culturebean at

Culturebean at is category within the website. It contains all of the blog posts for events, experiences and places that I attend.

Aladdin The Musical | London

The opening number Oh ah come from a land, from a far away place (Yorkshire) Where the caravan camels roam (bikes – there’s so many bikes since the Tour de France) Where it’s flat and immense, and the heat is intense, it’s barbaric, but hey it’s home! (to be honest…

The Audience | NTLive broadcast

WHO AM I? I have a lot of power yet no real power at all. I have great opportunities for influence with no guarantee of influence. I am the most visible woman in the world yet the most invisible. The Queen. Another Side The Audience allowed me to witness a…

Billy Elliot the Musical | Alhambra Bradford

Everyone has a talent. You don’t choose it. It chooses you. It might be something that frustrates you to the core. Something that makes you feel sick with nerves. Something that makes you cry until you can’t no more. It proves your human and alive. But you can either take…

Les Miserables | Broadway

A Story A young child, maybe around eight or nine years old, with shoulder length blonde hair and a freshly trimmed fringe sits on the plush red seat. Her little legs swing back and forth and her head sways left and right, admiring the spectacle around her. She can see…

Sleeping Beauty | Matthew Bourne

Gothic Retelling This ballet was a Gothic adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, that entered into a supernatural world and distinctly left the Disney one. I was unaware of this change in the story, so the Vampires instead of fairies, rose instead of thorn and introduction of a modern day setting, startled…

Nothern Ballet | The Nutcracker | An adults take on the story

My take on the story One of the most famous ballets. With the most famous songs. And most famous stories. Let me describe The Nutcracker by the Northern Ballet in an oh so nontraditional way. I warn you, my take is not so magical and pleasant… It’s the night before Christmas…

1984 | Northern Ballet Leeds

This Place I’ve heard rumours of this place. A place where the past is permeated into the floors, the walls, the doors. It has seeped into the very fabrics of the room, flooding it with over whelming nostalgia. A world of smells circulates with no distinction from one another, as…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | Leeds Grand

Christopher Have you visited a store and become overwhelmed with the vast amount of products available? Or walked down the street and felt confusion from the array of advertising shouting messages at you? Or sat in the underground where all voices and sounds seem to bounce into a symphony of…