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…

Opera North’s The Snow Maiden | My First Opera

I finally lost my Opera virginity, with The Snow Maiden, thanks to Opera North’s Under 30 Scheme. It was an English translation of a well known Russian folktale that I was intrigued to see. It formed part of Opera North’s fairy tale season, so seemed a safe bet. I do…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shrek the Musical | Why families should go

Shrek is a brilliant animation turned musical about an Ogre who sets off on a quest (with a talkative donkey) to save a feisty princess locked in a tower. Throw in a gang of fairytale misfits and a Lord with a small (haha) problem and you have a SHREKTASTIC show.…