Kinky Boots Review (including chronic illness perspective)

I put my best foot back into the theatrical world last week with my first show of the year by seeing the fabulous Kinky Boots at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Kinky Boots the show that needs more than your average national tour’s supply of gaffa tape! Just like one of Lola’s sparkly red designs, it’s been a musical that’s been blinking away at me for a … Continue reading Kinky Boots Review (including chronic illness perspective)

Home, I’m Darling review

© Theatr Clwyd/ National Theatre [Image description: promotional banner for Home I’m Darling. The image shows Katherine Parkinson dressed as a 1950s housewife in a yellow dress and cream apron, holding a tray of green cocktails in cocktail glasses against a background of a blue slightly cloudy sky] Rating: [Image description: five stars] Home, I’m Darling is a new play by Laura Wade co-produced by … Continue reading Home, I’m Darling review

The Assassination of Katie Hopkins review

  Rating:  [Image description: four and a half stars.] Venue: Theatr Clwyd For many when we think of musical theatre it still invokes images of light entertainment and an easy watch but with this new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth those stereotypes get completely turned on their head. Don’t leave your thinking cap at home because you’re going … Continue reading The Assassination of Katie Hopkins review

Beautiful: The Carole King musical review

Rating: [Image description: Four and a half stars.] Location: Liverpool Empire When it comes to music my taste is firmly in the past. I grew up listening to Motown and Soul on long car journies and Rock and Roll pantos. So when I first heard about Beautiful The Carole King Musical it automatically went onto my want to see list, however, I knew that it … Continue reading Beautiful: The Carole King musical review

The Kite Runner: a review of Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s co-production

The Kite Runner is one of those books that has been on my to be read pile for a long while (along with other Khaled Hosseini’s novels) having heard that they’re must-reads but for whatever reason, I’ve never got round to actually reading them. When I saw that this adaptation by Matthew Spangler was touring to my local theatre (Theatr Clwyd) I first thought that … Continue reading The Kite Runner: a review of Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s co-production

Can immersive theatre be accessible? My review of Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule’s co-production of The Great Gatsby

© Access Theatre [Image description: photo of The Great Gatsby flyer, ticket and vintage pearls against a backdrop of navy fabric covered in silver sequins} When I heard that my local theatre (Theatr Clwyd) was doing a production of The Great Gatsby I got really excited but then as I read more and found out that this Alexander Wright adaptation was going to be an … Continue reading Can immersive theatre be accessible? My review of Theatr Clwyd and Guild of Misrule’s co-production of The Great Gatsby

Let’s Dance the Night Away with Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

As most people that know me will know I am a massive fan of Strictly Come Dancing, it really does light up my winters. And I’ve had a soft spot for Pasha ever since his first series on the show when he dressed up as Shrek for movie week. Something inside me thought “now that man is pretty awesome” although I’m not too sure what … Continue reading Let’s Dance the Night Away with Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis

Life lessons from Rent the Musical

Last year I declared that I wanted to go to the theatre more, which possibly sounds easy enough however besides all the usual rain on your parade symptoms of chronic illness this wasn’t an easy endeavour for more personal reasons. For those that don’t know before I became unwell theatre was a huge part of my life, it was my passion as well as my … Continue reading Life lessons from Rent the Musical