Top Ten Theatre Shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week’s list is other kinds of stories. I don’t tend to watch a lot of TV, but I visit the theatre a lot, so this week I’ve come up with a theatre list!

In no particular order:

Footloose

I’ve seen Footloose about 4 times in the theatre. I don’t know what it is about it, but I adore the show. This trailer isn’t the best example, but it ends up very feel good. I love it.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

I have seen Joseph so many times! I’ve seen many different people play Joseph. It may be cheesy, but it’s a great night out!

West Side Story

It might be a tearjerker, but the dancing is amazing.

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is another cheesy one, but I just can’t help it. It makes me feel good 😀 All that pink!

Pygmalion/My Fair Lady

I have seen My Fair Lady as a musical and its play Pygmalion. I enjoyed both!

Photo credit to Tristam Kenton

Photo credit to Tristam Kenton

Flare Path

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I thoroughly enjoyed watching Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path a few years ago in London. Some terrific actors including Sheridan Smith (pictured above)

Lord Of The Flies

I was in the minority of people that liked this book when we read it at 15. I’ve continued to re-read it and I adored an outdoor theatre production I saw a few years back.

To Kill A Mockingbird

I couldn’t find a photo or production shot of the theatre production I saw of this book. It was amazing though. I read To Kill A Mockingbird after I left school and I’ve re-read it since. A wonderful classic.

Love Story

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I saw the London production of Love Story. It was heart-breaking. One of the only theatre shows to make me cry.

Wicked

Ahhh, last but not least, the very popular Wicked. I absolutely adore this show. I wasn’t as keen on the book, but the stage production blew me away.

What are your favourite TV shows/movies/etc? Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten Tuesday and I’ll come and visit!

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Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

toptentuesdayIt’s Tuesday again, so it’s time for another Top Ten list. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish, who love making lists. This week’s list is quite hard for me, because I tend to steer clear of movie adaptations because I’m SO worried that they’re going to wreck the book I love.

So… I have decided to share the ones I have watched and liked and then share the ones I’m worried are going to be the worst movie adaptations. I’m hoping that if you’ve watched them and enjoyed them I will too.

I’ve added trailers to this week’s list, so you can check out the trailer and go on to watch the movie if you feel that way inclined..

Harry Potter- J.K Rowling

I realise for some people, this might be on their worst movie adaptations list, but I think the Harry Potter series as a whole was well adapted to the big screen. Yes, some of them didn’t include all that I’d wanted to see, but I was overall impressed with the adaptations. My favourite out of the series was Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

One Day- David Nicholls

I loved this book. Really loved it. The movie also brought me to tears.

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott (1994 version)

I have a lot of love for this book. I’ve read it so much. I used to watch this movie quite religiously.

Lord Of The Flies-William Golding

I studied this book at school and loved the movie adaptation too.

The next two are two I firmly remember from childhood.

The Witches- Roald Dahl

I used to be terrified of The Grand High Witch in the book and in the movie 😉

Matilda- Roald Dahl

Oh my goodness, I used to watch this ALL the time. I loved Matilda. Mara Wilson was such a great child actress

That’s it! The next four are movies that I’m anxious to watch because I’m worried it’ll ruin my precious memories of the books!

The Other Boleyn Girl- Philippa Gregory

I am obsessed with the Tudors. I really enjoyed Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series and I’m worried the movie will ruin my love of the book!

My Sister’s Keeper- Jodi Picoult

Another one I’m terrified to watch. I’ve heard the movie really changes the book. Noooo.

The Secret Life Of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees was a great book. Not sure how well it would be adapted!

The Help- Kathyrn Stockett

I can’t express how much I loved this book. It makes me worried to watch the film. I’ve heard it’s good, I think I just need that confirmed!

Please feel free to leave your links to your best/worst movie adaptation lists and I’ll come by and see what you’ve added. If you’ve watched any of my 4 I’m nervous to watch, please let me know your opinions on them!

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