Annouced this afternoon are the 2018 Olivier Awards recognising some of the amazing productions and performances over the past year! I have been lucky enough to see quite a few of these productions as well!
Poddin’ On The Ritz is a new Podcast put together by the brilliant Ross Noble and Hadley Fraser as they are currently starring in Young Frankenstein the Musical at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End. I am pretty sure you would have seen many posts about the musical that I totally fell in love with!
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Frederick Frankenstein – Hadley Fraser
Frau Blucher – Lesley Joseph
Igor – Ross Noble
Elizabeth Benning – Dianne Pilkington
Inga – Gemma Scholes
Inspector Kemp/Hermit – Patrick Clancy
The Monster – Nic Greenshields
Venue: Garrick Theatre
Date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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!
I couldn’t resist taking plenty of photos of the theatre in all its green glory and posters with great production shots of the cast. This first one from across the road took many attempts with buses spoiling the shot! This was the best that I could manage really and it isn’t fantastic but it was the best I could do!
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.
I was lucky enough to get to see this incredible show three times when it held previews in Newcastle, I fell in love with the show and thought I would put together a list with some reasons why you just have to see it in the West End. It opens at the Garrick Theatre tonight for previews.
I don’t really remember a musical really pushing itself on TV shows like this one has to help raise awareness and publicise the show. Something that I think it just wonderful, more shows should do this like they do with films and having the actors talk about it. I would love to see more shows follow this lead to really get Theatre out more on prime chat shows!