Having lived in London all my life, I’m the first to admit that despite being one of the most incredible cities in the world, it has a certain stigma for being grey, grumpy and gloomy a lot of the time, which is why the events of the past few weeks have been so baffling to me.
A career in musical theatre is risky; as much as it brings joy to the people in it, it is a notoriously difficult industry and when I embarked on it two years ago I thought I would be ready for everything it would throw at me – the competitive aspect, the bitchiness, the blood, sweat and tears, the knockbacks – I thought I was fully prepared and going in with my eyes open. I was not.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, you’ll know that last night London was struck by another round of barbaric terror attacks. I have lived on the edge of London my entire life, and moved to Central last July. The 7/7 bombings on the underground were nearly 10 years ago now – I was on the exact same tube at the exact same time just 24 hours before. During the Westminster attacks a few months ago, I was in class at college. Last night, however, during the London Bridge attacks, it the first time in nearly 20 years of living in London that I have genuinely felt scared in the city that I call home. Continue reading A Simple Act of Heroism – London Bridge Attacks
Anyone who knows me knows that my love of all things Harry Potter is probably more than a little bit unhealthy, so when I won tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over the Christmas holidays it’s not surprising that I literally cried with happiness. Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (*****)
Hey fellow theatre-goers!
Three days ago I went to see Titanic: The Musical. Yes, an actual musical about the titanic. I’ll be honest, when I booked my tickets I had my concerns about the show and whether it would just be the romanticised Leo and Kate story that was released in cinemas 19 years ago, but the production was so much more than that story, and actually told a touching, heart wrenching tale of the real life people who lived and died on the maiden voyage. Continue reading Titanic – The Musical (*****)