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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In this Decade..

Instead of the annual roundup of the year, which would usually be in place of this post, I wanted to do something different. I thought I would chat about this last decade because we're about to enter another. It doesn't mean that 2019 wasn't a good year because it really was and I'v…

The 10 Shows of 2019.

2019 has been an incredible year when it comes to the theatre. I've definitely reviewed more shows in 2019 than any of the other years since I began and I'm captivated by everything the theatres in and around the East Midlands. At the end of each year, I love to sit down and reflect on thos…

REVIEW | Puss in Boots, Belgrade Theatre Coventry.


For the fourth year running I travelled to Coventry to see this year’s pantomime at the Belgrade Theatre. This year’s production of Puss in Boots is just as epic; packed with as much laughter, fun and pantomime traditions you can cram into a show that ru…

𝘼𝘿 | 5 Ways to 'Pass The Love On' This Christmas with Thorntons

Christmas is the season of the good stuff; delicious food, sipping on mulled wine, watching back-to-back Christmas movies, the time of year where its acceptable to lounge in your PJ’s as much as possible and decorate the house nice and early! One of the greatest things over the festive period (and …

REVIEW | Peter Pan, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Peter Pan
Birmingham Repertory Theatre ★★★★

Soaring onto the stage at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this Christmas is a re-imagining of a much-loved story, Peter Pan. It's probably one of the most beloved stories of all time and has stood the test of time because it can be interpreted in many ways…

REVIEW | Club 2B, Belgrade Theatre

Club 2B
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry ★★★★

The Belgrade Theatre's 2b space is completely transformed into a Gatsby-style 1920s speakeasy party as an alternative offering to the pantomime going on in the Belgrade's main house theatre. It's hard to immediately pin down what Club 2B actually is…

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