As I sit here in my living room on New Years Eve 2013, whilst the wine is still breathing (and so am I), I wanted to take a moment to share my thanks and appreciation for every single one of you’s support this year. It’s had its ups and downs but the one thing that I have have always had to turn to in times of darkness is theatre. Knowing that so many of you are even remotely interested in what I have to say fills me with gratitude for my life and the blessings I have had.
2013 has been a strange year for theatre. Some amazing shows but also a fair amount of shows that I don’t think anyone should be subjected to. I had to laugh when I read Mark Shenton’s end of year review when he said “almost everything at the Charing Cross Theatre” was awful. WAG the Musical was an interesting show there. I think I was the only person who gave it a good review. I agree it was awful but my jaw hurt from laughing so much at the end and I walked home singing the songs, so how could I call it a bad show?
In August this year I put on a cabaret show at the St James Studio. Who would have thought I would ever be able to do that?! I still laugh about it now to myself but it was one of the best nights of my life. Seeing all your happy, smiling faces made all the hard work worth it. I’m in the very early stages of planning another, very special show for 2014 and so keep your eyes peeled for news of that!
People often ask me, “how did you get into blogging”, “how do you interview west end stars” and “how do you put on a show” and I tell them that anything is possible in life if you put your mind to it. If you want something then go out and don’t stop until you get it. That is all I did.
Reach for the stars and you might just reach the moon.
Happy new year everyone. Make 2014 something extra special, I certainly intend to.