London Film & Comic Con 2019

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It is official this year I am heading to my first ever comic con. In London ran by Showmasters! The main reason I have decided to do this is with Jason Momoa attending again!

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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2019 – Nominations

The nominations were announced yesterday for the 2019 Olivier Awards which are taking place on Sunday 7th April 2019, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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BAFTA Film Awards 2019 – Nominations

Here we have it the 2018 BAFTA nominations!

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 10 February at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Joanna Lumley and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.

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BEST FILM

  • BLACKkKLANSMAN Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele
  • THE FAVOURITE Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday
  • GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
  • ROMA Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez
  • A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • BEAST Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon
  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Bryan Singer, Graham King, Anthony McCarten
  • THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • McQUEEN Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig
  • STAN & OLLIE Jon S. Baird, Faye Ward, Jeff Pope
  • YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Lynne Ramsay, Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, James Wilson

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Top 10 – Theatre Shows in 2018

Always a fun and enjoyable task is looking back at everything I managed to see at the theatre (read this) during the course of a year and putting together my favourite 10 shows! It becomes increasing difficult each year and that is only a good thing as just shows that the standard of theatre is so high!

Here we go then my 10 favourite shows of 2018 . . .

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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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Theatre: Ian McKellen on Stage

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One of my all time favourite actors recently announced a truly incredible tour, a one man show on stage with Sir Ian McKellen taking us through his career and treating us to his most known and loved characters. He is turning 80 in 2019 and has decided to go to 80 different venues across the UK.

Tickets for Newcastle at the Theatre Royal went on sale this morning at 9:00am and by 9:02am I had front row tickets, this was the friends of the theatre pre-sale and they are selling out very fast!

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Theatre: Layton Williams cast as Jamie New!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has taken the West End and musical theatre world by storm since debuting in Sheffield before transferring to the London in November 2017. I was lucky enough to see this fantastic show in January 2018 and totally loved it. Since then it has gone from strength to strength extending the booking period and a live stream to the cinema.

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Company (West End) Review

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Cast
Rosalie Craig – Bobbie
Patti LuPone – Joanne
Mel Giedroyc – Sarah
Jonathan Bailey – Jamie
George Blagden – PJ
Ashley Campbell – Peter
Richard Fleeshman – Andy
Alex Gaumond – Paul
David Henders – David
Ben Lewis – Larry
Daisy Maywood – Susan
Jennifer Saayeng – Jenny
Matthew Seadon-Young – Theo
Gavin Spokes – Harry

Venue: Gielgud Theatre

Date: Saturday 27th October 2018 (2:30pm)

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Theatre: StageCon

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A very exciting announcement was made yesterday when StageCon was launched. What is StageCon? Well, it is like Comic Con but filled with Stagey related events, performances and meet and greets with stars from the London stage!

Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018
Venue: LONDON S
horeditch Town Hall

Price: £80 (+£6.83 fee) One Day Pass
£150 (+£12.29 fee) Weekend Pass

This is in partnership with WhatsOnStage and the idea is taken from BroadwayCon in New York.

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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – Original London Cast Recording

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On Friday morning something truly fantastic happened and the Young Frankenstein London Cast Recording was available on iTunes and I therefore bought it straight away. It had felt like a long wait when this was all first mentioned months ago and we were told it would be out in July, but throughout July and no sign of the recording it looked as though it would just randomly appear one day. Which is exactly what ended up happening!

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