Broadway royalty, six time Tony award winner Audra McDonald has finally graced the West End with her presence, her grace and her stunning performance as Billie Holiday. The show follows one of Billie Holiday’s last performances before her death in 1959. In this two hour show, McDonald completely inhabits the spirit and voice of Billie Holiday in this fantastic presentation of her back catalogue. McDonald is … Continue reading Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Wyndham’s Theatre
Nearly 40 years after premiering in the West End, the musical adaptation of Harold Gray’s comic strip Little Orphan Annie, Annie the Musical has landed back in the West End with a crash, louder than Miss Hannigan when she’s had a few bottles of gin. Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin’s famous score sings proudly and loudly by this very talented group of actors in Nikolai … Continue reading Annie @ Piccadilly Theatre
The currently touring production of Jules Verne’s classic book Around The World in 80 Days has made a pit stop in London in the beautiful Cadogan Hall, just off Sloane Square. The play follows Phileas Fogg who gambles his fortune to prove that he can navigate around the globe in 80 days with the help of his valet Passepartout and strangers they meet along the … Continue reading Around The World in 80 Days @ Cadogan Hall.
Enda Walsh’s debut play Disco Pigs has taken over the stage in the intimate Studio Two at the Trafalgar Studios with life, love and lasers. Disco Pigs follows the close friendship between Pig and Runt, two teenagers who were born in the same hospital on the same day and have been inseparable ever since. Until their 17th birthday when they start to grow apart from … Continue reading Disco Pigs @ Trafalgar Studios 2
A busy Sunday indeed! In which I buy a lot of books and have Benedict Cumberbatch walk past me just a few times. And yes, I did have a little freak out every time…. We went to LFCC a bit later than everyone else, again to avoid massive queues. There were a couple of panels, Fandom & Writing and Social Change, that I wanted to … Continue reading YALC 2017 | Sunday at YALC 2017.
This year has been the first year I’ve spent at London Film and Comic Con & the Young Adult Literature Convention where I have attended on more than one day! Luckily for me, Showmasters put on one of the most chilled out conventions I’ve ever been to, so I’ve never felt stressed out due to crowds, whenever I’ve attended. Previous years, I’ve only attended on … Continue reading YALC 2017 | A Friday Book Haul.
It is officially the week of the Young Adult Literature Convention! The schedule has been released, I have finally bought my tickets and I am super excited. YALC always ignites my reading mojo, it’s so satisfying to be around people who love books and love young adult literature. I love watching the panels and hearing authors feel so passionate about their books and the topics … Continue reading Books That Should Be Top Of Your YALC Reading List
It’s been well over two weeks since London Pride and as a born and bred Londoner, I’m always so proud when the city comes together to celebrate people being comfortable and free within themselves. Unfortunately I didn’t get to attend the annual parade, but I did get to attend one of the readings (thanks to Olivia) at the National Theatre as part of their Queer … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Protagonists & Storylines In Theatre
The Barbershop Chronicles is a new play by Inua Ellams following groups of men based in barber shops across the world that discusses masculinity within black male communities. The play takes place around a Chelsea v Barcelona football match and travels between barber shops in Accra, Lagos, Kampala, Harare, Johannesburg and Peckham. Over the course of two hours we see how relationships between the characters … Continue reading The Barbershop Chronicles @ the National Theatre
Hir by Taylor Mac is the latest production at the Bush Theatre’s newly renovated theatre. The play follows Isaac who comes home from being away in the marines to find his sister Maxine is now his non binary sibling called Max. At the same time, their mother Paige has rejected contributing to the patriarchy and has stopped doing what is expected of a housewife, including … Continue reading Hir @ Bush Theatre