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 five years has hosted The Wilma Awards.

Tim has performed his solo shows 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 Hastings.

Tim also directs in many London theatres and his sitcom is currently in development. In 2014 he released his solo debut album, Don’t Be Anything Less.

Tim is delighted to be returning to the White Rock Theatre in Hastings this Christmas to star alongside Duncan James in Aladdin.


Over the past 15 years, Nathan has worked in the West End on a number of musicals including Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Monty Python’s Spamalot and MAMMA MIA!.

After launching TheatreRadio, the UK's first internet radio station for theatre in 2004, he co-founded a leading online TV channel in 2006, 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 Olivier Awards on behalf of the Society of London Theatre. In 2011, he produced full online red carpet and official afterparty coverage of the Olivier Awards.

In 2012, Nathan returned to radio, where he produces and co-hosts The Curtain Up Show on Resonance FM. From 2012 - 2019 he also produced 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, on 104.4fm, or online at

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

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