Mates blogger: Shanine Salmon


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Shanine Salmon
Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.
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The latest from Shanine on MyTheatreMates

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‘I could easily imagine it transferring to the West End’: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – Arcola Theatre & Touring

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Shanine SalmonLeave a Comment

Little Miss Sunshine is impressively directed with a high energy level, the songs are so good that I hope a soundtrack CD is soon released, and overall it’s a very solid four-star musical I could easily imagine transferring to the West End and being a big hit.

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’A philosophy which helps us to understand modern times’: THE FIRST MODERN MAN – Hen & Chickens Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Shanine SalmonLeave a Comment

Michael Barry’s celebration of a great interrogative intellect, The First Modern Man, can only work if the central performance manages to convey the imagined charm of a florid and thoughtful writer, with enough biographical detail and introspection to round out the thinker. It succeeds.

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‘I have fallen in love with it all over again’: AVENUE Q – Touring

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Shanine SalmonLeave a Comment

Committing to review a show that you adore is a risk, especially a show you saw ten years ago, obsessed over, bought the soundtrack, played it a hundred times over and to which you know almost every word. Thankfully, Avenue Q entirely paid off, with a production of such quality that I have fallen in love with it all over again.


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