A few years ago, we were staying at our step-dad’s house in Wigan. He left us with free reign of his bookshelf in his spare room, and the first book I picked out was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I was intrigued by it, and I ended up reading the book in less than a week.
Cut to a couple of years later, and I found out that Curious Incident was a stage play in the West End. I really wanted to see it, but being in London (and expensive), it wasn’t the easiest thing to see. So, when I found out it was touring the UK and coming to Cardiff, I jumped at the chance to buy tickets!
Have you ever been to see a ballet? The atmosphere in the theatre is so different to any other show. It almost feels a bit more elite, like I’m too common to be there! That’s how I felt when I went to see Casanova at Cardiff’s New Theatre, performed by Northern Ballet.
It’s not a show I’d usually go and see, but I was so lucky to win 2 tickets! I was so excited, and it was the most spontaneous theatre trip I’ve been on – the tickets were for 2 days’ time. When we got there, I had no idea what tickets we had. So when I collected the tickets and we found out we were only a few rows from the stage, we were amazed!
My sister Emily’s back again today for another children’s book blog tour! I was excited about this book myself. Did you ever read the Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat, when you were a kid? We loved it – I remember we even had an audio recording of it!
This book, The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Carol Rumble and illustrated by Charlotte Cooke, is an adorable adaptation of the classic poem. To make it even cuter, the book was sent with a little packet of bee-friendly wildflower seeds for the garden!
The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw…
Join two curious children on a quirky adventure, loosely based on the classic Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat.
For New Year’s Eve 2016, I went to my friend Joely’s house. We stumbled upon a show on TV called Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and we were intrigued. My sister adores Peter Pan, so we had to see what it was! It turned out to be a show put on by Olivier-award winning theatre group called Mischief Theatre, and oh my god, it was amazing.
As soon as we got home we watched it again, and not long after, we found out Mischief Theatre were going on tour with The Play That Goes Wrong, currently performed on Broadway! We couldn’t wait to buy tickets, and last month, we travelled to Cardiff to see the mayhem for ourselves.
I’ll talk quickly about Peter Pan Goes Wrong (because I love it so much, I just have to). Then I’ll try my best to review The Play That Goes Wrong. This is my first theatre review on my blog, so let me know if you like it!
I’m excited about this blog tour, because I’ve really liked reading these books! There are three books in this series by Andy Briggs: Iron Fist, Gravity and Black Knight. I was sent all three books in the series, and this blog tour is for the newest one. The books follow Dev and his two accidental sidekicks Lot and Mason as they track down a criminal group who have stolen futuristic technology from Dev’s mysterious home, the Inventory.
I took part in the blog tour for Gravity last year, so I was excited to finally read them! In this post, I’ll give a quick recap and my thoughts of the first two books in the series, before reviewing Black Knight. Let’s go!