29 April 2020

Isolation Interviews: Emmie - Carpe Diem Emmie

Next up I spoke with the wonderful theatre and lifestyle blogger Emmie who runs the blog Carpe Diem Emmie. She's a fantastic human and a superb blogger. Check out her site here

Q - What was the first show that you remember seeing?
A - Oh, good question - my most vivid memory from one of my first west end productions is Kiss Me Kate. Locally I believe it was Annie.

Q - What inspired you to get into blogging about theatre?
A - I was working as a Freelance Dance Artist and I already had my blog (but it was more Lifestyle based) back in 2014. I wasn’t getting that much work and I wanted to be able to still be a part of something I was passionate about whilst moving careers. I fused blogging and theatre together and haven’t looked back since, it’s good to still have those contacts I made in a professional capacity.

Q -  Whose performances/productions have had the biggest impact on you?
A - There’s been many over the years but a few that stick with me for different reasons are Mary Poppins, Rent and Dear Evan Hansen. I have not felt the way I did during those shows with others.

Q - What is your favourite musical movie?
A - RENT - always Rent. It takes me back to my college years where I first discovered and became obsessed with it. There’s no other musical movie that can compete with it in my eyes.

Q -  What are your favourite show tunes?
A - Seasons Of Love - Rent
Defying Gravity - Wicked
You Will Be Found - Dear Evan Hansen
Times Are Hard For Dreamers - Amelie
One Day More - Les Mis

Q -  What are your favourite theatres to visit?
A - I’d have to say all of the ones in the East and West Midlands, we have fantastic theatres in our regions! Curve Theatre is my hometown theatre though.

Q -  Away from the theatre what are your other favourite hobbies?
A - I enjoy reading, I work in a school so I’m passionate about the importance of education and a child’s mental wellbeing. I also enjoy travelling and exploring the outdoors.

Q - Can you tell us something we might not know about you?
A - I guess that I used to be a Freelance Dance Artist for 2 years where I did lots of work with various dance organisations and in local schools.

I'd like to thank Emmie for her time and for taking part. Please visit her website https://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/and you can follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/carpediememmie

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