Romeo and Juliet: Theatre Review



I have never seen Romeo and Juliet on the stage, which may be considered some type of crime for an avid theatregoer like me. So what better introduction than a production starring the gorgeous Lily James and Richard Madden, who recently worked together on Disney’s Cinderella?

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Gemma Arterton pulls out of Nell Gwynn performance


I’ve just got back from seeing Nell Gwynn. Last year I saw Gemma Arterton in Made in Dagenham and she was fantastic so I booked my ticket excited to see her onstage again. So imagine my disappointment when I arrived to discover that the actress was sick that night and would not be performing.

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The Maids: Theatre Review


I had never seen or read Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids, but when I saw the cast announcement – it stars Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael and Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton – I thought it sounded too good to pass up, and then I discovered it is directed by Jamie Lloyd, the man behind James McAvoy’s star turn in The Ruling Class. I simply had to book.

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The End of Longing: Theatre Review


I love Friends, so it is no surprise to anyone that I had to check of The End of Longing and support Chandler Bing, ahem, Matthew Perry in his first time acting and writing for London’s West End. The reviews have been mixed to say the least and friends who have seen weren’t too convinced but I really enjoyed it and I recommend you check it out.

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Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51: Pics and review


Last night I went to see Photograph 51 starring Nicole Kidman at London’s Noel Coward theatre and I would encourage you all to go. Science is rarely put on the stage and it highlights a piece of scientific history I never knew, so I found it fascinating. It’s only in previews still, so I imagine it will be even better when it officially opens.

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: Theatre Review


I went to see Beautiful – The Carole King Musical on Friday and I simply had to come on here and rave about it because I thought it was brilliant. I had no idea who Carole King was but since it won rave reviews on Broadway, I had to check it out and I’m glad I did. It is a truly enjoyable night out and also pretty powerful and emotional.

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Ben Whishaw in Bakkhai: Theatre Review


Now, Greek tragedies are not really my bag to be honest because they seem far too heavy, over-dramatic and require far too much concentration to be enjoyable. Luckily, this is not the case in Bakkhai, which has been modernised in same parts. Granted, some bits did drag and I did get puzzled in places, but I enjoyed it and that is vastly down to the strong performances by Ben Whishaw, Bertie Carvel and Kevin Harvey.

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McQueen: Theatre Review


Reviewing plays, films or music that you feel ‘meh’ or ambivalent about is tricky. With McQueen, I can’t say I hated it, that it was terrible or that I loved it. The play was simply okay and I didn’t leave with any strong feelings about it – which can’t be a good sign surely?

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Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man: Review


Tonight I went to see The Elephant Man, starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. It has recently transferred to London after a successful run on Broadway. I was expecting big things as all three had been nominated for Tony Awards (nobody won though, sadly) and I was not disappointed.

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Tony Awards 2015: Best & Worst Dressed


I don’t usually cover the Tony Awards when I do my red carpet outfit ratings but so many dresses caught my eye this year that I simply couldn’t resist. There weren’t many bad ones actually – I’m mainly here to big up the beautiful dresses – including one of my favourites, Jennifer Lopez. I’m used to her flaunting her body and wearing skimpy/barely-there clothes that this was a breath of fresh air. And what a gorgeous dress too! She looks stunning. There was some other amazing looks too, check out my slideshows to find out who made the cut.

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