Fame The Musical, Bournemouth Pavilion with BH Live [AD Press Review]

Fame The Musical, Bournemouth Pavilion with BH Live [AD Press Review]

This review of Fame The Musical at the Bournemouth Pavilion is courtesy of complimentary tickets given to me by BH Live

Last night I had the great joy of seeing one of my most popular musicals of all time, Fame The Musical with my Mum at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre courtesy of tickets from BH Live, the South Coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues.

The international smash hit sensation Fame The Musical is based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, directed by Alan Parker that then became a TV Series and in 1988, a musical, that follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts.

The story sees the starry-eyed students navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life through their journey to searching for themselves and for their art.

The bittersweet but uplifting triumph story of Fame explores the truly timeless issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

This year, the stellar cast celebrate the 30th anniversary of this touching, universal and timeless story of discipline, desire and determination. With an arts background, in music, I’ve long loved these elements to Fame, and witnessed so many of my loved ones go through the trials and tribulations of stage school.

Fame The Musical is a story that so beautifully portrays how so many are so passionately driven by their art. Whether it is to entertain, to leave a mark on the world, to bewitch their magical talents on those they behold, but mostly who, with their craft, ‘want to live forever’.

Fame is the epitome of an energetic musical from start to finish, capturing the never-ending fast-paced, and the intimate heartbeat of a performing arts school. However, it also skillfully balances this energy with the heavy reality that some of the students fail, where few find fame and the rest spend their entire lives desperately and obsessively mastering their craft in the hope of a big break, that quite possibly never comes.

We meet fame-hungry Carmen (the part played to perfection by Stephanie Rojas), whose drive for perfection has tragic consequences. We then have sweetly star-struck Serena (played by beautiful Molly McGuire), the student tortured by his art, Nick (played by the incredible Keith Jack), Joe (played by the brilliant Albey Brookes) the actor completely out of touch with his emotions, Schlomo (played incredibly by Simon Anthony) the saxophone protegé and a whole class of other students, all of whom yearn to be famous.

The various stories and journies of these students are supported by their performing art teachers who coax, coerce and encourage the pupils to work hard and make the most of their talents, both on and off stage. The role of the driven headteacher Miss Sherman is played by the iconic Mica Paris, whose performance of ‘These Are My Children’ was simply spellbinding and had the audience completely and utterly starstruck and speechless. Her voice and her talent is simply otherworldly and I would highly recommend catching this performance to behold Mica Paris alone.

The cast is truly spectacular for Fame, and this production proudly boasts theatre mega-stars Keith Jacks (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice), however this production truly boasts a highly talented ensemble cast, consistently brilliant vocals and amazing choreography.

From the moment it started to the interval, and to the very end, Fame truly transported you to the intimacy of the soul-searching so many of these young people face as they journey as life pushes them to their very limits.

There are so many magical and moving moments. In her stage debut as the elegant and sweet ballet dancer Iris, Jorgie Porter plays this role with such tender ballet scenes that it truly takes your breath away. It was just so stunning to see the traditional art of ballet to be so built upon throughout the night. Coupled with the other energetic, eye-catching and exciting choreography incorporating set pieces such as desks and lockers, you are truly left spellbound how the cast remember such intricate routines. The standing ovation the cast received at the end was everything they deserved and more.

Fame is a timeless story that was relevant 30 years ago and will be 30 years from now. The desire for celebrity fame at any cost can be devastating, and we only have to look online or see it across the tabloids to see how this is so. The musical production of Fame does the most incredible job, through the synthesis of highly impactful music and dance to paint this in a truly stunning theatrical performance that will ‘live forever’ in your memories.

It’s truly no wonder that Fame The Musical has seen seven West End runs since opening on Broadway in 1988 and continues to be one of the best-loved musicals across the world.

A huge thank you to BH Live for the tickets to this most electrifying performance of Fame The Musical. How many of you have also seen Fame? 

If you’d like to see Fame the musical in Bournemouth, at the Bournemouth Pavilion, the show is on until Saturday 31st August 2019. To get your tickets with absolute ease you can head to BH Live online or order them by calling 0300 500 0595.

Event: Fame – The Musical

Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Date(s): Monday 26th – Saturday 31st August 2019

Time(s): 7:30pm

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Amélie The Musical, Bournemouth Pavilion with BH Live [AD Press Review]

Amélie The Musical, Bournemouth Pavilion with BH Live [AD Press Review]

This review of Amélie The Musical at the Bournemouth Pavilion is courtesy of complimentary tickets given to me by BH Live

Last night I had the great joy of seeing one of my favourite films of all time, ‘Amelie’ but this time turned musical, with my Mum at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre courtesy of tickets from BH Live, the South Coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues.

