Tomorrow, I will be attending my first Pride, and it happens to be one of the biggest celebrations, in central London. I’m going for a few reasons…
On the 19th June, I turned 20. I know it’s not particularly deemed a big deal of an age, but to me it is. It means I’ve been existing for two decades, I’ve dropped the “teen” in my age and I’m expected to be an adult now. I say expected because while on a technicality I am now an adult, I can’t say I really feel like an adult. I don’t know why that is – perhaps it’s just that the situations in my life kind of still make me feel like I’m 18 or younger? Or maybe it’s just self-denial?
I had intended to see “The Girls” much nearer the start of it’s run, but as life happens it ended up taking me just short of 4 months into it’s run until I caught it – now there’s sadly just 5 weeks left to catch it in the West End. Therefore I thought I’d give you 5 reasons why you should go and see it.
Having just won a Tony Award on Broadway only two days ago, for “best scenic design in a play” – it seemed the perfect time to venture over to Norwich’s Theatre Royal on a Monday evening to witness “The Play That Goes Wrong”.
I briefly mention this album in my recent gig review, however in a bid to avoid any surprises of the gig
(as well as save on postage) I decided to wait until the gig to purchase Rachel Tucker’s limited edition On The Road album; and a day later I listened to it in full and decided to jot down my thoughts.
Rachel Tucker first made a name for herself when she competed as one of the finalists in the BBC TV talent show I’d Do Anything in 2008. However, she is perhaps now better known for painting herself green to play Elphaba in Wicked on the West End and Broadway (for a total of 4 and a half years), alongside some other great theatre roles.
Though last night, she took centre stage at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds as she’s “On The Road” for the first time…
On a sunny Tuesday evening in Ipswich, after a sad news day, a trip to the theatre for Our Man In Havana at the New Wolsey seemed the perfect way to escape the outside world for two and a half hours.
In my world, there’s very few days that aren’t somewhat stagey because I don’t think a day goes by without me listening to a soundtrack, cast recording or theatre performer.
However, this Saturday was a very stagey one! It began with the West End Bake Off, followed by The Girls matinée and ending with the Whisper House evening show. With lots of meeting people in between!
This blog is something that has taken me a lot of time and strength to write, and its a huge step out of my comfort zone but what better time to share this than on Mental Health Awareness Week. Yes, Mental Health exists and it’s time to break the stigma as 1 in 4 are said to have mental health issues; and I’m a 1 in those 4.