2018 at the Theatre

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!

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (UK Tour) Review


Bronté Barbé – Carole King
Grant McConvey – Gerry Goffin
Amy Ellen Richardson – Cynthia Weil
Matthew Gonsalves – Barry Mann
Carol Royale – Genie Klein
Adam Howden – Donnie Kirshner

Venue: Sunderland Empire

Date: Tuesday 6th March 2018


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Top 10 – Female Theatre Performances 2017

I went to see a lot of Theatre in 2017 so decided that as well as my Top 10 Theatre Shows I would also for the first time ever list my favourite performances from the year. This created some very tough decisions as the level of Theatre in 2017 was very high and managing to pick just ten performances out of the amazing shows I had the pleasure of watching has proven to be very tough!

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Top 10 – Theatre Shows in 2017

I had such an incredible year at the theatre (2017 at the theatre) that putting together this top 10 list of shows that I managed to see has been very tough! I was lucky enough to see many UK touring shows, West End and this year Broadway as well. All of which are fantastic experiences and I actually managed to see a lot of new shows to myself and some favourites all over again, the thing with Theatre is that with musicals and plays the productions can be slightly changed which gives you a brand new way to watch it!

A reminder of my year at the theatre, check out all of the shows I managed to see on stage during 2017!

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2017 at the Theatre

This is my overview of 2017 at the Theatre which has been a very special year with plenty of trips to London and even a trip to New York and squeezing in some Broadway shows. All to go along with the trips to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and the Sunderland Empire to catch the latest UK touring shows.

In 2016 I managed to see 31 shows. In 2017 I managed to see 36 shows! So just beating the 2016 total! You can see a list of all of these shows here. This also included trying to get plenty of deals and really using the day seats to help save money.

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Stage Door – Ian McIntosh

Ian McIntosh was in Beautiful for the full run of the show, therefore I saw him in the role of Barry Mann the four times I attended! It was therefore lovely to meet him at the stage door after the final performance on Saturday night. He was brilliant with all of the fans at the stage door posing for photos and signing autographs!


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (West End Final Show) Review



Cassidy Janson – Carole King
Matthew Seadon-Young – Gerry Goffin
Stephanie McKeon – Cynthia Weil
Ian McIntosh – Barry Mann
Barbara Drennan – Genie Klein
Joseph Prouse – Donnie Kirshner

Venue: Aldwych Theatre, London

Date: Saturday 5th August 2017

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Stage Door – Cassidy Janson

Since seeing Beautiful in October 2016, I have now seen it four times and that is without a doubt because of Cassidy Janson, although my timing was bad for the third time as she was on holiday.

Her performance of Carole King has absolutely blown me away with her amazing acting ability and that voice! The way she goes for it with the different songs is truly outstanding. So on closing night it was a true honour to get to meet her at the stage door and have her sign my programme and the photo below.


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