#MusicalMondays 3rd August

I have a new venture for my blog – an interactive weekly post! Bear with me but I think it could be fun. I want to see what people loved about musicals so much. Personally I love them – one song can make me feel every emotion under the sun…

My week in theatre: 27th July to 2nd August 2015

Well it has been a particularly busy week in theatreland for me! As I’m leaving my job next week I’ve been trying to use up my last few days of annual leave so I booked off Wednesday and Thursday purely for theatrical fun, yay! But first I had a rehearsal…

Mayhem’s As You Like It on nature’s beautiful …

There’s something beautiful about Shakespeare’s work but there’s something even more striking about his plays when they are set on nature’s stage. Mayhem Musical Theatre Company really brought some originality to As You Like It with a strong cast and a gorgeous setting for one of the Bard’s classics. As…

East is East at the Churchill Theatre

The JLP/Trafalgar Transformed production of East is East has already had an array of great reviews and as a newcomer to this story I was hoping it would live up to expectations on press night at the Churchill Theatre. East is East tells the story of a Salford family in…

Top Hat tour: a touch of pure thirties class

I’m a huge fan of all the new musicals, both West End and fringe, that have popped up in recent years, but you can’t beat a bit of classic Fred and Ginger once in a while. Top Hat, which is currently touring the UK, certainly quenched my thirst for classic…

Genius gender swap for Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is one of the Bard’s masterpieces that I actually get on with, contrary to popular opinion! I saw the Royal Shakespeare Company perform it at the Globe Theatre a few years ago and absolutely loved it, so I was a little apprehensive when I arranged…

Can the West End Bend it Like Beckham?

The West End has been home to a number of ‘film to musical’ successes, and also a few flops! When I told people I was going to see Bend It Like Beckham (thanks to Official Theatre) I got quite a mixed response – some thought it would be a great…

Ten electric years for Billy Elliot

One of the West End’s modern greats, Billy Elliot, is marking it’s tenth year in London and it truly is a celebration. With music by Elton John, the story is now one known by many and thanks to Official Theatre I got the chance to see the show in this…

Vote For Me at the London Theatre Workshop

It’s the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment. Whether you agree or not with the system, the government or the choice of prime minister, you can’t escape the general election. I however decided to revel in the occasion by going to see Vote for Me at the London…