The original film, ‘Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain’, was released in 2001, starring Audrey Tautou (one of my all-time favourite actresses who is also sensational in ‘Coco Before Chanel’) and Matthieu Kassovitz.

To date, it is one of the highest-grossing French-language films released in the United States, taking $33 million. And the huge international success that Amélie was, went on to win Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards in 2002 (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards, including best foreign-language film.

The Synopsis

Amélie is the story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

Telling the story of the imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, Amélie The Musical is a vibrant, re-conception of the Broadway production and film with new orchestrations.

From start to finish, you’ll be inspired by Amélie as an imaginative dreamer and idealist who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibilities around every corner. Although times are hard for dreamers, Amélie is someone to believe in. 

The Cast

At the heart of the story, French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson makes an extremely confident lead as the iconic altruist Amélie Poulain. With an incredible voice, her unique authenticity truly carving the part as her own, divine comic timing, quirky innocence and emotional illiteracy she leads this part with such magic, and she was surely born to play this role. Of this part, Audrey Brisson said: 

“Bonjour, je m’appelle Audrey Brisson et c’est avec un immense plaisir que je m’apprête à jouer le rôle d’Amelie Poulain. That is to say, I am really looking forward to sharing this journey filled with imagination and quirkiness that Amélie will concoct for us. Until then, à bientôt. (Have a raspberry on me!)”

Audrey trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She also studied Classical Singing at Cegep St-Laurent, Canada. As a child and teenager, Audrey worked extensively with Cirque Du Soleil as a vocalist and acrobat. She performed in their international tours of ‘Reinvente, Quidamand’ and the Cirque Du Soleil 30th Anniversary Concert.

Alongside her as the leading man, Nino is played by Danny Mac, who I fondly remember from Hollyoaks but whon has also appeared in ‘Les Miserables’ (Southampton), the West End’s ‘Wicked’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (BBC finalist). With his Disney Prince Charming esque looks, I so loved his warmth, and his sincerity in this role where he never tried to steal the limelight from Audrey, but rather subtly complimented her every move throughout so beautifully. He truly shined with his breathtaking voice and superb timing in a role that truly built momentum throughout.

They were then joined by a sensationally strong ensemble of actor-musicians who were beyond superb. As a musician myself with absolutely no idea about acting, the fact they could perform so well at both disciplines is mindblowing. Going from accordion to piano, to strings, to their placements, it all added a hugely impressive, atmospheric and expressive element to this unique performance. What was so evident above it all was the sheer pace this musical is set to. And from the music, to the choreography, the musical has movement at every turn, which in turn truly celebrates the mood of each and every magical moment on stage.

The music itself is by Hem’s Daniel Messé, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar®-nominated film is written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman.

Ever since I first watched the Amélie film, it is the piano score by Yann Tierson that has become so loved and cherished by pianists and listeners all over the world. I remember so fondly learning all of the pieces on the piano, and thus I was so curious to see how this would come across in the musical.

And whilst there are no big showstopping numbers in the musical that are perhaps as memorable as the film, I just so adored this whimsy score of improvised modern French music that so builds and builds, word paints magically, and has many exquisite poignant moments such as the pin-drop ending. Coupled with the live performers, I truly felt like I had been transported to magical Montmartre for the night immersed in the sights and sounds of my favourite city. 

To me, Amélie the film is a masterpiece, and so I was beyond excited to see the musical version. It’s always hard not to compare, but what is true for both, is how beautifully the exploration of human behaviour, loss, growing old, and feeling love is portrayed.

Both the film and the musical truly emphatically draw you into Amélie’s heart and journey, and there’s true enlightenment and joy for us all when she is ready to embrace and accept the love which is offered. I think this ending is most spectacularly portrayed in the musical version, as being in a room full of other people, with the pin-dropping silence, truly added a beyond poignant, spectacular ending to this most beautiful moment. 

The film version of Amélie is of course so magical because it is in the French language, and set in the heart of fairytale Paris, however, the musical set truly transports you to the fairytale city with as much ease. From a rotating photo booth that doubles as a church confessional, pianos that take a million different scenes on, a typical french cafe scene, and the enchanting room where Amélie watches the world unfold from the circular window and reaches to it from a lampshade from the stage ground. 

