Tag: theatre

November 23, 2010
August 28, 2010
Just go back from a wonderful day out with ,,, and Smitty; we met up to see today’s matinee perfomance of “Into The Woods”, at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

I know this show pretty well, having seen it twice before, and owning the DVD of the original Broadway cast. So having thought about it on the train home, I can honestly say that this was the best of the shows I have seen live, and comes a close second to the original Broadway cast.

August 26, 2010
It is pi persistently raining for yet another day, and I am aware that on Saturday I will be watching “Into The Woods” in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Oh, boy, it seemed such a good idea when I bought the tickets a month or so back!

The met office is promising a sunny day on Saturday; so I guess we are probably doomed.

August 5, 2010
I have 6 tickets to “Into The Woods” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, but only 5 people in my party, which means I have a spare ticket.

The performance is the matinee (2:30pm) show on Saturday 28 August. The ticket price is £40 (we are in the front row, seats A1 – A6). We will be meeting an hour or so before the performance, and there is food and drink available on site.

April 24, 2009
Just got back from seeing Little Shop of Horrors at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.

Last time I saw this show was in New York, with a full cast and a spectacular Audrey II, which was able to extend over the first two rows of the audience. This UK touring production, based on the successful revival from the Menier Chocolate Factory (and later the West End) is notable that it has only 10 people in the cast with one one actor in particular – Alex Fern – playing virtually all the bit parts, as well a drunk and dentist Orin Scrivello.

January 21, 2009
Have just discovered that the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Little Shop of Horrors, which received excellent reviews, is due to go on tour during 2009. So far, the closest it comes to here is Cambridge, from March 9 to March 14.

I saw a different production of this show on Broadway, a couple of years ago, and it was fantastic.

January 19, 2009
For the past couple of years, I have celebrated my birthday by doing a show in London with my mum. This year we were joined by my brother, Steve (who has a birthday 6 days later) and his wife Sue.

This year’s show was Wicked, which tells the story of the Wizard of Oz from the witches’ point of view – in particular the "Wicked" witch Elphaba.