Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Legally Blonde Tour - New Wimbledon Theatre

Legally Blonde UK Tour - New Wimbledon Theatre 
18th June 18

Oh My God You Guys Elle Woods is in Town





This week the Legally Blonde UK Tour is back in London at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Starring Lucie Jones as Elle, Rita Simons as Paulette and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan the cast have this show down to a fine art and had the audience singing and cheering along last night. 





The energy from the whole cast was there from the very start of the show with firm classic songs including Oh My God You Guys and Bend and Snap Everyone was captured by the colourful sets and energetic dance routines.



I have to give a special nod to 3 characters for this review. Both Lucie and Rita played their roles brilliantly and work great together on stage but a special nod really has to go to Bruiser as well. 

If you haven’t seen Legally Blonde now is the time to book a ticket and see how Elle follows her heart for love to Harvard Law school and finds herself in a career she never dreamed of and learning a lot about love in the process.

Legally Blonde is playing all this week at the New Wimbledon Theatre 18th - 23rd June 


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Westend Live 16th June 2018

Hey Everyone, 

Here's my round up of what has been an epic start to this years Westend Live


Today was an early start and even on arrival the queue was already roughly at the same spot from last years one so I knew it was going to be a busy day. 

Luckily no rain spoiled any play today which was a bonus

After a 90 minute wait it was through the security check point and in to find a spot. Normally I head for the same area but this year with a different view slightly further back and what has now proved a great zoom lens on the camera I have some great pictures to share with you all.

If you haven't already had a look check out our Instagram here on https://www.instagram.com/boxofficebloggers/

So on to the Top 5 performances of the day and trust me it is a hard one to pick 


Alice Fearn sing Defying Gravity from Wicked
This show is always one of my highlights each year but Alice pulled off a flawless performance today  and the whole crowd loved it - check out instagram for the video and some more pictures


Aladdin
The cast took to the stage to sing some of the best songs from the show including Never Had a Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Matthew Croke singing Proud of Your Boy. 


Eugenius 
The cast of show reunited on stage today to some of the shows songs ahead of the new run that open at the start of September. Singing Don't Shoot for the Stars shoot higher, Comic book Kind of Love and Go Eugenius the reaction from the crowd said it all - check out instagram for some video high lights


Mamma Mia
This show is always a crowd pleaser for Westend Live and had the crowd on its feet for the whole performance. It's completely worth a visit to see the show for a great night out.


Tina the Musical
I've heard a lot of great things about this show and was really impressed from the start of the great energy the whole cast put on which has completely sold it to me as a show and its high up on my list to see very soon.

Day 2 is coming tomorrow 

Check back tomorrow for more pictures and an update 

Have a great weekend 

Love Holly 



Monday, 4 June 2018

Aladdin London - New cast review





Aladdin London

4th June 18


Hey Everyone 


So this week I am starting off the week with a visit to Aladdin here in the Westend - not only to finally get see Matthew Croke  play Aladdin which is long over due but to also see the brand new cast in action.


It’s been just over a year since my last visit to see the show but the energy that came out of tonight’s performance especially for a new cast and start of the week was incredible.





This show appeals to all ages and has got better on each visit. 

The costumes and stage set are amazing and so colourful and well designed it really is a great sight to see from the very start of the show.


If you haven’t had a chance to check out one of Disney’s best on stage productions then head down to the Prince Edward theatre in London for an evening you will love.

Why not give the Aladdin lottery a try for a different theatre experience. Each Monday at 11am you get the chance to pick up to 3 shows for the following week. You can choose 1 or 2 tickets and submit your wishes. If you are successful you are contacted on the Wednesday and can enjoy the show from a great view in the stalls for £20. Completely recommend giving it a go. Is worth giving it a go to see if the Genie grants your wish.





Now I have to give a special nod here to both Matthew Croke and Trevor Dion Nicholas for one energetic performance. The energy and response that came from the crowd after Never had a Friend like me  especially for a Monday was brilliant. The partnership on stage between these two is great and makes a great element of the show. Trevor your energy on all the times I’ve seen you in the show is nothing short of brilliant and you just make this role what it is.





I definitely give the show 5⭐️ well ok a 5🧞‍♂️ rating. It’s in my top 3 shows playing in London at the moment.