The themes in both are comparable as both tackle sweetness, light and of course, it truly is known for its wondrous whimsicality. However, it is also a film and plot, with some very heavy things going on in it that are unearthed as Amélie goes on her journey of exploration. The musical is rated as a 14+ as a result. The musical version also exacerbates a huge streak of surrealism that I am so used to with French art! For example, a rather nasty grocer is taken over by gigantic figs, and a huge oversized gaudy gnome performs a quick-change routine while singing about the destinations he’s visited! 

But overall, every scene is so well crafted with little details that make you smile, laugh and cry. It’s a truly timeless, wonderful story, a huge range of emotions and a distinctive French flair, packaged with a strong dose of joy and humanity. My one criticism would be that if you haven’t seen the film, like my confused Mum, then you will be just that: confused! The musical really lends itself to some prior knowledge otherwise I think the whole thing could seem a surreal evening in itself! The accents also need some concentration and attention if you’re unsure what is going on.

A huge thank you to BH Live for the tickets to this most enchanting performance of Amélie. How many of you have also seen Amélie? 

If you’d like to see Amélie in Bournemouth, at the Bournemouth Pavilion, the show is on until Saturday 17th August 2019. To get your tickets with absolute ease you can head to BH Live online or order them by calling 0300 500 0595.

Event: Amélie – The Musical

Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Date(s): Monday 12 – Saturday 17 August 2019

Time(s): 7:30pm

Tickets: £15.50 – £30.25

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Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine at the Crafts Council

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine at the Crafts Council

To mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic British jewellery brand, Tatty Devine, the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins in London has an exhibition of Tatty Devine’s playful, original and distinctive jewellery designs that will then tour the UK.

Taking place from 20th July to 11th August, ‘Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine’, features over 100 pieces from the last 20 years of Tatty Devine’s iconic collection, from the early leather cuffs and piano belts to giant two metre versions of their iconic art pieces and the famous name necklaces in their original acrylic designs. 

It also features sketchbooks and two new films that truly illuminates the inspiring story of how Tatty Devine truly put their name on the jewellery map and changed the industry.

The History Of Tatty Devine

The very humble beginnings of Tatty Devine started with the founder’s Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine setting up a market stall in the iconic Spitalfields Market in the late 1990s. This was such an inspiring time in fashion and popular culture. The birth of the supermodel, the sounds of BritPop sweeping across the airwaves and a huge political and cultural shift.

In this exhibition, it’s exciting to look back on this period in time and look at just how much Tatty Devine were involved in this. Together, they journeyed through these creative times, challenged jewellery conventions, and started to make their arts and crafts stamp on the industry.

Tatty Devine are perhaps most well-known for their acrylic style of jewellery making that was discovered in 2001 on a trip to New York that led them to discover the laser cut acrylic style. It was this turning point in their creative journey that unleashed a whole new set of creative possibilities and ideas.

Jewellery

I truly feel that, as a child of the 90s and early 00s, I have grown up with Tatty Devine’s idiosyncratic designs. It was so special to see Tatty Devine’s jewellery honoured in this way, as well as exploring ideas of feminism, entrepreneurship, innovative British making, and the power of creativity.

Tatty Devine, throughout their incredible 20 years, have always created personality-packed jewellery that has become much loved and still culturally relevant. 

From their classic creation, that takes details such as fruit, stars and planets and everyday items and shapes and transforms them into a work of wearable art, to their statement slogan pieces, to their recent on-point collection EU and Me

As the owner of Beauxoxo for over 10 years, selling my handmade hair accessories, I adored following the DIY and humble start that Tatty Devine had. They truly are the pinnacle of a handmade, arts and craft success, and a brand I know many so deeply admire.

I also so deeply admire the ethics, narrative and unknowingly anarchic approach that Tatty Devine has always had that resonated with a fashion industry and public who were hungry for something different from the commercialised, mass-produced products on offer. In fact, that still produced mass-produces. 

And even before they made their mark with their laser cut style of jewellery making, Tatty Devine were turning throwaway disposable objects like scraps of leather and guitar plectrums into jewellery that not only landed the brand in Vogue magazine but also in the hearts of loyal fans all over the world.

If you’re already a fan of Tatty Devine you absolutely MUST see this free exhibition (yes this incredible collection is free) and will find yourself leaving even more in love and deeply proud of the brand they have always been, and have become now.

