I promise you we are doing more things than just seeing shows! My mum really wanted to go up to the top of the Rockefeller Centre. Slight tangent here but when I was about 10, my mum and I walked all the way up the Monument in London. I loved it and she spent most of the time panicking. 10 years later, my mum loved … Continue reading NYC’17 | Top of the Rock and Sweeney Todd.
In which I survive my first solo outing to a Broadway show and a Broadway stage door! Based on a 70 page section of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Dave Malloy has created an immersive and truly fantastical musical theatre experience. I was sat in the last row, right at the back of the theatre and I still felt so included in the show. Right … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Hayley, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
The first 24 hours are always the most tiring. Changing time zones is so weird when you’re not used to them! Once my parents and I had checked into the hotel, we headed straight for bed! It was still light out and everything. These pillows in the hotel are the comfiest I’ve ever slept on. (A contender for Lea Michele’s bed series, yes?) Tuesday was … Continue reading NYC ’17 | In bed by 9, Pancakes at 8, Sondheim at 7.
I’ve only ever been on two flights prior to this trip. One going to New York last time. And one going back home to London. I don’t remember much about those flights but it’s safe to say I was probably super nervous, having never experienced flying before as well as a Delta experience. This was definitely not the case this time. First change was the … Continue reading I have a lack of experience on flights.
Greetings, friends I am writing to you as I depart for New York City. The city that never sleeps. By the time you read this I will be on the plane. It’s like I’m meant to be here. I probably won’t get any sleep on the plane. Because I’ll so excited and also because I’m what I call a “stretch sleeper”. I like to take … Continue reading Staying in a Travelodge and heading to New York.
I have been through the biggest blogging slump ever. This post has taken me two and a bit weeks to write. I go on holiday on Monday, I was hoping to have individual posts about the below but I’m lazy and have slumped them into one giant post. But I did see some wicked things that you should try to check out! Woyzeck @ Old … Continue reading Stuff I’ve Seen | Woyzeck, Angels In America, Interlude In Prague.
Last weekend, I went to my first convention outside of London! Jen, Abbie, Jess and I attended the Telford Fanzone at the Telford International Centre in, you guessed it, Telford. I’ve previously attended MCM London Comic Con at the Excel Centre, which wasn’t for me due to the excessive amount of people. I’ve also attended London Film and Comic Con for the Young Adult Literature Convention, … Continue reading Five Convention Season Tips If You’re a Noob like Me.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour follows six Scottish, Catholic schoolgirls who are on a trip to compete in a choir competition. Lee Hall’s adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel ‘The Sopranos’ is a fantastically funny and empowering play about a female friendship group, not once does it feel patronising, demeaning or ridiculing towards the six girls. Vicky Featherstone directs a brilliant group of women who, while … Continue reading Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour @ The Duke of York’s Theatre
Happy release day to the London cast of Dreamgirls! The cast recording is now available where good cast albums are sold. I attended the first preview (which you can read about here.) and I saw it again at the end of April. It was just as incredible as when I saw it back in November. To enhance my Dreamgirls experience, I received a sneak peak … Continue reading Cast Albums I’m Obsessed With | Dreamgirls, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen….
In case you are new here, the start of reviews is where I tell you what the show was about. I can’t do that with The Philanthropist, because fuck all happened. Starring an exciting cast of comedic talent like Simon Bird, Charlotte Ritchie, Matt Berry & Tom Rosenthal, this is sure to be a hit with the cast alone. But as more & more reviews … Continue reading The Philanthropist @ Trafalgar Studios 1