By Lauren Ball
Ah January, you’re back again to torment us. Our Christmas trees are shedding needles on the roadside, we’ve sworn off booze until we learn some self-control and none of our clothes fit anymore due to the near toxic levels of Quality Street we consumed. And we’re back at work. And it’s freezing outside. And it’s not payday yet. And it’s STILL JANUARY. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, TIME? WHAT DID WE EVER DO TO YOU?
Yes, we know how you feel. It’s a trying time. But with the aid of our trusty steed, YouTube, let us shine a little light on this bleak, tinsel-free landscape.
And for those with a short attention span, here’s a quick rundown of a few highlights.
The greatest opening number in musical theatre: discuss.
In this clip from Sam Mendes’s 1993 production of Cabaret at the Donmar Warehouse, Sally Bowles (Jane Horrocks) and Cliff Bradshaw (Adam Godley) “raise a glass to the start of a marvelous year”. Come on 2013, let’s do this.
If jumping and stomping is your vice, then this is your enabler.
A thrilling live performance. Lighters in the air, your best rock growl at the ready.
If anything’s gonna pull you out of a slump it’s a Motown inspired pop classic with a dance routine to match.
No matter how bad things can seem when it’s dark by 5pm, you’re probably having a better time than Audrey and Seymour.