REVIEW: Waitress (Adelphi Theatre, West End)

Quick Summary: Sugar, butter, flour – the perfect ingredients for a feel-good musical Rating: ★★★★☆ If you’re looking for a show to fill you up with laughter, good singing and great looking pies, then Waitress the Musical is the one for you. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, we follow waitress Jenna through herContinue reading “REVIEW: Waitress (Adelphi Theatre, West End)”

REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: ‘When I Grow Up,’ I want to be Matilda. Meet Matilda. The talented young story-teller suffers while living with her TV-obsessed family, but discovers her hidden talents when she meets her new school teacher, Miss Honey. Tim Minchin’s musical, based on the well-loved book by Roald Dahl, perfectly captures the heartwarmingContinue reading “REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)”

REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: For those who love good old Queenie, and for those who don’t.   A revival of Peter Morgan’s The Audience is currently showing at the NST City in Southampton. The play premiered in the West End in 2013, and stages the Queen’s private weekly meetings with her prime ministers. It poses questionsContinue reading “REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)”

REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer

Quick summary: Giving ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ a whole new meaning. Rating: ★★★★☆ Try this series if you like: DC Comics (obvs), Cassandra Clare, Daniel José Older, Richelle Mead In this rewrite of DC’s Catwoman, we are re-introduced to the badass anti-hero Selina Kyle, and her ‘band of merry men’, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. We alsoContinue reading “REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer”

SUMMER READING PREVIEW

I am undoubtedly a summer person. I love the good weather, sitting in the garden with an iced americano and a book, while my dog chases imaginary squirrels. Is there anything better than an hour of peace on a sunny day? If this is also your idea of a good time, here are some ofContinue reading “SUMMER READING PREVIEW”

REVIEW: Truthwitch

Quick summary: Sisters before misters, *KAPOW*! Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: Sara Raasch, Renée Ahdieh, Kendare Blake and Laini Taylor. This book is 479 pages of brilliant, completely enjoyable writing. You have to take this opening novel of The Witchlands series as it is – a light fantasy with sparks of romance, high-octane adventure andContinue reading “REVIEW: Truthwitch”

REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns

Quick summary: Dark, savage and mesmerising.  Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: V.E Schwab, Neal Shusterman and Susan Dennard. Read the full synopsis here I bought and finished this book in two evenings worth of reading. The transitions between the points of view of the three sisters keeps you flipping the pages because youContinue reading “REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns”

REVIEW: Eric Lu at Turner Sims

On Tuesday 2nd April, 2019, Eric Lu made his first appearance at Turner Sims Southampton following his success at the Leeds International Piano Competition. The scene was set with dimmed lights across the auditorium and a warm, muted spotlight on the centre-stage piano. As soon as Lu walked on stage, there was a hush acrossContinue reading “REVIEW: Eric Lu at Turner Sims”

REVIEW: SIX the Musical (Arts Theatre London, West End)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: A #MeToo era statement musical filled to the ruff with riffs, harmony, and Renaissance puns. Six the Musical is the newest musical based on historical events to hit London. The six wives of King Henry VIII join together on stage in a Spice-girl-esque concert to inform the audience on all the grievancesContinue reading “REVIEW: SIX the Musical (Arts Theatre London, West End)”

MR B’S EMPORIUM OF READING DELIGHTS: READING SPA EXPERIENCE

In the beautiful city of Bath, there is this gemstone of a bookstore that celebrates everything about books and literature. Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights encapsulates everything good about the world of books, and their Reading Spa Experience is the absolute best present imaginable for a bibliophile. I was gifted this experience for myContinue reading “MR B’S EMPORIUM OF READING DELIGHTS: READING SPA EXPERIENCE”