Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My second favorite musical after "We will Rock you", "Mary Poppins" (2015) by Belen Delgado


I haven't been so excited for a long time to see a musical as I was to see this one . And you will probably be wondering why..? Well, when I was a kid one of my favourite Disney stories was "Mary Poppins". I can't remember how many times I read it , what I could remember was that I wanted to have a nanny like her. My sisters and I have different nannies but believe me ,none of them were as fun and magical as Mary Poppins (they were more similar to the horrible nanny that the kids from the story had when Mary Poppins leaves for the first time)! I wanted to dance over the roofs with an umbrella ; sing and dance while cleaning up the house but the truth is that Mary Poppins was every kid's dream but noneone had ever had a nanny like her!. Yesterday at the Board Gais theatre I could see the closest I'd ever get to see Mary Poppins. She became alive on the stage, the way she looked, the way she walked, was just like I imagined her. What a joyful way of finishing a regular Monday. I was blown away by the magical effects, the lights, the changes of sets, the costumes, the dancing and faultless singing. 3 hours of endless fun and happiness. We couldn't stop smiling! At the end, everyone stood up clapping and I even had tears of joy. It is unbelievable the magic that it has to see a story like this in the theatre. I could only imagine how i would have felt if i had seen it when I was a kid. The musical even ended up in the air with her umbrella getting closer to the audience among other surprises. I'd recommend it to anyone. One musical that you definitely have to see once in a life time! Thank you so much, Elisa for coming with me and share this unique and unforgettable moment of my life. The day when I finally met Mary Poppins! Yes, she exists!





Movie recommendation: Brooklyn (2015) - A 10! By Belen Delgado

Probably one of the last films I have seen this year. What a way of finishing another year of cinema. It made all of us feel and get into the protagonist's mind. A beautiful story set in the 1950ies in Ireland and New York. As an immigrant in Ireland, I could relate to Ellis 's feelings when she had to leave her family to move abroad to an unknown country in order to make a living since she had no opportunities in her country. She went on her own and had to start a new life, make new friends and start all over again at a very young age. The only contact she had with her family back in Ireland was through letters. She is very homesick , she finds love and at some point she is in the dichotomy where she has to choose whether to live in USA or going back to Ireland to be close to her mum. Very touching movie that shows how hard it is to be far from your family and also that not everyone is successful when they move abroad. Also losing a member of your family and not being able to see them for the very last time; Going back to your home country and seeing that you see things through different lenses but those who never left remain being the same. At some point you become a citizen of the world and you adjust to your new life style; just like Ellis. Just like a lot of us.



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