I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to receive show tickets then I was to receive my Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live tickets.
I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years and it’s one of my go-to programs whenever I want something jolly, upbeat and hilarious. So, when I heard that they were reviving a live stage show in London, I had to get tickets!
Since London wasn’t local, we decided (we, being my mum and me – I had to drag someone along with me!) to make a day of it. We got an early train down from Leeds and arrived in London at lunch time. With a few hours until the show was due to start, we hit the shops – well, it would’ve been rude not to! I visited one of my favourites, Kate Spade, and the shops in and around Convent Garden before walking a few streets over to the Adelphi Theatre.
Our seats were brilliant and I had a great view of the set – which was almost identical to the original. The cast were as well! Clive Anderson hosted with Greg Proops, Colin Mochrie, Josie Lawrence and Brad Sherwood. But, the show itself … I don’t know where to begin! Everyone was on top form and it was laugh after laugh. The audience shouted out suggestions and the performers improvised the hell out of them. They did all the original games, and a couple of new. My favourites were the three-headed Broadway star, theatre styles, whose line and party quirks. And of course, they wrapped the show up with their famous hoe-down. [If you’ve not had the chance to see this fabulous show, I’ve put links to a few of my favourite clips in the links section at the bottom of this post – check them out!]
Once the show wrapped up, we lingered by the stage door and I got the chance to meet the wonderful Josie Lawrence. Unfortunately, my fave didn’t come out and the closest I got to Colin Mochrie was his poster.
If you get a chance to see the show any time in it’s two week run, I implore you to go. I had an absolutely amazing time and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see one of my favourite shows (and favourite performers!) live. I never thought I’d get the chance and the sleep deprivation from the late train home was totally worth it!!
Whose Line’s wiki page – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whose_Line_Is_It_Anyway%3F
Whose Line tickets – http://www.lovetheatre.com
Here’s a couple of links to some of my favourite games …
Hoe-down – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYC0XtSHgX0
Three-headed Broadway Star – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evos0WBCip8
Whose Line game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR_I6qfW19g&list=RD4PtRb322MgY&index=5