Review UK Tour: Hairspray

Hairspray is a fun loving show that's sure to get you singing along and dancing in your seats. At first glance, it's a sweet as pie musical as a young Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the teen favourite TV dance programme, The Corny Collins Show. However, the plot focuses on larger themes as Tracy … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Hairspray

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Review UK Tour: Legally Blonde

Having previously seen Legally Blonde at the Leicester Curve two years ago, I was excited to see it again as a UK Tour. Based on the 2001 film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde is a fabulously feminist story now adapted into a musical. The plot follows Elle Woods, a Malibu 'dumb blonde' who … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Legally Blonde

Review UK Tour: Crazy For You

Crazy For You is a glorious romantic comedy musical. Whilst it may appear dated at first, Paul Hart's incredible direction leads the show to the present without forgetting its roots. Based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You includes well-known Gershwin songs such as 'I Got Rhythm' and 'Nice Work If You Can Get It', … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Crazy For You

Review UK Tour: The Little Mermaid

The Northern Ballet presents the world premier of The Little Mermaid for their autumn season. Based on the well known tale by Hans Christian Andersen, David Nixon's underwater dream is brought to life with an original score performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. From Disney's own classic adaptation of the story, the plot is engrained in … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Little Mermaid

Review UK Tour: Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë's bildungsroman novel Jane Eyre comes to life in this production by the Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre directed by Sally Cookson. The eponymous heroine lives and learns hardship from her childhood through to her adult life as she faces a turbulent upbringing at Lowood school, leading her to Thornfield Hall as … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Jane Eyre

Review UK Tour: Running Wild

Michael Morpurgo's story Running Wild comes to life with an adaptation by Samuel Adamson. This dramatic children's tale is told through puppetry as young Lilly is thrown into the unknown after a holiday in Indonesia is brought to a destructive end as the tsunami hits. Lilly is left to find her way through the rainforest with … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Running Wild

Review UK Tour: The Addams Family

From creepy cartoons, a twisted TV show, a couple of morbid movies, finally to a macabre musical, The Addams Family are a household name. Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the Addams are the pinnacle of eccentric families. The Addams Family has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The production was first … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Addams Family

Gauthier Dance – Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Gauthier Dance is a dance company created by Eric Gauthier, a choreographer, dancer, and musician. Having dipped my toes in dance performance before, I was excited to see something new, especially when I learned that ballet was involved. The young company originates in Germany and is now touring. _________________________ The performance comprises five performances, with … Continue reading Gauthier Dance – Theaterhaus Stuttgart

What’s in my theatre bag?

When going to the theatre it's important to carry certain items incase of emergency. This is especially necessary if you're waiting in a day seat queue for an extended amount of time  for tickets. So I've compiled a list of everything that is in my bag for a theatre day out! Water - stay hydrated! … Continue reading What’s in my theatre bag?

Review: The Bodyguard (UK Tour)

When it was announced that Rachel John would be joining the touring cast of The Bodyguard as Nicki Marron, my friend and I rushed to get tickets. Anyone who reads my blog or knows me at all, knows that Rachel John is one of my favourite stage performers. After seeing her perform as Felicia in … Continue reading Review: The Bodyguard (UK Tour)