Pantomime.

January 3, 2011

Yesterday my family and I went to see a pantomime production in the city. It was held in the Olympia Theatre which is my favorite venue for concerts and theatre performances. Its quite an old building and the decor inside is so beautiful. I have photographed quite a few bands there so it has a special place in my heart! Our seats were in the centre of row 10 so we had a perfect view of everything. I was a little sneaky and took my DSLR camera to snap a few photographs to show you guys. They say no cameras allowed but plenty of camera flashes were going off throughout the day!
The show was a modern take on a classic story and stars Jedward who many people in the UK will know from The X Factor last year. Overall I think it was a great show, although it made my heart sad when the lady who played the fairy godmother was rough and dragged her little helper (a Chihuahua dog) across the stage when he refused to move.

stage
cast
drizella / bad romance
john and edward
fairy godmother
john, edward & cast

We were lucky enough to have 6 wristbands to meet Jedward after the show. We only needed 3 of them so we gave the others to a special needs girl and her parents who were very grateful. It was so lovely to see her eyes light up when she met them!
My first impressions of Jedward were a] they're incredibly pale, b] they're very thin and c] they aren't as annoying as they appear on stage and tv. Infact I will admit that I have a little crush on John now. We chatted about blink182 for a minute and when I was on my way out the door he called me back to talk about Canon cameras. Canon and blink 182 - my two favorites, of course he woo'ed me! I didn't talk to Edward very much but he seemed nice too. They spent quite a long time talking to me, security kept reminding us that they were under a strict schedule, whoops. He said something as I was leaving but I didn't catch it, oh well.

John and I

John and I, I think my face looks a little odd in this picture (whats going on with my nose!) I didn't have enough time to snap pictures for an OOTD post before we left yesterday morning but my top and skirt are from River Island, Topshop cardigan and my purse is Betsey Johnson.


I hope you all are having a great 2011 so far!

xoxo

22 comments:

  1. Aww what a poor doggy being dragged along. Jedward really are rather hilarious, I saw them on the x factor tour and they really were the stars if the show. John's hair is ridiculously tall on that picture haha. It's so nice that you gave your spare tickets to someone so greatful and deserving
    xx

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  2. jedward are so cute! your so lucky. x

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  3. LOL I love them. They are slightly annoying when they bounce around everywhere mind. But fabulouss accents. You look lovely darling! :)

    x

    triedandtested-x.blogspot.com

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  4. Haha I love Jedward! I think they look especially handsome when their hair isn't gelled up *ahem* xx

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  5. I agree Tass, the massive hair isn't my thing but they're quite cute with their hair down. See:

    http://static.popdash.com/gallery/6203158_144562617.jpg

    Not too shabby at all! I sound like such a fan girl now but I swear i'm not!

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  6. They are handsome lads but don't follow them on twitter, my feed is full of nonsense and Britney quotes. I love nonsense and Britney quotes but it would drive some people to insanity.They look hot in that picture you linked. I think lots of people think they are hot but wont admit it!
    I didn't know they were doing panto
    x

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  7. Lovely hair, cute face, and sweet smile! Same goes for your lovely outfit.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  8. AH I LOVE JEDWARD!!!!

    lol and thanks for this post- loved reading about this!!

    xxx

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  9. Ooft, John doesn't look half bad in that photo ;) You look stunning too mind!

    http://www.beauty-comesfromwithin.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  10. i am totally in cinderella right now!
    not this one obviously but one in my city. i'm playing the evil stepmother!

    looks like you had an awesome time, i'm adoring what i can see of their costumes and set!
    xxx

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  11. its okay i had a little crush on them for awhile... until my friend spammed my facebook page with a video of them in the shower haha!

    ahh pantos are so good! though this year i mbehind stage with costumes and my mums om stage as the fairy1 (god help me) haha :P

    xx

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  12. I wonder why he kept talking to you, your gorgeous love! I would love to do that shows costuming, I recently did an abstract alice in wonderland it was great fun.

    Love Dayna
    http://daynasglamstylelife.blogspot.com/

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  13. i want those sequin dresses they have on. stage styling was on point in this show!

    Stay fabulous,
    ~L~
    Avid Accents Blog

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  14. What a fab night and you looked so cute, I'm sure Jedward are on Twitter, You'll have to tweet them the picture xx

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  15. I just discovered your blog and I'm in love with your style.I'm following and I can't wait to read more.


    Stolen Stiletto

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  16. Jedward are sooo cool. I seen them when they were touring the North after the X Factor tour was over. Your so lucky to meet them. Jealous :(

    x

    http://www.make-up-and-me.blogspot.com/

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  17. I adore Jedward and am well jealous you got to meet them! I love a panto as well. Saw Peter Pan in Wimbledon with The Hoff and Louis Spence. Louis stole the show and was hilarious!

    Hannah xx

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  18. you look great! and i love that color on you!

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  19. haha, this is cool! I normally go to see the pantomine during christmas but haven't had a chance this year.
    I like your outfit too.

    L x

    http://goodladyliberty.blogspot.com/

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  20. Jedward -- love their hairstyles.

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