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, …

How To Do: The Official London Theatre New Year Sale

If you love theatre, I'm sure you already know about this! The Official London Theatre New Year Sale is opening, so here's your guide on how to make the most of it. This post will have a part two coming some time in February. What is the London Theatre Direct New Year Sale? The Official …

How Does The Ghost Stories Film Build On The Play?

I was lucky enough to see the European premiere of Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, 2017) at the 2017 London Film Festival and it easily became one of my favourite horror films. It's a multilayered text which seems to effortlessly glide to it's conclusion. I was unaware until attending the premiere that there …

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre, London

On 9th August I found my way to the Bridge Theatre to see A Midsummer Night's Dream. I was desperate to see this play, mainly due to Gwendoline Christie's casting, and I'm so glad I got to go before it closed. I was interested in this play partially due to the theatre. Having seen a …

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium

On Wednesday 24th July my mum and I went to the London Palladium to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. A classic musical, neither of us had seen a professional production, even though I had been in a production as a child! I was quite impressed with the production. The musicians were fantastic and …

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) …

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, …