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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

What am I missing? 8 musicals where I just didn’t get the hype by Sophie Garrod

For every person who is a major fan of a show, there is someone on the other end of the spectrum who doesn’t like it. What would be the fun if we all liked the same things?! Here i…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

My heart goes out to every single member of the theatre community by Sophie Garrod

It really is with a heavy heart that I find myself writing such a piece on theatre. I really didn’t think this day would ever come.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

In need of love & positivity? Here’s a selection of musical songs to listen during self-isolation by Sophie Garrod

With everything going on at the moment, I thought one thing that everyone could do with is some positive and uplifting songs. If you think I’ve missed any, please let me know and chec…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

‘Threatens to sound better than the original’: DADDY LONG LEGS – Cirencester ★★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

With direction from Kirstie Davis, the music, choreography, design and talent all coincide for a great production of Daddy Long Legs at the Barn Theatre.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

‘A show that the world needs right now’: KINKY BOOTS – Touring ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

Kinky Boots a show that will make you laugh out loud, shed a tear, and have your toe tapping throughout, and mixed with some glitz, glamour and drag queens, what more could you want?

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

‘A unique kind of theatre that is recommended’: THE GREAT GATSBY IMMERSIVE THEATRE – Gatsby’s Drugstore ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

The Great Gatsby Immersive Theatre was a really enjoyable thing to do, a very different piece of theatre to anything I have experienced before and I did have a great time, so I truly would r…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

‘Brilliantly told & unbelievably gripping’: MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO & JULIET – Touring ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

I realised very quickly to believe in the critics that have described Matthew Bourne as a wonderful storyteller. Through physical movement, relationships between characters, facial expressio…

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Shows to see to celebrate Pride Month by Sophie Garrod

June is widely celebrated throughout the UK as being the month to celebrate Pride. The month is used to embrace a culture that was once suppressed, and what better way to do this than to wat…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

‘Potentially the best piece of theatre I have ever seen’: ELECTROLYTE – Touring ★★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

I truly believe that Electrolyte is doing positive things to bring mental health to the surface in a safe space where people can see themselves reflected in art, as well as start important c…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

‘Brilliant, naughty & outrageously funny’: Avenue Q –Touring ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

As well as the humour, I was also surprised how emotional I became at the lives of these little puppets on Avenue Q; a brilliant show all-round.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

‘The talent in the room was huge’: SATURDAY SUPPER CLWB – Cardiff by Sophie Garrod

Saturday Supper Clwbs are described as “your brand-new Saturday out” hosted by Wales Millennium Centre and through my experience I can certainly say that it was a fun one.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top Ten Tips for West End Live by Sophie Garrod

With just one week to go, I thought it would be the perfect time to put together my Top Ten Tips for attending West End Live and I hope it helps.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Rise Up: Flat 4 Theatre wants to see women being more than one thing on stage by Sophie Garrod

“We started the company because we agreed that theatre isn’t telling women’s stories the way women deserve,” says Flat 4 Theatre.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

‘A delicate show with powerful moments, laughs & tears’: WAITRESS – West End ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

Waitress is a delicate show with powerful moments, laughs and tears that I have no doubt everyone will love.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Rise Up: Nathaniel Hall takes a ‘funny & frank’ look at the impact of HIV in First Time at the Edinburgh Fringe by Sophie Garrod

With practice seeking to empower individuals to tell their own stories, Nathaniel Hall is a proudly northern writer, director and producer of inspiring, bold, provocative and socially-minded…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rise Up: Aslant Theatre Company shows a different perspective on the stories that we know by Sophie Garrod

With a name taken from Shakespeare’s classic play Hamlet: “There is a willow grows aslant the brook”, Aslant Theatre Company is interested in producing both new works and imaginative i…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rise Up: Liminal Theatre Productions dedicated creates theatre that is unapologetically political by Sophie Garrod

Liminal Theatre Productions (Liminal for short) is first and foremost a theatre for social change. All three of their members passionately believe that ‘theatre can change the world’ and…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Rise Up: Just Club Theatre brings the inclusivity of a club atmosphere to theatre by Sophie Garrod

Just Club is a theatre company which produces part stand-up, part gig and part theatre, and they use the fusion of these mediums to tell stories that appeal to wider audiences, rather than s…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Rise Up: Hags Ahoy targets social injustice in new play Right of Entitlement by Sophie Garrod

Steven Todd has written multiple plays in his lifetime, and paired up with wife Melissa, the two formed theatre company Hags Ahoy in March 2018.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Rise Up: Quirkspace continues to create innovative theatre by Sophie Garrod

Quirkspace is a company that was formed in 2018 and has always been about creating bold and exciting theatre. With a range of artists and quirky/unconventional venues, the company has produc…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Rise Up: Pepita Productions brings I am Not Victoria Wood to the Brighton Fringe by Sophie Garrod

Pepita Productions is a theatre company that aims to create thought-provoking performances that also entertain. The company was formed by Julia Knight and the name for the company is inspire…

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