Oooops – what happened in 2017? Very little theatre reviewing compared to usual.
Well first of all I was working 7 days a week for a year so everything came to a natural halt and since then I have been taking stock and re-evaluating everything and although I hope to step up my reviewing capers again, I have to be more realistic about how I organise my time.
Nevertheless, I shall ALWAYS go to the theatre, and I will always like to share my adventures with my readers.
Check out my theatre blog www.theatresoutheast.com. for more reviews. For the majority of the reviews on TSE this year I have relied heavily on my team of friendly reviewers, I am always looking for more, so if you have a little time on your hands, love theatre and love writing about it, please let me know. Continue reading →
I have had a change of reviewing habits this year. There has been far more regional theatre visited and less West End. There is a good reason for this as the choice of productions has been superb. Many of the shows I saw on tour ended up in the West End too, for example, No Man’s Land, The Dresser and Half a Sixpence. As usual, these are just MY reviews, I have many more written by guest reviewers on www.theatresoutheast.com. so if you are looking for anything in particular, try there! Continue reading →
August means holidays! We had an extended break this year as our drive to the South of France took a while but we had a fabulous time thanks to three very successful AirBnb stops ( we used AirBnb for the first time this year – contact me for more info) and Canvas Holidays who were instrumental in giving the kids a great holiday, they are already talking about next year!
Fact is, because I have been so hell-bent on this doing this challenge, most of the others on my 101in1001 list have been neglected. Blogging is the sole reason why I have, to date, completed less than half of my challenges. Oh well, I don’t care that much – I love it.
I can tell that you are confused. This blog that you are reading isn’t that great, I only post occasionally and in fits and starts, when I picked my challenges I did envision that Sammioneill was going to become huge and I was going to be the middle aged equivalent of Zoella. Hahahaha *kidding.
When I was putting my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, there were two challenges I was quite keen to do, to attend my first full-length ballet and also my first full length Opera.
I must admit, although I enjoyed and appreciated the ballet, it didn’t quite rock my boat ( a little too genteel), but last week’s visit to the Opera certainly did! I saw Verdi’s La Traviata at the invitation of The Hawth, Crawley and Amande Concerts to review for Theatre South East. I was excited but also a little bit nervous as I always get when I have to review something I know nothing about.
Even though I have transferred all my reviews to www.theatresoutheast.com I am still aware that people are checking back on this site for them. Please forgive me, I shall add links here so that no-one misses out on some of the wonderful experiences that I have had.
These are only the reviews that I have done personally, for my guest reviewer’s reviews you need to visit Theatre South East… Happy Reading. Continue reading →
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!
To ‘Find a New Hobby‘ was on my 101 things in a 1001 days list because for the last ten years I had dedicated a lot of time tirelessly raising money for my children’s primary school and although I loved every minute of it, I felt it was time to do something for myself. I had found my 10 years at the school fulfilling, enjoyable and social and I desperately needed something to replace a huge hole in my life.
Those of you who visit this blog regularly will know that I generally like to share my ‘theatre love’ with anyone who will listen. I try and promote theatre and aim to get more people to seeing live entertainment, as in my opinion it is so much better than sitting at home.