Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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REVIEW | West Side Story, Curve Theatre

West Side Story 
Curve Theatre, Leicester  ★★★★★

Curve Theatre's 2019 Christmas production of West Side Story is quite possibly the best yet from the Made at Curve creatives. With some of the finest music ever composed for the stage, set around an incredibly moving love story, it's an emotio…

REVIEW | The Boy in the Dress, The RSC

The Boy in the Dress
The RSC ★★★★★
Out of all of the new stage productions to emerge through the wings in 2019, the RSC's announcement of The Boy in the Dress was one of the most highly anticipated for me. "You can be whoever you want to be" in this 2 hours 20-minute production based on…

REVIEW | We Will Rock You, UK Tour

We Will Rock You 
UK Tour ★★★★

It's been 5 years since the popular jukebox musical We Will Rock You left the West End. Listed up there as one of the top 10 longest-running shows in London, it left a void when it was announced that it would close after 4600 performances, many awards (including Bes…

REVIEW | Sleeping Beauty, Nottingham Playhouse

Sleeping Beauty 
Nottingham Playhouse ★★★★★

With only 31 days left to go until the big day (Christmas!) it's time for the season of mince pies, mulled wine and snuggling up on the sofa. However, it's also the season for pantomimes and we have got to a cracking start thanks to Nottingham Playh…

The 15 Books I Read This Autumn.

Autumn and Winter are definitely the seasons for reading. It's the time of year when I lost all motivation for everything else in the evenings except tucking into a good book! What definitely helps is now I have a fantastic reading corner where I can escape to read my book and it's the comf…

Brackenborough Hall Coach House - Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Lincolnshire Wolds.

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Following on from our trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds this Autumn (read the 48 Hours in the Lincolnshire Wolds post here), I wanted to share a more in-depth review about our accommo…

Interview with Natasha Lewis, The Boy in the Dress RSC.

Bringing joy to the stage this Christmas at the RSC is The Boy in the Dress. This debut children's novel from popular comedian David Walliams has been given the creative limits that theatre can offer for a Christmas production like none other. The story follows 12-year-old Dennis who is growin…

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