Wicked review: Defying Gravity in Manchester for a …

I was there in Manchester for the fan-fared premiere of this touring production of Wicked in 2013. It’s been round the world since and in…

Theatre review: J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan …

I feel that little tingling of Christmas joy following my first panto production of the year – here is my review of Peter Pan at…

Bistrot Pierre restaurant review: A little bit of …

I first sighted the new Bistrot Pierre on a saunter down Preston’s Fishergate on a Saturday afternoon and was amazed by radical upgrade it brought…

To the manor born at historic Haighton

Once upon a time the settlement of Haighton or Halctun as it was originally known, was  a farming community in the ownership of a Preston…

Review: Fat Friends the musical at Blackpool Opera …

I can guarantee two things if you go to watch Fat Friends the musical. One, you’ll never be able to look at a Flake quite…

Embracing right royal summer vibes at the inaugural …

  Rarely does a weekend in the north of England pull together so perfectly with something for everyone – a royal wedding, an FA Cup…

A country retreat to The Spread Eagle at …

  Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at…