Wicked defies gravity at Mayflower Theatre

Wicked defies gravity at Mayflower Theatre

Have you ever wondered what happened before Dorothy landed in Oz? The Wizard of Oz is a beloved childhood classic but I always did have a few questions about what happened before that tornado.

Wicked, the musical, has flown into Southampton and landed at Mayflower Theatre to tell the untold story of the witches of oz.

Last night I joined Southampton Bloggers* to review the show at the newly refurbished theatre. Here are my thoughts on seeing the musical sensation for the first time.

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P&O Cruises present new magic show called Astonishing

P&O Cruises present new magic show called Astonishing

Join me onboard Britannia for the day with P&O Cruises and Southampton Bloggers. I was invited to watch a preview of Astonishing, the new magic show, and sample Eric Lanlard’s afternoon tea.

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Woah Joey! Trot down to the Mayflower to watch War Horse

Woah Joey! Trot down to the Mayflower to watch War Horse

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse has galloped back to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton.

Here’s my thoughts on the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history.

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Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

Libertine Don Giovanni seduces Southampton through song

The libertine, the seducer, the swine! Don Giovanni flirted his way right into the hearts of the crowd, with the third in the series of the rabble rouser operas, at the Mayflower Theatre.

The Welsh National Opera held a trio of Italian operas at the iconic Southampton venue from some of the world’s greatest composers for its Spring season.

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A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A chat with ‘Don Giovanni’ ahead of his Mayflower Theatre performance

A trio of operas performed by the Welsh National Opera comes to Mayflower Theatre this week for the Rabble Rousers Season.

On Friday I’ll be seeing Don Giovanni, an opera based on Don Juan, the fictional libertine and legendary seducer.  It’s a classic story that’s been told in many ways since 1787. Lovers, murder and vengeance, highs and lows, comedy and tragedy. I’ve been assured it is a classic.

As you might be able to tell, opera isn’t my normal night out. But, as you know by now, I’m one for getting out of my comfort zone and challenging perceptions and stereotypes. Opera is extremely popular, and it’s about time I gave it a second chance.

Ahead of the show I spoke to Gavan Ring, an Irish tenor, who will be playing Don Giovanni, about his love for the opera, and how it’s becoming more accessible to millennials like me.

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The Addams Family at Mayflower Theatre

The Addams Family at Mayflower Theatre

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky – it’s the Addams Family! The brand new musical comedy from the makers of Jersey Boys is currently on at Mayflower Theatre until Saturday July 29. Continue reading “The Addams Family at Mayflower Theatre”

Fall down the rabbit hole with Wonderland at the Mayflower

Fall down the rabbit hole with Wonderland at the Mayflower

This Easter the Mayflower hosts the UK and European première of Wonderland between Tuesday 18 and Saturday 22 April.

Wonderland is a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. It follows the adventures of a grown up Alice as she quests to save her daughter, discover who she is and find true love. Continue reading “Fall down the rabbit hole with Wonderland at the Mayflower”