A short piece in praise of musical theatre singers…

© X Factor
© X Factor

Since I’d like to maintain a modicum of credibility for this blog of mine, I probably shouldn’t publicly admit to watching the X Factor… but I do (when I’m not at the theatre on a Saturday night, obviously). Nobody’s perfect, after all. And it’s a couple of recent comments by new judge/mentor Nick Grimshaw that have inspired me to write this short post in praise of musical theatre singers.

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Review (ish): You Me Bum Bum Train (former Foyles bookshop, London)

SheSeesStars: ★★★★★

you-me-bum-bum-train-logoI’ve been aware of You Me Bum Bum Train since its first London incarnation in 2012, which was both wildly popular and totally impossible to get a ticket for. I somehow missed the news that the show was returning to London, but happened upon a tweet a couple of weeks ago saying the show was extending through November and was operating a ballot for tickets. Thinking ‘there’s no harm in trying’ but never for a minute imagining my name would be drawn (apparently 80,000 people tried to get tickets for the 2012 production), I entered my details and then pretty much forgot about it. That is until I received an email entitled ‘Congratulations’…

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