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