The final show on this initial London visit was 42nd Street. Unfortunately, not one we enjoyed. If you are into tap - it has its moments, but unfortunately, nothing else!
Christmas 2012 saw us in Birmingham visiting the Christmas Market and enjoying another show.
This time it was "9 to 5" a musical written by Dolly Parton.
Hot on the heels of School of Rock Friday night, and Matilda Saturday lunchtime, Saturday night we were off again, to Disney's Aladdin!
I've said it before - but a bonus of living in Singapore is a steady stream of touring Musicals. The latest was the American National Tour of Annie - a fun show - but unfortunately a disappointing production - left feeling my school could have done better! Sound in Singapore is always "low" whereas the London West End shows shake the auditorium!
Back in the UK for Christmas, it was time to take Maw to a panto - first time in Oakengates - but a nice little theatre and a really good show... even if the main duet between the lovers was out of Phantom of the Opera!
This was a moment of madness! Having spotted a poster while walking around town, and discovering a) tickets were VERY cheap and b) the theatre was off the same main road as our hotel, we booked to go and see Billy Elliot, in Hungarian!
We saw two shows in London in the summer of 2015, the first was the famous 'Book of Mormon'... although as Christians we were warned it might be a little uncomfortable, I loved it !
Still enjoying London Theatre, after a morning at Hillsong Church, we went to see a Matinee performance of "Brief Encounter" held in a cinema. Mixing live theatre with music (the actors playing all the instruments themselves), and with cinema effects too, this was surprisingly good!
The latest show to pass through Singapore is an oldie - CATS was here in 2009 - but we didn't see it then - in fact, the last time we saw CATS was in Bangkok!
Back in London - so my choice of musical was 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory'.
Another popular show passed through Singapore, so, of course we had to go!
Our final show in Vegas was to see David Copperfield and some close-up magic. I won't give the game away here - needless to say we left happily baffled!
One of my favourite movies of all time has been turned into a musical. We had to go!
As you know, we rarely miss a show when it comes to Singapore, and certainly not when it is one of the greats! So, we were not to miss to Evita! It lived up to expectation too - great show!
I wasn't sure about this one - I'm sorry - this was written and created in Singapore - and I guess I had no idea what to expect - but I have to say I was VERY pleasantly surprised. Great songs, fantastic costumes, and a simple, but highly effective set made this as good as any Broadway or West End show I have ever seen, and would very happily pay to see again. This deserves to make it to the West End - and if it does - I recommend you go to see it!
Boxing Day 2013 saw us back in Birmingham for another Musical, this time of a great movie, GHOST.
By a stroke of luck, Ghost the Musical was playing in Macau while we were there, and ticket prices were half that of Singapore, so it was not to be missed! Not my favourite musical, but well worth seeing at Macau prices!
The latest show to hit Singapore was Grease, time for another night out! Teddy enjoyed it!
Never one to miss the Christmas musical, we were off to Birmingham. Christine joined us this year - so a (very) quick look down the main street in the rain was followed by good theatre. My school is performing Hairspray next year - so it will be interesting to see how they do in comparison!
One of the highlights of our Macau trip was a visit to the House of Dancing Water show at the City of Dreams. This is a very different show with a performance stage that changes from a deep pool to a hard stage and a plot that includes divers, ballet stars and motorcycle stuntriders! Needless to say I enjoyed it!
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