Cinema First – The 450 Films For UK Cinemas!

Today Cinema First released a list of films that can be used at cinemas when they reopen in July. With Cineworld being the first to announce a date for England on 10th July they will then need films to show. The list has a very wide variety of genres as well as from all decades. I personally hope to see a lot of older films on the big screen for the first time, I don’t want recent ones given a release! Let’s appreciate some amazing films on the big screen for what could well be the very first time (Yes Casablanca and Some Like It Hot I am talking about you, not forgetting my all time favourite When Harry Met Sally!)

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Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!

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1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX

2 Fast 2 Furious

20 Feet from Stardom

2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX

28 Days Later

42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema

52 Tuesdays

9 to 5

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7 Films for Halloween that aren’t really scary!

Want to get into the Halloween spirit but don’t want to actually be terrified or scared when watching films? I am sure this is something a lot of people actually want to do. It doesn’t have to be a truly terrifying film to get into the autumn Halloween spirit.

I have decided to pick out my seven favourites which could do just that, with a halloween feel but not actually going to stop you from getting to sleep. Quite a few of my choices are actually childhood favourites that I really do still love watching now as well. Take a look at the seven chosen films . . .

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Happy 93rd Birthday Mel Brooks

The comedy legend that is Mel Brooks turns an incredible 93 years old today. Did I ever mention that I was in the same theatre as him in Newcastle when Young Frankenstein the Musical made its UK Premiere? AND he came on stage? (The Day I Saw Mel Brooks)

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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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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Young Frankenstein the Musical (West End) Review

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Cast

Frederick Frankenstein – Hadley Fraser
Frau Blucher – Lesley Joseph
Igor – Aron Wild
Elizabeth Benning – Dianne Pilkington
Inga – Summer Strallen
Inspector Kemp/Hermit – Patrick Clancy
The Monster – Nathan Elwick

Venue: Garrick Theatre

Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018 (2:30pm)

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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2018 – Nominations

Annouced this afternoon are the 2018 Olivier Awards recognising some of the amazing productions and performances over the past year! I have been lucky enough to see quite a few of these productions as well!

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Poddin’ On The Ritz

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Poddin’ On The Ritz is a new Podcast put together by the brilliant Ross Noble and Hadley Fraser as they are currently starring in Young Frankenstein the Musical at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End. I am pretty sure you would have seen many posts about the musical that I totally fell in love with!

iTunes – Download Here

Audioboom – Download Here

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Young Frankenstein the Musical (West End) Review

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Cast

Frederick Frankenstein – Hadley Fraser
Frau Blucher – Lesley Joseph
Igor – Ross Noble
Elizabeth Benning – Dianne Pilkington
Inga – Gemma Scholes
Inspector Kemp/Hermit – Patrick Clancy
The Monster – Nic Greenshields

Venue: Garrick Theatre

Date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018

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Top 10 – Theatre Shows in 2017

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!

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