I love watching YouTubers and a lot of them do favourites videos and I believe this may be done by a lot of Bloggers too. I thought I would give it a try because it is a nice way to capturing what I’m interested in now to look back on. This will also be the first time I talk on here about something that is not completely theatre related too! So here it goes…
Book: My favourite book this month has been The Girl without a Voice by Casey Watson. The book is about a teacher who specialises in a behavioural unit and she is met with a girl called Imogen who suffers from Selective Mutism. Medically and psychologically the book is fascinating as the characters try to understand the illness themselves, along with trying to uncover Imogen’s past. I haven’t finished the book yet but whenever I pick it up I can’t put it down.
Music: I have been obsessed with two songs this month. The first has been ‘Dancing on My Own’ by Callum Scott. I tend to listen to this song in the background when doing everyday activities such as checking emails or filling the silence when walking around the house. The other song I have been obsessed with is ‘The Middle’ by Jimmy Eat World. The best way that I can describe this song is that it is a dancing alone in your room with no one watching you type song. I also love to listen to it when I commute home but on the walking and jumping on and off trains half of it as it’s quite and powering song with a beat to walk to. It can also feel very encouraging to pick yourself up if you are feeling stressed or having a bad day.
Theatre: I won’t go into too much detail on my favourite play of the month as I have not written my review of it yet. My favourite has been Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre. The play is about a veteran who returns from the war both physically and emotionally scarred and virtual reality is used as pain therapy. Out of everything I have seen this month I believe this had the strongest moral values and painful truths such as “no one really likes themselves” which left me feeling incomplete – a very powerful and frustrating emotion.
Image: This may seem odd but I was scrolling through Instagram a couple of weeks ago and saw a square filled with quotes from Billy Elliot. I don’t know why but I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It literally captures everything about the musical that I love both the sad and the hilarious.
Another image but this time one that I took myself. I was travelling into London on St Patrick’s Day and they changed St Pancras International to St Patrick’s International on all of the digital signs. I was so excited to see this because it is very rare for South Eastern to actually make me smile!
Event: I visited Ripley’s Believe it or Not in London. This is mainly advertised to children so I was apprehensive about entering at first but I was very pleasantly surprised. The facts and the displays were incredibly interesting and there were constantly challenges and activities along the way that made it very fun. I’m 18 years old and the friend I was with was the same age and we both turned into excited children which makes me want to bring my younger siblings to explore! We were in there for two hours but it only felt like twenty minutes.
TV: I have finally gotten Netflix and it is mind-blowingly amazing. It is literally a binge-watchers haven! I have been catching up with Sherlock which I am absolutely in love with. At first I didn’t like Cumberbatch’s character but I think they really established it in the second series that I am currently on. I love watching the developing and unusual friendship between him and Watson, along with the captivating crimes, it is unlike any other detective-type show I have seen before. I have also been watching Outnumbered an awful lot. The show is about parents raising three children that can be a nightmare. I’d say that parents with children would probably be the type of audience that found this show most entertaining but it reminds me so much of my family which makes it hilarious. My favourite thing about it is that everything is completely normal, the events are normal and the situations are normal, there isn’t anything that makes you think “oh that would never happen”.
Thank you for reading,
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