I now have the pleasure to interview Julie Moriarty, a fellow theatre fan and a lover of Alan Bennett plays.
Please tell me how you got into musical theatre/theatre in general?
Always from a young age my Grandma took me to theatre - Tommy Steele in Singin The Rain at the Beck Theatre in Hayes. I moved into London at the age of 20 and started to see shows; We Will Rock You and Jersey Boys. I then moved to Brighton in 2002 and re took up my love of theatre by seeing a melody of plays every Tuesday; Just Like That, Tommy Cooper Story, Taboo (Boy George story), Women In a Van, Alan Bennett story and many more. Wherever I have moved to I seek out the theatre. I'm very lucky to live in Leeds what with the Grand Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Alhambra in Bradford. I have now seen loads of theatre there - 1984, Farm Boy (Michael Murpogo), Goalposts for Jumpers, Sweeney Todd, Loserville and Soul Sister (The story of Tina Turner) to name a few.
What have been the highlights of your musical theatre journeys?
I was very excited to see Luke Evans who I had seen in Taboo (The boy George story) in Brighton. This actor blew me away with his strong rocking sound and was just brilliant to watch. I went to see him in Rent at St Martin's Theatre in 2006/2007 starring with Denise Van Outen. Again I was in absolute awe of him, his acting and strength of voice, so fantastically powerful.
What shows do you recommend that are currently playing in the West End or Regionally?
I have just seen 1984 with was done fantastically. But the good one is Ghost, which I believe is touring round at the moment. Do see it if you get the chance too.
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Are there any shows that you haven’t seen that you would like to?
I believe I have seen what I would have like to seen although I'm looking forward to see War Horse in 2014 on the UK Tour.
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What have been your theatrical highlights in 2013?
I think Ghost was fantastic at the Grand Theatre, the effects were great and knowing that Dave Stewart out of the Eurthymics has a huge contribution to the music enhanced it.
What show are you planning to see next?
I am planning to see On The One Hand this week (commencing 18th November 2013) at the West Yorkshire Playhouse this week.
May I take an opportunity to say a big thank you to Julie for taking part in this interview.