Yesterday evening I was invited* to see Little Miss Sunshine at the Grand Opera House York for their press night. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I love going to the theatre (I’ve previously written posts on Matilda and Club Tropicana), especially to see a musical, so I was so excited when this opportunity came up.
Little Miss Sunshine A Road Musical is based on the film “Little Miss Sunshine” written by Michael Arndt, and the book by James Lapine. This musical follows the chaotic journey of the Hoover family driving the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California in a yellow VW camper, to get to young Olive’s beauty pageant contest. The story highlights the issues within family relations and the power of overcoming difference. It is uplifting, yet hilarious. I aren’t telling you too much, as it is full of surprises that you’ll only understand if you go see it for yourself.
Young Olive was witty, yet so cute, and the star of the show. The adult themes depicted by Grandpa Hoover had us all in stiches too. However, I do have to say that I personally think this musical isn’t appropriate for younger audiences, due to the language and humour used throughout.
Our seats were in row C of the dress circle, which is an area of the theatre we don’t usually sit in. The view was amazing. I loved the bright yellow set design, which evidently fits with the musical title. Another thing I’ve realised that I love at the theatre is when you can see the musicians within the set. I just think it is a great touch, especially as they are members of the cast that often go underappreciated.
It was also lovely to be able to catch up with all the York Bloggers girls, which is a rare but wonderful occurrence. The girls are always so lovely, and I love hearing what they’ve all been up to since the last time we’d seen one another. I’ve got my fingers crossed for more events over the summer, so we can catch up some more.
I just want to say a last huge thank you to the Grand Opera House York for inviting us along for the evening and gifting me the tickets. It was a great evening, and I’ve since been flicking through the theatre catalogue to see what other shows I can get booked.
Want to get some tickets for yourself?
Little Miss Sunshine is touring the UK until October and in York until the 8th June. So, if you want to book tickets for yourself, click here to be redirected to the website. You don’t want to miss it! Also, Grand Opera House York are offering 14-26 year olds Little Miss Sunshine tickets for £10 plus a free drink. All you need to do is mention ‘SUNSHINE10‘ when booking (be that online, in the box office or on the phone) to receive this offer. What a great deal!
*(#AD-Gifted Event) This is not paid adversarial or sponsored – all opinions are honest and my own. However, I was very kindly invited to attend the Little Miss Sunshine Press Evening, in return for a post about the musical and the evening. They had no say in what I was to post about the event.