Favourite performances of 2016

It almost goes without saying that over my nearly three hundred shows this year there have been some incredible performances on display – from actors I’ve seen in other productions, as well as my fair share of newbies. None fresher than new RADA graduates in their production of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Obviously you […]

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The show must go on: part 5

I had thought that this particular series of blog posts had come to an end, with parts 1, 2, 3 & 4… But then good fortune intervened and our lovely honorary Team B member Alice Cardy finally got her chance to be Rasa! You know what I’m like when it comes to understudies, especially our […]

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West End LIVE 2016

It was that time of year again. The day I choose to get up at 5.30am on a Saturday and head into town. Yes: West End LIVE! Obviously, like last year, I had my reasons. My favourite show was on the billing again, and I wasn’t going to miss them being rockstars for the morning! […]

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Magic of the Musicals

On Monday, the Royal Albert Hall hosted the very first Magic of the Musicals. A celebratory concert inaugurated by Magic Radio in association with its partners, and timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards. The event, hosted by Tom Chambers & Ruthie Henshall, featured well over 100 performers – including a […]

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Team B week

I may have mentioned before that Sunny Afternoon’s understudies (known to us as Team B) are proper heroes of mine. So far I’ve written ‘The show must go on’ blog posts parts 1, 2 & 3. A long overdue 4th instalment should be with you fairly soon too… They even featured on my Sunny Advent […]

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Sunny Advent

In place of an actual advent calendar this year, I decided it would be fun to look through my memories of Sunny Afternoon so far and pick out some highlights to create a virtual advent calendar! Yes, my picture is terrible (I only had Paint to my disposal, OK?) but you get the idea. So […]

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A feeling of home

Tuesday night saw the great & the good descend on the Harold Pinter Theatre for Sunny Afternoon‘s new cast media night. The multi-award winning show has now been resident in the West End for over a year, with a brand new cast taking their first steps just over two weeks ago on 5 October. I […]

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