Culture Kick: Abbie Morgan

Students on De Montfort University’s Arts and Entertainment Journalism module pick the films, plays, music, TV shows and books that shaped them.

My favourite film

Grease will forever be my all-time favourite film. I must’ve seen it more than 20 times. It’s the film that’s most nostalgic for me.

The first time I went to the theatre

I was around 15. My mother took me to the Cardiff Millennium Centre to see Mama Mia. I remember sitting there transfixed for two hours. I think that’s where my love of musicals began.

The TV show I’m currently binging

I don’t really watch TV anymore but I just finished Shameless US and I’m still recovering from the finale.

The first album I bought

My first album is rather an odd choice. I remember my dad buying a new car when I was 10 and letting me pick a new album in Asda. I recall analysing every album there to find the perfect album for us to listen to. I later chose ‘R&B In the Mix 2010’, much to my Pink Floyd-loving Dad’s delight.

My karaoke tune

James Morrison, Broken Strings ft Nelly Furtado. I love a good duet. I have fond memories of singing it on loop, on my nan’s karaoke machine with my cousin — my poor nan.

The first gig I saw

The first artist I ever saw live was a band called 5 Seconds of Summer. Like every other teenage girl at the time, I was obsessed with them.

The book I couldn’t put down

The only book I’ve ever read, enjoyed and finished was John Green’s Fault in Our Stars. The film later ruined that for me.

My guilty pleasure

Reality TV. I hate to love it, but can’t get enough of it.