Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Legally Blonde | UK Tour | New Theatre

Legally Blonde has long been one of my favourite films: it's a story about being true to yourself and fighting for what you believe in. It's inspiring whilst still being a lot of fun and I think it's fair to say that the main character, Elle Woods, influenced my love of blonde hair and the colour pink! I saw an excellent amateur production of the show a few years ago (by Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre) so I was obviously thrilled to find out that the official tour would be stopping off in Cardiff. I grabbed my gal pals, donned my sassiest pink outfit and headed to the New Theatre for what really was a spectacular performance.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Cherry Orchard | Sherman Theatre

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Playwright Gary Owen has returned to the Sherman Theatre with a re-imagining of Chekhov's classic play, The Cherry Orchard (now set in Pembrokeshire in 1982). Before my visit, I knew of the original piece but was not particularly familiar with it so, to me, it was like a completely new play. Overall I found it to be a highly thought-provoking production about class, family and relationships that had a lot of heart at it's core.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Apologia | Trafalgar Studios

It feels like a very long time since I've written a review on this blog (a full one at least) and while I have been seeing some shows, Apologia at Trafalgar Studios is the first one this month that I really feel like writing about. First of all, I have to say a word about Trafalgar Studios as a space: I've now seen three very different plays here, all of which I've enjoyed and all of which have used the space in completely different ways. I know for certain that I'll see more productions here and that I'll continue to be impressed. Now, onto Apologia!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

#EdFringe 2017 Round Up | Week 4

So the Edinburgh fringe has come to an end for yet another year. While I am completely exhausted, it's been a brilliant (almost) six weeks here in Edinburgh and I've seen some truly wonderful shows. The last week was fairly busy (despite the tiredness suddenly catching up with me!) and I managed to see some shows that I've had on my list since the beginning of August.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

#EdFringe 2017 Round Up | Week 3

I honestly can't believe how quickly the past week has flown by! I had a slightly quieter week for week three but sometimes it's about quality not quantity and I think this was certainly the case for me.
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