November & December 2018 Round Up

November and December have been unusually quiet here at MusicalManda so I have condensed them together. During the two months I managed only to see 8 shows including some sensational concerts. Hadestown at the National Theatre, London was a stand out performance for me. Its mixture of modern American folk music and jazz really made... Continue Reading →

2018 Top Ten Shows

What a year 2018 has been! With new shows opening, famous revivals, some fabulous new touring productions starting not to mention some of the most well-received shows of recent years taking to the stage (Six, Heathers and Eugenius to mention just some). I have smashed my last years target of 53 shows and have seen... Continue Reading →

Shows to look out for in 2019

2019 looks set to be another fantastic year of theatre. With lots of the current West End shows closing their doors there are lots of Broadway shows crossing over the pond and opening in London and a fair few revivals too. Hopefully leaving some space for some new writing and material also. Check out the... Continue Reading →

October 2018 Roundup

  Obviously the last two performances of Six were incredible and really special but the one show that really stood out to me during October was The Distance We Have Come. This was a short run of Scott Alan's song cycle at the intimate Cockpit theatre in London. The songs were utterly gorgeous and the... Continue Reading →

Into The Woods (GDS) – Review

Into The Woods: Central Theatre, Chatham. Reviewed 10th October 2018 Stephen Sondheim's famous Into The Woods is the latest musical performed by the Gillingham Dramatic Society (GDS) who are one of Kent’s premier amateur theatre companies, specialising in musical theatre and pantomime. They have been performing shows in the Medway area for over forty years and this... Continue Reading →

September 2018 Roundup

  Ok, so despite seeing 10 different shows September basically revolved around one show in particular. Six! Having seen the show in January in London and unfortunately missing the run at Ed Fringe I couldn't wait to catch it back at the Arts Theatre in London. I was absolutely blown away. The show has been... Continue Reading →

August 2018 Roundup

Phew, August has been busy! This is the month I am off work (I am a Primary School Teacher by day) so that means there is more chance to go to the theatre but this month I've managed to cram in 15 shows! August is also the month of Edinburgh Fringe which I was lucky... Continue Reading →

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