The nominations were announced yesterday for the 2019 Olivier Awards which are taking place on Sunday 7th April 2019, at the Royal Albert Hall.
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 . . .
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!
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.
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)
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 Shoreditch 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.
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!
Located right in the middle of plenty of West End’s theatres, this cafe is a must visit for all musical theatre fans. Constant show tunes being played, reasonably priced coffee and other hot drinks all with Stagey names as well as stagey cups! See the Bat out of Hell the Musical cup in the photos! I just so happened to be sitting at the Wicked table, I seriously couldn’t have time it any better!
Orlando Bloom – Killer Joe Cooper
Sophie Cookson – Dottie Smith
Adam Gillen – Chris Smith
Neve McIntosh – Sharla Smith
Steffan Rhodri – Ansel Smith
Venue: Trafalgar Studios (Studio One)
Date: Tuesday 31st July 2018
After seeing Orlando Bloom on stage in Killer Joe, what an experience. I managed to get to meet him at the stage door as well!
My teenage dream certainly came true! My Legolas and Will Turner!!!