Running Wild, based on a true story by Michael Morpurgo, is the latest of his works to be adapted for the stage. Beginning a UK tour in February 2017 at Chichester Festival Theatre, Running Wild has had a four day run at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury which I have been lucky enough to be invited to. The theatre is absolutely packed for opening night. There is a real buzz and atmosphere in the air with lots of children in the audience.
Funny Girl is the semi-autobiographical story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic genius see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star. It first opened on Broadway in 1964 and provided Barbara Streisand with her big break as the original lead role. Funny Girl is now touring the UK, across twenty two cities from February 2017.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently touring the UK and Ireland. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, it follows Christopher Boone, a fifteen year old boy trying to work out who murdered his neighbour, Mrs Shears’ dog. I was lucky enough to see the opening performance at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.
Dance is one of my favourite things to watch. Having been a dancer and now a dance teacher, I fully appreciate the art form and how powerful it can be. I had no idea what to expect from this show and I am in absolute awe the entire time. It is such a surprise to be watching a dance work focusing around same sex relationships. The piece follows the lives of three couples; a lesbian couple, a heterosexual partnership and the love triangle of three men.