Gender stereotypes in the Early Years and children is a forever ongoing debate. Should toys be “gendered” and marketed more specifically towards one gender as stereotypes dictate? Should children be discouraged from adhering to gender stereotypes as young as the Early Years? My answer to both is no. Read why here.
After months of having to wait to watch the West End revival of one of my favourite musical films “Hairspray” (which I unfortunately didn’t), I finally got to see it on tour at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. But did it live up to my high expectations? Read my review to find out.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the most highly-anticipated film since the final two Avengers outings and it’s obvious why as it combines the multiverse of previous Spider-Man films into a showdown of all showdowns. How will Tom Holland’s Peter Parker clean up this web of a mess he’s got himself into this time? Read my review here.
“Wicked” is one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time and celebrates the end of its 15th year at London’s West End and there’s undoubted reason why this progressive tale of friendship, love, diversity and overcoming adversity is continues to bring in the green. Read my review of this bewitching show here.
Its inception may have divided diehard Harry Potter fans, but there’s no denying the success of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Despite a slightly convoluted plot and unconvincing villain, it is worth sitting through more than four hours just to witness some spellbinding theatrical magic, relive the nostalgia of the Wizarding World and be taken on an extended journey with both familiar and new characters.
The nation’s favourite book (as voted for in 2019), “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” is brought back to life in theatres with this weird and wonderful touring production. But how does this epic tale of adventure and magic translate to the stage? Read my review of it from The Lowry, Salford, here.
There are countless Christmas films to choose from to watch, not all great but mostly cute and festive at least. But Christmas films with LGBTQ or diverse casts are very far and few between. Here are 12 films that tick those boxes I recommend looking up if you want some new suggestions.