Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fancying treating your mum to something more than flowers and chocs (well check you out money bags) this year I’ve rounded a few shows that I think would be perfect to take your mum or the mother like figure in your life too!

Review: Aspects of Love – Southwark Playhouse

Welcome to my first review of not only 2019 but of my new series, My Stagey Year! I knew nothing about Aspects of Love before seeing it, I knew it was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber but that was about it. In hindsight perhaps it would have been good to have read a synopsis before entering the performance space as it may have saved me some of the confusion that I felt for the majority of the first act. That being said, Aspects of Love is probably one of the most confusing, boring and far fetched musical I have ever seen.

Why Am I Not Excited About Mary Poppins Returns? – The Issue With Star Casting Part. 2

I have a confession to make. I haven’t seen and have no desire to see Mary Poppins Returns. Is that bad? Aren’t I meant to be chomping at the bit to see the classic story come to life once again? I’m definitely the prime audience for it, grew up with the OG movie, love musical theatre and am a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda, but just can’t bring myself to spend the money on it.

Review: I’m Not Running at The National Theatre (Lyttelton)

I’m Not Running tells the story of Pauline, a Midlands GP who is shoved into the limelight when she fights to save her local hospital from closing. Becoming a figurehead for the NHS Pauline stands alone in Westminster as an Independent MP. However as she gains popularity the question of whether she will run as a candidate for the Labour Party leadership begins to pull her further into the political throng.