Buddy Holly Story

The Buddy Holly Story

Forget to feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT!

Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and much much more, this show is just Peggy Sue

Everybody loves a bit of rock and roll, and buddy was one of the biggest out there to bless us with it, A bit of Foot tapping hand clapping thigh-slapping fun.

At just a mear age of 19, Buddy shook the world and bring us from country music to going with his heart and passion.

It was fantastic how the producer Richard Porter, has kept this show going for twenty years it's shown all over, and people go back for all their generations to see the story of Buddy.

You grow to love buddy the determination he had as he faced so many barriers, true to form he did things he's way even down to his spectacles

learning history the passion he had for creating his music and creating a new era is part of the reason you grow to love him.

Me with the Producer Richard Porter

"I don’t want to do country music anymore" you can hear Buddy whale at his KDAV radio station manager DJ High Pockets, after ripping the set into a Rock’ n’ Roll Fest some called in complaining some loved the new style music.

It's evident to see what buddy put his mind to he followed with force even with his friends and manager do the unthinkable.

All the way through watching his character grow I knew the horrendous end buddy would meet, somehow hoping inside he just takes the bus, after all being a little cold would beat being dead right?

The winter dance party in Iowa buddy and his co-stars the big Bopper and Richie Valen's had a chartered aeroplane to go Minnesota, tragically the snowstorm proved too strong and took the lives of music legends, the day music died.

we know and love today many artists took inspiration from the rock n roll
Bob Dylan, John Lennon from the Beatles Eric Clapton to name a few that Buddy's music inspired.

I was excited to hear that'll be the day before me
Poignant reminder he most definitely was a go-getter as soon as he clapped eyes on Maria Elena, Buddy knew then he was going to marry her, and he did.

Alex Fobbester who played the part of Buddy Holly I feel was accurate and did a fantastic job
as did the other actors and actresses it was amazing to see the story of buddy Holly and what made the music we have each of the ensemble put a lot of heart and sole into their performances and It was a pleasure to watch, although I wasn’t sure if Richie Valens was portrayed quite how I remember him but it did add humour to the show,
well done team truly inspirational and part of History

Peggy Sue

That’ll be the day

Every day

Richie Valens

well worth th 4/ 5 stars

Review The Very hungry caterpillar on stage

The very hungry caterpillar

Having grown up reading The very hungry caterpillar and loving the story, being able to see it on stage played out was an amazing experience and to share that with monkey was memorable.
bringing books to a completely new level and concept was even more amazing , when I found out not only was it the very hungry caterpillar but three other stories Eric Carle wrote, made it even more spectacular.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’ features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


The bright colours captured the detail as though it was the page open being played in front of us. To see monkey smile and enjoy the show was a great feeling the cast and production team put a lot of attention to detail in not just the one but all four books.

Eric’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories,
introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world - and to their first experience of reading itself.

Photography was allowed, this excited me immensely.

What I also found interesting was the children's focus on what was going on in the stage.
So much careful detail was put into the puppets and the choreography of the play was played out smoothly.

we went to see this at The Orchard Theatre


would give this show 4 out of 5

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Interview – Carolyn Maitland – Ghost On Tour

Carolyn Maitland

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you so much for letting me interview you about your current role in Ghost The Musical, playing leading female role, Molly Jensen.

No problem 🙂

To start off What interested you in working with Bill Kenwright's production of Ghost the Musical, With the Orchard Theatre for this project?
And Had you seen any of his previous work?

1st off it's a really lovely part, so when I got the opportunity to audition I jumped at the chance.
I had never seen BKL's production of Ghost but I had seen the original west end production & the film.
But I have worked on a Bill Kenwright production, Jekyll & Hyde with the lovely Marti Pellow 🙂

With such an Iconic film played by Demi Moore, how do you feel you portrayed Molly?

Hopefully with integrity & truthfulness! I'm only just starting my 3rd week as Molly here in Torquay, Devon.
So I still have many exciting months ahead of me to find lots of layers & colour to add into my interpretation.


What drew you to becoming an actor and theatre plays?

In the very beginning it was the feeling I got from being around music & from dancing. And as my career progressed my passion grew from being around more experienced actors & falling in love with the feeling I'd get loosing myself in a part. And a great singing teacher who opened my eyes to so much.

Who have you been inspired by in your acting career, and why?

No one person, as I mentioned above my peers inspire me, a special singing teacher , also performances I would see on stage & in film.

What part in all of your stage preformences have you enjoyed the most?

No one performance as there are elements from each that I have loved differently. Ellen in Miss Saigon really touched my heart & really stoked my passion for acting.
Kate&Lillie in Kiss Me Kate was enormous fun, such a versatile part to play...yelling, laughing, fighting, singing! Legally blonde had so many different characters & cameos to enjoy.....all of them in different ways.

