I’m sat here having over indulged as usual in food and drink during Christmas and asking myself can you ever have too much of a good thing?
What good thing is that – why theatre of course! This year I’ve started my own site and seen more theatre than I could ever dream of and been privileged to have experienced some amazing opportunities. I felt I’d try to narrow it down to just a few shows plus some experiences that best encapsulates my theatre going and blogging year.
My 2015 number 1) The Who’s Tommy
This was at a small theatre and I must admit I had been looking forward to seeing this ever since it was announced and goodness me it lived up to every ounce of my anticipation! For me it didn’t have a long enough run and I like many others would love to see it make a return. Who knows let’s see what 2016 brings, I can but hope! Read My Review here
Some other Musicals I’ve enjoyed this year, in no particular order.
Blood Brothers (Touring)
Having not seen this show for many years it confirmed to me why it is still touring so many years on.
A firm favourite of mine and one I’ve written several articles on and one that I’ll write many more on so just type Jersey Boys in the search facility and take your pick!
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
I saw and reviewed this show twice this year. Some of the cast have now changed but I’m sure the brilliance hasn’t!
See What I Wanna See
My first visit to the tiny Jermyn Street Theatre and I have to say I wa completely mesmerised from start to finish.
A revisit for this show before it closed and all I can say is my goodness I can’t wait for the tour to begin!
It is no surprise to anyone who regularly reads my posts, to hear me say I am a musical girl at heart. However for me this year it’s been all about the plays. My passion is new writing and what an absolute joy it’s been to see some really remarkable pieces. Tackling topical and hard-hitting subject matter which has challenged my thoughts and views.
My 2015 number 1) AsIs
If you read the synopsis before you saw this play you would appreciate that this would always be a thought-provoking piece and I have to say the acting, writing, direction and staging was simply brilliance personified! An outstanding and brave play Read my review here
Just a small selection of other plays I’ve enjoyed this year in no particular order.
Curious Incident of The dog In Nighttime (Touring)
Four Minutes and Twelve Seconds
McQueen – The Play
Rebecca The Play (Touring)
State of Fear a responsibility to ………?
Just a few other mentions of some productions and experiences that have also made my year.
My 2015 Theatre Event
Three hours and forty minutes of a sheer heavenly, blood curdling theatrical masterpiece. Read the review here
Let It Be – Suite launch at The Waldorf
A really insightful, humbling and inspirational outlook on life from someone who is as talented as James is, made this a joy of an interview. Read my Interview here
To Do. To Be – Tim Prottey-Jones
Lord Of The Dance – Dangerous Games Playhouse Theatre
In writing this article it has reinforced to me how lucky we are to have such a great movement in theatre not only in London but all over the country. Wowing audiences constantly throughout the year.
So if there is one New Years resolution to be made and kept this year – it’s to embrace live performance, seek out the bargains, the tiny theatres all around us and I guarantee by the end of next year you’ll be thinking how fortunate we are to have such talented writers, creatives, and performers amongst us.
Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy 2016!