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Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London

Roxi and her classmates went on a field trip into Town yesterday. They left school at 4pm, went to dinner (the kids are allowed to break into small groups and eat wherever they like), and then saw Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Unfortunately, Roxi didn’t get home until well after midnight, so I […]

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Billy Elliot, London's Victoria Palace Theatre

Billy Elliot, London’s Victoria Palace Theatre

I’d like to report I LOVED “Billy Elliot” at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. I really would. But it’s a little hard for me to say after yesterday’s matinee because the show was “terminated” before the curtain went up for the second Act! That’s right, Roxi and I experienced our very first cancelled show.  What I […]

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Carmen at the Royal Albert Theatre, London

Carmen at the Royal Albert Theatre, London

We went to see the opera Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday. It was a huge production, over 100 actors, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, countless techies, impressive lights, sound, and what voices! The show was performed “in the round” and was sung in English (it was still hard to understand the words, though). […]

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London: The Globe Theatre and "We Will Rock You"

London: The Globe Theatre and “We Will Rock You”

One thing you learn quickly when living in England is: if the sun shines, go out! We haven’t been into London as a family for a while, so when the sun came out Saturday morning, London was our destination. Roxi wanted to go to the Globe Theatre gift store to buy a few little leather-bound […]

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“I eat ham and jam… and Spam a lot!”

If you hadn’t guessed already, we went to go see Spamalot on Friday in London. Photo taken on my Blackberry Pearl. I am a bit stumped as to what to tell you about this Tony Award-winning musical! I can see how Roxi had a hard time coming up with anything other than “I nearly fell […]

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West End Muscial Reviews: "Zorro" and "Spamalot"

West End Muscial Reviews: “Zorro” and “Spamalot”

I asked Roxi to write the reviews again this time. We went to Zorro with our friends S and Y. Roxi went to Spamalot with Mama DJ, who popped in for a visit at just the right time! [Caution: contains spoilers] Zorro the Musical  Garrick Theatre, London. Photo by me on Roxi’s Nikon Coolpix L6 […]

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Kids Week in the West End

We have Roxi’s friend “H” from Texas here for the next couple of days. But I just wanted to stop in to say, if you’re going to be in London August 15-29, and you have a child, AND you both like musical theatre, you can take advantage of Kids Week in London. The deal is […]

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The Lord of the Rings Musical (long and contains spoilers)

The Lord of the Rings Musical (long and contains spoilers)

This is one of the musicals Roxi wanted to see this summer. When I found out it was closing July 19, I decided it had better be our NEXT musical . The Lord of the Rings (LotR) is playing until July 19 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Covent Garden. Do you know the […]

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I would have liked to have chaperoned this field trip

As you may recall, Roxi went to London with her classmates last Friday evening. The trip was to celebrate the completion of their mystery genre study. Before Spring Break, the class read a Sherlock Holmes story. After dissecting it, they were then were required to write their own short mystery. Roxi’s story involved stolen history […]

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Get Into London Theatre

If you’re going to be in London January 3- February 8, 2008, there are number of theatres offering discount tickets for their Monday-Thursday (some Friday) shows. Check it out here! By the way, in case you’re confused, I found this short and sweet explanation of London theatre seating from the 1st 4 London Theatre Tickets […]

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