How do you prepare so that you'll bring the right amount of realism and emotion to a scene?

Really listening to the script does most of the work for me, trusting the words & letting my self go with what I'm feeling.
From time to time, I need an extra lift or emotional connection in which case I refer to memories & my life experiences & use them to enhance my connection to the character.

When playing emotional roles, how do you stop yourself from getting carried away into the part your playing?


Haha! Sometimes with great difficulty, but that's a big part of my love for theatre. I find I can never predict how emotional each different performance will be. And sometimes when you are over come with emotion the battle to control it adds an extra layer to that character. I find it very exciting 🙂

How did you feel about getting close to other co-stars ? And how do you make it look like a real love scene?

This sounds like a contraction to making it real, but it works for me to not overthink it....and just go with the flow.
If you think about convincing people you're in love I feel it gets a little forced.

We all know people get nervous before a show, what are your top tips for handling the nerves?

Slow deep breathing is pretty helpful x

So you have played many roles, from Molly Jensen in ghost musical, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, to name a couple so what's next, any up and coming shows to look out for?

Who knows? Watch this space 🙂

What would be the ultimate part that you would love to have a chance to play and why?

Anything which will challenge me!
Like many I'd love to open my umbrella & fly over an auditorium with a spoonful of sugar.
But I'm happy as long as I'm pushing myself!

And finally if you were to give to someone the best advice about wanting to perform on stage, what would it be?

Above everything...."Enjoy it"

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions,

I wish you well in your future roles and look forward to seeing more performances from you !  

Best wishes




Beauty Treatment

Helloo October!
Wow September just came and flew by in the blink of an eye.. and it seems to be flying by much the same for the rest of 2015,
So with that in mind I initially had a set of targets for 2015 to which I’m not close to ticking off on my tick list.


So October is the start to vlogtober where many YouTubers take on the challenge of vlogging every day for the whole of October.


I am hoping to take part in this myself,
So kicking it off I will blog 1st October
Unfortunately, I was feeling a bit down, my skin for some reason has been playing up feeling oily so I thought I would treat myself to a salon treatment, the local salon I noticed was opening up so I thought oh I will give it a try.


Link Sara’s Hair and beauty salon.
Sara is a lovely friendly lady who is originally from Poland.
We decide for my skin I needed a good drenching as my skin was thirsty.

So we went for the cavitation peel and sonophoresis facial treatment.

At first my face was cleansed and then a peel was applied to my face, and then the cavitation peel device was placed on my face using electric current it was running along my skin clearing blackheads and any other nasties that needed to move on out hehe.
While having the treatment we talked about the education system in the UK and how much different it is to Poland, I myself having taken a course in children and young people’s workforce found this really interesting and was made comfortable.
Then a little while after I had dollops of cold jelly-like goo on my face and another device was used that was circular and after a while massaged into my skin all I can say is wow my face needed a drink.
Felt lovely after and then I had a facial mask for a short time. Then a lovely face massage.


Have to say I will definitely be popping back although I need to go to a doctor to find out about skin tags and red vein removal.
Aside from that I can see a couple of other treats I will be returning for. So happy I found this little gem just local as well.

She also mentioned about semi-permanent makeup to which I have had, on my eyebrows, but I was thinking about my lips and I’m thinking I will find an offer and get it done.

have you had any new treatments done recently? if so please tell me what and I may give it a try.





Please note any links are because I recommend this organisation and is my own personal experience.

Sally Hansen 14 day nail shield review

Sally Hansen 14 day nail shield review

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Pre-treated, sheer color strips instantly bond to nails for maximum protection and strength, with a hint of color. These sheer color nail strips give an instant manicure. The color infused strips go on dry so there is no drying time or smudging. Strips won’t chip up to 14 days.Choose among 3 sheer color shades!
RRP £7.50

Hi all ok so above is all the information that follows this review.

Prepping was easy, normal manicure, push cuticles back, shine ridges;
Next is to measure the sizes for the nails, peeling the strips was a little baffling but realised it needs 2 sides peeled before applying the strips to the nail bed;
To shorten the shield I found it reasonably easy to draw a line bend where the nail ends and it peels off from there.

My first impressions are very cool and do able, I’d do this again, my nails look nice and sleek even after cleaning.
And bargain buy £1.

7-9 days later
So I have had these nail shields on for a few days, my nails are noticeably longer and stronger, I’m not liking the discolouration or crackle effect it’s left on my nails,


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Eventually I had to use nail polish remover to take them off and after that 5 nails broke over a period of days, although it was a good product I’m not sure I will be using it again,

Main thing was £1 so not really lost anything by using it.