If you’ve seen the show drop a comment below and let us know what you think.


Hope you all have a good week 


Love Holly 


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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Wicked the Musical - WestEnd Review


Wicked the Musical - Westend Review

Hey Everyone 

So last night was a long over due visit to see Wicked here in the Westend. Following on from Jenni's tour review I've been wanting to see the show again. 

On arrival at the Apollo Victoria it was really nice to see at last the station refurbishment is nearly finished and you can finally see the station without lots of hoarding blocking the view. 
The theatre itself if you haven't been before is beautifully done in its art deco design. Both on the way into the theatre and the auditorium if you are a fan of theatre design it really is something to look at.
I have to also give a mention to all the staff in the theatre they are all lovely if you need any help or advice on the merchandise.


The show itself was nothing short of brilliant. I took a friend who had never seen the show before and  she was in love with the show half way through the first part of the show. Sitting up in the Dress Circle we had a great view. You really do get a great view that takes in everything from the stage set to the costumes.
I've always noticed from this theatre that the sound carries to you where ever you are sitting and you don't loose any of the dialogue or the soundtrack. 
I've also been wanting for a long time to see Alice Fearn take to the stage as Elphaba and it was totally worth the wait. Her vocals for Defying Gravity were incredible. It is the song of the show and the power Alice put into the song on Saturday night along with all the others easily put her into my top 5 favourite Elphaba's that I have seen over the years.


If you haven't already seen the show grab a ticket now and head down to check it out. Wicked is also in my top 5 shows to check out at Westend Live this year which is on in London in a few weeks time.

Have a great week

Love Holly 
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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Motown the Musical


Motown the Musical - London
May 31st 18

Hey Everyone 

So this show review has been a long time coming but well worth the wait.
Tonight was a return visit to the Shaftesbury Theatre to finally see Motown. Having seen previous casts perform at Westend Live it was really good to get to see the show on stage.

From the start the music took you back in time and apart from teaching me a lot about the history of music it opened my eyes as to how many hit songs that I've grown up with actually came from the Motown legacy.


Normally I mention my favourite cast member but tonight have a special mention for the whole cast. The energy and vocals that came from the start of the show right until the finale was incredible. It's really hard to choose but I think my top 3 performances this evening were 'Dancing in the street' 'My Girl' and 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' 

I think every generation can say they love Motown music and I really think you will find a part of this show if not all of it to love.


There are lots of ticket offers on with the summer holidays approaching this show is one worth adding to your list if you are looking for a show to book. 

If you have seen the show drop a comment below and let me know what you thought of it. 
Hope you all have a great weekend 

Love Holly

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Eugenius returns to the Westend


Eugenius returns to the Westend

It's Official
Following a massively popular run at The Other Palace at the start of the year Eugenius is making a return after huge public demand in September.

Coming back to The Other Palace from Saturday 1st Sept to Sunday 7th October, Priority Tickets will be on sale 26th/27th April and on General Sale from 10am on 30th April. 

If you saw the show the first time round you will know it is everything you want for an 80's themed Superhero spectacular. 

If you haven't seen them show, pick up a ticket and get the soundtrack downloaded as it will on your playlists for months to come. 

Countdown is on for September 
Welcome Back Eugenius 

Love Holly and Jenni 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

A Spoonful of Sherman UK Tour - Greenwich


A Spoonful of Sherman UK Tour 

Hey Everyone,

This week the amazing Spoonful of Sherman tour is in London at the Greenwich Theatre. For those of you haven't had a chance to see it now is the time to go and grab a ticket for what is a great couple of hours with some timeless classics.

The show features the music by the incredibly talented Sherman Brothers, their back catalogue lays claim to some of the most iconic songs from films such as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to name a few.


The whole cast do it complete justice and it's so lovely to see the songs you grew up with being performed on stage. My favourite has to be "Let's Go Fly a Kite" but there is a vast range of songs that cover many generations and something for everyone.


I was very lucky on Monday to meet Robbie Sherman and speak to him about the show and his family's legacy. Listening to all the music you quickly realise how big the legacy is and how many generations it has crossed.


The tour continues to June around the UK if you have been or are due to go make sure you let us know what you thought. 

Have a great rest of the week
Love Holly 
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