Here we go again!

Completely inspired by the blogs of two of my very good friends Mrs D and Zarina, I have decided to dust off this blog and have another shot.

It has been a long time since I have taken Sammioneill seriously being very busy with work, personal life and Theatre South East but hopefully that will change.

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Kettners | A perfect pre-theatre dining experience in London

As I go to the theatre regularly I am usually juggling which train to catch and I grab a quick sandwich to eat on the train or if I am late, I eat on the way home. On the rare occasion I I do eat in London it is usually fast food on the hoof.

So when Official Theatre and Kettners asked me to sample a pre-theatre dining experience I was a little bemused not to mention delighted. A quick look at their menu on the Kettner’s website and I was sold – it looked DE-LI-CIOUS!

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Tom Hanks and James Corden on the Late Late show

 

James Corden seems to be a little like Marmite. You either love him or hate him (I love him by the way – and Marmite).

But Tom Hanks EVERYONE loves, he is probably the most versatile actor we have seen in recent years, the horrors of Saving Private Ryan, the comedy of Big, the romance of Sleepless in Seattle….. the list goes on and on and on.

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In The Beginning

Another blog that I have been working on is In The Beginning.

This all started when my Music teacher from middle school contacted me and asked if I still had a copy of the recording we made of a school musical we did in ahem…..1981.

The sad thing was, I did have a copy, but it must have got misplaced with quite a lot of prized belongings when we emigrated.

I can still remember quite a lot of the lyrics and my teacher can remember quite a lot of the music and so we thought we would enlist help from other Riverway pupils.

The site has had lots of views but unfortuntely not many other lyrics have been added yet. If you know of any pleeeease get in touch.

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Running for Ronnie

Seven friends of mine have all signed up to run the Virgin London Marathon this year (2015). Six of them have got Charity places and will be raising money for a wonderful hospice in Crawley – St. Catherine’s.

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I have built them a blog and will be updating it for them until their big day on April 26th.

I hope that you will either follow their blog: runningforronnie.wordpress.com

Like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/running4ronnie

Follow them on Twitter @running4ronnie

or better still come to one of their events or donate some money 😀

Thank you x

Sammi

 

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

On the Fringe of Great Theatre

Lately I have discovered Off West End / Fringe Theatre – no, not Edinburgh, the London Fringe. I have been aware of these smaller venues for a while but had never bothered to make an effort to go to one. Why would you bother going to see something non-mainsteam when there are so many wonderful shows to see in the West End?

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The Wilma Awards | Freedom Bar Soho | 7th Nov 2014

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The first ever Wilma Awards, in association with Freedom Bar Soho will take place on Friday afternoon, 7th November 2014 at an exclusive invite-only ceremony at Freedom Bar in Soho, hosted by Tim McArthur.

Guests will be treated to Afternoon Tea with Wilma (courtesy of The Full English) while they watch the winners be revealed and listen to some very special live performances!
“People have been telling me for years that I should do The Wilma Awards but I wanted to wait until I felt the time was right. If I’m going to do something in life, I’m going to do it properly! And if there’s one thing I know how to do it’s throw a good party!” – West End Wilma

The Awards
• Best West End Show
• Best Fringe Production
• Best Touring Production (sponsored by Churchill Theatre Bromley)
• Most Underrated West End Show
• Best Supporting Cast Member
• Best Theatre Blog (sponsored by IOGIG Online Services)
• Rising Star Award (sponsored by Planet Hollywood)
• Most Welcoming Venue
• Best Take-over in a Role
• Lifetime Achievement in Theatre

West End Wilma and her team of reviewers will shortlist the nominees in each category from their combined opinions on the past 12 months of Theatre. Those shortlisted will then be put to the public vote to decide on the winners.

Public voting will open on 1 October 2014 and run for two weeks at westendwilma.com

”There are some great Theatre Awards out there already with the Oliviers, Whats On Stage and Off West End Awards but I wanted to bring my own little list of awards to life for some categories that I feel maybe don’t get recognised in other awards.” – West End Wilma

About West End Wilma
West End Wilma is everyone’s favourite nana in the Theatre world. Running around the West End interviewing stars, reviewing shows and blogging about theatre at www.westendwilma.com. Earlier this year Wilma was voted Ticketmaster’s Theatre Blog of the Year 2014 and has been included in Lastminute.com‘s top ten blogs for two years in a row.

About Tim McArthur (host)
Tim is an established Actor, Director and Presenter having most recently directed and starred in Bathhouse the Musical at Above the Stag Theatre. This Autumn Tim will be directing a new production of Into the Woods at Ye Olde Rose and Crown and recently directed the UK tour of Four Poofs and a Piano. Tim hosts the annual West End Eurovision red carpet event and presents Theatre radio shows including The Curtain Up Show and Jemm 3. Follow Tim on Twitter @Tim_McArthur

For all the latest information on the 2014 Wilma Awards Follow:

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Wilma’s Facebook Page

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Wilma Awards Twitter Feed

Sammioneill muses:
As someone who loves a good theatre awards show I was absolutely delighted to hear that West End Wilma is going to host her own this year, called ‘The Wilma Awards’. West End Wilma is one of the most popular theatre blogsites around and it has a mountain of theatre information, reviews, interviews and continues to go from strength to strength.
I love her choice of categories, not as high-brow as other award ceremonies but yet all important, she is still looking for more companies to sponsor the awards so if you can help please get in touch.
On October 1st join me in voting for your favourites 🙂
It promises to be a great afternoon, I hope there will be live tweeting from the event.