It was Alex’s birthday recently, and what better excuse to finally meet his dad. Alex loves the theatre, and although he’d  already seen the production his dad had booked before, he was still just as excited. Me, lucky enough to be invited too, I was ecstatic that I was finally getting to see the musical I’d wanted to book for such a long time. Dinner first, the awkward questions soon passed “how did you meet?”, “When did you know you liked him?”, “What made you go for It?” – when you met at uni and first kissed on a boozy night out (ok after messaging as friends, and flirting a little, for quite a while), the face does start to turn a slight rosy colour…

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A couple of weeks ago I went to see ‘Into the Hoods’ remixed with Alex. A theatre production by ZooNation Dance Company, which follows the story of a little boy and girl who get lost in the woods and stumble upon the ‘Ruff Endz Estate’.  Through their adventure, and challenge to collect a number of items to be able to get home, they meet DJ Spinderella, wannabe singer Lil Red, rapper Rap On Zel, budding music producer Jaxx (who lives in the basement :P) and Wolf. Whilst the dancers don’t speak, the production is narrated which helps you to follow the story line easily. ‘Into the Hoods’ was amazing from start to finish. The script was really clever, and I found myself laughing numerous times at the jokes,…

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