Monthly Roundup- March

Monthly Roundup -March

I thought I could get busier than February but it did. Here is what happened…

So the first show I saw was at the Actors Centre seeing Michelle Payne in her new one Woman play called “Sad About The Cows”. This was a brilliant look at eating disorders and body image which really resonated unfortunately.

Next up is RAGS press night at the Hope Mill Theatre! This was my first proper press night and it was such a magical experience. I was sitting on a table sipping on my hot chocolate when in the corner of my eye I spotted THE Stephen Schwartz! Composer of Wicked, Pippin etc… Wicked is one of my favourite musicals of all time and to meet the composer was so surreal. He was the nicest man and I had a long chat about how Wicked has introduced lots of people to musical theatre. After that experience I was to encounter the incredible production of RAGS! This was full of heart and emotion. You can read my full thoughts by reading my review. I have booked another trip at the end of March when this blog will go out!

RAGS at the Hope Mill

This was followed by a weekend in London to attend Move It 2019! It was a great convention and I went for 3 days. On the Friday night I finally saw Hamilton! Wow. I was worried that Hamilton wouldn’t live up to the hype but it did. You can read more of my thoughts on my review but I think other shows that are just as good as Hamilton need more hype. On the Saturday night I was seeing Waitress! But there was a bit of drama before where I left my tickets at the hotel and it takes 40 mins to go back to the Docklands area so we risked it and went to the theatre. Then we went Kings Cross instead of Charing Cross! So we were in the wrong place an hour before curtain up and we wanted to eat before so that didn’t happen! But in the end the theatre were very helpful and printed of another set of tickets after showing booking confirmation. Waitress blew me away! It was such a special experience just waking into the theatre and smelling of apple pie and seeing milkshake dispensers. I felt like I was on broadway! And the show topped everything off. Kat McPhee’s portrayal of Jenna is one of the best performances I’ve seen. Read more of my thoughts on my review. It is my new favourite musical and I will be visiting it again in April.

Hamilton In the Royal Circle Slips

The next weekend after that I was back in London because of the Brexit Protest but I really wanted to see Follies one last time. So I scored a Friday rush ticket! I got row B circle for £20 but I upgraded to RowB because I’m under 25 so I got concession rates and paid the remaining £10 with my theatre token from seat plan. Follies is a stunning once in a lifetime production and it is just the pure art of musical theatre.

Follies at the National Row F 40

I am writing this before I am seeing RAGS again tonight at the Hope Mill Theatre! Be sure to follow my Instagram @unofficialtheatre to hear my thoughts on second viewing.

Thanks for reading! What did you get up to in March? Feel free to drop a comment!


8 thoughts on “Monthly Roundup- March

  1. March was not filled with highlights like Feb. was.

    All I can think of anything exciting in March was when Blumenthal released Charlotte’s upcoming 2019-2020 season. Blumenthal Performing Arts, if confused, is what schedules the tours.

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      1. No- not true. March, “Dear Evan Hansen” was the musical we had. I didn’t see it this month. The next musical I hope to see isn’t until until September

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    1. I still don’t know if it is happening- Aladdin. The ultimate goal is going with Club Blume, the young adult club I joined last summer. It will be on 9/11 if I go with them. Aladdin ends Charlotte’s 2018-2019 season. 9/11 did sound like a strange date for some time, but doesn’t anymore.

      Then their 2019-2020 season- that season has Les Mis (2nd time the current US Tour made it to Charlotte) Jersey Boys, Once on This Island, Jesus Christ Superstar, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Anastasia, My Fair Lady, Spongebob The Musical, Frozen, and Wicked: quite a variety and is pretty strong.


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