Saturday, 26 December 2015

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Sadler's Wells Theatre London

Hey Guys,

Firstly a massive Happy Christmas - Hope you've all a great festive season and Santa bought you some great festive goodies.

So my blog today is my annual festive trip to the amazing Sadler's Wells theatre in London. 
Now for the past few years my family have been each Christmas season and each year I leave being more of a fan of Matthew Bourne than I was before.
I love all sorts of dance and am a huge fan of all choreography and watching Matthew's shows is something extremely special to watch and I would highly recommend any production. 
One of my favourites productions is Edward Scissorhands. From the staging to the costumes it was amazing to watch from start to finish.

From tonight's production from the end of the first half I was left with goosebumps. Can't say I've ever awarded a show 5⭐️ before from the end of the first half. 
My favourite part of the show is the whole garden element which used a stunning dance sequence put together around an orchestral version of once upon a dream.

The costumes from the start of the show were incredible and worked completely in each part of the show. If you have a love for fashion you will love the different designs that are used.

The staging used in the show puts elements in a complete illusion some of which trick your mind as though you are going into what you are watching. 
It's extremely clever in the way the set is put together and is something to be seen.
The theatre itself is lovely and a real joy to visit each time. It's light and airy and the staff are always warm and inviting on every time I've visited.

I give this production 5⭐️ it deserves more it's incredible 
If you manage to grab a ticket before the end of the run I highly recommend it you will not leave disappointed.

I'm eagerly looking forward to the next production now and hope you enjoy the show if you get a chance to see it.

Matthew I congratulate you, you've left me in awe again and more of a fan than I ever was.

Thanks for reading my review tonight I hope you enjoy it 

Love Holly 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Dr Seuss's The Lorax

So after a long wait it's finally the day I get to head to the Old Vic in London to see The Lorax

Yesterday afternoon a great email popped up in my inbox from the Old Vic giving me all the information about the theatre and the bars and planning my visit which I thought added a lovely touch. Thought it was also great for anyone taking younger children along as well for knowing what to expect.

I have to admit today was my first visit to The Old Vic but it didn't disappoint at all. The theatre itself on the outside looks lovely and is very inviting 

From the moment I entered the staff everywhere were lovely and very easy to approach with any questions. All happy with smiles where I ever I looked.

On my ticket it said restricted view because of the handrail but from the angle of my seat I could see straight through it. 

Now on to the show ..
From the start I honestly give the whole cast 5⭐️
The cast are amazing from start to finish. The staging of the show is completely enchanting from start to finish. A lot of the audience this evening were very young and they were all taken in from the start. 
The show itself deals with deeper messages which is cleverly done for the younger audience and works well with the older audience. I don't want to give too many spoilers away if you haven't already seen the show but it was a lovely touch to see plant seeds given out to the kids on the way out after the show.

I have to give a special shout out to Simon Lipkin, Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson who look after The Lorax during the show. All of them are so clever to watch throughout the whole show.

If you get a chance to see the show before the end of the run you will really enjoy it.

Thanks for reading my review tonight, if you go n see the show let us know what you think of it 

Love Holly