Review: The Producers, Palace Theatre, Manchester

You know there is something special afoot when a theatre audience is as chock-full of celebrities as the stage in front of you. Of course,…

Review: Dial M for Murder, The Opera House, …

  In these days of intensely complicated sets, multi-million pound gimmicks and ingenious stage management it is refreshing to attend a play that is just…

Review: The Greatest English Detective Club by Forest …

The Greatest English Detective Club is an unusual concept – a very British children’s novel by an American author with obvious passion for England and…

Theatre review: Thriller Live, Manchester Opera House

  When music legend Michael Jackson died, aged 50, Thriller Live was playing at the Opera House, Manchester. That was June 2009 and now almost…

Review: A Christmas Carol at The Dukes, Lancaster

  Anybody who has actually read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will know it is a complicated parcel to unwrap for a festive audience, laden…

Tales from Tallinn, Estonia

The glorious sun is shining down on my shoulders, already relaxed from the heavenly massage in the hotel Elemis spa. In my hand a glass…

Travel: Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

A menu with the choice of eight types of pillow on which to rest your weary head. A view out of your window that offers…