David Robert Jones was a singer/songwriter, actor who sadly passed away in 2016 and arguably one of the most iconic figures in music history. So as not to be confused with Davy Jones of the 1960's group The Monkees' he changed his surname to Bowie and the legend was born.
‘Someone’s head resting on my knee, warm and cosy as he can be. Oh wouldn’t it be loverly?’
Celebrating 30 years with the stage musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is currently touring the UK and continuing to delight rock 'n' roll lovers with a show featuring not only Buddy Holly and the Crickets but The Big Bopper and Richie Valens.
Turn on the news these days and you’ll likely come away depressed and despondent. What’s a girl gotta do to raise a smile around here? Answer: Buy a ticket for Priscilla Queen of the Desert. It’s fun, feel-good, and guaranteed to banish bad moods for ever.
So is it a Play? a Film? Answer, both of these!...... but this time add a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. What is extraordinary about the story is it is based on a real life event which actually happened with phenomenal success way back in 1998 when a group of ladies, all members of the Women's Institute (W.I.) in rural Yorkshire wanted to raise money for charity.
So, who are the Addams family? Well go on....do you really need an introduction? They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky....the Addams family! Admit it... you are now singing the signature tune and clicking your fingers as are the audience at Blackpool Grand theatre from the minute the opening bars started.
‘It won’t be long before they’re naming buildings in Birkenhead after the pyramids of Egypt! Never going to happen.’
When a theatre is packed you know there are great expectations from the audience and tonight at the Opera House Blackpool there was a real buzz in the air as people took to their seats eagerly awaiting to see what this juke box musical had to offer.
Directed by Si Foster, Harry Moore and Sophia Thow, the Theatre Royal’s Youth Company, RTDA, perform an annual musical each year in August, with this year’s show being The Sound of Music. Having watched this youth company for a number of years I was both excited, and unsure, of what to expect of such an ambitious Rodgers and Hammerstein show being performed by a group of children and young people.
If someone says to you “Irish dancing”, I’m sure that you immediately conjure up an image of a neat row of busy feet, all moving in perfect harmony. The showcase of Irish dance in Eurovision back in 1994 raised the profile of the genre and led to the creation of several international dance troupes. Rhythm of the Dance is one of those companies, which this year is celebrating twenty years of touring the world showcasing Irish dance and music, and tonight they brought their modern and upbeat show to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.
On Monday night, I went to see, the longest running show in history. The Mousetrap. I have wanted to see this show for a number of years, and it was worth the wait! A very good, highly professional show from start to finish by all involved.
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