Experiencing Wicked at The Apollo Victoria

A few weeks ago Ed and I made the two hour journey into London. I don’t do this often as I can’t stand being in the capital as it really affects my mental health and I struggle massively with claustrophobia when using the underground and walking around in crowds, so it was a big deal to go. The reason we were there was to see Wicked, something I have wanted...

A Night of Rocky Horror at Bournemouth Pavilion

•Press tickets• I remember the first time I was introduced to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was when I was at university and my housemate put on the DVD. I had never seen anything quite like it and it stuck with me, as I think it does for most people who watch it. Embarassingly it wasn’t until Glee covered the songs that my love for the film was rekindled....

Calendar Girls at The Pavilion, Bournemouth

•Press Tickets• I watched the film Calendar Girls when it came out sixteen years ago and I really enjoyed it so, when the chance came up to review the musical at The Pavilion in Bournemouth, I was happy to go along with my aunt. Both being mums, it was nice to get out of the house and enjoy a show together with a glass or two of Prosecco before the...

Fame the Musical Comes to Bournemouth Pavilion

•Press tickets• I have loved the song Fame ever since I was a young girl, when I performed it as a large group for the stage school I belonged to. Something about the lyrics, the emotion in the words, never fails to have me tapping my feet and humming along when I hear it playing. I was so excited to be given press tickets for Fame the Musical at Bournemouth...

Amelie Comes to Bournemouth

•Press tickets• Last night I went along to The Pavilion in Bournemouth to see Amelie on the stage. As is becoming quite a theme with these show reviews, I didn’t know much of what it was about beforehand, and I am actually enjoying going in blind, without any spoilers or preconceived ideas. All I knew was that the musical is based on the film of the same name, and that...

The Mousetrap – A Magnificent Murder Mystery

•Press tickets• Last night I went along to The Pavilion in Bournemouth to see Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. My mum is a big fan of the Agatha Christie murder mystery books, and I read quite a few of them as a teenager, so I knew what to expect from the style but it was really interesting going to see one on the stage, as this isn’t something I had done...

New Jersey Nights at Bournemouth’s Pavilion

•Press tickets• Last night I headed back to the Pavilion in Bournemouth to see New Jersey Nights with my nan and some fellow Bournemouth Bloggers. Although I knew that it was a tribute to Frankie Vali and The Four Seasons, I didn’t really know much about the show, or the band for that matter, as they were in the charts a little before my time. I had taken my nan...

Jesus Christ Superstar Comes to Bournemouth Pavilion

•Guest Post from Rachael at The 15 Mile Foodie•   Thanks to some last minute ticket availability from Bournemouth Bloggers, Wednesday night I was lucky enough to watch Jesus Christ Super Star at Bournemouth Pavillion.   Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera are Bournemouth’s biggest amateur musical company and on opening night they pulled off a fantastic performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production that originally hit the...