Is it just me or is 2019 whizzing past at the rate of knots?! So far so good with the #MyStageyYear series, I have successfully seen one off-West End, regional or fringe piece of theatre every month so far. Part 4 of this series sees me try something new – a stand-up show! And not just any normal stand-up show, a work in progress stand-up show!
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.
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.
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!
It’s true going to the theatre is getting more and more expensive by the minute, but fortunately the ever rising expense means that more theatres and ticket sellers are offering theatre goers opportunities to get cut price tickets.
I really do believe that London is at its best at Christmas. I may be biased, but when those twinkling lights begin to shine, and the smell of mulled wine mixes with the car fumes… (nice), London really does shine. But London is expensive at the best of times and with everyone spending a small fortune on presents and travel at Christmas you may be put off to spend any money experiencing London during the winter months. But, have no fear! Here’s my quick little guide on where to go for free this Christmas…
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.
There has been a rise of late of big pop-culture names appearing as leading cast members in upcoming West End Shows. I can’t remember a year so crammed with celebs splashed on theatre news sites, buses, marketing campaigns and theatre marquees. It got me thinking, do we have an issue with star casting?
“Because I knew you, I have been changed for good” It’s been exactly one week since I decided to return to this blog and I am loving…… Read more “The Wizard And I – Wicked And Me”