I remember browsing the shelves in a Waterstones store that closed down many moons ago with my dad when he pointed out The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. He’d read great reviews and I ended up buying it for him for a birthday or a Christmas years back. But I never did. Over the past 5 years I’ve heard endless fantastic comments about the National Theatre production and I finally saw the show on Monday!
It’s no secret that I love a trip to the theatre so when an invite to the Richmond Theatre Autumn Preview Event popped into my inbox I replied instantly. I’m a very nosy person so knowing what’s coming up was a real must for me! So just before I watched The Railway Children, I spent a couple of hours with the theatre staff and other members of the press finding out exactly what Richmond Theatre has to offer between now and Christmas.
It’s currently midnight and I’ve just got home after a busy day in London. Why oh why do I think I live so close when in actual fact it takes forever to get home? Last night (as you’re reading this) I was invited to the opening night of The Railway Children* at Richmond Theatre and since it’s on for such a short period of time I’m getting my review out sharpish.
Just over a month ago, an invite landed in my inbox to attend the London preview of An Act Of Kindness*. It was due to hit the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of weeks later, but due to being on holiday I was unable to make it. Not to worry though, as on Wednesday I found myself in Edinburgh and able to see it a month after I originally should of done!
Something that Jack and his family have told me about on numerous occasions is Play In The Park, part of the Dukes Walkabout Theatre in Lancaster. Last summer I went to see their production of The Hobbit with Jack and his sister, and on Friday we headed back to Williamson Park to see this year’s summer production: Treasure Island.
Everyone in the theatre community knows the name Audra McDonald. She has won a record breaking 6 Tony Awards (being the only person to ever win in all four acting categories) and has finally made her way across the Atlantic to make her West End debut. This debut was due to take place last year but due to falling pregnant, her tony-winning performance as Billie Holiday was postponed to 2017. Now on a limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre, McDonald has brought her voice and acting talents to London in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill, and I just had to make sure I got the chance to see her perform in person.