I figure the first post is always the hardest. Getting started and all that. Bla bla bla.
Since this is a theatre blog I might as well jump right in and mention the upcoming theatre related events I’m most excited about at the moment.
Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert
Taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, October 1 and 2 2011. I’m the proud owner of a ridiculously expensive front arena ticket… 180 quid, I kid you not!! Whilst Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows are not amongst my favourites (there, I’ve said it!) I seriously cannot WAIT for this show. It’s going to be huge I’m sure. And seeing the amazing Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess on stage together for the first time since Love Never Dies is worth the money alone.
A night with the Phantom – Ramin Karimloo in concert
The title explains it all really. Ramin Karimloo is a singing god and that is a fact! That voice is one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard in my life and just the thought of hearing him sing excites me to no end. Bristol and Manchester, here I come!
Matilda – The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
I have heard so many great things about this production and I’m thrilled it’s getting a West End transfer. This is right at the top of my “Must-see list”.
Last performance of Priscilla – Queen of the desert at the Palace Theatre
How can I look forward to the closure of a show? Well, I’m not. It’s sad to see this show closing and the West End will be a bit less colourfull without Felicia, Tick and Bernadette. But just imagine the last performance of a show on New Year’s Eve, a most likely sold out house – the atmosphere will be electric and the show will get the fabulous send off it deserves.
And then there’s all the rumored events that might or might not happen: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical, Hugh Jackman bringing his solo show to London, more Sheytoons gigs later this year or early next year (in case you are wondering, Sheytoons are Hadley Fraser and Ramin Karimloo and you’ve been missing out big time in case you haven’t heard from them) and so on.
London theatre life certainly never gets boring.