Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday. I hope you’re all having a good week so far. I’ve decided that it is time for another theatre post, but this time I am talking about a #theatretrip rather than a #theatrethrowback because I was recently in the theatre. I went to the theatre on October 9th to see Rocky Horror. I got to see the very last show, and it was incredible.
(Very important note before I go any further – this content is NOT an ad, NOT gifted, NOT sponsored – I bought my tickets myself).
I haven’t been to the theatre in person since February 2020. I went to see Blood Brothers when the show was touring in Dublin and I will publish an entire post dedicated to Blood Brothers at some point in the future because it is one of my top three favourite musicals, and it is a very special show to me for a number of reasons. It was also absolutely incredible onstage so I will definitely be talking about it in more detail at some point.
I really missed being able to go to the theatre in person, along with so many other things that I know I will not take for granted again. I have mentioned many times that I think it is great that different theatres made plays available over streaming services, and I have enjoyed some brilliant theatre in the comfort of my own home. I think that this option should be something that more theatres do as we move forward, even with live theatre being able to happen again, because the streaming option is great for anyone who may be physically unable to access the theatre. I really admire the steps that were taken during difficult times to make theatre accessible at home. I will always applaud this.
It was so exciting to be back at the theatre in person, and it had been such a long time that it honestly felt a little surreal. I think it is very important to mention how brilliant the staff were at the Bord Gáis Energy theatre. Everyone was so kind, and so lovely, and most importantly, they made everyone feel very safe being back at the theatre again. The place was spotless, the protocols and rules were very straightforward and easy to follow. Everything was so well organised in the theatre, and I felt very comfortable being there. Everyone deserves a lot of credit because putting on a show isn’t easy and everyone who makes the show happen, from cast, to crew, to front of house staff, everyone involved works so hard and it was a seamless night. I will be going back to the Bord Gáis Energy theatre in December and I am already looking forward to it.
The show itself was amazing. If you know Rocky Horror, then you know it is a fun, electric, raunchy show, and the entire audience was excited to be there. I hadn’t expected Rocky Horror to be the first musical I went to see after such a long time, but honestly I don’t think I could have picked a better first show to go and see because it was so much fun. It was the perfect way to kick off the month of October. The songs are so catchy, the plot is wonderfully bizarre, the humour is cheeky and raunchy. The cast were absolutely amazing, and they deserved their standing ovation. There was a brilliant atmosphere in the theatre because everyone was simply excited to be there, it was the last show in Dublin as well so I think the cast had a certain “last show here” energy about them too which made all the performances even better in my opinion.
If you are from Dublin then you will know that the Bord Gáis Energy theatre looks stunning at night time. If you’re not from Dublin, don’t worry, I’ll be including a few snaps below. I love being at the theatre. The grand canal at night when it is all lit up is probably my favourite spot in Dublin. It is stunning and that gorgeous view is the perfect way to end a night at the theatre.
It was an amazing weekend. I’ve been catching up on real life ever since, which is why this #theatretrip discussion wasn’t published sooner, but I couldn’t let the month of October end without talking about the amazing, long awaited night at the theatre that was had. It was my first time seeing Rocky Horror, and I would go to see it again. I would also recommend it because it is a fun show. I think a very good time would be had by all.
I’m so happy that live theatre is back, and that more and more shows seem to be opening. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a show live, and it was incredible to be able to experience that feeling again. I can’t wait to go back.
This has been my #theatretrip discussion. I hope you enjoyed it. Have you seen Rocky Horror? Have you been at the theatre recently? If so, what did you see? Have you got any recommendations for me? Please let me know! Have a great week.
P.s – check out the snaps below!