Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Theatre Blogs of Note… WebCowGirl!

We love the theatre blog ‘Life In The Cheap Seats’, written by WebCowGirl.  
Who and what?
She’s an American living in London, and insists on writing about the ‘theater’ rather than the ‘theatre’.
Her blog has lots of variety in terms of what she reviews, from dance, through film to musicals, but she does stick entirely to reviews. There’s a lot of theatre in there, and its of all different kinds. You name it, she’ll watch it, and she isn’t afraid to say if she has preconceptions or surprises either.
Why do we like it?
Reviews are never too long, never boring, and generally very witty. They have the right amount of personality, just a hint of context or anecdote, and a good idea of the kinds of audience who would like the shows she reviews.
Posts of Note
  • The great: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – National Theatre
  • The mini review (when she doesn’t have much time!): Henry V – Propeller at Hampstead Theatre
  • And a ballet: Review – Metamorphosis Titian 2012 – Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House
WebCowGirl’s blog: Life in the Cheap Seats

The Phantom of the Opera - Our Reader's Review

Today we want to share one of our readers’ reviews for the musical The Phantom of the Opera. Thank you Laura for taking the time to share your experience with other theatre lovers!!

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre, London

“There are lots of good things about having a sister, but maybe the best one is that there’s nobody else in the world who would text me on a Wednesday afternoon to say “I want to see Phantom tonight. Are you coming? I’m paying.”

I’d seen it twice before (as had she: in fact, I’ve only ever been to see it with her, at her instigation), but the last time was a while ago and it turned out I’d forgotten quite a lot of it, which was a pleasant surprise – although the bits I remembered were the best bits, which are still the best bits even when you know what’s going to happen.