High Performance podcast fan, Megan Smith from Norwich will join Jake Humphrey and Professor Damian Hughes on stage at Norwich Theatre Royal to share her own high performance journey.
During the show, Megan will share her story, how she navigated the return to ‘normal’ life after a cancer diagnosis, and how high performance for her is finding strength during the challenging moments.
Megan is a Norwich City supporter and coached Cringleford FC when she was just 16. During University, Megan worked at Chelsea Football Club as a part-time employee in their Women and Girls Programme and coaching in the Girls Academy. During the pandemic, she moved back to her home town of Norwich, however, in Oct 2021, Megan found a lump on her thyroid. Megan is now back to her role as a Sports Consultant at EVERFI full-time.
Also announced for the Norwich show is musician Kye Sones and psychotherapist Owen O’Kane. Kye appeared on X Factor in 2012 co-wrote the Becky Hill and David Guetta smash hit Remember. Owen O’Kane is the author of Ten Times Happier and the Sunday Times bestselling book, Ten to Zen.
Norwich Theatre is co-producing the national tour of the top ten podcast High Performance. The show is not a live podcast record! Norwich Theatre will be turning the format of a podcast stage show on its head with theatrical wizardry. Expect amazing videos, lights, and unexpected spectacles that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Stephen Crocker “We are delighted to be welcoming Megan, Kye and Owen to the Norwich show of High Performance Live. It is going to be a remarkable evening, inclusive and inspiring as we share stories from experts and local people. This co-production for Norwich Theatre is another bold statement of our own ambition: to create new work and to showcase it across the UK, including for the first time for Norwich Theatre, the iconic London Palladium.”
Speaking about the new stage show on Norwich Theatre’s latest podcast Norwich Theatre Talks Jake Humphrey, said: “Damian and I are going to talk to the audience, and we are going to make it really interactive. A big part of the show is going to be a proper conversation between the people in the room and us. We want them to feel it is a really personal experience.”
Speaking about joining the show Kye Soanes, said: “It’s a real honour to be joining the High Performance live show, especially as the podcast has been such an inspiration to me since it began. I’ve faced huge difficulties, failures and doors slammed in my face over the years, and whilst I might not be a world champion, I’ve learnt to examine any limiting beliefs, instead of undermining my goals with too much negative self-talk, got myself back on my feet and succeeded. I hope my story can inspire someone to keep striving towards their dreams, never give up, and know that learning from failure is what eventually leads to success.”
Owen O’Kane added: “High Performance is one of my favourite podcasts so it’s an honour to be part of this event.”
High Performance Live will open in Norwich at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sun, 5 Feb, before touring across the UK visiting The London Palladium, Nottingham, Oxford, Northampton, Glasgow, Guildford and Leeds, before coming to a phenomenal close at Salford’s The Lowry.