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Last night, Kevin and I had the pleasure of being invited along by Aberdeen Performing Arts to the press evening of Pride & Prejudice *(*sort of) at His Majesty’s Theatre.
This Oliver award winning play for best comedy is at His Majesty’s Theatre until Saturday. The performance comprises a cast of five women, each playing a role as a servant and one or two of the other main characters. How’s that for women’s empowerment?
The play written and produced by Isobel McArthur is an alternative take on Jane Austen’s original 1813 novel. First premiered in Glasgow in 2018, and following a hugely successful stint in the West End, this fantastically funny show is now returning to Scotland with its original cast.
The plot follows the original Austen novel, but brought to modern day with witty jokes and references. Costume changes are frequent and cleverly done to perfectly capture each character’s personality. I particularly loved the choice of the ladies’ Dr Martens boots!
Pride & Prejudice *(*sort of) is at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen until Saturday 15th October. You can find good availability here at Aberdeen Performing Arts.
AD/PR EVENT-As always, all views and opinions are my own.
Last night, Kevin, Quinn and I had the pleasure of being invited along by Aberdeen Performing Arts to the press evening of The Cher Show at His Majesty’s Theatre.
This epic new musical is in town for a five-night stint at His Majesty’s Theatre. The show tells the story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame as she battles the various obstacles that were continually put in the way. This is a powerful musical that touches on the emotions as Cher makes her way through an incredible fifty year career.
The brand new production is produced by Strictly’s Arlene Phillips and choreographed by Oti Mabuse.
Three west end stars play Cher – Millie O’Connell as Babe, Danielle Steers as Lady and the Oliver Award nominated Debbie Kurup as the Diva as the story takes us through her younger years raised by a single mother to her leaving home at just sixteen to make her way in the unforgiving entertainment business. Her entire life and career is played out expertly in a glitter fest of her famous costumes.
The show features her greatest hits, including Strong Enough, I Got You Babe and Believe. The last scenes had the entire audience dancing in the aisles!
The Cher Show is at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen until Saturday 8th October. You can find good availability here at Aberdeen Performing Arts.
Celebrating 25 years of standing ovations – Michael Flatley’s Lord of the dance has become the most successful production in entertainment history. After witnessing last night’s performance, it’s easy to see why!
This legendary Irish dance show emerges from the dreams of the little spirit, a classic tale of good versus evil where the lord of the dance must fight against evil in the form of the Dark Lord and his army of warriors.
Alongside the extremely high energy Irish dancing, the audience enjoyed some fantastic singing with Carrickfergus favourite. The two fiddle players were also extremely talented and helped tell the story brilliantly.
After 25 years on the road, the show is as fresh and exciting as ever. Here’s to the next 25! I would recommend that you catch Lord of the Dance while you can–It’s in town until Thursday July 7th. You can purchase tickets here.
The show, which is fresh from a run at the London Palladium, was a non-stop extravaganza of colour and song from beginning to end. If you’re looking for an early summer musical treat, then this show is the one! From the opening act through to the classics of Any Dream Will Do to Go Go Go Joseph, the first half flew in and it was easy to see why Joseph remains one of the favourite musicals in the land.
I must give special mention to Rochelle Sherona who made her tour debut as Narrator this week. Her performance was so good it was as though she had played the role for years!
Jac Yarrow was also fantastic, as Joseph and his solo performance of Close Every Door was especially impressive.
You can’t write about a Joseph performance without mentioning the wonderful child cast. Their talent and energy were a joy to see and there is every chance we will see one or two of them playing some leading roles in the future.
The evening finished with the entire audience on their feet to the Joesph Megamix. It was a wonderful ending to an impressive performance. Joseph is in town until Saturday evening and I would recommend you get along if you can. Tickets can be purchased here.
The second performance of a fifteen-night stint at His Majesty’s Theatre, as part of their UK tour, this outrageous musical comedy certainly had the audience laughing and smiling throughout the two-hour performance.
Make no mistake, the Book of Mormon is one of the top musicals currently running anywhere right now! It’s easy to see why it’s a nine-time Tony Award and four-time Oliver award winning hit.
The opening scene starts in Salt Lake City Mormon training centre as the latest new missionaries complete their training and prepare to accept their mission spreading the word of the church around the world. The star of the class is Elder Price (Robert Colvin) and he is hoping to be sent to the sunshine state of Florida and the parks and attractions of Orlando, however his prayers don’t get answered and instead gets matched with the hilarious Elder Cunningham (Conner Peirson) and sent to a remote village in Uganda with the aim to convert the locals to the church.
This is the beginning of a hilarious journey, as the residents initially don’t take too kindly to the preaching from the book, but Elder Cunningham shares his wisdom and before being declared as the Prophet who can save the village. There is an array of catchy dance and songs that had the audience clapping along, some of which include language that marks the show suitable for over 13’s!
We had a great time and would recommend you get along to see if you can. Your prayers might not get answered, but you will definitely laugh out loud time and time again! You can purchase your tickets through Aberdeen Performing Arts at the Box Office.