Carpe Diem Emmie

A Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel Blogger focusing on the Midlands and beyond.

Hi I'm Emmie!

I'm a 28 year old Lifestyle, Theatre + Travel Blogger showcasing the best of the Midlands and Beyond. You’ll find me talking about theatre companies, reviewing shows, showcasing the best of food in the Midlands + discussing books, mental health + other things I enjoy too.

If you're looking for your next theatre trip, somewhere to eat or just want to get some tips then Carpe Diem Emmie is the place for you.

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The Essential Autumn Games Night with GiffGaff.

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I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that when it comes to the longer nights will happily trade a night in heels for a night in slippers? In fact, during Autumn and Winter, I am always organising games and takeaway evenings with my friends. It saves me…

REVIEW | Priscilla, Queen of the Desert UK Tour

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Curve Theatre, Leicester ★★★★★

There really was a lot of glitter and noise coming from the Curve Theatre, Leicester when a battered old bus arrived along with 3 of the most eccentric drag queens from Australia. Priscilla: Queen of the Desert is a funny and poignant roa…

REVIEW | Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
Curve Theatre, Leicester ★★★★★

At the Curve Theatre this Autumn was the New Work Festival - formally known as Inside Out. Across the 10 days in October productions and activities for all ages have taken over the spaces in the theatre. New Work Fes…

Q&A with Jason Donovan, Priscilla Queen of the Desert UK Tour 2019.

Jason Donovan is pretty well-known, right? I mean mostly for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours, but he's had music success too selling over 3 million records in the UK alone. He was cast in the stage production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert back in 2010 and did two subsequent tours too - …

Cosmo, Nottingham

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The last time I enjoyed an all you can eat meal was actually back in my university days at the Coventry branch of Cosmo. Unfortunately, now that branch has permanently closed but I was recently invited to the Nottingham branch to sample the res…

REVIEW | Fame, UK Tour

Fame
Leicester Haymarket Theatre ★★★ 1/2 

Fame is most certainly a name you'll remember (I hope that wasn't too on the nose?). To mark the 30th anniversary of the stage show, the musical is back under the direction of Nick Winston. The show means a lot to people aware of it and its history - …

REVIEW | Cabaret, UK Tour

Cabaret
Curve Theatre, Leicester  ★★★★★

CABARET made quite the impact when I saw the Bill Kenwright ltd production in Leicester this Autumn. The musical is an adaptation of John Van Druten's 1951 play, I Am A Camera which is based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories. It opened on Broadw…

Dog-Friendly Holiday in Bath, Somerset UK

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There's definitely something about finding the perfect dog-friendly holiday in the UK that can be quite difficult. We went on a 2 hour 30-minute drive from Leicestershire to one of my favourite spots in the country, Bath, for a holiday that was certainly …

Anchoring Anxiety - Tales of Annie Bean.

It is reported that anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting the diagnosis criteria. Anxiety itself can be experienced in different ways but it's what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid - particularly about the things t…

REVIEW | The Addams Family, ESNA Loughborough.

The Addams Family  Esna ★★★★
As families go, The Addams Family are probably the kookiest we know. Over the years people have been drawn to their iconic dark and mysterious ways so the launch of the comedy musical was well-received in the UK touring production back in 2017 (read my review) which starre…

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