Introducing: Lasting Impressions, the next project

Now that I have actually been brave enough to start this blog, it is becoming increasingly obvious that I really should have started it years ago… I have seen so many productions worthy of a mention, so the intention is to do a series of ‘Lasting Impressions’ pieces on the productions that have been impressive enough (or disappointing enough, as the case may be) to have a lasting impression years later. Some are obviously more recent than others, and the productions under the label of ‘unmemorable’ in my memory obviously won’t get a mention, but there is quite a backlog to cover! It’ll take some time of course but it’ll fill the gaps between productions and take me on a few pleasant (and not so pleasant) trips down memory lane…

Watch this space!

The initial lists are bound to be updated, but they are currently, off the top of my head, as follows (in order of merit):

Dramas, comedies and hybrids (both large and small productions):

Mother, Son
The Animals and the Children Took to the Streets and Golem
Slava’s Snow Show
Plucked
Hansel and Gretel
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe                                                                                        The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
My Judy Garland Life
The 39 Steps
The Amen Corner
Propeller: Twelfth Night/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream/ The Taming of the Shrew
Dead Dog in a Suitcase
The Games
The Caucasian Chalk Circle                                                                                                                To Kill a Mockingbird
Emil and the Detectives
The Tempest
Parallel
The Art of Falling Apart
Going Dark
Memoirs of a Hermaphrodite
The History Boys
The York Mystery Plays
Blackadder Goes Forth
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Playboy of the Western World
The Woman in Black
Noises Off
Boeing Boeing
Rubbish
The Father
Woyzeck
The Threepenny Opera
An Odd Occasion

Musicals:

The Color Purple
Memphis
Wicked
Matilda
The Lion King
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Blood Brothers
Sister Act
The Bodyguard
Phantom of the Opera
Chicago
Stomp
Cats
West Side Story
We Will Rock You
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Shrek: The Musical

Comedians and stand up:

Sarah Millican: Homebird/ Thoroughly Modern Millican
French and Saunders: Still Alive
Lee Evans: Big
National Treasures: Bianca Del Rio, Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine
Miranda Hart: My, What I Call, Live Show

Musicians/ Concerts:

Barbra Streisand: 2007, Live
P!nk: Funhouse/ Funhouse Carnival
Tina Turner
Whitney Houston
Kelly Clarkson: All I Ever Wanted                                                                                               Soweto Gospel Choir                                                                                                                   Beverley Knight
John Legend: Evolver
Megan Mullally: Live at the Vaudeville Theatre

 

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