While I may see less, I still have plenty to say. So I thought I’d start with the shows I’ve seen and loved that have transferred (or are soon transferring) to the West End.
It is well worth making the effort to squeeze in a theatre trip this week, if you can. I’ve been raving about this show to anyone who’ll listen, now it’s your turn. If I did star ratings, I’d definitely give Schism 5 out of 5.
When it comes to booking theatre tickets I’m a bit of a control freak. For my favourite venues, I have definite seating preferences that combine my desire to be as close to the stage as possible and affordable ticket prices.
As an avid theatre-goer who has been forced to scale back her theatre-going, I’m suffering from serious theatre FOMO. I’ve been lucky enough to see some shows on their press nights, but generally my theatre-going has been seriously curtailed.
Katy Brand’s should be rightly proud of her first full-length play, 3Women. Her comedy instincts have served her well and she clearly has a flair for drama which I wish this production had exploited more.
Don’t be fooled by the jokes and parodies, Worth A Flutter play has a lot to say about the damage caused by the way men are taught to treat women.
Nightfall is a beautifully written and realised piece of theatre, well worth catching before it finishes its run at the Bridge Theatre.
Last week I was lucky enough to see the wonderful Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross Theatre.
While I’m having to scale back my theatregoing this year, the quality of the shows I’ve seen recently has made up for the reduction in volume. For anyone looking for inspiration, here are my latest recommendations.
Today is the first day of a new year, and 2018 is the year I will have to scale back my theatre going (it was getting ridiculous to be fair). So I’m going to have to be a lot more selective about what I see.
As a functioning theatre addict I clocked up 145 different shows in 2017. Which is no mean feat as my amateur status means I paid to see all these shows (as this is an unsustainable addiction, 2018 is gearing up to be much quieter).
It remains my favourite of Shakespeare’s plays (Much Ado leading as my favourite of his comedies) and I have avidly collected productions the way others might collect stamps.
“What do you mean you’ve never been to the Edinburgh Festival? You must go, you’d love it.” Yeap, it’s that time of year where I hear variations of the above ad nauseam.
Last Friday night I had the great pleasure of seeing Ian McKellen’s show at the Park Theatre, followed by tapas with the fabulous man himself. It was a wonderful night from start to finish.
Here I wanted to focus on 4 brilliant musicals I think are particularly exciting, that you could go see: Roller Diner (Soho Theatre), La Strada (The Other Palace), Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (Duke Of York’s) and These Trees Are Made of Blood (Arcola).
When you arrive you are given a locker key, and asked to lock away your mobile phone. While this jarred at first, the freedom from the tyranny of having a quick glance at my phone as I waited for the show to start was wonderful.
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