So last Wednesday (6th May) i went to go see Calamity Jane at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, it may seem like an unusual choice for someone my age to want to go and see - it's a film i grew up loving and i really wanted to see how it translated on stage.
I didn't get as many photos as i did last time mostly because i only finished work at 5, then it was a bit of a rush to get ready, get to Liverpool, get food and get to the show on time. I did take a photo of all the make up products i used - applying it in work was so weird but then i forgot to take one of it on my face so it seemed a bit silly to upload one without the other. Also, i know it's the norm for bloggers to photograph their food but i went to KFC, so it's not really i think you'd want to see, however, i did try the new burrito things they do and they're pretty damn good.
Anyways onto the show itself; if you have no idea what Calamity Jane is, it's a 'wild-west' themed musical.
"Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams. But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…" Taken from here
Similarly to last time we was sat quite high up in the theatre as we got very cheap tickets but it definitely didn't affect the viewing of the show at all. I can watch pretty much anything in a theatre, it docent take that much to draw me in as i love the experience on a whole but i have to say i thoroughly enjoyed the show. Jodie Prenger took the lead as Calamity Jane and whilst she ain't no Doris Day, i thought she did a brilliant portrayal of Calamity Jane, she captured her mannerisms really well but she also put her ow humorous spin on it which worked really well not to mention her voice is incredible.
There was a few extra scenes and songs added into the show but it all went really well together and the songs were great too, i loved hearing the classics from the musical like 'Just Blew in From the Windy City', 'Secret Love', 'Black Hills of Dakota' and 'Whip Crack Away' - the cast were so talented and they played all the instruments in the show themselves, their wasn't a band or orchestra in the pit like they usually have.
I think this is the type of show a lot of people will enjoy, it's fun and upbeat and the atmosphere in the theatre was lovely. I really enjoyed watching it and i know my inner child was chuffed to pieces to see her favourite film brought to life via the stage.
It's finished in Liverpool now but it's touring round the UK so I'd definitely recommend checking it out, especially if you like the film.
Have you been to the theatre lately?