I have made it my mission this year to not only read 100 books or more but also to go and see as many theatre shows as possible. I read something about the power of romanticising your favourite things and your life as a whole. So here we are trying to spend as much time in my own presence as possible.
The first time I decided to do this I managed to use TodayTix to get rush tickets for a show. I had no specific show in mind so was completely overjoyed and the fact I managed to get tickets for Pretty Woman.
As one of my all time favourite movies, I was mildly apprehensive about how it would translate to stage. But strap yourself in cause I have a lot to say.
Based on the 1990 film of the same name, Pretty Woman is a modern retelling of the Cinderella story. Vivian, a Hollywood prostitute is picked up on the street by Edward Lewis, a tough but lonely business mogul. Employed as his companion, Vivian is immersed into the elite Beverly Hill society, but she soon realizes that she is a fish out of water. She wants to make something of her life, but she must be true to herself along the way. During a week of romance, both Vivian and Edward embark on a journey of self-discovery and discover true love along the way. Edward is softened and transformed by Vivian’s joy of life and he comes to realize that he must change his priorities if he wants to hold on to what matters most. He rediscovers his moral compass and drops his brutal business methods, much to his money-grabbing lawyer’s chagrin. Edward and Vivian’s love transcends social divides and this independent Cinderella gets her Prince.
Despite the utter lack of theatre ettiquete shown by some of those in the audience, I found myself completely and utterly in awe of everyone on stage.
The actors, costumes, sets and music were all superb. The casting was almost spot-on. The actors felt specifically picked for the closesness to the film castings. Nothing short of incredible.
Apart from a few negative moments due to the lack of respect for theatre etiquette, and I constantly feel the need to mention this because if you cannot behave with respect for others JUST DONT ENTER THE BUILDING. The actors are trying to do their jobs.
The vibes where nothing short of unapologetically incredible, it is feel good and cheesy. I left with a warm fussy feeling and it put me in a great mood.
I was concerned about it not doing the film justice however it in fact hit the spot in every sense for me.