Theatre, particularly musical theatre has been one of my greatest loves. My fascination with the stage began at the age of three. I enrolled in Drama Classes to improve my confidence but stayed on for twelve or so years as I became dearly attached to the world of performance.
Over the years, I’ve engaged with the different parts of theatre production in the secret hope that I could nestle myself into it for the rest of my life. In primary school, I would take up any opportunity I could to act, including playing the Grandpa in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In Secondary School, I took a greater role behind the scenes and tried my hand at managing the lighting for the school shows. In University, I tried to get involved with the producer/coordinator role. Despite loving every minute of all these ventures, my most natural fit has always been as a silent observer from the audience.
In my view, few things are as magical as the theatre. I love suspending my disbelief and being transported away from my own reality and anywhere that the different shows seek to take me. There is so much the medium can do; if in the right hands, it can carry potent political messages, inspire hope, make you laugh as well as cry.
I’m lucky that I live in London so that I can regularly visit the West End (and grab cheap day seats when the box office opens). However, I have been fortunate enough to see shows in other exciting places such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stuttgart, Hamburg and New York. I enjoy the challenge of articulating my thoughts on a certain show and learning more about the creative process. I am always open to challenge and enjoy nothing more than engaging with someone on their views on a production they’ve recently seen.
So let me know your thoughts, either by leaving a comment, or dropping my message through Twitter or Instagram.
From Your Fair Theatregoer,