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?
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!
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.
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.
This week I want to talk about theatre that is created in order to create social change, open up discourses on subjects that have previously been hidden and giving an opportunity for those who are voiceless the room to speak.
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.