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Sapporo Teppanyaki | Review

I’m always up for trying out new dining experiences, mixing things up now and again. I used to be a fussy eater, never really giving things a chance. However, since moving out of my parent’s home three years ago, I’ve gotten a lot better. My housemate has gotten me to try…

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Disney’s Frozen Comes to London’s West-End In Autumn 2020

Let it go, let it goooo! As Frozen celebrates its first year on Broadway, Disney Theatrical Productions have announced the opening of the musical in London’s West-End in Autumn 2020.

The production, which will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, will feature music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee. 

The musical, which will be produced by Michael, will see set and costume designs by Christopher Oram, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and choreography by Rob Ashford.

Frozen opened on Broadway in March 2018 and quickly established itself as the biggest new musical hit of its season, nominated for the Tony Award® for Best Musical. In addition to the opening in London, the musical has a North American tour planned for Autumn 2019, productions in Australia and Japan opening in 2020, and a further production for Hamburg in 2021.

Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions said: 

“As Frozen celebrates its first year on Broadway, we’re thrilled to share the London plans for the show. Michael Grandage has created a production that is as full of heart and joy as it is spectacle. It will be an honour to reopen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gorgeously refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, one of the crown jewels of London’s West End.”

Visit the Frozen the Musical website to sign up for priority booking. Performance schedule and casting to be announced at a later date.  

 

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Images courtesy of Kate Morley PR

Broadway Legend Bernadette Peters Returns To The UK In June

One of the most exciting performers of her generation, Bernadette Peters infuses all her work with great humanity and exudes a palpable warmth that spreads over audiences like welcome sunshine.” PLAYBILL

Three time Tony, double Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters will be returning to the UK this Summer!

The Broadway legend will be embarking on a short tour consisting of five solo concerts, kicking things off in the West-End’s magnificent Lyceum Theatre on June 10.

Photo: Impressive PR

Performing timeless classics from a multitude of iconic shows like Gypsy, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park With George, audiences will be wowed by Bernadette’s powerful vocals.

Bernadette has performed at some of the world’s most iconic venues, including the Hollywood Bowl, Radio City and Sydney Opera House.

Speaking of her upcoming stint in the UK, Bernadette commented:

I’m delighted to be returning to the UK this coming June! I love visiting your country and you are always so wonderfully kind and welcoming. I’m very excited to be visiting some cities I haven’t been to before! So come join me in London, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh and let me entertain you!”

Bernadette’s recent work includes Amazon Prime’s hit series Mozart in the Jungle and Broadway’s revivals of A Little Night Music and Follies.

Tickets for Bernadette’s UK tour are on sale now.

www.bernadetteinconcert.com

 

Monday 10 June 2019 7.30pm

Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ

Box Office 0844 871 7615

 

Wednesday 12 June 2019 7.30pm

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA

Box Office 0131 228 1155

 

Friday 14 June 2019 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

Box Office 0121 780 3333

 

Sunday 16 June 2019 7.30pm

The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

Box Office 0843 208 6000

 

Tuesday 18 June 2019 7.30pm

Milton Keynes Theatre, 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ

Box Office 0844 871 7652

 

All tickets from £19.50 and subject to booking / transaction fees

 

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Top Tips For The Best Road Trip Ever

This strange pre-Spring Summer we’re having at the minute has already got me excited for arguably the best part of the warmer months- road trips!

There’s nothing better than planning a little adventure with your friends, hopping in the car and driving for a few hours, complete with a bangin’ playlist.

Whether you’re off to a festival to see the latest and greatest in music perform in a field or spending a few days in a quaint little English cottage in the heart of the countryside, the journey is one of the most exciting parts. 

To get you ready for the journey, here are my top tips to make your road trip the best one ever.

Split the driving

If you can and it’s a particularly long journey, split the driving up between you. We all know that driving while tired is very dangerous. Studies have shown that drowsy driving is just as bad as drink driving, as both have the same effects on the body. Plus tiredness equals road rage, which makes for a less fun journey.  

Check Your Tyres

With the unpredictable British weather, it can be sunny when you’re on your way chucking it down with rain on the way home. Or you may be heading off the beaten track on uneven and unfamiliar roads. The most important thing you can do is check your tyres. They’re essential for safe driving, maintaining steering and directional control, providing grip and of course supporting the weight of your car. There are ways you can check this yourself, but if you’re unsure about anything, it is best to get an MOT to be certain. Kwik Fit have created a video all about #stoppingdistance in bad weather which is worth taking a look at to refresh your memory.

Save money on petrol

Petrol ain’t cheap and you’re going to be using quite a bit of it. Every now and again, supermarkets have offers where if you spend, for example, £60 on your grocery shopping, you get a voucher for 5 pence off every litre of petrol. Might not sound a lot, but it adds up. You can also check comparison sites such as PetrolPrices to compare the best fuel prices in your area.

Check for roadworks beforehand

You don’t want to end up half way into your journey when you realise you have to turn around and take a detour that adds an extra hour onto the journey because of closed roads. 

Use your Sat Nav

You may have driven there several times before, but Sat Navs are also great for ETAs and knowing of any delays or roadworks. If you’ve never driven there before, it’s a given you’re going to need your Sat Nav, unless you’re into a good old fashioned map, of course.

Bring the snacks

If it’s a long journey, save money at the overpriced service stations and bring your own snacks, whether it’s something homemade or an ol’ Tesco meal deal.

Don’t forget the playlists

A road trip isn’t complete without a super awesome playlist with all of the best tunes. The road trip sing-along playlist on Spotify is a fun one to get you started.

 

 

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The Theatre Café Is Opening A Second Stagey Site

Great news theatre fans! The Theatre Café have announced that they’re expanding, opening a bigger and better site to enjoy everything stagey!

Photo courtesy of Emma Holland PR

Opening on St. Martin’s Lane, London in June 2019, the new café is going to feature a brand new stage and offer even more opportunities and live events.

The Theatre Café’s first location opened on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2015 and is the go-to place for theatre fans looking for the latest news, events and of course, sweet treats.

With theatrical memorabilia adorning the walls and the greatest showtunes, both classics and new hits, being played throughout the day, it’s a theatre lover’s (and instagrammer’s) dream.

The café has received unparalleled success and has a hugely dedicated following.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the café was partnering with Waitress the Musical, providing mouthwatering pies for the West-End production, garnering attention both nationally and further afield.

In addition to its brand new site, the original site on Shafesbury Avenue will remain open as a ‘grab and go’ style coffee shop, re-branding as The Theatre Café Expresso.

The Theatre Café is operated by London Theatre Bookings, London’s largest independent ticket agent.

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