Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Rocky Horror Tour - Wimbledon




Rocky Horror Tour Wimbledon 

Hey Everyone

So the much loved cult classic that is Rocky Horror is back on tour and this week playing to its legions of fans here in London at the New Wimbledon Theatre.



Featuring Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton as Brad and Janet alongside Dom Joly as the Narrator and Stephen Webb as Frank n Furter the cast will have you up and dancing to the timeless classic that is The Time Warp and leave you joining the shows huge following and heading back for another fun filled evening. 

With the tour heading to various places around the UK make sure you grab a ticket now.

Let me know below if your heading to see the show and who’s your favourite character in the show

Love Holly 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Magic Mike London

Magic Mike Live London


Hey Everyone

So hot on the heals of Magic Mike Vegas came the news in the Summer of 2018 that the show was heading to London. Selling out pretty much every night the show has become a massive hit in its Central London home at the Hippodrome in Leicester Square.


I loved the show in Vegas and have been interested to see how it would be on stage here. Last nights visit was a birthday celebration for one of my closest friends. I have to say a massive thank you to the staff that let me pick up the VIP Lanyards early. The staff in general were all amazing from the moment you arrive and all the way through the show. 


The show itself was brilliant, there are a lot of elements I recognised from the Vegas show which all worked perfectly on the new stage here. Without giving much away no matter where you sit you won't miss out on anything no matter what level you are seated on.

If you are looking for a girlie night out the show is currently booking till October 19 so don't miss out. 

Hope you've enjoyed the blog
Let me know below if you've seen the show and what did you think
Have a great week
Love Holly 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Avenue Q UK tour rehearsals 2019




Avenue Q UK Tour Rehearsals 2019

Hey Everyone 

So for today’s blog there’s a very special theme. Today I was very lucky to attend the rehearsals for the New Avenue Q tour which starts next week on Jan 25th on its first stop in Portsmouth.



The cast performed a few songs from the show and also we got to see and hear more about the puppets whilst also being on set as well. The quality of the cast was amazing from giving the character to the puppet to also controlling each one is very well done.




This show has become a cult classic from its Westend runs to UK tours over the years and will leave you laughing way more than you expected. If you haven’t heard the soundtrack it’s worth downloading and it’s also more relevant than you would think with topics in today’s walk of life.

Head over to 
For all the tour dates and more information now.

It’s been a great afternoon watching this for more pictures and videos pop over to our twitter page on @boxoffice_blog and our Instagram 

Have a great week
Love Holly

Monday, 14 January 2019

Rocky Horror Tour - Manchester Jan 19

Rocky Horror Tour Manchester Opera House Jan 19



Hey Everyone 

Welcome to the first blog of 2019 
For this one I'm handing the blog over to Ali who went to see the Rocky Horror in Manchester at the weekend for a great review.

The Rocky Horror Show......legendary, much loved, with a loyal following! If you’ve seen the show before (I had once, six years ago) you will have experienced the buzz in the audience throughout the show.  As soon as we took our seats in the Manchester opera house we watched an array of Magenta’s and Columbia’s walk into the theatre, and there’s always a brave Frank or two also. I love this about the audience, the dressing up! In fact last time I saw the show I’d donned my own glittering gold jacket and Columbia’s striped shorts! 
This time I appreciated the efforts of others.  As I struck up conversation with my neighbour in the seat next to me I thought this isn’t your usual theatre atmosphere, it’s fun, its different it’s exciting!  We all know the story, we all know the words, and we especially all know the dance routine to the time warp!  These are character that people enjoy, theres a huge fan base and they know them well.  I can only imagine they bring with them an element of pressure to each new person who takes on the roles! So how did 2019 do? 


As I sit here writing this, I started by wanting to make it sound ‘professional’ and ‘good enough’ but, im not a theatre critic.  Several members of my family are huge fans of Rocky Horror therefore it’s been a part of my life for a long tine, almost as long as Ben Adams who’s career I’ve followed from the beginning! Putting the two together, I had high hopes! So I’m just going to be real and be honest!

