• OPENING NIGHT REVIEW: My Fair Lady, Harrogate Theatre

    June 20, 2019

    Fun fact: My Fair Lady was the first musical theatre production I was ever a part of. At the ripe age of 12-years-old, I tied my apron strings and sang about ‘poor Professor Higgins’ as a couple of sixth formers ran around the stage yelling vowel sounds at each other. If that sentence confuses you,…

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  • PRESS NIGHT REVIEW: Hamlet At Leeds Playhouse

    March 6, 2019

    Oooh, Press Night! How fancy… Well, it’s not really fancy. The only thing fancy about a press night is the free booze – it’s a shame I was driving… BUT the best part about a Press Night is the fact that you get to be one of the first to see something new. And the…

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  • REVIEW: Cinderella Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, Leeds

    December 1, 2018

    It’s been a THOUSAND YEARS since I last saw a pantomime! OK, well that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it certainly feels like it. The last one I can recall was when I was 6-years-old, so I’m well overdue a festive visit to see a panto. The idea of slapstick ‘comedy’ that…

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  • Six The Musical – The Feminist Musical Blowing Up London’s West End

    October 7, 2018

    The Tudor period was a time where women were the property of men and second-class citizens. So, I love that Six The Musical has given the fierce (and unlucky) wives of Henry VIII a voice, finally. And they are all badasses! Six The Musical brings feminism to the forefront of, pretty much, one of the…

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  • Harry Potter And The Over-Rated Play – A Review Of ‘The Cursed Child’

    September 16, 2018

    “If you have to ask, you’ll never know. If you know, you need only ask.” Those were the words my best friend said to me when she announced she had a surprise for me on her wedding day. When she said them, I had no idea what she was on about. So maybe I should…

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  • Is ‘Heathers: The Musical’ Worthy Of The Hype?

    September 9, 2018

    Once upon a time, drama nerds were in fact, deemed as ‘nerds’. But now, thanks to the rise of social media platforms such as YouTube transforming kids singing in their bedrooms into superstars, the tables have turned. Drama is now cool. It’s cool to be quirky and dramatic and talented. Hence, one of the reasons…

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  • ‘Ship Life’: What It’s Really Like Working And Living On A Cruise Ship

    August 14, 2018

    Everyone assumes that working on a cruise ship is glamorous. But I have some news for you. It’s not really. Life at sea is a whole breed of its own. It destroys your soul one second and leaves you flying as high as a kite with happiness the next. It’s a whirlwind for sure, and…

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  • REVIEW: The Case Of The Frightened Lady | Leeds Grand Theatre

    July 27, 2018

    I don’t think I’ve ever been more confused than when I sat in the theatre for The Case Of The Frightened Lady. The curtain came up and the show began with no music or warning. I guess when you’ve spent the vast majority of your life watching and participating in musical theatre, the silence of…

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  • Rebekah Lowings Talks ‘Knights Of The Rose’ And Mental Health In The Industry

    July 10, 2018

    If you know Rebekah Lowings, then you probably know her as the tiny girl with the big belt (vocally, not accessory-wise). She has incredible credits to her name such as Mary Magdeline in Jesus Christ Superstar and Understudy Narrator in the Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat UK Tour. Now she is embracing her inner rock-goddess…

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  • The Rules Of Theatre Etiquette For People Who Have No Idea

    July 8, 2018

    If you are a regular theatre-goer or member of the performing industry, then I’m sure you will know the basics of theatre etiquette. The theatre has been a civilised hobby for people throughout history. We love going there to lose ourselves; to become enthralled in a world different from our own. A world where people…

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  • Why We Should All Follow Patti Murin And Be Open About Mental Health In The Performing Industry

    April 19, 2018

    I woke up this morning to a message with a link to a Facebook post. The Facebook post was by Patti Murin, the Broadway actress currently starring as Anna in Broadway’s ‘Frozen’. So she’s immediately my role model, obviously… Patti Murin is a Broadway regular and is extremely talented, so you would think that she…

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  • My Thoughts On THAT Ben Freeman Tweet…

    November 19, 2017

    Well, Ben Freeman managed to piss off quite a lot of people this week… The soap actor posted a tweet on the 14th November that offended and angered a lot of the Musical Theatre industry. See below… You can probably see why a lot of people were annoyed by his controversial tweet. Funnily enough, it…

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  • My Biggest Audition Fails

    November 15, 2017

    Since it is #LoveTheatreDay I thought it would be an excellent excuse to get my blog going again, seeing as it’s been a while since my last post. I have been struggling to find the time to blog as of late due to me now working 6 days a week, so I barely have time…

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  • The Wedding Singer UK Tour

    August 26, 2017

    The Wedding Singer soundtrack is one of my favourite musical soundtracks of all time. The songs are fab with an infectious 80’s vibe, the lyrics are hilarious and when you blast it loud it sounds epic. The finale never fails to give me chills. (Not to mention there’s so many great auditions songs for girls,…

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  • Leave Fear At The Door

    February 3, 2017

    Anxiety can be a royal pain in the bum! I think we can all agree on that. It can be an even bigger pain in the bum when you’re a performer; when your sole living relies on being able to hold yourself together when under pressure or when nervous. My anxiety constantly holds me back,…

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  • Obscure Movie Musicals You Have to See

    November 18, 2016

    I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in saying that I love a good ‘movie musical’. It’s probably not surprising since I trained in Musical Theatre and work as a Musical Theatre actress, but I do have to be in the right mood to watch a movie that is a musical. Like an accountant doesn’t want…

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  • Packing And Preparing For Work On A Cruise Ship

    September 15, 2016

    It’s the 3-day countdown, and the inevitable chore of packing for working on a cruise ship is upon me… Last time I went away to do a cruise ship contract with Disney, I packed terribly! I packed bed sheets, brand new bottles of every toiletry in existence, packed all my gifts and photo frames, and…

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  • Guys And Dolls, The Savoy Theatre, London

    December 27, 2015

    After spending 11 months performing on a Disney Cruise ship, it’s easy to feel out of the loop in the Musical Theatre world. (Is there really music other than Disney?!) So I was delighted to have the opportunity to see my first West End show in a year(!) on my first weekend back in England. Thanks to…

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