Five cultural things to do in West Yorkshire | April 2017

Welcome back to my monthly edition of ‘cultural things to do’ where I give you my top five recommendations of events, experience and places to visit in West Yorkshire.  Summertime is officially here, with lighter evenings and brighter days there’s no excuse to stay indoors. West Yorkshire is a stunning place  to explore with…

Five cultural things to do in West Yorkshire | March 2017

Welcome back the second edition of my new series, which gives you my top five recommendations of things to do in West Yorkshire.  So March is already here. It feels like only yesterday we were shouting Happy New Year. And this month marks the start of Spring. Yipee! It’s a…

Five cultural things to do in West Yorkshire | February 2017

Welcome to my new regular feature where I list the top five cultural things to do in West Yorkshire that month. Here is the February edition.  It’s hard to believe we’re saying goodbye to the January blues and heading in to a fabulous February. I don’t think that’s a saying but…

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…

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…

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…

Dirty Dancing the Musical | Manchester

Dirty Dancing the Musical It delivered everything you would expect. Every memorable, and even the not so memorable moments were replicated in the show. From dancing on a log, putting baby in a corner to ‘I carried a watermelon’. The audience understandably went wild every other minute. Partly due to…

Bodyguard the Musical | Alhambra Bradford

WOW Bodyguard the musical took all of my expectations, bundled them up and threw them out of this world. I was not prepared for such an unforgettable show. It probably helped that I was on the front row, love of all the Whitney Houston songs and a fan of Alexandra…