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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Review: Half a Sixpence - Noël Coward Theatre


Following a successful run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh’s new stage version of Half a Sixpence has just transferred to the Noël Coward Theatre in the West End. This musical adaptation of H.G. Wells’s semi-autobiographical novel ‘Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul’, boasts a new book from Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes and a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe that combines reimagined numbers from the original 1963 production and a selection of brand new songs.
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Review: Dead Funny - Vaudeville Theatre


Set in 1992, Terry Johnston’s Dead Funny is a nostalgic celebration of what is considered to be the golden age of British television comedy, through the imagined antics of the members of the Dead Funny Society, a group that celebrate the work of comedians such as Frankie Howerd, Morcambe & Wise and Tommy Cooper.

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Beauty: My Everyday Face


Since writing my last favourites post back in March, I haven't really updated my blog with current beauty bits I'm loving, and aside from my Sephora Haul, there hasn't been a single beauty post for about four months. 

Before I started blogging, my interest in beauty was very minimal, and I would only ever try out new products if I couldn't find my current one, or had a real reason to switch things up. I didn't have a skincare routine, I rarely wore lipstick and I definitely didn't know about contouring or how to even begin to attempt winged eyeliner. 
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Review: Motown the Musical - Shaftesbury Theatre


Since it arrived in the West End, I've been intrigued to see Motown, but being yet another jukebox musical, it was never quite at the top of my list.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Possibilities – Theatre N16


Possibilities is a short play by Jamal Chong examining the concept that there are an infinite number of routes and directions our lives could take, or perhaps even multiple versions of ourselves all playing out different possibilities simultaneously. More specifically, it takes a relationship between a young couple, played by Jamal Chong and Kate Gwynn, and presents scene after scene of endless possibilities for their relationship, from friendship, to a casual hook-up, through breakups, affairs and marriage.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Miss Saigon Event - Singing Masterclass with Michael Xavier


A few weeks ago I was invited over to the Umbrella Rooms for a Singing Masterclass with Michael Xavier, in celebration of the upcoming release of Miss Saigon: The 25th Anniversary Performance on Blu-Ray & DVD on 24th October. 

The critically-acclaimed and hugely successful revival of Miss Saigon which landed in the West End in May 2014 was filmed in front of a live audience on its 25th anniversary performance at the Prince Edward Theatre. Having seen the stunning production myself back in 2014, I was very excited to be joining this Miss Saigon-themed masterclass.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Review: Lily’s House – Cassandra Parkin


Upon the news of her grandmother’s death, Jen is forced to travel to the coast to sort out Lily’s affairs. Leaving her moping husband behind, Jen and her twelve-year-old daughter, Marianne, spend a couple of weeks at Lily’s house, a place that Jen hasn’t been since she cut off all ties from her grandmother years before. As Jen delves into piles of paperwork and Lily’s belongings, she begins to strip through layers and layers of truth, each time uncovering yet another mystery or secret to disentangle.

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