What a fabulous night out! How many times have I been? This was my third time seeing the award-winning musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. It's won so many awards, including Best Musical and an Olivier Award in 2008. It doesn't get any better than that.
A passion for musicals
Having spent many years on the West End stage in musicals it will always be my first love and this show is just a huge hit with an incredibly talented cast. You come out feeling on top of the world and singing all the tunes for days and days. It's a great night out, I promise.
You may ask why I went to see it for a third time. Brian Conley took over from Michael Ball in the role of Edna Turnblad. I am a big fan of Brian's and had to see him fill the shoes of the very talented Michael Ball. I also happened to go to stage school with him.
My old schoolmate
Brian Conley was two years above me and always the comedian during class. He was always imitating the teachers and was so funny. You guessed it, he got away with murder as you just couldn't help but laugh.
I remember I had a night off from performing in 42nd Street at Drury Lane and took the opportunity to see him in Me and My Girl at the Adelphi. He was great in that too.
What shows have you seen recently that you can recommend?