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.
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.
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
On Wednesday, I was very kindly invited to a Blogger’s Night at the Bush Theatre for a performance of Guards at the Taj. Directed by critically acclaimed Jamie Lloyd and written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, the show follows two guards who are keeping watch as the Taj Mahal is built in 1648 India. Before the show, there was a talk by Stewart Pringle. … Continue reading Guards at the Taj @ Bush Theatre
And I’ve been too tired to write about them individually. April has been so unexpectedly busy for me lately. My family and I are in the midst of a complete overhaul of the house. I’ve moved bedrooms and converted our guest room into a library. I only ended up moving bedrooms because (what was our former guest room) had a better bed. And it took … Continue reading Being Busy But Still Managing to See Three Plays
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a play that follows Martha and George over the course of one night. After attending a faculty meeting at the university George works at, they invite a couple who are new in town back to theirs for more alcoholic endeavors. As the night and games unravel, so do the two relationships. Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill lead the 4 … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf @ Harold Pinter Theatre
Written by Stephen Karam, Tom Attenborough directs Douglas Booth, Patsy Ferran & Tony Revolori in this fantastic, intimate production in Studio 2 at the Trafalgar Studios. Three high school students are brought together in their school’s speech and debate team after a scandal at their high school leaks. Speech and Debate is a fantastic play led by three incredible talents. Douglas Booth as Howie, an … Continue reading Speech and Debate @ Trafalgar Studios 2