Bare – Ed Fringe 2018 – Interview

  Bare is being performed by the ever popular Edinburgh Little Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival this August. Bare is the pop/rock musical telling the story of students, Peter and Jason, who meet and fall in love at a Catholic boarding school but everything is shrouded in secrecy and hidden behind lies. It is a moving musical... Continue Reading →

July 2018 Roundup

  Another busy month here at Musical Manda. With lots of tours, concerts and West End productions. My total number of shows already seen this year is almost matching my whole year record for 2017! I experienced my first full-on red carpet press night in the form of Knights of the Rose at the Arts... Continue Reading →

June 2018 Roundup

June has not felt as stagey as some but looking back actually most weekends have been packed full of theatre visits and concerts. Of course, June is also the month of West End Live. This free event in central London is the highlight of many theatre-goers year and allows everyone to get a glimpse of the... Continue Reading →

Programmes vs Playbills

There has always been a long-standing argument that the audience should know exactly who they are seeing perform each night. In England, most shows sell programmes and a lot have up to date cast information on display somewhere within the theatre, normally in the front of house or sometimes on a printed slip inside the... Continue Reading →

Titanic star Claire Machin – Interview

The award-winning musical Titanic is currently touring the country. It tells the heartbreaking story of the maiden voyage of the legendary ship the Titanic and the doomed fate of the 1517 people who perished when the ship struck an iceberg. Focusing on the real people aboard, this musical has already received an amazing response from... Continue Reading →

May 2018 Roundup

May was another busy stagey month. This time I spent time seeing some of the larger West End shows including Strictly Ballroom and Chess at the London Coliseum. I also managed to fit in some tours, concerts and a few dance shows including the Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells.   I am generally more a... Continue Reading →

SeatPlan – review

Buying theatre tickets can be a minefield. What to see? Where to buy the tickets from? Where to sit? What the view will be like? Not to mention the best price? Luckily SeatPlan is a fantastic website which helps you to find out more about the seats via seat reviews published by paying members of... Continue Reading →

April 2018 Roundup

April has been another stagey month but for the first time this year I have seen as many concerts as musicals. The great thing about concerts is seeing how performers perform when they are not under the constraints of a dictated character and storyline, this is a brilliant indication of just how talented they are.... Continue Reading →

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