I’ve written two Theatre themed blogs recently for London Theatre Direct, one on why I love Theatre, and another is my recommendations for the best family shows in the West End.
Seemingly an unlikely pair, but surprising the perfect pair; Matt Cardle and Kerry Ellis come together for an exclusive homecoming gig at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. And one thing they definitely do, is give a great night of entertainment through the medium of music.
Considering I go to the theatre no less than once a month, I’m frequently asked “but how do you afford it?” and I don’t blame them for asking. It’s no secret that going to the theatre is expensive, a majority of tickets for West End shows cost £50+, with some of the “premium seats” getting around the £100 to 200 mark and even touring shows can be from £40+.
However, it can be very affordable if you look in the right places and know the right tricks. So I thought I’d give you a few pointers…
It’s been WAY TOO LONG since I’ve done a Lush post, and I can’t help but feel I’m slightly lacking on creative ideas to post about Lush. However, I’ll always be a Lushie and I thought it was about time I gave you an update on some of my favourite products I’ve used over the last few months, and point you in the direction of some of their latest releases.
I have always been a fan of all things Roald Dahl, however, Matilda was one of the stories that slipped through the cracks a little with me. I loosely knew the story, but never felt excited by it and I didn’t see the film all the way through until about 3 years ago. Therefore the musical was never particularly high on my agenda, but thanks to their performances at West End Live 2016 & 2017 (which you may have heard me talk about in previous posts), I had a change of heart…
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”.