The Curtain Up Show

A weekly theatre radio chat show on Resonance FM. Broadcasts live on DAB digital radio, on 104.4fm and online at every Friday at 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Repeated every Sunday at 11.00am - 12.00pm. Presented by Tim McArthur. Produced by Nathan Matthews.


About US



Tim’s presenting work includes BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live and TheatreRadio. He currently presents The Curtain Up Show on Resonance FM, and for the past two years has hosted The Wilma Awards and the red carpet for West End Eurovision.

Tim has performed his solo one man show all over the world from Cape Town To Kuala Lumpur to New York. London seasons include The Purcell Room, Pizza on The Park, and the Jermyn Street Theatre. He has supported Graham Norton and Julian Clary, and toured the UK with Helen Lederer.

Acting credits include Bathhouse The Musical (Above The Stag Theatre), Assassins (The Pleasance), In Gay Company (RADA), Forever Plaid (UK Tour), Joseph, South Pacific and Godspell. Tim has played Dame for several seasons in Hereford and last year appeared opposite Linda Robson in Snow White.

Tim also directs in many London theatres and future projects include a play with Kellie Maloney and a new musical with Tony Hatch. His sitcom is currently in development. Last year, he released his solo debut album, Don’t Be Anything Less, and performed in Trafalgar Square for Pride.



Over the past 12 years, Nathan has worked directly in the West End on a number of large scale musicals in a production capacity.

After launching TheatreRadio, the UK's first internet radio station for theatre in 2004, he co-founded an online TV company in 2006 which eventually became, the leading global online female TV channel, producing the London theatre content for the network. For 7 years, Nathan interviewed cast, creatives, celebrities and theatregoers, and produced video coverage of all major theatre events in London's West End.

In 2010, he produced the first live online webcast of the Laurence Olivier Awards with on behalf of the Society of London Theatre. In 2011, he produced full online red carpet and official after party coverage of the Laurence Olivier Awards.

In 2012, Nathan returned to radio, where he produces The Curtain Up Show on Resonance FM. He also produces for onstage in London, creating video content shown as part of British Airways’ in-flight entertainment, as well as in top hotels and on screens in over 3200 taxi cabs across the capital.


The Curtain Up Show is a weekly radio show on Resonance FM presented by Tim McArthur and produced by Nathan Matthews. Each Friday, Tim and Nathan are joined by guests as they discuss London's thriving theatre scene.

Tune in to Resonance FM on DAB digital radio, on 104.4fm, or online at

Friday 4.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday 9.00am-10.00am (repeat)

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