chit-chat: February fun!

With quite a few things planned for February, I thought I’d write a little blog about the events and things I’m going to and excited about to let you know before things happen, that you should try to go to if you can! Basically, a round up of the events you’ll soon see blogged about here over the course of the month! This sounds ridiculous but I feel like adding a disclaimer saying that some things are subject to change ha! I’ll specify which things I’m definitely going to and things that might be happening but I’m not sure about…

In the first weekend of February I’m hoping to see Blurred Lines at The Shed which is part of and next to the National Theatre; it looks to be a very interesting play about feminism and equality, I saw a mention of it on Twitter the other day so I’m intrigued! On the 2nd I’m booked to see the final show of The Light Princess at the National Theatre which you can read my blog on here.

On the 5th of February I’m having another singing lesson (will soon do a blog/video on these!) and following that I’m FINALLY seeing The Book of Mormon, I’m so behind in having not seen it yet so cannot wait! In the weekend of the 8th/9th there I’m attending three very exciting concerts.

The evening of the 8th I’ll be seeing the Kerrigan and Lowdermilk ‘Music and Words’ concert at the St. James Studio which has Rachel Tucker and Stuart Matthew Price as guests (tickets here). They also have a concert on Sunday evening at the St. James (tickets here) including some of my favourite performers – Chlöe Hart, Julie Atherton, Lauren Samuels, Anton Zetterholm, Jodie Jacobs and Daniel Boys. It’s certainly set to be an amazing weekend of music at the St. James, one of my favourite venues.

Before the Kerrigan and Lowdermilk concert on Sunday the 9th I’m going to see Interval Productions ‘Interval. So Far.’ show at The Cockpit (tickets here) which will feature almost a medley arrangement of the four shows they’ve produced in the past two years. Three of the shows are completely original pieces – After The Turn, Streets, Another Way as well as the well-known RENT. Sadly I haven’t been able to see these shows while they’ve been on so I’m VERY excited to be able to see snapshots of them performed by incredible casts. A hell of a lot of work and care is going into this day, with an amazing £2,000 having been funded for them to put on the shows – Tori Allen-Martin doesn’t do things by half so I know this is going to be an amazing show.

On the 11th of February I’m going to see my friend perform in KSA Performing Arts School’s concert at the Battersea Barge (info here) which I’m looking forward to, and hopefully in the same week I’ll try to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at some point! I think also a friend of mine is hoping to come to London and we’ll either see The Bodyguard or Billy Elliot, two shows I haven’t seen, so that’ll be great if we do either of those.

In the weekend after that I’m going to the first preview of Urinetown on February 22nd at the St. James Theatre which has been long-awaited (info/tickets here)! I really can’t wait to see how they use the space of the theatre, I’m anticipating it to be a very interesting show. The day after, the 23rd, I have a ticket to attend Emma Hatton’s Songbirds concert at the Battersea Barge (tickets here) which is a concert to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. It’s got a fantastic all-female line up with some familiar faces from Wicked such as Emma herself, Sophie Linder-Lee, Jacqueline Hughes and Kerry Enright, along with Katie Paine, Jodie Jacobs, Sarah French and Natalie Andreou, so I’m sure it’s going to be a delightful evening!

As well as all of this happening in London, the UK tour of Wicked is hitting my home in Milton Keynes (tickets here) and I will be kicking myself if I don’t get to see it so I must fit a visit in during the month it’s there. Also with the cast change approaching (March 8th, fyi!) I’m hoping to see Once again in February and a few other shows will no doubt be thrown into the mix. It’s going to be a busy month! Just how I like them :)

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