My favourite shows of 2015

And I thought it was difficult to pick my top shows of 2014… In 2015 I’ve been to see 55 different shows – but, as you’ve probably figured, a few of those have been seen on multiple occasions! In all, I’m up to a total of 230 shows so far, and am hoping to make […]

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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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Based on the film of the same name, Xanadu is the latest offering on the main stage at Southwark Playhouse; a slight variation of the original Broadway version. It also happens to be one of the campest, most colourful shows out there at the moment! I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting it to be […]

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The Understudy

Since I fell in love with Sunny Afternoon, I’ve become a big supporter of the understudies (as you may have read once, twice or maybe even thrice…). They really are the forgotten heroes of a company! For example, last Saturday I ‘did the double’ at Sunny and saw two Micks, two Rays & two Grenvilles […]

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Step One

First preview. Sacred ground, as we discovered in the Hamlet furore. So don’t worry, I’m not going to review the very first preview of the West End transfer of Kinky Boots – other than to say I absolutely fell in love with it, and will definitely be making my way back to the Adelphi sooner […]

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The show must go on: part 3

One of the many plus points of going to see a show so many times is the opportunity to see a variety of actors in the same roles, as the principal cast either unfortunately get ill/injured, or (more happily for them) take a well-earned holiday. Having now seen Sunny Afternoon 111 times, I’ve managed to […]

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