The other day, it dawned on Rob and I that we hadn’t had a proper date night for nearly a year! Our evenings now involve watching the baby monitor rather than the latest blockbuster at the cinema and most meals are enjoyed with our little baby joining us at the table. Don’t get me wrong, this is bliss in my eyes but every so often, mama and dada need a break! A few hours away to eat some food at a leisurely pace and to share some time together baby-free. Some 1 on 1 time to catch up reflect, chat…ok, who am I kidding, whenever we are without Florence, we end up talking about her instead!
A trip to London was on the cards for us at the weekend as we headed to watch the latest musical to hit the West End after its acclaimed success on Broadway and beyond – Aladdin the Musical. We always have the best days out and date nights in London so we were so excited to be heading over to Soho to take our seats at the Prince Edward Theatre, neatly nestled amongst some fabulous restaurants and bars for a pre or post-theatre pitstop. As the curtains parted and the incredible orchestra were cued into action, I sensed I was in for a real treat…and the whole experience didn’t disappoint. It was a real spectacle. To steal a lyric from A Whole New World, the performance was “Shining. Shimmering. Spendid!” The performances of certain characters were superb with the Genie, in particular, adding so much comedy and clever nods of British humour to the production. I got completely lost in the music, the costumes and the stunning choreography. So much sparkle and glitz. I think even if you’re not the biggest Disney fan, you can just sit back and enjoy the glorious show of creativity that is before you.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, a date to the theatre could be the perfect treat for you and your sweetheart. Chocolates and flowers are nice enough but there is something really special about sharing an experience together to chat about and sing along to on the way home. And I challenge anyone not to get lost in the magic of this production. I mean, just how does that magic carpet actually fly around the stage??
For further information and to purchase tickets to see Aladdin The Musical, you can visit the site here.