If you’re a theatre fan, it’s very easy to get yourself caught up in a certain show, cast or individual actors. Believe me, I’ve been there (especially with the original London cast of The Book of Mormon). But sometimes you find yourself wanting to support them a little more, and there are loads of easy ways to do this.
A lot of people in my life, whether it’s my work colleagues, family or people on the internet, ask me how on earth I afford going to the theatre as much as I do. Whilst I shouldn’t have to justify how and why I spend my money on what I do, I know that some people want to know how I manage to get to as many shows as I do. Affording theatre is never going to be cheap, but there are always get arounds!
June is a busy month for London theatre, with lots of shows opening and many closing to make room for new ones in the coming months. I haven’t got too much on my own personal show list this month, although I’m definitely hoping to catch a couple of the upcoming shows at some point over the summer!
Compared to April, May was a pretty quiet month. I think the fact that I was back at work definitely had something to do with it! This month I caught one play, five musicals and two concerts which is still pretty good going, but also far less exhausting than April was. It also meant this theatre roundup was much quicker to write up because there was nowhere near as much to talk about!
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.
Oh my god you guys, Legally Blonde The Musical has hit Milton Keynes Theatre after touring the UK since September. I’ve been watching all my friends see it up and down the country, and it’s about time that it was my turn! Especially since I missed Sheridan Smith’s Olivier award-winning run at the Savoy Theatre in 2010.