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Yun*chi

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J-Pop artist Yun*chi performed at Hyper Japan at Earls Court, London on 27th July. Not being familiar with her (or any J-Pop music to be honest) I decided to look her videos up on YouTube. The only way I can possibly describe her and her music would be unique, fun and completely adorable. The only obvious problem is, I can’t understand a word she is singing. She wears some fantastic outfits too.

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Carrie Hope Fletcher

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Carrie Hope Fletcher, known for her YouTube video’s recently joined the Les Miserables cast as Eponine. This was a dream come true for the 20-year-old who played young eponine when she was 7 years old. Fans that hadn’t yet seen Carrie at the Queens Theatre had the opportunity to have a sneak peek yesterday at West End Live in Trafalgar Square. Her emotional performance of ‘On My Own’ blew everyone away.

The following video is of the complete Les Mis performance at West End Live filmed by my friend Emma.

Here’s a collection of Photos I took of Carrie and the rest of the cast.

Carrie will continue to make video’s on her YouTube channel ItsWayPastMyBedtime throughout her years long contract in Les Mis.

Phantom of the Opera at West End Live

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I thought my Phantom photos from yesterdays West End Live deserved to have their own dedicated post for fans to admire 🙂 Enjoy!

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West End Live 2013

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This weekend saw the return of the annual London event West End Live.  For the ninth year running it has played host to a number of performances by resident musical Theatre shows. Here are a collection of photos I took at Yesterday’s event in Trafalgar square.

Once the musical

Let it Be

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Wicked

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Top Hat

Les Miserables

Matilda

We Will Rock You

The bodyguard

Jersey Boys

Thriller Live

Mamma Mia

Dirty Dancing

Where has the Time Gone?

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I can’t believe we are nearly in April already! there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day lately. Shame on me for not dedicating more time to blog but in my defence work has been draining so evening blogging has become a challenge. The weather doesn’t help, which means I’ve not been out and about as much as I would have liked. Luckily events that I have planned for April should help me produce a couple of interesting posts. To be honest, I’ve been dreaming this month away in anticipation of my upcoming holiday at the beginning of May. But have now realised I had better get my arse in gear and begin to plan what remaining bits and bobs I need to get before I go.

I know a lot of people take books away with them on holiday but I’m not a big reader so that was out of the question. I gave it some thought and decided to purchase a couple of poetry books instead. That way I don’t have to stick to one long story that I might get bored with in five minutes. I also wanted something to help inspire me while sitting around the pool. I came across the work of E.J. Stevens and instantly knew that the poems in her two books entitled ‘From the Shadows’ and ‘Shadows of Myth and Legend’ would be my cup of tea and I look forward to reading them.

E.J. Stevens books

Now apart from watching a lot of ‘Supernatural’, last night I finally got to see the Theatre production of ‘Les Miserables’ and loved it. Although I still can’t decide whether I like the film or the stage show the best. I thought Tam Mutu’s Javert was brilliant and all the singing was amazing which you don’t quite get in the film but they do a great job none the less. There’s always something about being in the thick of the action and in front row I certainly had that. I would definitely recommend this award-winning show to anyone who is into musicals.

Speaking of musicals! I actually watched the film ‘Hair Spray’ for the first time last night ( I know it’s old now) and wished I had caught that in the West End while it was there. I found it highly amusing. First thing I noticed on the cover of the DVD was John Travolta’s name but I was disappointed that they hadn’t put a photo of him on there. I soon realised that he was, but his character was a woman so I hadn’t recognised him. I honestly don’t know why it takes me such a long time to see these things. For those of you unfamiliar with this film, here’s a picture of John Travolta as Edna Turnblad 🙂

Edna Turnblad

Ronan Keating Live

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Here’s some photo’s that I took at the London O2 arena on Saturday 26th January. Ronan went on the road with his ‘Fires’ tour (named after his new album). His fellow band mate Shane Lynch from Boyzone joined him on stage at the end to duet and announce that Boyzone tickets for their 20th anniversary tour later this year will be going on sale on Valentines day. He sang a mix of new songs and old including ‘When you say nothing and all’ and ‘ Life is a Rollercoaster’. Going back to his roots with a bit of pop music has proved to be popular and I completely agree with his decision to do so. I had a fantastic time with fellow fans and now look forward to the long-awaited Boyzone tour.

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Ronan Keating & Shane Lynch

Les Miserable Pre-Screening

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On Tuesday 4th I attended the pre-screening of the film adaptation of Les mis. It was a cast and crew event and I was very excited to be among the audience with my friend Julie. Despite being a big musical theatre fan I still haven’t got around to seeing this award-winning show at the West End. Guest speakers included theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Director Tom Hooper who gave a very low-key introduction to one of the films biggest stars Hugh Jackman. His appearance was a little unexpected and left me overwhelmed being a big X-Men fan. After he said a few words they started the film.

As I hadn’t seen the theatre version I didn’t really know what to expect. The amazing Mr Jackman was unrecognisable in the first scenes playing a prisoner and it wasn’t until later in the film that I realised he had played that part. I was incredibly impressed with the stunning performances from all the actors and especially the main cast who I was surprised to hear sing fantastically. Helena Bonham Carter’s performance was very Sweeney Tod-esque and along with Sacha Baron Cohen added a slight comedy element to the otherwise serious storyline which breaks it up a little.

Overall I loved it. I thought it was very emotional and intense and I found myself holding my breath with anticipation in parts, I also shed a tear or two. I now look forward to the DVD release and I really must get to see the show in the West End now I know what to expect. It will be interesting to compare the two.