“The theatre is as essential to civilization as safe, pure water“
– Vanessa Redgrave
Waitress the Musical
Quick Summary: Sugar, butter, flour – the perfect ingredients for a feel-good musical
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.
Matilda the Musical
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 heartwarming story of this earnest, charming little girl.
The Audience (NST Southampton)
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.
SIX the Musical
Quick Summary: A #MeToo era statement musical filled to the ruff with riffs, harmony, and Renaissance puns.
The six wives of King Henry VIII join together on stage in a Spice-girl-esque concert to inform the audience on all the grievances they have against their shared husband.
Quick Summary: You will be “changed for good.”
Meaningful friendships, vocal riffs, and a girl overcoming her bullies and critics all mesh together into this green, glittery, wonderful atmosphere that is not to be missed.
School of Rock
Quick Summary: Young or old, Stick It To The Man, and go and see the feel good, uplifting and energetic School of Rock.
I first saw this show earlier this year, and alongside the ingenious fusion of rock, musical theatre and classical music influences, it was the vivacity and youthfulness of the cast that really stood out to me.
I was super excited to get to take my Dad to see the show, and knew he would absolutely love the music.
Heathers the Musical
Quick Summary: Vibrant, funny, poignant and BEAUTIFUL!
Firstly, The Other Palace is a venue that I would highly recommend seeing a show in. I was sat in the very back row and the visibility was very nearly flawless, especially for the price.
The Book of Mormon
Quick Summary: The man sat next to me turned to his girlfriend at the interval and whispered “I think I just wet myself a little bit.” Enough said.
So. ‘The Book of Mormon’. Obviously, this show has had rave reviews all over the board, and the prices are pretty steep, so my expectations were HIGH.
Quick summary: I went with my dad and sister, who I have belting along to ‘Satisfied’ in the car with for those two and a half years, and my mum who, when hearing said ‘Satisfied’ sessions told me I would never have a rap career.
Rosie is a freelance writer and BA Music student at the University of Southampton. She loves to dance in funky trousers, and hates to read about philosophy. If asked, she won’t stop talking about podcasts and true crime documentaries.
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Rosie is a freelance writer and BA
Music student at the University of Southampton. She loves to dance in funky trousers, and hates to read about philosophy. If asked, she won’t stop talking about podcasts and true crime documentaries.