Since I last updated, I got the chance to watch 2 West End musicals!
I went to both within the same week, overkill, I know.
The first one was Mamma Mia!Source: http://mamma-mia.com
It was amazing! This musical was very nostalgic for me as it is my mother and I’s favourite ever musical. I had to try very hard to not sing along as to not annoy everyone else in the theatre. This was at the Novello Theatre near Covent Garden. It had a rather simple set with only one large main piece but the way they paid attention to the details and changing of pieces on the stage was just engineered to perfection.
A few days and a very spontaneous purchase of tickets later,
WE WENT TO WATCH WICKED.Source: https://www.westendtheatre.com
This was slightly pricier compared to Mamma Mia! and was situated in the Victoria Apollo Theatre just opposite Victoria Station. OMG. It was worth every single penny. TAKE MY MONEY! I have been trying to describe how I feel about this musical for the past 10 minutes and honestly, no words do it justice. The cast that I watched was lead by Alice Fearn as Elphaba and Sophie Evans as G(a)linda. I regret not buying the CD of their soundtrack as they added their own flair to the characters that differed from Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth. I cannot recommend this particular cast and musical highly enough.
I had an amazing time! I learnt to really appreciate the details of everything. The way the actors act with such emotion and sing at the same time. The power to captivate a whole theatre full of people does not come easy. Can you tell that I have a passion for musicals? I do, I do, I do, I do, I do. (ABBA/ Mamma Mia! reference. Heh.)
Semester 2 has started now and I have to get my head back out from the clouds. It’ll take me a while though.
P.S It’s the Chinese New Year! Happy Chinese New Year, everybody! Gong Xi Fa Chai!