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    The Reality Of Being A Theatre Blogger

    The Reality of Being a Theatre Blogger | Essential Twenty

    I feel like theatre blogging is a relatively small niche, but with the decline of print newspapers, it’s a niche that is quickly growing. With the right SEO for reviews, it’s easy to rank above some of the bigger newspapers when it comes to theatre reviews and get a fair few hits to your reviews. And your review could be the decision that somebody books to see a show. But the reality of being a theatre blogger isn’t all going to new launches, writing a post and going to bed, then repeating that a couple of times a week. I’ve been blogging for almost three years, and whilst I enjoy writing about the theatre above anything else I’ve written about, it’s probably the most exhausting thing to write about. Continue reading

    West End Live 2018: Dates, Time & Line Up

    West End Live 2018 | Essential Twenty

    One of the most exciting days in the West End Theatre calendar is just three weeks away and we’ve been spoiled. Today, the line-up for West End LIVE 2018 has been announced and it’s a pretty good one, even if I do say so myself. Seriously, this is a date you’ve got to put in your diary!

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    West End versus Touring: Why I Almost Always Pick London

    West End versus Touring: Why I Almost Always Pick London| Essential Twenty

    It’s been the talk of the town since Hamilton hit the London theatre scene that West End theatre prices are going through the roof. Tickets are selling for £250 apiece, which is unheard of in London (and funny really since it’s not a cheap city) and the likes of Chess and The King And I aren’t far behind! But on the other end of the spectrum, touring companies are failing. You’d think that productions right on people’s door steps would be sell-outs, and whilst some are, other shows play to half-empty theatres night after night.

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    A Theatre Rant: Jukebox Musicals

    A Theatre Rant: Jukebox Musicals | Essential Twenty

    I loved Tina The Musical when I went last month. Unfortunately the performances was overshadowed by an unruly audience, as is the case in most jukebox musicals, and I wanted to get my thoughts down on paper about it. As much as you can call this blog ‘paper’.
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    Theatre Roundup, April 2018

    Theatre Roundup, April 2018 | Essential Twenty

    Oh boy, April was a busy theatre month, partially helped by the fact I’d bought my parents tickets to separate shows that both happened to fall in April, partially because I had a week off and made the most of a free week, and partially because I had some very generous press offers this month. But what exactly did I get up to?

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    Upcoming Theatre, Summer 2018

    Summer Theatre 2018 | Essential Twenty

    There are so many productions I want to see this summer, and whilst I haven’t got time to see them all, some of them might be of interest to you. There are a huge number of tours that I’ve got my eye on as well a new shows opening in London that I’m hoping to get to see (although with the crazy theatre schedule I’ve had this month, I think I need to calm it down a little bit), so this is sort of a mental wish list for me that I get to share with you.

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