What better to do on a cold November night than have a few drinks with a bunch of likeminded writers who are vast becoming true industry friends? Nothing I tells ya! With the help of my event sponsors, SeatPlan, I invited a selection of the ever fabulous #LDNTheatreBloggers out for an evening of informative merriment at the wonderfully central, Soho Grind.
Give ‘em the ol’ razzle dazzle! Yep, the razzle dazzle was out in force at the fabulous West End Wilma Awards last week! West End stars and industry angels were out in force, including us, obviously!
Totally casual, but we spent last week on Broadway. Yep. The bad news is it was nowhere NEAR long enough but the good news is we saw some AMAZING shows. For theatre lovers like us the experience was a true dream! Below are our show by show reviews of what we saw! Enjoy!
Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today (or, err, tomorrow!) I wanna be a part of it, New York New York!
Okay so I have to admit that I am crazy “5 year old on Christmas morning” excited at the moment as I am, for the first time EVER, off to New York! Now as a theatre gal, this is kind of like the second mecca to me. I live my life in and out of West End theatres, but I have never stepped foot on the Great White Way. YET.
How To Be A Theatre Blogger? Having your say is important, but many people find the concept of running their own theatre blog quite difficult to comprehend. At Official Theatre, we LOVE theatre bloggers, so we thought we would give you some tips and advice as to how to go about setting up your own site.
I have often heard people muster with starry eyes the magical words “I wish my life was more like a musical.” As a person who has a song for everything (EVERYTHING!) and being a lover of generally just prancing about, I can certainly understand this sentiment. However on closer examination, is the world of musical theatre a happy place? I mean look at BLOOD Brothers guys! Not everything can be rectified with a sassy 11o’clock number and some Jazz Hands…
We have been having an absolute hoot so far this summer. And yep, I can officially say it is summer now! YES! To let you know what we have been up to this month and to give you the saucy summer gossip goings on from the world of theatreland! We bring you our insider knowledge from the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Digital Press Night and the Made in Dagenham Press Launch. The common theme seems to be wine! Hallelujah!
I go to the theatre on average around twice a week. Every week. Some weeks I have been known to go five nights in a row. I am not alone. Even in the dimly lit theatre auditoriums of London, I see people. I know their faces; I’ve seen them before and no doubt I will see them again… Far from alone, there is in fact a group of us (often lone rangers) frequenting the theatre as often as we can, soaking up as much vibrancy and culture as we can and subsequently turning our thoughts and opinions into written (or spoken) word. We are theatre bloggers.
After watching Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing!, my eyes were opened to a whole new level of weirdness in musicals. On pondering the many a random moment from the show, I realised that actually, there are many shows with that one weird number that sticks out like an alien sore thumb. In my latest blog post I discuss what I think are among the current strangest moments in West End musicals, ranging from the weird to the downright terrifying. Can you think of anymore?
Whilst being a lady that loves a good theatrical show, I am also a lady that loves a large Gin and Tonic and, on occasion, a well blended cup of tea! Inspired by Lyn Gardner’s recent Guardian article about what makes a good interval, I began to ponder the beauty of some of London’s Theatre bars. I then felt an “ultimate list” coming on! Chin chin!