Review: Bat out of Hell, Manchester Opera House

I really enjoy going to the theatre so I’ve now got into the habit of checking theatre listings when I know I’m going away for the weekend, just in case there is something that catches my eye. When we were headed to Manchester James asked if I had seen anything and as nothing really appealed I explained that there wasn’t really anything on. This didn’t go down too well. Whilst Bat out of Hell was not really my idea of a great evening, James was really keen to go and apparently it was the preview run before it headed to London. So we booked tickets and let ourselves in for a night of Meat Loaf classics.

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Review: Sense and Sensibility, Chapterhouse Theatre Company

I love history, I love Jane Austen, and I love the theatre. So when I heard that a theatre production of Sense and Sensibility was coming to Lanercost Priory for the night, I didn’t really need any persuading to go! It was the first time I’d been to an outdoor production, and also the first time I’d been to see a play by myself, so it was bound to be a memorable experience – but luckily the performance was worth remembering in its own right as well!

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Review: Sophie’s Steakhouse, London

When you are visiting London it can be easy to panic about how expensive everything is. Accommodation, attractions, eating out… if you’re not there for long you want to make the most of everything and that always seems to involve spending lots of money (although there are plenty of great guides out there on how to get the most out of London for free). One thing that I wasn’t aware of until recently was that you can actually eat out quite cheaply at some great places simply by opting for the theatre menu.

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Much ado about the Minster

York Minster is one of the largest gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe and is regularly listed as a top thing to do in York. I’ve visited the Minster numerous times during the time that I have lived here, and I’ve never failed to be impressed by its grandeur. However, up until yesterday I had never been up the Tower and I am so glad it is something that I have now ticked off my bucket list.

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A short rant on Theatre Etiquette

I was recently lucky enough to go and see Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix Theatre in London. It was a great show, and whilst not as spectacular as some of the shows I have seen, it still comes highly recommended and was a lot funnier than I had anticipated. However, one thing I noticed (that certainly wasn’t the fault of the theatre) was that some people have no idea about theatre etiquette.

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