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The Tempest Royal Shakespeare Company | Live Broadcast

The Trip Last week I watched a live broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest. Yes, Shakespeare. Oh how I dreaded the topic in High School. ‘I don’t understand it’ I’d shout. ‘It’s so boring’ I’d cry. ‘Why do we have to study something so old’ I’d moan. Until…

Beauty and the Beast | Northern Ballet

I am a huge Disney fan as I’m sure most 90s kids were, so this ballet quite easily caught my eye. Beauty and the Beast is an iconic animation not only because it was one of the first animated movies ever nominated for Best Picture, but also because of its…

Strictly Ballroom the Musical | West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Production Last week Show Film First emailed me with a last minute juicy offer to see the matinee performance of Strictly Ballroom the Musical in Leeds, so of course I snapped them up quickly! I waltzed my way over to Leeds with very little knowledge of Strictly Ballroom but…

A Twisted Christmas | Sneaky Cinema Experience

The Unusual Trip This month Culturebean visited A Twisted Christmas, a Sneaky Cinema Experience in Leeds. The company do lots of pop up immersive events for all ages in unique environments, and this was no different. I am always looking for quirky and interesting shows. However much I love sitting…

The Full Monty | 2015 Touring Production

Please note: I saw The Full Monty in Leeds about a year or so ago but somehow forgot to review it… I think that in itself says a lot about my feelings towards the production, but I am going to pull together a super short review of my thoughts from way…

Police Cops | The Pretend Men

Thanks to Slung Low which I first visited in October, I was lucky enough to grab last minute tickets to the sold out performance of, Police Cops, at the Underground Ballroom in Leeds. And wow am I glad I didn’t miss this! Best Police Cops Ever The story is absolutely ludicrous.…

The Play That Goes Wrong | London

Clumsy Me Like this play, I am a very clumsy person. I’ve lived in my house for five years and I still bump into walls, trip over furniture and regularly bash my elbow on the blummin’ shower screen. I also used to perform a lot on stage when I was…

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational Tour | Victoria Theatre Halifax

We love Romesh He is dead pan, sarcastic and seems completely genuine. We didn’t like it so much when he cancelled his Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tour two years ago… Probably to go off filming that very successful BBC stuff. But we’ve not so kissed but definitely made up after finally seeing…