Thursday, 1 March 2018

Everybody's Talking About Jamie | Apollo Theatre



Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of checking out the award-winning new British musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. This show has such a buzz surrounding it that I just knew I had to see it. Based on a true story, the musical follows sixteen year old Jamie New from Sheffield on a journey of self-discovery and stardom. Filled with punchy songs and witty dialogue, this is a truly heart-warming and inspiring production.
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Last Five Years | The London Theatre


This weekend I had the pleasure of popping down to London to check out Seagull and Wolf Productions first full-length show. The Last Five Years is one of my all-time favourite musicals so I was really excited to see a new production in a location I'd never visited before.
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Mnemonic | USW Theatre Through the Telescope


The second play from the Theatre Through the Telescope season was Mnemonic, a play originally created by Complicite (a British physical theatre company) in 1999 and that has been adapted by the company. While I am familiar with Complicite's style, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect and it's fair to say that this was a very interesting and unusual piece. It begins as a sort of lecture, with the cast describing memories of their own as well as explaining how the human memory works, and then flowed into two parallel stories that converge as the play goes on. Sound complicated? At first it was, but over the 1 hour 50 minute performance the links come together to make a surprisingly compelling production.
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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Silent Sky | USW Theatre Through the Telescope


This week I was lucky enough to be invited along to see a couple of plays from the University of South Wales Theatre Through the Telescope season, a selection of contemporary student theatre on the theme of science. First up, I saw Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, a play based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt who was one of Harvard Observatory's early "computers" and her achievements in mapping distant stars and galaxies. The play was approximately 90 minutes long (with no interval) but managed to pack a lot of story into a short period of time.
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

2017 Best Bits



Ok, I know the year isn't over yet but it's been a while since I've posted anything so I decided it was acceptable to do annual round up! 2017 has been another fantastic year of theatre for me so narrowing everything down has been quite difficult. I've picked out some of my favourite shows and theatre memories to share with you, while giving you a peak at what's to come in 2018. Enjoy!
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