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!
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!
After seeing the amazing La Cage Aux Folles we had to pop round to the stage door to show our appreciation for an incredible show and amazing performance from John Partridge. What a lovely man, who took the time to sign autographs and take selfies/photos with anyone who asked him.
Might still be best known for his role in Eastenders as Christian, I would really recommend catching him on stage if you have the chance! Very impressed with his acting and vocal range!
I really was blown away by his performance and so pleased I got the chance to meet him, as I saw him in Chicago last year and didn’t get the chance to head to the stage door.
John Partridge – Albin
Adrian Zmed – Georges
Marti Webb – Jaqueline
Dougie Carter – Jean-Michele
Alexandra Robinson – Anne
Samson Ajewole – Jacob
Venue: Sunderland Empire
Date: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Before I get into the list I thought it would be a great idea to mention that you can read about my 2016 Theatre trips here so you have an idea of which shows that I had to choose from when putting together my top 10 list of the year.
When picking the shows that could be in the list, I managed to narrow it down to 16! So then having to make the final pick was rather difficult as that is how much I really did enjoy and love them.
Just missing out on the list was Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, The End of Longing and Wicked. It was so difficult to have to leave out No Man’s Land as it was an absolute honour seeing Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart on stage. As well as Nice Fish with Mark Rylance (who is to be made a Sir).
Hayley Tamaddon – Roxie Hart
Sophie Carmen Jones – Velma Kelly
John Partridge – Billy Flynn
– Matron ‘Mama’ Morton
Neil Ditt – Amos Hart
AD Richardson – Mary Sunshine
Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Date: Monday 1st August 2016