I’ve seen one pantomime in my life which was Sleeping Beauty. It was at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings. I enjoyed it but in all honesty, it wasn’t amazing.. I was 17 at the time and it was a kiddy show so that’s probably why. I would love to see a proper, big show in London or something.. I know I would love it!!
I recently spoke to a girl called Sophie who owns the blog https://onewomanwestendshow.com/. She seems like a very friendly, approachable person. I have seen loads of blogs but not once have I seen a theatre blog until now! Reading through her blog has definitely made me realise how much I want to see a show… probably Wicked. SHE HAS SEEN 62 SHOWS!!!! (She lists them on her blog) I’m so jealous.
She blogs about the shows she’s seen, historical shows, she talks about the songs within a show and even her ‘pre and post show rituals’. I’ve read every single one and they’re humorous, interesting and makes me want to read more. I love the way she writes.
On a more serious note, Sophie blogs about something so important, something not many people would consider – Disability in a theatre, as a theatre goer or as a performer. Now, I never even realised this. However, as Sophie works for a theatre and goes regularly then it would be something she witnesses often. These three posts help people like me understand the trouble disabled people go through just to enjoy something, as a performer or a goer. I wont give anymore away but you should all go over and read it. Even if it is just the disability part. It’s very eye opening.
Anyways, definitely head over to her blog! Or even her instagram which is
@onewomanwestendshow (one woman west end show without spaces)