Dreamgirls

With the audience hushed for a minutes’ reflection, it felt somewhat apt to be awaiting a story about women defying expectations, and proving their value, passion and, ultimately, soul. Dreamgirls follows three young women as they strive to share their voices and find success doing the thing they love, singing as a trio. Battling through … More Dreamgirls

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Sister Act

It’s incredible to realise that it’s 30 years since a film hit the big screens all about singing nuns and gangsters – with its brilliant casting, and a soundtrack that stayed in the top 200 for 54 weeks, it’s still enjoyed today. It’s no surprise therefore, that the stage revival of Sister Act has been … More Sister Act

Remember to Breathe

This week has been a very strange one. Terrorism is not new, and I have memories as a young girl of the 9/11 attack. Not understanding what’s happened, and just crying on the stairs, confused but knowing it was bad. It’s something I’ve watched on TV, cried over, my heart has broken for the images … More Remember to Breathe

Moving On Up

It’s been around 2 weeks since I moved up permanently to the Peak District. Took my life and transported it 200 miles north to a new home, new job, and new surroundings. It’s safe to say it’s been a bit crazy – two days in Ikea, lots of self-built storage, learning new roads and train … More Moving On Up

The Next Big Chapter

So 2015 was a pretty interesting one, and also one of the toughest mentally I can remember having to deal with. There was nothing particularly traumatic that occurred, but I discovered towards the end of the year that I’d been building up a huge amount of sub-conscious stress and anxiety. This led to panic attacks, … More The Next Big Chapter