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.
Ian McKellen, the legend of British acting, and acting in general, has hit the road in celebration of hid 80th birthday (say what)! In Ian McKellen On Stage the show biz veteran regales tales of his long and lustrous career. I was lucky enough to be one of the audience members at his stop at The Bridge Theatre.
Brexit, the topic that has dominated British news for the last two years, and the topic that we all love AND hate talking about. With Parliament heating up about trade deals, back stops and the Irish border where does that leave the arts? What does Brexit actually mean for the British culture sector?
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.
Do you know one thing that really gets my goat? When people/organisations say that Arts Education isn’t needed in our schools. BOULDERDASH! Recently an OFSTED inspector declared that having arts subjects (drama, music, art etc) taught in schools was giving students unrealistic expectations about having a career in the arts.
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!
Merry Christmas theatre lovers! 2018 is almost over (shock!) and it’s about this time everyone starts to reflect on the past year. So I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and share my top five shows of 2018!