If you’re fascinated by the arts, fashion and arts, then prepare yourself to be deeply enchanted by this collection that allows such an intimate behind the scenes to how this indie brand started and the story behind the unique pieces. 

It’s made me fall even more in love with Tatty Devine, if that was possible, and I treasure my pieces even more dearly. If you do pop by this exhibition, you’ll also be able to get hands-on creating some ideas from their ‘How To Make Jewellery’ book that was a lovely touch.

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed this post and are able to see the exhibition for yourself before it closes this weekend in London, and have the joy of seeing it in the future destinations. You can find all about where these destinations, as well as additional information about the collection from The Crafts Council right here

If you love the arts and fashion as much as me, you might also enjoy looking at some of my previous museum trips

How many you adore Tatty Devine as much as me? Have any of you made it to this exhibition, or plan to go to the other locations?

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Lethaby Gallery (within Central Saint Martins)
1 Granary Square
King’s Cross
London
N1C 4AA

**** 20 July – 11 August 2019 ****

Opening Times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 11am–6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12–5pm

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An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection, London

An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection, London

This summer, The Wallace Collection presents the enchanting exhibition, ‘An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection’ in London’s Hertford House. 

This exhibition, at the exquisite Wallace Collection, features a personally selected edit of shoe designs from Manolo Blahník’s private archives set amongst the masterpieces of the Wallace Collection.

Art and fashion have always been intrinsically linked, from clothing design to catwalk show art direction, and in this truly magnificent collection, we see Blahník’s stunning creations, an icon from the world of contemporary fashion, juxtaposed with the Wallace’s outstanding collection that has been an inspiration to artists and fashion designers since it opened to the public in 1900.

“Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis”

Manolo Blahník

Manolo Blahník

Born in the Canary Islands to a Spanish mother and a Czech father, Manolo Blahník studied languages and art in Geneva before moving to Paris in 1965 where he decided to become a set designer.

On a visit to New York in 1969, Blahník showed his theatre designs to Diana Vreeland, the ex-editor-in-chief of American Vogue, who honed in on his shoes and encouraged him to concentrate on them. It was by visiting factories and talking to machine operators, pattern cutters and technicians that Blahnik learnt the art of making shoes.

In 1970 Blahník opened his first boutique in London’s Chelsea and in 1972 Ossie Clark, then the most famous designer in London, used Blahník’s shoes. The rest as they say, is history.

Blahník is a true artist and craftsman from the beginning illustration and idea, to the shape and heels that he still perfects with his very own hands.

The lines and silhouette of a Manolo Blahník shoe is truly distinctive timeless, classic, to otherworldly and theatrical and remain instantly recognisable as unique, inimitable exercises in precision and balance, exquisite workmanship and luxury. 

With a career spanning over 45 years, Manolo Blahník has become one of the world’s most influential shoe designers of all time and his shoes have spellbound an international set of adoring and loyal devotees across the globe.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Manolo Blahník

People walk differently in high heels. Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.

Manolo Blahník

One of my favourite things about The Wallace Collection is that it is home to one of my favourite paintings of all time: ‘The Swing’ by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. 

This painting is considered one of the great masterworks of the Rococo era, a movement that emerged from the Baroque period. The painting depicts a young woman on a tree swing, being pushed by her husband. The young woman is clearly flirting with the young man in the foreground, of whom her husband is unaware.

Fragonard’s painting has gone on to influence many later works, from paintings to sculptures, and even made a way into popular culture. The most recent reference was in the animated feature film ‘Tangled”, created in the style of the painting.

I’ve long loved and admired this painting, in fact, the same goes for many of the gorgeous Fragonard paintings that can be found in this room, but I must admit, looking at this painting in the context of the designs Blahník that sat beneath it made me look at the work in a whole new light. In fact, did you know that Blahník designed the shoes for the Marie Antoinette film?

Suddenly I was looking at every single shoe in the paintings of every single work and noticing just how much detail is always waiting to be discovered in art. Because now I look at it and imagine that this lady’s pink satin shoe is surely an early Manolo, don’t you think? 

The Wallace Collection History

“The Wallace Collection has been a point of reference for me since my early days in London. It was – and remains – one of my favourite museums with the most refined selection of art. I am incredibly humbled and honoured to be a part of the project and have my work displayed at the museum.”

Manolo Blahník

The Wallace, in the heart of London’s Manchester Square, is the most extraordinary, exquisite collection of paintings and artefacts because it is like a capsule of taste in the 18th and 19th century.

