My Life Is Theatre

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One of the safest places to be in the world is the stage – Frank Langella 

Last week was so challenging for my colleagues and myself. I had to really try to not let unhappy people around me affect my own happy bubble. When doing a new project we always tend to find the faults in the good things we manage to complete and keep telling ourself that we aren’t good enough yet because we just want to do our best. We always want the best results straight away, especially as a performer i think our directors and creatives always expect to see the best of best results right away otherwise they can’t see their own work, that’s why it’s a little tricky for dancers as we have to make sure once we have learnt something, we then have to remember it and do it right away after being taught. I think our creatives do know it will take us time but most performers end up constantly trying to impress them instead of believing that their 100% is enough. Eventually we all tend to put ourselves down when we seem to just mess the little things up, which is natural. I feel we shouldn’t get so wound up about it because in the end the show will open and we will all be amazing, everything always falls into place if you have given your full commitment. When you know you are working hard enough and doing what you need to do best, then everything is going to be okay. So what if you get given notes or feedback, you need it! It will help you to be better. Try to look at how other amazing people around you work and try to take little things from them that you love and put it into your practice, we all learn from talented people, because these are the people who motivate us. I’m working with kids at the moment and their enthusiasm is insane, these kids are little ninjas and sometimes i think they can handle situation 10 times better than we do because they are happy with what they are doing. They are an inspiration to watch, they just go for it without any thinking or stress. Kids will always live in the moment.

I feel like all we need is an extra day of work to get some head space. Go and watch some theatre and tell me if you enjoyed it. Performers always tend to want to move and emotionally connect with out audiences and without an audience we don’t get to do what we do best. I watched ‘Five Guys Named Moe‘ last week with a few of my friends in it, and i just couldn’t stop singing, laughing and dancing all night, if you want a good night out with a couple of friends, this is the show to go for. I had two-day weekend for the first time and i watched ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child‘, it was insaneeee! The play takes you to another place you have never felt before; with constant awe and amazement; it was like I wasn’t watching a play but i was in fact watching a film live in action because it was so graphic. Please find some time and a friend to go watch this show, its indescribable. Harry Potter is a two-part show, so do expect a long but worth it day or you can just watch the first and second part different days. Your choice! So when you find that extra day off work, instead of doing those annoying house chores, get out and go and watch a show in the West end! I have to promote what i do because i don’t put in this much hard work in for no reason.

All about feeling cosy and making trips to the theatre, try the Monki new in collection!

Here’s some of my faves
Green Sporty Classic Pants – £25
Cropped Knit Sweater – £25
Flowy Flare Trousers High Waisted – £30
Soft Cosy Jumpsuit – £35

Thank you for reading! I hope you book a show asap. Haha

XOXO Samara

Exciting Ideas 2018

Sunday Quote

Courage, Sacrifice, Determination, Commitment, Toughness, Heart, Talent, Guts. That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of – Bethany Hamilton


Saturday morning on my way to work a stranger walks by and says ‘Good Morning’ with a gentle smile and gives me a lovely compliment. How beautiful is that? Early in the week a women also exchange smiles with me and complimented my sparkly nails! I need to start my mornings like that on the way to work more often. I just felt instantly positive and it put me in the right mind set for the rest of the day, especially when you’re tired. Compliments just make you feel that little extra special. So tomorrow throw around a few smiles and compliments and see how you feel. Not everyone loves working on a Saturday, but the day does fly by quickly because we’re all looking forward to the evening stuck by the bar with all the alcohol!!

As they say time does fly by when you’re having fun. I’ve had the best week so far and it’s the first week of January, yay! Bring on the year, please. I’m so thankful for the energy of my company this year. It’s nice when you have a mature company to work with, who loves to work hard/enjoys what they are doing. We want a drama free year! Time is too short, so just prepare, work hard and you’re set for the rest of the year.

I’ve had some exciting ideas of things i want to do whilst touring, so i feel like i don’t just put all my energy on one thing. You know us women love to keep our hands busy. I also think you should try signing up or learning a few new skills.

Driving license – Yes, i still haven’t learnt yet. I just didn’t need too because i was always working in different places/countries, also there is so much public transport in London. I need to get it done regardless, its just something that will always come in handy in life. A friend and i discussed trying to learn whilst we are in different cities and take the test whilst when we are in more of a quiet city. I mean, I’ve heard taking your test in London isn’t the easiest at times. GOT TO GET IT DONE.

Taking up a fashion stylist online course – I’ve researched some courses online and I’ve found a decent priced course that looked extremely interesting. I’m not sure when i will sign up, but once i’ve paid i will just have to do it, right? I would always advise you to keep that brain busy, learning as many skills as you can because even if you think you have no other exciting skills, you do. You’re just sacred to do something new,different and exciting. Grow, its so important to always keep going. It’s the way of life.

Committing to a gym schedule – Most of you are most likely signed up to a gym but don’t actually go, or you go a couple of times a month and end up wasting money. That’s exactly what i did last year, i admit it. So this year, I’m thinking to join a gym that is all of the UK and is open 24 hours. The main thing about the gym is keeping to a schedule, giving myself 3 days a week to work out; that’s all you need; and then making sure i stick to those designated days so then it will just become a norm. Let’s commit.

That’s a few ideas that has been floating around in that crazy mind of mine and I’m sure you’ve had a few things you’ve wanted to do, but you just need to get down to actually doing it.




My collection choices.

The first two are from Asos and they are both completely different, of course. We have a press night at each of our venues on tour and I’m always looking for dresses. This is an option as its classic but still trendy and dark. The warm black velvet texture bringing that vampire feel out to the off the shoulder boob tube sexy look.

The snazzy jumper is too cool for school, the tiger details reminds me of the Gucci collection out at the moment, the two toned colours is what makes this jumper unique.Printed jumpers are so necessary.

Lastly, we have the monki new in collection two piece co-ord. The Metallic brave look. Can you dare to wear it? So shiny! The jumper is £30 and the leggings is £25. Definitely a way to enter 2018.


Thank you for reading and enjoy your evening. Don’t forget to smile!