I have fallen massively behind on this series, so it’s time for a catch up! Here’s what I got up to in May.
- A View from the Bridge, NT Live. I managed to catch the encore screening of this highly acclaimed production this month. Despite getting more into plays recently, I’m still not quite sure what to make of this one. Although it was very well critically received, I found there to be an inconsistency in accent delivery and I wasn’t gripped by the story. That being said I thought the staging of the production was incredibly crafted, and enjoyed Luke Norris‘s portrayal of Rodolfo.
- Save the Last Dance for Me UK Tour, Sunderland Empire. I saw a performance of this production when it was in Sunderland, and although it didn’t blow me away it was a very enjoyable evening. There was a pretty poor turn out for this show, especially as I went on a Friday night, although the audience that did attend obviously had a great time.
- CAUTION: SAFETY GOGGLES REQUIRED! Curious Questions, Explosive Answers, Hall Two, Sage Gateshead. In the midst of finals revision I seriously needed to get out of the house and find some inspiration, so I decided to take a trip to see Greg Foot’s touring show, which focuses on engaging both young children and adults in science. Greg is a scientist I have admired for some time, and it was great to be able to see him in person, and gave me the motivation I needed to get back into the revision zone to finish my last final.
- Bradley Creswick Recital, Hall Two, Sage Gateshead. I have seen Bradley perform before, and he is a truly inspirational violinist. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see him play again, and his personality as well as his excellent musicianship.
- American Idiot, Sunderland Empire. I have always loved Green Day‘s music, and am a little bit in love with Newton Faulkner‘s voice, so this seemed like the perfect combo! Although it suffered from a poor story line – I’m still trying to figure out what was supposed to have happened to warrant all of those crazy riffs and badass dance moves – it was a really enjoyable show and a very nostalgic one.
That was all for May!
Until next time,