Written and devised by Fancy Another? Shaping Dust follows Emma, an elderly woman living with dementia. As her house begins to be packed up Emma sets out on a quest to find her special tea cup. However, the search not only means she revisits the rooms of her house but also the memories that make up her very existence.
It’s May which means part five of #MyStageyYear is here! This month I attended The Half God of Rainfall at the newly re-vamped and re-opened Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, North West London.
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.
Is it just me or does Broadway and, to a lesser extent, the West End feel inundated with movie to musical adaptations? With Tootsie having just opened on Broadway (and Moulin Rouge! on its way) and BIG coming to London is theatreland suffering from writers block?
The Olivier’s are almost here and I can’t wait to see who nabs the most awards and who the surprise winners will be.
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!
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.
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.