One of my pet peeves about myself is that I always fall in love with things after the hype has died down. Whether it be films (I didn’t get into The Lord of the Rings until like 3 years ago), clothes, books or theatre shows I’m also a bit late to the party. This means that there are whole host of shows that I haven’t seen because my little musical heart wasn’t ready yet.
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!
A couple of months ago the lovely Lisa Gaye Wright invites me along to see her brand new musical, Botox or Bust. So yesterday afternoon I headed out of London and down to the coast to see a workshop performance.
On Tuesday lunchtime the 2019 Olivier Award nominations were announced! As one of the most important dates in the theatre calendar, the Olivier’s are a preetttyyyy big deal, so I wanted to share my Olivier Award Nomination reaction!
Running from the 21st to the 23 March, Botox or Bust is a madcap and hilarious tale of Madeline Green who is being dragged kicking and screaming into middle age. Written by Lisa Gaye Write, Botox or Bust is directed by Laura Ward and features a cast of ten wonderful women!
On Monday night Come From Away (new favourite musical) opened in the West End. Having seen the show the Saturday just before I was excited to read all the glowing reviews that we’re sure to appear, as I think it’s the best musical since Hamilton (move over Miranda).
Ho hum, Valentine’s Day is here again! Is it a day to celebrate love or is it is just a marketing construct, whatever way you want to look at it, Valentine’s Day isn’t going anywhere.
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.
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.
2019 has just begun which means it’s time to set some New Year resolutions!
I’m not normally one for resolutions, mainly because I never keep them up (oops), but this year I’m determined to stick to it, and diving further into all things theatre!