“Island Song in Concert”: Interview with Polyphony Performances

Performers Poppy Brooks and Grace McCabe bonded over a shared love of West End Disney hoodies and all things theatre when they were working a temp job. Poppy had the seed of an idea for a concert version of Carner & Gregor's "Island Song" and asked Grace to come on board as a performer and …

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“Making Waves”: Interview with The Hidden Theatre Company

August is a busy month theatre wise with all things fringe being at the forefront of many theatre-goers minds. Everyone raves about Edinburgh and I'm excited to pop up there for my Scottish fringe fix at the end of the month... but first, I'll be checking out something a little close to home... Camden Fringe …

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Reflections on “Ordinary Days” at London Theatre Workshop

Following my interview with Streetlights, People Productions, I had the treat of seeing their production of "Ordinary Days" at London Theatre Workshop. If you can catch this show in London before it closes at the end of the week, or up in Edinburgh this Summer, GO! It's a great way to spend 75 minutes, watch four …

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Interview with Streetlights, People! Productions -“Ordinary Days” at London Theatre Workshop

Following two sold out performances at the Hen and Chickens last October, Streetlights, People! Productions are transferring their production of Adam Gwon's award-winning musical Ordinary Days to London Theatre Workshop for a limited run (29th May to 17th June, 2017). Tickets are available here. I've been chatting to Nora Perone (Company Co-founder/Producer/Deb), Neil Cameron (Producer/Warren) and Jen Coles (Co-founder/Director), about their …

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Time to talk with David O’Mahony

In the run up to the next ‘What Would Julie Do? Live’, I’ve been chatting first steps in theatre, life as a West End Swing and how musicals help you through the tough times with David O’Mahony, who will be headlining our show on 23rd April 2017 at the Pheasantry. R: How did you get …

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When You’re 16 Going On 17

You wait, little girl, on an empty stage For fate to turn the light on Your life, little girl, is an empty page... "Sixteen going on Seventeen" - The Sound of Music, Rodgers & Hammerstein First of all, to anyone who cares, apologies for the distinct lack of regular blog posts over the last couple of …

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Introducing the Cast of ‘What Would Julie Do? LIVE’

  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 …

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Make Friends with Rejection

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 …

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I could be perfect

"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.  …

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Jolly Holiday Theatre Thoughts

"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 …

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