RSS Feed

Tag Archives: Jersey Boys

West End Live 2013

Posted on

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

P1010365

Wicked

P1010377

Top Hat

Les Miserables

Matilda

We Will Rock You

The bodyguard

Jersey Boys

Thriller Live

Mamma Mia

Dirty Dancing

Advertisements

The New Boy in Waterloo Road

Posted on

The Barry Family

The delightful Carl Au made his debut in Waterloo Road last night as the character Barry Barry (so good they named him twice). His arrival along with the rest of the Barry family caused quite a stir. He caused so many problems on his first day at school, I’m surprised he wasn’t expelled already. The part that Carl plays is quite different from his previous roles in hit West End show ‘Jersey Boys’  playing Joe Pesci and Understudy Frankie Valli. Having met Carl on many occasions I can honestly say that he’s nothing like his character, in fact he’s one of the nicest people you could meet.

Barry Barry

Last night Carl received many tweets of encouragement and support from Waterloo Road viewers and was taken by surprise when Barry Barry became a trending topic on twitter. We haven’t seen the last of him yet and I look forward to seeing more of him and his ballsy attitude.

Me & Carl

 

Broomsticks and Cocktails

Posted on

Now I’ve recovered from the weekend I might as well tell you a bit about it. Well I can start off by saying that it was a good one. Saturday began with food and wine in the Spice of Life, Soho with my friends Celia, Mandy and her lovely mum Ann. We then moved onto somewhere we hadn’t been before, a bar/restaurant called Ruby Blue in Leicester square. It was happy hour so we got the cocktails in and sat on the balcony which overlooked Leicester square. They played an array of 80’s/90’s songs on the top floor and we amused ourselves by chatting to some random people which is a regular occurence for us. We moved onto the Phoenix artist club, a members bar where we enjoyed boogying along to Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; songs that you don’t often hear on a standard night out. I love it in there and I love the people too. We must have been the last people to leave and after Ann had had a serious discussion with the cab driver putting the world to rights we finally rolled in at 4am… a sign of a good night out.

Sunday’s trip to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour was long-awaited. It was my chance to behave like a big kid and that I did. Myself and Mandy admired the sets and props, sampled butter beer and rode on a broomstick across London (virtually). It took us a good few hours to work ourselves around the different rooms. I could have spent a fortune in the gift shop but I limited my purchased items to a guide-book and Professor Snape’s wand 🙂

Later that evening we were fortunate enough to catch the Jersey Boys performance on stage in Covent Garden for the Olivier awards.

 

A Look Back On My 2011

Posted on

As I took a short walk earlier I started to think about all the things that I have done this year and what a great year its been overall. The most memorable moments started with a trip to Dublin in March during St Patrick’s week. In that time we saw Boyzone at the Dublin O2 arena and went to Dublin zoo. There was never a dull moment, even back at the hotel while getting ready for nights out we would listen to music and have a glass or two of rose. The St Patrick’s day parade was crazy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people attend such an event all at once. It certainly was an incredible experience.

I attended a few Boyzone Concerts this year, a couple of Westlife and one Take That which was an amazing birthday present from my brother and his fiancée. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a rock chick at heart but 90’s boy bands are my guilty pleasure.

This year has definitely been the year of the musical for me, I’ve clocked up an impressive 42 shows which include:

Jersey Boys x25

Ghost x3

Betty Blue Eyes x1

Legally Blonde x6

Lend me a Tenor x1

Grease x1

Mamma Mia x1

Rock of Ages x1

Priscilla x1

Wizard of Oz x1

I call it dedication… my parents call it a waste of money!

Another great moment was when I met my favourite YouTubers Katers17 and Cory Williams of SMP Films and Mean Kitty. They set up a fan meet up in Trafalgar Square, London back in September and caused quite a stir as they spent the whole day mingling with the crowd.

I’m hoping that 2012 will have lots more great things in store for me, I already have a few things in mind anyway. My new motto is to ‘live each day as if it’s you’re last’ – especially if this “end of the world” thing is true and we may not live to see 2013.

Jersey Boys at John Lewis

Posted on

Today I went along to John Lewis in Oxford Street for a special performance by the Jersey Boys. Jon Lee, Matthew Wycliffe, Jon Boydon and Eugene McCoy sounded fantastic as they sang songs from the West End hit (currently showing at the Prince Edward theatre) despite being given the tiniest of spaces to manoeuvre. Songs including ‘Walk Like a Man’, ‘Sherry’ and ‘Who Loves You’ were to be heard throughout the whole store; stopping people in their tracks. I do love free entertainment!