Last year, we booked tickets to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. It was the first time that I’d ever had to wait for theatre tickets in a virtual online queue and there was a likelihood that I wouldn’t even get tickets. I was at my previous job, waiting in line from 10am and my relief and excitement when I got onto the booking screen was hard to control whilst sitting in a quiet office.
I quickly chose a date and booked the tickets, alongside others for some friends. Fast forward to last week and it was show time! This week in particular has been incredibly busy as both myself and Sam have been out EVERY night (excluding the weekend), watching theatre. And although we aren’t complaining, it’s typical that all this theatre comes along at once. I can’t even begin to tell you how good it was to hit our pillows on Friday night…
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
I was the only one in the group, who had read the story before going to the theatre. I just couldn’t stop myself at the time. I was obsessed with HP as a kid and read the books within a week of starting them. I think it definitely influenced my love of reading and I’m so happy that JK Rowling has given us more adventures from the HP franchise. The show was incredible and we saw it over two nights. The production is unlike anything I’ve seen before and I fully recommend anyone who’s a fan of Harry Potter, goes to see it!
Theatre for days
A theatre show a day keeps the doctor away? I feel like that should be the motto for this week just gone. We’ve seen everything from the ballet, the Wedding Singer to Evita and I can say, I’m officially pooped out. I love how much theatre we get to see and I feel so fortunate to be in this incredible industry too.
In other news, I gained a new qualification last week. I am officially a First Aider. I know right? God help everyone and anyone who ever needs my help! The three-day course was actually very informative and it’s taught me the skills on how to deal with all manner of situations where someone may need First Aid. If anything, knowing how to do CPR, help someone who’s choking or seriously hurt and how to use a defibrillator are skills that we should all be taught.
Too much drinking
What tends to come with theatre, is the drink. Myself and Sam enjoy a nice glass of wine or larger when we attend the theatre, so to have a show every night – well this definitely took its toll on us! Next week, we’ll both be detoxing as we have the CAMRA Beer Festival coming up and that’s going to be a heavy one. I’ll also be hitting the gym next week…unlikely I know.
No time for cleaning
As we’ve been out every evening, I’ve not even managed to do any washing, any tidying up of my bedroom so it’s a little bit of a mess…ok it’s an absolute tip! I’m not one for cleaning up as a I go, so much to my partner’s annoyance, I just leave things everywhere. #iwillneverchange
What were your highs this week? Let me know in the comments below.