Well, Kiss Me Kate was a bit of a comedown after yesterday first and probably last Welsh National Opera performance I'll see.
Not sure it really needed so much of the Taming of the Shrew in there, too. None of it was really beneficial to the plot and it just kind of drags watching a comedy musical and then having scene after scene of scene-chewing shakespeare
Overran by twenty minutes too, which really isn't on when the show's already 2 hours and 50 minutes. That's ridiculous.
Just on the way back from London after seeing the Last Five Years. Samantha Barks is perfection Her voice is insane. Such a good show, too. I'm not sure how easy it'd be to go into blind, though. The non-linear setup and how often the two leads are onstage performing to empty space (the two literally only interact in the middle) would probably confuse a lot of people.
Did you pick up one of the cast lists that has the plot synopsis on? They're invaluable with most ballets Not sure when I'm going to get round to seeing it this year - Trying to get some free tickets for it from the Hippodrome after the Kiss Me Kate fiasco, but I'm not sure if they'll allow it. They've offered me some for another WNO show, but after Kiss Me Kate I'm really not in a rush to see them again...
Got a free pair of tickets to go and see Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Alex in February, though. Joanne Clifton
Also, for anyone who's interested, the Hamilton Mixtape is out now! Basically covers of songs from Hamilton by other artists (Usher/John Legend/Sia/Regina Spektor/Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon to name a few) with a few bonus tracks of songs they cut from the show. Expecting good things.