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Quarantine Q&A: Young Frankenstein

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that two years ago a bulk of my summer was spent at the Garrick Theatre in London, watching Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein the musical. I had such a great time supporting that show and cast from the very start, I first went to see it in previews in early October 2017, and fell in love with its madcap humor and energy. I saw it for the 20th and final time on its closing performance in August 2018, and it’s a time that taught me a lot and gave me some wonderful memories.

In that time, the cast got to know my face as one of the regulars and were always kind enough to stop and say hello when able. I still love to support them all as much as possible, and keep in touch from time to time – therefore I was thrilled when ensemble members Nathan Elwick and Emily Squibb agreed to answer a few questions in my next Quarantine Q&A!

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The (Lockdown) Last Five Years

If you’re a theatre fan, you’ll probably have heard of the iconic Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years. However, have you heard of The (Lockdown) Last Five Years?

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Pride in the Arts: 10 Ones To Watch

I was determined to regain some mojo at the start of lockdown, and swiftly lost it for a multitude of reasons. However, in a bid to try get inspired again, I thought I would turn my attention to Pride in the Arts.

As many of you will be aware, June is officially Pride month (even though every month should be Pride month!) In 2017, I wrote about My Pride – and therefore Pride is important to me. For I sit somewhere on the flag myself, as do a huge number of my friends and inspirations. Equally, the arts is another thing of huge importance to me. Both the pride and arts seeming go hand-in-hand, therefore I thought I would highlight a few of my favourite Pride friendly Films, TV series and stage shows. If you’re lucky there may even be crossovers!

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Quarantine Q&A: Only Fools and Horses

I’m taking a leap of faith and challenging myself to do more questions and answers/interviews – especially in the midst of all the lockdown mania. I want to encourage my own creativity and confidence, as well as keep the conversation of theatre alive, and get to know a few of my favourite performers a little better with some fun questions.

Therefore, I figured what better place to start than with one of my favourite shows on the West End of the past year, Only Fools and Horses Musical. I was thrilled when three fabulous cast members agreed to join in the fun and get involved with my Quarantine Q&A.

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10 Stagey Dream Casts

For musical theatre fans, ‘dream casting’ is a common occurrence. The premise is simply when people pluck ideas of which actors they would like see play specific roles! Therefore, I thought I would share some of my dream casting ideas.

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5 Underrated Musicals

It’s no secret that I love musicals. I appreciate all shows, and I believe they are all a success in their own way. However, I thought it would be fun to showcase a handful of shows that I feel are slightly underrated and deserve a little bit more love and appreciation.

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Sexton & Fowler: Grounded

I almost added this to my previous blog on Isolation Entertainment, but I thought I would hold out until I had seen the “living room concert” for myself, and write a little piece about it.

It’s no secret that when Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler say jump, I instinctively say how high? – but this really is a beautiful piece of craftmanship from the duo. The pair decided instead of doing a livestream concert like most, they would turn it into a gradual labour of love that we can press play and repeat on whenever we wish. Therefore, in approximately three weeks they produced GROUNDED – a concert from their living room to yours.

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5 Reasons To See… Come From Away

This is a post I’ve intended to write for a very long time, but for some reason, failed at achieving. However, since Come From Away has recently celebrated one year on the West End, welcomed in a new cast and won a What’s On Stage Award for Best New Musical; I thought it was time I made up for my sin by at long last writing a blog about this brilliant show and why you simply must buy a ticket to see it.

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&Juliet

&Juliet has done nothing but rise over the past year, and rightfully so. From the minute it was workshopped and previewed at West End Live, it was deemed one of the hottest tickets to get your hands on. Following a hugely successful Summer tryout in Manchester, ahead of it’s West End opening in November, it has quickly picked up a strong force of fans – and I finally caught up with it a few weeks ago.

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