Here we go with my run down of everything I managed to catch at the Theatre in 2018, this includes plenty of UK Touring shows coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and the Sunderland Empire. I squeezed in a few London trips and even another New York trip thanks to my marathon place!
In 2016 I managed to see 31 shows. In 2017 I managed to see 36 shows. My total for this year 2018 was 26 different shows. Not as many as the previous two years, but still a very impressive number. Check out which shows here!
As you are well aware I totally love Young Frankenstein the Musical and the incredible cast that go with the show! I therefore could not resist when seeing the show for the 4th time and 1st time in London to go to the stage door after the show.
The Garrick Theatre is very small and therefore the stage door is right next to the entrance/exit of the theatre and not hidden around the side or back like most other theatres.
After seeing War Paint on Thursday evening the CD was due to be launched the following day with it going on sale at 9am at Barnes & Noble. You had to head across and get yourself a wristband, was in the queue outside for what felt like forever considering the rain was extremely heavy when in reality it was 15 minutes.
Last night after seeing the incredible Wonderland the Musical at the Sunderland Empire. I waited at the stage door to try and meet Kerry Ellis. Didn’t have to wait too long and she was so nice. Signing programmes and posing for photographs!
Today was my final theatre trio of the year to see Mark Rylance starring in the play he co-wrote Nice Fish (review to follow). Afterwards I headed to the stage door and was actually rather surprised that only two other people had decided to wait for him to come out.
There was a little bit of a gap between Sir Pat coming out the door to Sir Ian making an appearance and you could feel the excitement building as he was spotted inside the Theatre ready to come out!
He was absolutely fantastic working down the line signing autographs and the best part having photos taken with people as well! Luckily I made friends in the queue and asked if they could take my photo and I would return the favour which worked out perfectly.
The queue from the stage door down the side of the Theatre reached the other street, incredible! It actually worked out very well that everyone did that as the actors just worked down the line signing everything (to do with the production) in sight!