As soon as Laura Harrison took to the stage as the usherette, you could feel the energy levels already! We were straight into it and it felt exciting! 


Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton showed us all once again the chemistry they have on stage together.  Bens voice just sounds ideal as Brad, and watching the wide eyed naivety of Janet, I was completely lost in the characters to the point of forgetting it was actually Ben and Joanne up there!  They have shown us before ( previously appearing in Flashdance) how well they work together, but this time they really are just perfect in these roles! These two are fast becoming the perfect musical theatre duo and have even a written a musical together called bloody Nora which we can’t wait for! To get you into the spirit of the show don't forget to check out their own version of Dammit Janet over on Spotify and iTunes now. 


I’d read that Kristian Lavercombe had played Rif Raf over 1300 times! Wow! And again I was lost in the character. It’s clear he knows character inside out and was amazing to watch. I hadn’t seen Callum Evans, who plays Rocky, before.  But found him so much better than last time I’d seen others in the show in previous years.  The way he moved on the stage, there could be no doubt in anyone’s minds that he had just been ‘created’ and was getting used to his ‘perfect’ body lol 


The main thing I want to say, is that I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show, getting up on my feet from the very beginning doing the time warp! 

The fear most people have when watching a show again, with different actors, is always ‘but will it be as good as last time?’ .  So I’ll end by saying from the bottom of my heart yes! Each and every actor had me smiling in my seat thinking ‘that’s perfect’  and I left asking ‘can I go again before this show leaves Manchester?’

Massive thanks to Ali for a great review am looking forward to catching the tour soon if you haven't seen it yet go grab some tickets now

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Piano Legends Live - London



Piano Legends Live 


Hey Everyone,


So tonight’s outing for the last show of the year was to see the Piano Legends tour at the Barbican in London. 

The show from start to finish was filled with a wide range of songs that everyone knows and loves. 


It was a perfect 5star feel good way of finishing off this year and could have happily sat and watched more with the energy the cast and dancers gave on stage. 


With the tour only having a few dates this time I think I can safely say it would be great to see more follow.

Let me know if you’ve been to see the show and what you thought.


Have a great New Year 


Love Holly 

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

The Band Westend Run



The Band - Westend Run 

Hey Everyone

Well it’s finally here The Band Musical has arrived at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for its limited run. Trust me when I say you will want to grab a ticket while it’s here. The tour has done incredibly well and is still going and playing to packed out crowds every night and I want to bet London will be no exception.

If you grew up loving a boy band this show is something you can totally relate too in more ways than one.
Playing some of the classic hits the cast bring the house down and each song works perfectly for the story it is trying to tell throughout the show.

Check back a few blogs to see my review on the tour from Wimbledon in October.

I wish the cast an amazing run in London and remember they are here till Jan 12th when the tour continues so don’t miss out.

Have a great weekend 

Love Holly
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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Rock of Ages Tour - Liverpool Empire

Rock of Ages Tour - Liverpool Empire 



Hey Everyone 

So tonight we’ve been to see the Rock of Ages Tour on it’s stop on the tour in Liverpool.


It’s been a long wait for the show to return to the stage but for fans of previous productions - you have nothing to worry about the show was brilliant from the start and it all works so well. 


The whole cast work - we both agree star of the show for us tonight was Lucas Rush, his role as Lonny has the whole audience laughing and cheering the whole way through the show. 

The vocals from Danielle Hope, Luke Walsh and Zoe Birkett were all incredible and all massive hits with tonight’s crowd.


The crowd itself we both agreed were the loudest for a theatre show we’ve heard in a long time and shows the love of 80s Rock still lives on.


Looking ahead it would be good to see this cast and version of the show get a run in the Westend as well.

If you haven’t yet go grab a ticket or maybe a few for the tour and be prepared for a great night out.


Have a great week 

Love Holly and Jenni 

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