I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

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The Play That Goes Wrong (UK Tour) Review

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Cast

Graeme Rooney – Trevor
Katie Bernstein – Annie
Patrick Warner – Chris
Jason Callender – Jonathan
Edward Judge – Robert
Edward Howells – Dennis
Meg Mortell – Sandra
Alastair Kirton – Max
Natasha Culley – Clire Rice
James Watterson – Arthur Ingleberry
Helana Muir – Doris Henderson
Matthew Howell – Jimbo Jones

Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Date: Wednesday 18th January 2017

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7 Recent Movie Musicals You Should Watch!

la-la-land-audition-14_zps6jksi1x1As expected I totally loved La La Land, although I was a little bit scared that I might have been disappointed with my total love for musicals. As you will already know if you follow my blog I am very big on not only movie musicals but also going to the Theatre and have seen a lot of musicals on stage.

I am therefore a little bit annoyed and sick of people saying that La La Land has saved the musical genre, as we have actually had some fantastic musicals released to film in the past few years. The problem is though the fans of musical films seem to be few and far between now. The hype around La La Land will leave people disappointed I am sure, especially if they don’t usually like musicals.

Don’t get me wrong though as I am happy that it will help increase awareness of the genre, but I really do think that we should be thankful for some of the films we have had released over the past few years. The films I have picked in the list are from the past four years. So while we don’t get as many musical films out each year, we do still get a steady flow. I have tried to vary my choices on different types of music to really help show that no matter your music tastes you will be able to find a musical that suits your tastes.

I guess the biggest problems seem to be the adaptations from more well known stage shows, as they seem to be quite tricky to do! As I guess some scenes, songs and moments just work better on stage and don’t transfer to the screen in the best possible way. Sometimes the casting causes issues as well, but we have to just deal with that as well!

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The Ides of March (2011) Review

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Stephen Meyers is about to learn the hard way about life in politics, brilliant at his job and second in command to Paul Zara for Governor Mike Morris’ presidential campaign!
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Theatre: Hamilton Tickets!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is pretty amazing let’s face it In The Heights is an incredible show and he has been taking Broadway by storm with Hamilton was has been pretty impossible to get tickets for by the sounds of it!

When it was announced that the show would be coming to the West End I just knew that meant I would be having another trip to London. So signed up for the priority access which was open from June to October 2016, I am assuming I signed up in June.

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Live by Night (2016) Review

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Following Joe Coughlin from Boston to Florida as the Gangsters look to profit during the prohibition but must wade off the competition and the Ku Klux Klan!

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Review

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Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the stars for a studio and the silent pictures they make. But the transition to talking pictures after the success of The Jazz Singer is about to throw everything into chaos when Lina’s voice both talking and for singing is horrendous.

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Half Nelson (2006) Review

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Dan Dunne is an inner city junior high school history teacher who has a pretty bad drug problem. Everything is about to take a different turn when one of his students, Drey finds out about the problem and a friendship between the pair is formed.

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Green Room (2015) Review

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A punk rock band coming to the end of a small tour, end up in well hell after being advised to head for one last gig. They witness a murder and are surrounded by neo-Nazi’s it really is not going to end well.

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Zootropolis (2016) Review

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Judy Hoops a bunny has always dreamed of becoming a Cop despite being told that she couldn’t do it. Her dream doesn’t turn out the way she expected but a meeting with Nick Wilde a con artist fox was about to change everything.

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Theatre: West End – Day Seats

Over the years I have spend hundreds of pounds, actually probably closing in if not over a thousand. I would honestly be too scared to count up all of the ticket prices on shows both as touring versions coming to the North East and on many trips down to London for the West End shows.

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With all of that though I also stumbled across something called “day seats” if you are not aware these are seats that are sold cheaper on the day of the show direct from the Theatre it is being performed at, usually opening at 10am.

Most day seats were kept in the front row, but that depends on Theatre/Show.

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