What I Saw In The Official London Theatre New Year Sale

In December I wrote a post about the Official London Theatre New Year Sale, and how it was such a good deal to see shows. I had to take advantage and ended up with two theatre-filled days. Here's what I saw, why I decided to see these shows and what I thought of them. Saturday …

Waitress and the Subversion of the Romantic Musical

We all know what to expect when we go to see a romantic musical, and for many Waitress was no exception. A plucky young woman wants to enter a pie contest to escape her unhappy marriage. However, Waitress subverts the usual romantic tropes in several ways. The Love Affair Many musicals have the protagonist spend …

My Favourite Shows of 2019

I've been really lucky to see loads of shows this year. These are my favourites that I've seen this year. Rock of Ages This show is ridiculously fun! The soundtrack is incredible and the story is still quite topical. I loved watching this and how the narrator Lonny would interact with the audience. The audience, …

Review: Six at the Arts Theatre, London

I finally got to see Six in June with my sister and I really enjoyed it! This musical is fun, glittery and full of attitude, and definitely makes for a great night out. The cast of Six are incredible. I was really impressed with Courtney Stapleton; although I had seen Megasixes before, I hadn't really seen …

Review: Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, London

On Saturday 30th March I went with my mum to see Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. The plot focuses on Jenna (Katharine McPhee), a talented baker who finds out she is pregnant by her abusive husband and has to figure what to do next. She is helped and guided by her friends Becky (Marisha Wallace) …

Are Movie Musicals Better Than Musical Theatre?

This April I am doing the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For M I am talking about whether movie musicals or musical shows are better. Movie musicals are experiencing a resurgence of late. After incredible hits such as The Greatest Showman (Michael Gracey, 2017) and La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016), many new musical …

Review: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at the Other Palace, London

I was lucky enough to get to see Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at the Other Palace on 7th March. The premise of the show is that every show is based off of audience suggestions, so no two shows are the same. I was incredibly impressed with the cast. Improv is a difficult skill to master, …

Review: Ghost The Musical at New Theatre, Cardiff

While I was in Cardiff, I decided to see Ghost: The Musical at the New Theatre. I had missed Ghost when it had been at my local theatre due to my being in Portugal, so when I realised it would be playing while I was in Cardiff, it was a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed …

Review: Rock of Ages at the New Wimbledon Theatre

On Thursday 28th February I found myself at the New Wimbledon Theatre to see Rock of Ages. I booked this quite spontaneously and had no clue what would happen, which I think was a fantastic way to experience the show. The show was not exactly what I expected, more of a Rocky Horror vibe than …

Review: The King and I at the London Palladium

In earlier in July, I took my mum and sister to see The King and I. First performed in 1951, this production features Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe and Naoko Mori. This production is only playing until September, so we were lucky to get tickets! I didn't know anything about the production, but my mum loves …