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

Doxford Hall Spa Therapy Room

Doxford Hall Hotel Spa Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/beauty/spa-review/doxford-hall-hotel/] As part of our stay at the lovely Doxford Hall Hotel in Northumberland my husband and I booked a treatment each in their on-site Imagine Spa and took advantage of the full use of the spa facilities that came with being hotel residents. I love an afternoon in a spa, whereas my husband had never been in one, let alone … Continue reading Doxford Hall Hotel Spa Review

1984 Cast

1984 @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally published on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/1984-review-york-theatre-royal/] George Orwell’s Ninety-Eighty Four is, undoubtedly, one of the most important and well-known novels of our time. It often appears near the top of ‘Best Novel’ lists and is on many University’s English Literature reading lists – indeed, that is where I first encountered it. Far from an easy book to adapt for stage down to the challenges of introducing … Continue reading 1984 @ York Theatre Royal Review

Cooks at Carlton Towers

Cooks@ Carlton Towers Review

[Originally published by On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/food/food-features/cooks-carlton-towers-review/] Carlton Towers is a truly stunning country house that is home to Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard. Nestled in the small village of Carlton (past Selby and just before Snaith) it really is a hidden gem. A short drive through the surrounding grounds brings you to the breathtaking building – I was so taken aback with the stature of … Continue reading Cooks@ Carlton Towers Review

Miller and Carter at The Light in Leeds

The Light Restaurants in Leeds Review

[Originally published on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/food/yorkshire-restaurant-reviews/the-light-leeds/] The Light in Leeds has been transformed from a traditional shopping centre to more of a one-stop destination for all of your food, drink and entertainment needs. With an unusual mixture of shops (including an O’Neill for your trendy surfer-inspired gear, a shop selling the crafty creations of local artists and designers and then a fitness supplement store), well-known restaurants … Continue reading The Light Restaurants in Leeds Review