Friday, 17 November 2017

Kinky Boots London - November 15th 17

Hey Guys, 

Hope you've all had a great week

On Wednesday I finally got a chance to see Kinky Boots here in the Westend. It's been on my list for such a long time and it really lived up to everything I'd heard about the show.
It was a great girls night out, we'd booked tickets on a deal from Time Out and even though they were stated as Restricted view with a slight over hang from the balcony we still had a great view. 
Its been a while since I've been to the Adelphi Theatre but it's always a great theatre to visit. The seats are comfy and for the tall ones among us theres great leg room as well. The theatre is a short walk from Charing Cross station further along The Strand.

The show itself is just brilliant from start to finish. Set to the music written by Cyndi Lauper it tells the story of Charlie who inherits a shoe factory from his father and after struggling to find a niche for selling shoes when the factory struggles he forms a friendship with cabaret performer Lola. Together they develop a range of shoes to be showcased in Milan and learn lessons from each other along the way.

This show is definitely one to add to your list when looking for a show in the Westend 

Have a great rest of the week

Love Holly 


Rachel Tucker - Shoreditch Town Hall

Hey Everyone,
Tonight the incredible Rachel Tucker takes to the stage tonight at incredible Shoreditch Town Hall in East London.
Joined by a nine piece band and a choir of fifty up and coming child stars from the Stagebox Musical Theatre Choir this show is one not to be missed. 
Rachel's latest album 'On The Road' is being released on new remastered deluxe online edition to coincide with the show on iTunes on November 16th 

Have a great rest of the week

Love Holly 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Flashdance tour 2017 - Wimbledon

Hey Guys,

Hope everyone's good and you've all had a great few weeks.

Well today finally arrived it's been in the diary for a long time

It's Stop one for me on the Flashdance Uk tour which this week 2nd/7th Oct is currently back in London at the New Wimbledon theatre.

If you've not seen the film or have the soundtrack please go and get a copy and get yourselves ready for an incredible evening.


If you are a fan of the 80s this show is for you Ben Adams (from a1) and Joanne Clifton (from Strictly Come Dancing) are incredible. I could have easily given the show it's 5stars in the first half for it's energy but the second half it smashed it. 

Joanne is perfect for the role of Alex and her voice is just amazing. I'd be first in the queue for a cast recording with the cast for this show and I'm sure a long line behind me. Ben plays the role of Nick really well and does it complete justice. 

The show itself works so well with the changing of the sets to the costumes and to well some of the most iconic 80s song everyone knows and loves. I promise you that you will leave singing What a Feeling after a great evening. No spoilers for those who haven't been but the end of the show will leave you loving the 80s 


I can't wait to see the show again in a few weeks when it gets to Liverpool. Have to say I'll happily start a campaign for it's return to the Westend as well.

Have a great rest of the week
Love Holly
X

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Footloose returns to the Westend

Hey Everyone, 

Hope you've all had a great week

So this week my favourite theatre show made a return to the WestEnd and of course I popped along to watch it.

I've seen the show many times both on tour and also on both its runs in the WestEnd but I've waited a long time for it to make a return for a stay in London.

This was my first visit to the Peacock Theatre and it was lovely, all the staff were great and the theatre itself I really felt suited the show. The theatre is a short walk from Holborn and also Charing Cross stations.
Bit of Footloose history Its first WestEnd run was just around the corner where Mamma Mia is now at the Novello Theatre.


The show was 5star from start to finish the whole cast on this tour are all incredible - playing instruments, singing, dancing, acting also in some cases even roller skating whilst doing the above I literally take my hat off to all of them for an incredible show. The energy from the show I saw on my visit to Wimbledon earlier this year is still there but there is something special having it back in London.

I really hope this can be a longer stint as its long over due a run back in London especially with this amazing cast.

The show is running till 30th Sept so make sure you grab a ticket and check it out - I know i'll be back in before it finishes




Have a great rest of the week 

Love Holly 
x

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

DreamGirls London

Hey Everyone, 

Hope you are all well and managed to escape the rain which just didn't let up today in the UK

So tonight I finally got the chance to see Dreamgirls. I know it's been a long time coming but was totally worth the wait. 

After having a look on some last minute deals that popped on my email I found a great seat on a deal on Amazon Tickets. I couldn't fault the view it said slightly restricted but it barely was. 

I've had this show on my list for a while and after seeing the incredible cast at this years West End Live knew it was on my radar to visit this summer.

After literally swimming to the theatre after picking up some food nearby I arrived to find a steady queue for the box office. If you haven't been to The Savoy theatre they've got some building works going on so there isn't much space to enter if you are picking up tickets or need to buy from the box office especially if its near show time. The theatre is a short walk from both Charing Cross and Covent Garden stations.

I can't fault the staff for how quick and professionally they got the queue in and sorted especially during the down pour that still hadn't given up outside.

There are various merchandise points round the theatre and a bonus i noticed a cloakroom which was great to see especially if you've been shopping or wanted to offload any wet coats if you'd been out in town today.

Its been a few years since my last visit to The Savoy Theatre but it was lovely to see all the art deco theme that runs in the theatre. I've seen a few shows here now and have always loved it.

On to the show

From the start of the show the atmosphere in the audience was brilliant. Everyone was singing along and having a great time. 
I loved the set changes to give you the idea you were watching from the stage or watching behind the scenes. Very simple but very clever. 

I am literally in complete awe for the whole casts vocals tonight but I have to give credit to Marisha Wallace for completely bringing down the house with her vocals on "And I am Telling You" Its great to see a standing ovation in the first half and for the power that went into that performance it was totally deserved.

If you are in town over the holidays I have to add this to my list of show recommendations to see. 

Hope you all have a great rest of the week

Love Holly 

x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Westend Live 2017

Hey Everyone, 

Hope you've all had a great week. 
Its that time of year when its time to head for a theatre themed day out in Trafalgar Square in London and WestEnd Live. 
Each year the show gets more popular and this years queues were no different. Each year all the show in town get together and put on free performances for everyone. 
Its also become and annual thing of what do you bring with you Sunglasses or a rain jacket. After the heat of this year you would expect just sunglasses but the rain did make a show for us today which luckily wasn't too bad and didn't spoil any fun.

The square as always was packed out and an incredible atmosphere. Some of my favourite performances today included Aladdin, Wicked, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia and Thriller. 




Heres some of my favourite photos from todays outing

Love Holly 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Flashdance UK Tour 17/18

Flashdance UK Tour 2017/18

Starring Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams

Returning to the UK since in Westend run back in 2011 the tour will be heading to all different venues around the country,

Starring Joanne Clifton (BBCs Strictly Come Dancing and Thoroughly Modern Millie) and hit singer and Song Writer Ben Adams from boyband a1 the show promises to be a good one.

Joanne returns to the stage after a successful time on Strictly and in other shows. She now takes on the role of Alex Owens in the new tour.

Joining her is Ben Adams who takes on the role of Nick Hurley. Ben has an incredible set of credits to his name including being part of hit boy band a1, writing and producing and most recently heading straight to the top of the album charts with his classical album One Beautiful Mourning. His first solo album will be launched early 2018.

Flashdance follows the story of Alex who is a welder by day and a Flashdancer by night. She dreams of attending the Shipley Dance academy and becoming a professional dancer.
When romance complicates her goals, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Alongside hits such as Shes a Maniac and the hit tune What a Feeling this a show not to be missed.


For more details check out www.flashdanceuktour.co.uk