The Wallace Collection was brought together by one family: the Marquesses of Hertford and the illegitimate son of the fourth Marquess, Sir Richard Wallace. Together they bought different things from Renaissance bronzes to Boulle furniture, and it is this diversity that is so reflected in the art and design of Blahník’s shoes. 

Blahník has long loved The Wallace Collection, and the connection in the details of creations to the room and setting is so apparent. Even details such as the curves in china and the print, that bloomed into a shoe boot of graphic daisies. It truly illuminates the treasures of the Wallace Collection even more clearly as you stop to pause and discover the connections for yourself.

Overall, I was spellbound and flawed by the opulence and the enchanting way that The Wallace Collection, together with Blahník have so vividly, and so boldly painted the deep connection between art and fashion.

The juxtaposition of seeing Blahník’s magical, enchanting shoes with the old masters’ on display at the Wallace Collection truly presents a classic-on-classic viewing experience that is unforgettable.

In this free exhibition (yes this stunning collection is free) prepare yourself to be deeply enchanted by the treasures in the Wallace Collection, see the details of painting with fresh eyes, and glimpse up, close and personal how masterly Manolo Blahník is. 

I truly hope you’ve enjoyed this post and are able to see the exhibition for yourself. If you love the arts and fashion as much as me, you might also enjoy looking at some of my previous museum trips

How many you adore The Wallace Collection as much as me? And of course Manolo Blahník? 

“The greatest luxury is being free.”

Manolo Blahník

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The Wallace Collection
Hertford House, 
Manchester Square, 
London W1U 3BN

+44 (0)207 563 9500

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 10am-5pm

Wallace Collection Online

 

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The Mousetrap at the Bournemouth Pavilion with BH Live [AD Press Review]

The Mousetrap at the Bournemouth Pavilion with BH Live [AD Press Review]

This review of The Mousetrap at the Bournemouth Pavilion is courtesy of complimentary tickets given to me by BH Live

Last night I had the great joy of attending Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ with my Mum at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre courtesy of tickets from BH Live, the South Coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues.

‘The Mousetrap’ is a West End theatre institution, having been performed continuously in the West End in London since 1952. In this very year, it starred Richard Attenborough with his fellow film-star and beloved wife Sheila Sim in the leading roles.

Historically, the timing debut of ‘The Mousetrap’ was set deeply in post-war Britain and premiered just seven years since Hitler died. Moreover, much essential food was still rationed and Mr Winston Churchill was Prime Minister. In the USA, Harry Truman was President and Stalin was the ruler of Russia.

Elsewhere, there was ongoing fighting in Korea, and Princess Elizabeth began her long reign as Queen. In London, the last tram ran, and national television programmes ended at just 10.30 p.m.

It’s simply incredible to think of all the decades and tumultuous historic events this play has seen since it premiered in London, and the timeless thriller has earned the title of the world’s longest-running show of all time.

With this new nationwide tour of ‘The Mousetrap’ that comes to Bournemouth, as well as cities across the length and breadth of the country, it will give audiences all across the UK the opportunity to discover theatre’s best-kept secret that has been seen over 27,500 times!

Synopsis 

As a snowstorm closes in on the newly opened guesthouse, Monkswell Manor, a news report plays on the radio to no one. The police are on the hunt for a murderer.

The guests arrive one by one to Monkswell and then Agatha Christie weaves her magic and mastery. As we meet each character we are drawn further into the world of intrigue and misdirection.

As the snowstorm worsens the inhabitants of Monkswell Manor find themselves cut off from the outside world and we discover there is a murderer in their midst.

With a third and final murder anticipated there is a race against time to reveal the secret and discover the identity of the murderer. 

The Cast

The cast were all simply incredible who each that all played their part with such intrigue and suspense. Television star Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance, Emmerdale) has recently joined the cast as Mrs Boyle this summer as it continues on a major UK tour.

Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the timeless thriller returned to the road by popular demand in January 2019 and has been earning standout reviews from critics and public alike as it continues to visit more than 40 venues, travelling the length and breadth of the country. 

The full cast you will see in Bournemouth is David Alcock (Mr Paravicini), Geoff Arnold (Detective Sgt. Trotter), Nick Biadon (Giles Ralston), Lewis Chandler (Christopher Wren), John Griffiths (Major Metcalf), Harriett Hare (Mollie Ralston) and Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen (Miss Casewell).

https://youtu.be/kccrRJzhhoI

‘The Mousetrap’ is truly a masterpiece in murder mystery writing. As Agatha Christie has said of the work itself:

“It is sort of play you can take anyone to. It’s not really frightening. It’s  not really horrible. It’s not really a farce, but it has a little bit of all these things and perhaps that satisfies a lot of different people”.

