A Spring in my Step

I think its safe to say that spring is finally here… Just as I have sprung from my bed after what has been the longest illness ever! There’s been so much going on, it’s a blog full of fun, and here’s what I’ve been up to
Starting with my night out at Jersey Boys for the 8th birthday celebration show, which was, as always, a stunning show. The new cast brought such a blast of energy I was on the edge of my seat all over again, dancing away, laughing and crying, and just taking in all those wonderful memories it always invokes in me of that era.


 I had a wonderful time visiting the gorgeous gang at Loose Women…
I know I mentioned it last week, but there’s still time to enter the Colourful Characters competition from McCarthy and Stone, if you missed me on the radio talking about it you can catch up here  and check out the competition page here!
I’ve been having such an incredible time working on my dance project with Candoco, so make sure you check the website for tkts and tour dates here!

I was also so excited to attended the launch for the incredible new No7 serum, that truly works wonders on my skin, closing pores and smoothing out wrinkles… An absolute must have, that also gets the seal of approval from my makeup guru Alana! IMG_5186

And finally, because it’s spring…


Lots of love and lambs! Arlene x

Spring Things

Hello all!

Spring is in the air, and I have finally sprung from my bed after round two of this hideous virus I’ve had for weeks now, which just doesn’t seem to want to go. However I wasn’t going to let it stop me attending one of the biggest nights of the year in Showbiz, the very glamorous Olivier Awards.

Not only did I have the most fabulous night catching up with friends old and new, watching incredible performers, and being surrounded by more talent than I could dream of… I also managed to make it to No.1 on a worst dressed list, I mean I’ve never won at anything! Apparently I looked a bit too like I was going to the office, well I don’t know about you but I certainly wouldn’t wear a black jewelled dress and drop earrings to the office! What do you think?FullSizeRender

From one amazing night to the next, I was thrilled to attend last nights opening of the much anticipated Sunset Boulevard, starring the legendary Glenn Close, and boy did it live up to the hype. Along with co stars Micheal Xavier and Siobhan Dillon, Glenn Close had me on the edge of my seat, and of course in floods of tears. I have to say thank you to Harry and Jackie Brunjes at the ENO for one of the most memorable nights of my life. Beg, borrow or steal a ticket, it’s an absolute must see. IMG_3027

It’s competition time! Did you know McCarthy & Stone are searching for the nation’s most Colourful Characters? People aged 60 and over who are living life to the full, 
redefining retirement and doing anything but acting their age!  The overall winner will receive a trip of a lifetime for two from Saga.You can nominate yourself, or enter a friend for their chance to win. Just follow the link below for details…
Meanwhile I loved working with Philip Price today and chatting all about it!


And finally… Has anyone else tried matcha and black sesame cake? Strange but true, lovely to look at but not sure about the taste…IMG_3011


Arlene x


It’s Party time!


Hope you all had fabulous Easters and didn’t overdo it on the chocolate! As for me I’ve wrapped up in hibernation trying to ward off this damn nasty virus that’s been plaguing me for weeks now, I’m sure you know the one, everyone seems to have been affected by it this year. It’s miserable and very boring… Thank goodness for the TV! The Night Manager kept me completely on tenterhooks, but that’s finished now and there’s a big gap to fill! But take a look at BBC2 Line Of Duty, it’s hooking me in fast!
Last week Jackie The Musical had it’s gala opening in Bromley, and I’m proud to say we’ve had some rave reviews  and brilliant audience reactions. If you’re looking for a fun family night out then look no further! This weekend it’s in Bradford, find out where you can visit the show here: http://jackiethemusical.com/tour-dates/
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Thank you to everyone that’s been in contact tweeting and messaging me remedies and elixirs –  I’ve been trying them all and something’s obviously worked as I’m finally beginning to feel human again and after nearly two weeks in my cocoon I’m impatient to get out and about and what better event than the Olivier Awards this Sunday! 

I leave you with a bit of a blast from the past to get you in the mood for the weekend  Hot Gossip – ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ Linda Clifford
So have a fabulous weekend  and I’ll be back next week with all the red carpet gossip, so make sure you subscribe.
Love Arlene x