This is potentially the quickest turnaround of a blog post EVER, but last night I spent the evening at the Grand Opera House York, seeing Little miss Sunshine. I love going to the theatre, so when the offer came in to review the press night of little miss sunshine, of course I said yes. I had actually never seen the play before yesterday, but it was so much fun and I absolutely loved it. I will definitely be watching the movie again now!
Little miss sunshine has been showing in London for a while now, however the musical comedy is now embarking on its UK tour, which is running from now until the 12th October in various places across the UK. That being said, if you do want to attend the York showings where I watched the performance you will need to act fast… because it is only showing there until 8th June.
One thing I love about attending events in York is being able to see my wonderful York blogging gals again, as I haven’t seen them since my launch party. We are all really good friends but very rarely see each other, due to the sporadic nature of events and our day to day lives all being so different. However, when we do all see each other I absolutely love it, and I’m so thankful for brands for hosting events and allowing us all to get together. It’s such a fab community filled with wonderful inspiring women, and I’m so thankful that I am part of such a wonderful group. It was so nice to be able to chat and catch up in the interval of the show, and it makes me excited for over summer when I will have more time for even more events.
Anyway… back to the show. I won’t give too much of Little miss Sunshine away in case you are going to see it yourself but it is about a fabulous family that decide to travel from New Mexico to California in their Yellow Campervan in order to make it in time for their daughters beauty contest. It has such funny parts, but also super interesting and has a lot of themes of overcoming difficulties and working together. Plus there are some absolutely hilarious moments- usually involving Grandpa Hoover!
What I would note is that, despite the advertising seeming family friendly, little miss sunshine is not for young children. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t too rude but it does have some adult themes and some swearing throughout. I’m 18 and loved it and I could equally see younger people than me loving it too, I would say anywhere from about 14 is completely fine to see the show (as long as they are aware of the themes present). Plus- anyone aged 14-26 can see Little Miss Sunshine for £10 with a free drink too when quoting SUNSHINE10 at checkout, which is a super good deal and one I would definitely recommend for any families with older children out there.
I had actually never been to the Grand Opera House in York before last night, which is weird because it is the closest theatre to me, but it is such a grand theatre but equally super intimate. Our seats in the dress circle were amazing too and we had such a fab view! I will definitely be returning and seeing more theatre productions there in the future, as I have been going on recently that I would love to attend more productions. Let me know if you would like to see more reviews of theatre productions in the future! I have always loved watching shows but fell out of love with it for a while, but seeing walking on sunshine (and Matilda last year) has definitely made me fall back in love.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Little miss sunshine, as it is such a lighthearted show and one that everyone will enjoy. We all need a little bit of sunshine, and this performance was definitely a great way to escape the world for a bit and submerge yourself into the show for a few hours. Thank you so much to the team at the York Grand Opera house for inviting me and gifting me the press tickets for little miss sunshine, we had the best time and will 100% be returning to see future performances. If you do want to grab yourself some tickets, then click here to be redirected to the website where you can purchase them.
(These press tickets were complimentary, in exchange for social media content. All photos are my own, unless stated otherwise.)