old Trafford Football GroundMichael CarrickIan Hopkins
Episode 4 : The Football Association34:23Hello! It’s me, Warwick Davis and welcome to my podcast series, Figureheads. In this episode sporting trailblazer, Baroness Sue Campbell, Director of Women’s Football at the FA, talks to me about what it takes to be a successful leader. Can you really lead by stepping back? How do you find the courage to lead in your own way? And can you grow confidence with good quality manure? Let’s find out... SHOW NOTESMentioned in this episode:Bedford PE CollegeLoughborough UniversityEnglish Schools Athletics ChampionshipsRon Howard, film directorFA Women’s Super LeagueEstelle Morris, MPUK Sport ‘100 Percent Me’, education programme
3. Episode 3 : The Donmar Warehouse35:40Well, look who it is. It’s me, Warwick Davis, and in this episode of Figureheads, I'm joined by award-winning Stage Director and Artistic Director, Michael Longhurst and Executive Director, Henny Finch, from The Donmar Warehouse theatre. How do you strike that balance between purpose and profit? Is it possible to do the right thing by your business and society at the same time? And how do you make a cast of short actors not look like a cast of short actors? I can explain that last question. Come and have a listen... Mentioned in this episode:Teenage Dick, Play by Michael LewRichard III, King of England Anna Cooper, Casting Director Daniel Monks, ActorHemiplegia, a condition caused by brain damage or spinal cord injury that leads to paralysis on one side of the body.Cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture.Chloe Lamford, stage designer Don't Play Me Pay Me, campaign Reduced Height Theatre CompanyAn Inspector Calls, play by J. B. PriestleySee How They Run, play by Philip KingEric Potts, actor, writer and directorBlindness, novel by José SaramagoJuliet Stevenson CBE, Actor Professor Hannah Thompson, academic and professor of French and critical disability studiesLord Chris Smith, former Culture Secretary
Episode 2 : The Premier League20:55Hello! It’s me, Warwick Davis and welcome to my podcast series, Figureheads. In this episode, the wonderful, Will Brass, Commercial Director of The Premier League, talks to me about international appeal. How do you take a beloved British institution and make it work across the Atlantic? Can you change without changing? And will Peterborough FC fans ever forgive me for wearing a Cambridge FC scarf?Let’s find out...Mentioned in this episode:Richard Scudamore - Ex Executive Chairman of the English Premier LeagueWarwick’s Twitter Account - @WarwickADavis NBC Sports - Premier League Mornings LiveFantasy Premier League
Episode 1 : Sadler's Wells31:11Hello! It’s me, Warwick Davis and welcome to my new podcast series, Figureheads. In this first episode the brilliant, Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director and Chief Exec of Sadler’s Wells, talks to me about the integral role of risk taking in the world of performance. Can you really thrive and grow in any business without taking risks? How do you mitigate the risk in risk? And can the man who revolutionised British dance, actually dance? Let’s find out...Mentioned in this episode: Jonzi D - Associate Artist, Sadlers WellsPhilippine "Pina" Bausch - German dancer & choreographerHofesh Shechter - Associate Artist, Sadlers WellsMatthew Bourne - Associate Artist, Sadlers WellsReduced Height Theatre CompanyBarclays Dance Pass - £10 tickets for 16-30 year oldsSadlers Wells East - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park due 2022Sutra - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley with monks from the Shaolin Temple
Trailer00:30Intriguing business lessons from brilliant business brains. Host Warwick Davis hears the stories behind the headlines of the world’s top sporting and entertainment institutions, from the Figureheads who made it all happen.Brought to you by Barclaycard Business.