What I’ve Been Reading Lately-April 2018

April wasn't a great month for me. I was really busy and there were a lot of stressful situations happening, so I wasn't able to read a lot, but here's what I did manage to read. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory I picked this up without having read any of Gregory's previous books, and …

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Review: Great Expectations at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

On Tuesday 29th May, I went to see Great Expectations at the Churchill Thetare in Bromley. The play was a retelling of Dickens' classic, and starred Nichola McAuliffe. The casting of Nichola McAuliffe was a major push in the marketing, and was one of the reasons I went to see the play. The idea of …

Review: McKellen: Playing the Part and Q&A at BFI Southbank, London

On 27th May 2018, I was lucky enough to be able to go to a documentary screening of a new film about Ian McKellen. The documentary was about the life and career of Sir Ian McKellen, a performer I admire a lot, and the ticket also included a Q&A with McKellen, Graham Norton and Martin …

Review: Remembering Fred at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Last night I went with my parents to see Remembering Fred, a show celebrating the life and achievements of Fred Astaire. The show featured Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara from Strictly Come Dancing. I went in expecting this to be a couple of hours of solid dancing, and so was pleasantly surprised when the show …

Review: Cats at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

On Thursday 17th May 2018, I went to see Cats at the Churchill Theatre with my Mum and Nan. The musical was performed by WWOS and is about a group of cats who have gathered to celebrate the Jellicle Ball. I have previously seen WWOS perform in Legally Blonde and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, …

Musings on Avengers: Infinity War (Spoiler Heavy)

I eventually got around to watching Avengers: Infinity War on Sunday, and I have some feelings about it. I know everything that could have been said about this film already has been, but I just wanted to get my thoughts down. Honestly, I was underwhelmed by it. This could be due to the fact that …

My Feelings On THAT Plot Twist: Jane the Virgin Series 4 Finale (SPOILERS!)

So...THAT plot twist happened. I wasn't expecting that to happen. It is a classic telenovela trope and so I guess I shouldn't have been as surprised as I was, but it really threw me. I was firmly Team Michael during the earlier seasons of the show for so many reasons, but I don't like this …

Review: The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios, London

I had heard about The Grinning Man, but it wasn't until I saw a YouTube video praising the musical that I decided to see it. Amy Lovatt, the YouTuber in question, spoke about it so passionately that I thought 'why not give it a shot?.' The Grinning Man was fantastic. I went in with no …

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

On 3rd April, I was lucky enough to go and see The Importance of Being Earnest at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. The production was put on by the Original Theatre Company, and starred Gwen Taylor, Peter Sandys-Clarke and Susan Penhaligon. I had never seen one of Oscar Wilde's plays, and although I had heard …

What I’ve Been Reading Lately- March 2018

March didn't necessarily start as a month if reading, but was definitely a month of achievement! Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions and Heretics by Jason Porath I loved this book. The book functions as almost a list of women who will never have an animated movie made about them, and is filled …