Tag Archives: Musings…

A new look for a new start

Hello all,

You may have noticed that things are looking a little different around here… We’ve gone for a whole new style and a new signature peppermint green colour. Fresh!

After 6 months living in Dublin, I am returning to London next week and am looking forward to getting back into the theatre scene. To celebrate I’ve updated the blog and added some features.

  • How to get cheap tickets‘ page: This was always a popular part of my reviews, so I have added a permanent page with my top tips.
  • Fun Musicals Stuff‘: Taken from the old ‘Highly Recommended Links’ page, this page has links to choirs, other blogs, videos and all good things musical theatre.

Plans are also afoot for a review of Assassins at The Pleasance, Avenue Q at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre (Dublin) and Gatz at the Noel Coward Theatre. It’s going to be a great summer. As ever, please email me at editor@oneinalongline.com or follow me on Twitter (@oneinalongline) for updates.

Best wishes,

Helena

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Reader poll: What are your top 5 musicals (stage & screen)?

Image from compare-ipod-speakers.co.uk (ha ha)

Dear Readers,

I am extremely flattered to have been asked to write a feature on musicals for culturecritic.co.uk. It will be aimed at ‘beginners’, based around my recommendations for the top 5 must-see musicals. I have a bit of free rein around this format, and am currently planning on a central focus of 5 top stage musicals, with an addendum recommending my top 5 movie musicals.

As ever, this is a subject close to my heart and it is very hard to cut down ideas to 5 – there is so much variety and quality out there, and everyone has very different opinions. However, I have a week before I plan to knock together a first draft, and would love to gather as many suggestions – from as many people – as possible first.

If you have time, it would be great if you could please add a comment below this post stating your top 5 stage musicals (+ a brief reason). If you also want to add your top 5 film musicals, that would be great too. Please don’t worry if you think they are too obvious/mainstream – every opinion matters and all contributions would be greatly appreciated. You can also leave comments anonymously or request that I don’t publish them for public view.

I will then look at all suggestions and consider before compiling my final list. I’m afraid that I can’t promise to include all opinions or credit individuals due to the word limit imposed. Hopefully the debate amongst the comments should keep you all entertained at least!

In normal blog news, more reviews are coming up next week – Shrek the Musical & The Lion King  (with the possibility of a new review of Thrill Me on its transfer to the Charing Cross theatre). Also, Spring Awakening is booked for June .

These are very exciting times for me and the blog. Thanks again for reading – all support is so greatly appreciated. Please continue to spread the word!

As ever, happy theatregoing,

Helena x

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