Agatha Christie on The Mousetrap

And how true she was, watching the performance play out, you grow into liking and trusting so many of the characters, and also get to enjoy the light and warmth of the occasional comedic comment and actions of others that are so playfully woven in. However, do be warned, the nursery rhyme “Three blind mice” will never sound the same again!

The aura of mystery and suspense from ‘The Mousetrap’ still lives on today with thanks to the secret shocking twist at the end and also thanks to the cast at the end reinforcing the fact it is so important to keep the secret locked in our hearts. The set is also incredibly detailed and sophisticated all adding to the overall polished performance.

To see ‘The Mousetrap’ is a once in a lifetime experience and the only way to know why the show is so popular throughout the decades is to go and watch it for yourself! A truly wonderful evening lies ahead as you immerse yourself in an entangled web of suspense and twist ending woven by mastery of Dame Agatha Christie.

A huge thank you to BH Live for the tickets to this most memorable performance of Mousetrap. I’m so happy I finally saw the show and am part of the secret!

How many of you have also seen ‘The Mousetrap’? Or have you already seen it and are part of the #KeepTheSecret gang?

If you’d like to see it in Bournemouth, at the Bournemouth Pavilion, the show is on until Saturday 10th August 2019. To get your tickets with absolute ease you can head to BH Live online or order them by calling 0300 500 0595.

Event: Agatha Christie’s – The Mousetrap 

Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Date(s): Monday 05 – Saturday 10 August 2019

Time(s): 7:30pm

Tickets: £16.75 – £28.75

Purchase Mousetrap tickets through BH Live here

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New Jersey Nights at the Bournemouth Pavilion [AD Press Review]

New Jersey Nights at the Bournemouth Pavilion [AD Press Review]

This review of New Jersey Nights at the Bournemouth Pavilion is courtesy of complimentary tickets given to me by BH Live

New Jersey Nights has smashed box office records right across the USA and UK and yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of witnessing this spectacle of a show with thanks to BH Live for the complimentary tickets. The ultimate Tuesday treat!

New Jersey Nights is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and takes the audience on an energising musical journey with the nostalgic, much-loved sounds of one of the biggest selling groups of all times. 

Frankie Valli is one of the most iconic musicians of all time. Best known as the frontman of The Four Seasons, Frankie stood out from contemporary singers for his unique falsetto vocals.

After The Four Seasons, Frankie then went on to secure a highly successful solo career of his own, with songs that live on in the precious memory of so many decades later, and this is all so animately presented in New Jersey Nights. 

With The Four Seasons, Valli had 29 hit singles that reached the Top 40 and as a solo artist, he added a further nine Top 40 hits. In New Jersey Nights, you will hear songs from ‘Sherr’, one of the Four Seasons first number one hits to Frankie’s first solo single, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’. You will then journey through the 1970s to performances of the title track to the iconic film Grease, which became a hit all over the world.

For a career that has spanned half a century, it’s difficult to list all the awards and acclaim Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have won, and New Jersey Nights truly is the perfect tribute to this iconic period in music history.

Almost every recording artist of today owes it all to the music of the 1960s. It cannot be understated that the 1960s completely revolutionised pop music as we know it. It was by far the most influential musical decade in modern history, and this spread to the sounds to the style. 

As someone who has studied music history intensely, I just adore nothing more than to time travel back to this iconic decade. And last night, I travelled back in time to New Jersey where it all began, in this hugely vibrant, glitzy production that captured the essence of what made the 60s just so very special. 

The production is truly illuminated by the award-winning cast of incredible singers, dancers and unique stage sets. It was such a joy to see the audience reminisce with songs that have meant so much to them, and it’s truly no wonder that New Jersey Nights is one of the most popular touring productions of all time.

A huge thank you to BH Live for the tickets to this electrifying performance of New Jersey Nights, my Mum and I had the best time!

How many of you have also seen New Jersey Nights? If you’d like to see it in Bournemouth, at the Bournemouth Pavilion, the show is on until Saturday 3rd August 2019. To get your tickets with absolute ease you can head to BH Live online or order them by calling 0300 500 0595.

Purchase Tickets for New Jersey Nights via BH Live

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