"Winds in the east, mist coming in, like somethin' is brewing and bout to begin...Can't put me finger on what lies in store... but I feel what's to happen, all happened before" from Mary Poppins The jolly Christmas holiday period has given me the opportunity to re-watch two excellent films: the original Julie Andrews' … Continue reading Is Mary Poppins knocking?
Hopefully, you all know that we are launching the very first ever ‘What Would Julie Do? LIVE’ at the Pheasantry in Chelsea on Sunday 30th October. The night is going to be showcasing some fantastic emerging musical theatre artists but, in true Julie style, I’m going to introduce them to you all by revealing … Continue reading Introducing the Cast of ‘What Would Julie Do? LIVE’
So I made friends with rejection, I’ve straightened up my spine, I’ll change each imperfection Till it’s time to drink the wine! I’d toast to resurrection but they just keep moving the line! Please give me some direction 'cause they just keep moving the line! Lyrics from “They just keep moving the Line” by Shaiman & Wittman, Featured in the … Continue reading Make Friends with Rejection
"I'm practically perfect in every way..." - Mary Poppins It's true. I don't know enough. Don't really get the stuff they say on CNN. I'll work. Get so much smarter. I can try harder. If I mess up, I'll try again. People change, People grow. We rearrange, We let things go. I could be perfect. … Continue reading I could be perfect
"Oh it's a jolly holiday with Mary, a jolly, jolly holiday with you" Bert in "Mary Poppins" Every year, since the age of about 13, I have been saying "I really want to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival"... and this year, with a good dose of Y.O.L.O and a wish to tick another thing … Continue reading Jolly Holiday Theatre Thoughts
Hello lovely readers! I've had a little jolly holiday from the blog but it's back to school time and so I'm back! Lots of exciting things coming up, including the first performance of 'What Would Julie Do?' live. I was delighted to be asked to write a blog post for 'The Happy Performer' which you … Continue reading Hello September!
"Don't talk of dreams filled with desire, if you're on fire, show me!" Eliza Dolittle - My Fair Lady Death is surely the most poignant reminder that we should live each day to the full. In the last week, I have heard of the passing of two brilliant women: one of my old singing teachers and … Continue reading Live Boldly
‘I could have danced all night’ Eliza Dolittle – My Fair Lady A bit of a different post this week… and one I’m a little nervous about sharing…but seeing as I’d promised myself that I would use this space as a place to exercise my creativity and exorcise my blue moods…here goes… I wrote a … Continue reading Dance it out
“The joy of musicals is that there is no perfect recipe; it is what you throw into it.” Julie Andrews – Interview in Connecticut mag, Nov.4, 2012. Let’s start at the very beginning…it’s a very good place to start. The idea for this blog sprung from a conversation with Singing Teacher and Artistic Director of … Continue reading You start with the seed of an idea…
“Unfortunately something always has to go by the wayside” – Julie Andrews, The New York Times, Mar. 14 1982. Dear Julie, Why am I not practically perfect yet? When will I get there? Yours, impatiently, Rosie The pursuit of perfection is futile. I know that. Nobody’s perfect. Even Poppins is only ‘practically perfect’… The tape measure … Continue reading Getting Your Priorities Right