We're often asked how we manage to get tickets for some of the really exciting things we go to but it's really simple - get on everyones mailing list! Pre sales are one of the greatest inventions ever - allowing you to bypass the stress and anxiety of general sale day! I've spent many a morning watching the clock tick by to ticket release time with umpteen tickets agents websites ready to go! Interestingly recently I've found that the quieter site seems to be the one linked to the venue and not everyone's usual first point of call - Ticketmaster.
Upcoming for us in the next few weeks are some very exciting things.
First up is The Brit Project at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester - tickets still available and an exciting line up of new and old bands. We were swayed by the appearance of Black Grape and the obligatory dancing by Bez! Think that could be a late night for us though but thanks to a trip to see Barry Manilow last year (eclectic music taste!) we have our glow sticks at the ready!
We're following this with a family trip to Cirque de Soleils Amaluna. We were very lucky six years ago to go as corporate guests (with front row seats!) to Cirque's Manchester show under the big top. We loved it so much we took the kids, but had to sit right at the back in the cheap seats! It was a great experience, particularly as it was under canvas, and the view from the back was excellent. The tickets start at just £17. Expect colour and music with spectacular circus and acrobat skills, dance and drama. Well worth the ticket price - we can't wait!
My third recommendation is for the wonderful Little Shop of Horrors. As a family it is one of our favourite films and we've all wanted to go and see it live on stage for many years. Looking forward very much to seeing Rhydian in the dentist role played by Steve Martin in the film. Reviews have been good on the tour so far, so we're expecting a night of great songs and a very impressive Audrey 2!
Reviews will follow!
A bit of this .... and a bit of that. We do like doing fun stuff and maybe some things that people of a certain "ahem" age shouldn't - but what the hell. Concerts, music, theatres and anything else that's a bit different.