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

No5 Restaurant Grassington

No5 Restaurant @ Grassington House Hotel Review

[Originally posted on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/food/yorkshire-restaurant-reviews/no5-restaurant-grassington-house-hotel/] Grassington House Hotel is located in the centre of the traditional market town of Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. The town is just off the main route between Harrogate and Skipton and one could easily drive along the A59 without thinking about turning off to explore. That would be a big mistake as you would be missing out on the … Continue reading No5 Restaurant @ Grassington House Hotel Review

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Leeds Grand Theatre Review

[Originally posted on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/play-goes-wrong-review-leeds-grand-theatre/] Having gone to University in Edinburgh I am pretty well acquainted with improvised theatre and comedy as it is a staple at the Fringe Festival as well as at the Uni’s theatres throughout the year. In my opinion, there are two main things that make an improv performance so brilliant to watch. Firstly, the audience participation: feeding the actors ideas … Continue reading The Play That Goes Wrong @ Leeds Grand Theatre Review


‘Morecambe’ @ York Theatre Royal Review

[Originally posted on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/morecambe-review-york-royal/] With countless re-runs of their classic Christmas show, documentaries about their lives, two plays and a fictional film about them, I am sure that we all feel that we really know Morecambe and Wise. The return of Morecambe to the stage since its first nationwide tour in 2011 is testament to the love that the British public still has for … Continue reading ‘Morecambe’ @ York Theatre Royal Review

Birdsong at Cast, Doncaster

‘Birdsong’ Review

[Originally posted on On:Yorkshire Magazine: http://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/yorkshire-theatre/birdsong-review-cast-doncaster/] Having once focused on World War One literature for my university dissertation, I was well-acquainted with the story portrayed in Sebastian Faulks’ novel Birdsong and thought I knew what to expect from the theatre adaptation. I was wrong. I was not prepared to be so completely immersed in the story and find myself transported to the middle of the trenches, … Continue reading ‘Birdsong’ Review