I think I might have a new musical obsession, and it’s come from a more unlikely source. I saw Half a Sixpence at the Noel Coward theatre for the second time on Saturday and I am now officially hooked. The soundtrack has been brightening up my commute ever since. I’m not the only person to fall for this show – it just won two big ‘What’s On Stage’ awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Both are very well deserved!
Read on to find out what I thought of this musical and why I think you should book your tickets soon.
I’ve had some great theatre experiences in my life, from seeing Newsies on Broadway to sitting on the front row for Miss Saigon and Wicked. But this one night in a tiny off-West End theatre in Kings Cross was probably better than all of them. Thanks to my theatre-nerd friend Carrie, I ended up with a ticket to see the last ever London performance of In The Heights. Yes, we had bad seats right at the side, but the atmosphere was everything. To top it all off, composer of both In The Heights and Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda (aka my idol) showed up and I could not handle it.
What a night!
Read on for all the highlights.
After the agonising task of whittling down all my favourite musicals to my top 10, I realised that there are some that I really haven’t enjoyed. It must be just as important to share that information with you, as there’s nothing worse than being vaguely disappointed by something that you have gone a long way and paid a lot of money to see.
Obviously theatre is very subjective, and I’m sure you’ll love some of those on this list so I’m going to explain exactly why I didn’t enjoy this one.
Don’t think it will bother you? Then give it a try!
Since moving to London just over a year ago, I’ve seen 16 musicals. It’s fair to say that I’m a little bit obsessed!
Now that people are starting to realise just how often I head to the theatre, I’ve had a fair few people asking me to recommend a show for them. It’s always tough, especially because different shows will suit very different people. I’ve decided to try to answer this questions through a handy blog post of my top 10 favourite shows ever. Not all of them are still showing in London but a lot of them are.
I’ve also ranked them in order. The top four are practically all my favourites, but I’ve managed to put them into a hierarchy. What do you think will claim the top spot?
Naaaaaaants ingonyamaaa bagithi Baba.
I’m fairly sure that everyone who has seen the Lion King has sung that at the top of their lungs once or twice. The Circle of Life is one of the most iconic songs in the entire history of Disney and one of my personal favourites as well. I adore the music in this film, so when we were able to get discounted tickets to see the West End stage version, I was thrilled.
We were also lucky enough to get a VIP package included, which certainly made us feel special.
Is the musical better than the film? Is the VIP package worth the money? Where should you sit, and which seats are the best value? All will be revealed.