TR2 – Where Theatre Is Created

When it comes to any theatre production, everything is run like a military operation. On the stage, sets appear to move and out effortlessly and costume changes happen in the blink of an eye. But have you ever wondered how exactly that all happens? In fact, behind the scenes, it takes an army to put…

Happy 50th Birthday Half A Sixpence

21st December 1967. The movie version of Half A Sixpence starring Tommy Steele opens in cinemas. 35 years later or so, I sit down to watch it for the very first time and something clicks. This movie started the ball rolling, lighting the spark that eventually turned me into the musical theatre geek I am…

Matilda The Musical – Magical, Marvellous And A Little Bit Naughty

Sometimes a show comes along that makes you feel like a child again, whisked away from the real world for a little while with a story full of wonder and magic. Roald Dahl captured this magical feeling in his world famous books, stories that celebrated the brilliance of children and the unexpected power that each…

Oh what a pantomime! Snow White is a family hit!

Who doesn’t love a trip to a pantomime? Some may call them old fashioned, but for some they have become as much of a tradition to the holiday season as the Christmas dinner. Just like you can not have the turkey without all the trimmings, you can not have a pantomime without the key ingredients….

Home away from Home: The Theatre Royal Plymouth

For a musical theatre super fan, leaving miles and miles away from London, miles away from the beautiful and wonderful West End, it is important to have somewhere to go to experience live theatre in between those trips to London. For me, this somewhere to go is the Theatre Royal Plymouth, my nearest regional theatre….

A Priceless Experience: Going backstage at Half A Sixpence.

MasterCard Priceless is a company that offers incredible experiences to MasterCard users, and whilst I have followed the company for a while, looking at what they had on offer, this was the first time that I have booked for an event with them. And it was an event that I simply could not miss. It…

When the Play Goes Wrong, the comedy is oh so right!

Since opening at London's Duchess Theatre in 2014, Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong has gone from strength to strength in the West End, quickly becoming one of the most popular on stage comedies in recent years. The show has gone on to receive a number of awards, including the Olivier and What's on…

It’s time to say farewell to The Girls – but not for long

For the last few months, it has been hard to miss the Phoenix Theatre as you take a stroll down Charing Cross Road. A literal ray of sunshine even on the darkest day, covered in beautiful sunflowers and flickering lights, grabbing your attention as you pass. The theatre has been playing host to The Girls,…