Musical Chats with David Owen Norris

During my time as Concert Promotions and Marketing intern at Turner Sims (if you’re in the Southampton area, make sure to check out their concert series!) I got to interview a lot of great artists. You can check out my interviews and reviews on the Turner Sims blog, as well as here on The Rosie Word. Continue reading “Musical Chats with David Owen Norris”

REVIEW: Joglaresa at Turner Sims

The Coronavirus pandemic has got us all locked inside, and I’m on my laptop significantly more than normal! All of that screen time got me reminiscing about better times when we could go to concerts and shows… and so here is a review of optimal jollity from those better times! Joglaresa’s ‘Teatime Special’ at TurnerContinue reading “REVIEW: Joglaresa at Turner Sims”

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

This summer I am once again taking on the challenge of trying to read one book every week! There is nothing better for expanding your imagination and challenging your mind than reading, and to celebrate this, here is a preview of some of the exciting books we are reading over the summer. Catwoman Soulstealer –Continue 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: Delirium (series)

Full synopsis of Delirium (1), Pandemonium (2), and Requiem (3) Quick summary: The world the book is set in is interesting, but didn’t fully capture me. Rating: ★★★ This has spoilers – sorry! To be fair to this series, I did read it after I had just finished the ACOTAR series, which probably means I didn’tContinue reading “REVIEW: Delirium (series)”

REVIEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses (series)

Full synopsis of A Court of Thorns and Roses(1), A Court of Mist and Fury (2), and A Court of Wings and Ruin (3) Quick summary: Romantic, unpredictable, unbelievably addictive, and so well constructed! Rating: A Court of Thorns and Roses – ★★★★ A Court of Mist and Fury – ★★★★★ A Court of WingsContinue reading “REVIEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses (series)”

REVIEW: Shatter Me (series)

Full synopsis of Shatter Me, Unravel Me and Ignite Me

Quick summary: Slow starter, but once I got into it I did enjoy it.
Rating: Shatter me – 5/10
Unravel me – 7/10
Ignite me – 8.5/10

THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS, SORRY!