Well this week has been a pretty busy week but the definite highlight was Wednesday and my day in London with a dear family friend.
This day was a looong time in the planning. As big Kylie Minogue fans, we jumped at the chance to book tickets for her latest “Golden” tour. And, to make the most of the trip to London, Robin decided to book us matinee tickets to see 42nd Street!
I have to admit that I didn’t really know the story of 42nd Street before going in as I deliberately wanted to be a blank canvas but it blew me away. The plot basically centres around a cast putting on a performance of a show called ‘Pretty Lady’ directed by the infamous Julian Marsh. Peggy Sawyer arrives, late for auditions, but manages to secure a role in the chorus with her great dancing talents and famous actress Dorothy Brock takes the lead, although less talented. The plot basically follows the trials and tribulations of planning the performance as well as the ins and outs of the casts love lives. The performances of all the cast were outstanding, especially that of Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock who surprised me with her exceptional singing voice as well as her comedic timing. The dance numbers were spectacular and if you love some catchy, sparkle-filled, musical numbers then this show is definitely worth checking out!
Soon the evening arrived and it was time for the main event….Kylie! We arrived around half 6 and, as I’d signed up beforehand, we got to use the Sky Backstage bar and this was a great experience. We queued up to get our free glitter make up and then headed to the bar. I, of course, had to sample the “all the lovers” cocktail especially designed for the occasion. It was very yummy, like a strawberry daiquiri.
Now we’re already thinking ahead to when Kylie tours again. Somehow I think we will definitely be there!