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!
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.
Here are the pantos that are running in the North East from now until January, dates vary for each show but well worth heading to the Theatre for some fun! Click on the posters for more information and to book tickets!
If any Theatre would like to send me tickets to come and review the show that would be fantastic 😉
Had to start with my closest at The Customs House in South Shields!
Comedian Dave Johns was launched to superstardom when he appeared in the film I, Daniel Blake. Nothing could have prepared him for what was about to happen when the film went to the Cannes Film Festival, winning the top award. This show is all about that crazy journey and what really happens when you throw a Geordie into the Hollywood A list world!
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!
I know I haven’t stopped talking about the incredible Young Frankenstein Musical since seeing it for the first time last Saturday. I loved it so much that on the Sunday I bought another ticket and went to see it again last night, I waited at the stage door to see if I could catch the cast members as they came out. Last week (and rightly so) they had an after show party!
After watching the Premiere of the incredible Young Frankenstein the Musical we had an extra treat when the legend that is Mel Brooks came on stage and did a little speech. Which included how much he liked Newcastle and even better that you won today. Which was exactly where I had been before the show, seeing Newcastle record their first Premier League win on the season.
It was a truly special occasion and moment to be sat in the Theatre with him on stage and really topped off a fantastic night!