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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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Review

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Mary Poppins makes a magical return as she must continue to look after the Banks children. This time Michael is struggling after the death of his wife and raising his three children Anabel, John and Georgie. About to lose the house on Cherry Tree Lane his sister Jane is trying to help the best she can.

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Musical Moments – Razzle Dazzle (Chicago)

I had some fantastic news last Tuesday . . .

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I got a place in the Chicago Marathon for 2019. So come October I will heading back to the US to take part in my second international marathon and getting my 3rd star for the Marathon Majors. So what better way to celebrate this news than having Razzle Dazzle as today’s musical moment?

So if anyone would like to recommend anything I need to do when in Chicago please comment below to help me plan my trip!

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Theatre: WhatsOnStage Awards 2019

The nominations for the 19th WhatsOnStage Awards have been announced and the ceremony will take place on 3rd March 2019.

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Best Actor in a Play sponsored by Radisson Blu Edwardian
Aidan Turner, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Arinzé Kene, Misty
Colin Morgan, Translations
Kyle Soller, The Inheritance
Mark Gatiss, The Madness of George III

Best Actress in a Play
Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys
Charlie Murphy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Katherine Parkinson, Home, I’m Darling
Patsy Ferran, Summer and Smoke
Sophie Okonedo, Antony and Cleopatra

Best Actor in a Musical sponsored by The Umbrella Rooms
Giles Terera, Hamilton
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Jamael Westman, Hamilton
Jamie Muscato, Heathers the Musical
Rob Houchen, Eugenius!

Best Actress in a Musical sponsored by Café de Paris
Adrienne Warren, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Carrie Hope Fletcher, Heathers the Musical
Laura Baldwin, Eugenius!
Rachelle Ann Go, Hamilton
Rosalie Craig, Company

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Pretty Woman the Musical (Broadway) Review

 

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Cast
Vivian Ward – Samantha Barks
Edward Lewis – Andy Karl
Kit De Luca – Orfeh
Happy Man/Mr Thompson – Eric Anderson
Philip Stuckey – Jason Danieley
James Morse – Kingsley Leggs

Venue: Nederland Theater, New York

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018 (2:00pm)

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My Fair Lady (Broadway) Review

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Cast
Eliza Doolittle – Laura Benanti
Professor Henry Higgins – Harry Hadden-Paton
Colonel Pickering – Adam Grupper
Alfred P. Doolittle – Joe Hart
Mrs. Higgins – Rosemary Harris
Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Jordan Donica
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill – JoAnna Rhineheart

Venue: Lincoln Center Theater, New York

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018

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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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