23 comments on “Theatre Chat

  1. A VERY GOOD POST. As you know I LOVE theatre, so it was great reading your thoughts on these shows! And I can’t wait to see what you think of War Horse and Miss Saigon, those are a couple of my favorites.

    Also, just curious, how long of a drive/train ride is it to London from where you live? I think of the UK as being tiny, but it’s probably further than I think.

    • Thank you – I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on with those shows 😊

      It would take about 6-7 hours by train to get to London from where I am. You’re not alone though, it’s amazing how many non-UK people can’t believe that there are millions of Brits who’ve never even been to London before – myself included. I hope to go soon though; maybe 2018 will be the year, haha.

      • OH WOW, 6-7 hours!!! Okay DEFINITELY further than I’d thought, haha. But omg, I didn’t realize you’d never been to London! London is so great, I’ve only been twice but I loved it and I definitely hope to go back.

        I totally get it though, when I was living in Italy my city was about a four hour train ride from Rome, and I met SO MANY Italians who’d never been to Rome. It totally blew my mind at first but I guess I get it, if you live just a couple of hours away from a big city like that I guess there’s no urgency to visit, it’s not like it’s going anywhere.

        • Exactly, I know so many people who have the ‘it’s cool, I’ll go one day’ attitude towards visiting London. It’s easy to keep putting it off, especially since trains are stupidly expensive in the UK and accommodation etc. in London isn’t exactly known for being cheap. There are so many things I want to see and do there though, not least go to some proper West End shows, so I’m determined to visit soon, haha.

          • Totally, it’s almost easier to plan a big trip which requires a plane ride than to make a point of visiting somewhere sort-of-close like that. And London is definitely stupidly expensive, but I hadn’t realized that trains in the U.K. are also expensive (the only place I’ve been in the U.K. is London) so that’s a drag. But fingers crossed that 2018 will be the year for you!

  2. I love theatre, but have not been in a couple of years. My favorite show of all time is Les Miserables. I saw it at the Pantaeges in Los Angeles. Pure magic. Maybe 2018 will be a year for me to see some shows!

  3. I’d definitely love more theatre-based posts! I too find it hard to go to London to see shows – I see the National Theatre Live productions at the cinema instead. They can’t beat seeing a production live, but it’s a great substitute.

  4. Hello! Rachel linked me your reviews, because I’m a huge fan of theatre, but also of ballet (and for some reason was not already following you?!). It was wonderful to read your thoughts on some of the best shows you’ve seen this year and, sure enough, I especially loved reading about the ballets! I’m fortunate enough to live in a city with a lively theatre scene (Toronto), so my blog is mostly books, but also a bit of a mash-up of stage reviews, and I’m planning to look back at my favourite shows of the year later this week. I hope you enjoy everything upcoming that you have tickets for, they all sound interesting. 🙂

  5. I can’t wait for your review of War Horse. I’ve seen a fair amount of Westend shows and War Horse is up there with one of the best. There’s no time like the present, book that trip to London!

  6. Hi, I’ve just stumbled across your post. I’m in south-west England and have just started a blog with similar interests to you. How is your theatre-going year going? I saw the Red Shoes last year. Isn’t Matthew Bourne something else?! I adored Sleeping Beauty and highly recommend it if you can find the recording. It was broadcast over Christmas. The costumes alone are exquisite.
    I hope you enjoy/enjoyed War Horse. For me it exemplifies the power of theatre illusion.
    I look forward to exploring the rest of your blog and following with interest.
    Happy theatre-going! 😊

    • Hi! Bourne is indeed wonderful. I saw another of his productions this year – Highland Fling – and it was fantastic as well.

      I haven’t seen War Horse yet; the tickets went on sale so far in advance that it’s still not until early next year! I’m very much looking forward to it though, and am glad to hear you enjoyed it so much 🙂

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