The Beehive Beverley

The Beehive in Beverley Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/food/yorkshire-restaurant-reviews/beehive-beverley/] The Beehive opened back in September 2014 in Wednesday Market in the centre of Beverley. The bistro bar’s food and drink menus feature a large range of dishes created using good quality ingredients along with 15 different beers (some draught and some bottled) and a nice selection of wines and cocktails making it the ideal place for going out for … Continue reading The Beehive in Beverley Review

The Stranglers

Baz Warne From The Stranglers Interview

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/arts-interviews/baz-warne-the-stranglers/] The Stranglers celebrated their 40th anniversary last year and marked the occasion with their Ruby Anniversary Tour. The hugely successful tour gave them even more to celebrate as every single date sold out, which is pretty impressive for a band whose most recent new album was released in 2012. Formed in 1974 as The Guilford Stranglers, the band has come … Continue reading Baz Warne From The Stranglers Interview

Gilly Tompkins & John Trenchard

She Stoops to Conquer @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally Published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/she-stoops-to-conquer-review-york/] The posters advertising Northern Broadsides’ version of She Stoops to Conquer (and even the play’s program cover) immediately give you a flavour of what to expect from this new production. A pretty, well-endowed lady being propositioned by an elaborately dressed gentleman in a pub gives a nod to just one of the hilarious situations in the play and the bawdy … Continue reading She Stoops to Conquer @ York Theatre Royal Review

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/woman-black-review-york-theatre-royal/] The fact that I am writing this alone in my house, feeling a teeny bit on edge and wanting to switch as many lights on as possible says something about the frightening success of The Woman in Black production I have just seen! Described as “the most terrifying live theatre experience in the world” I therefore had high hopes for … Continue reading The Woman in Black @ York Theatre Royal Review

Antigone Cast

Antigone @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/antigone-review-york-theatre-royal/] Re-working a play that has been seen on stage across the world for over two and a half thousand years is no mean feat. Roy Williams has taken Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy and adapted it to make it relevant to a modern audience without losing the effect and moral lessons of the original story. The action centres around the children … Continue reading Antigone @ York Theatre Royal Review

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally Published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/restoration-nell-gwyn-review-york-theatre-royal/] Restoration Comedy is a style of drama that flourished in London after the Restoration in 1660. These plays typically had complicated plots marked by wit (more often than not the bawdy kind), cynicism and licentiousness. The Restoration of Nell Gwyn, a new play by Steve Trafford, certainly ticks all of the boxes, with plenty of innuendo and bawdy jokes along … Continue reading The Restoration of Nell Gwyn @ York Theatre Royal Review

Doxford Hall Hotel

Doxford Hall Hotel and Restaurant Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/travel/hotel-reviews/doxford-hall/] Just a few miles outside of Alnwick in the beautiful Northumberland countryside lies Doxford Hall, an attractive-looking luxury hotel and spa. Formerly a private home it was transformed into a hotel in 2008 and, after changing hands, the hotel was renovated and extended further in 2010 to add a new entrance hall, more rooms and a cocktail bar. Doxford Hall … Continue reading Doxford Hall Hotel and Restaurant Review