The Harrogate Theatres Royal Hall Radio Ga Ga Review

The Harrogate Theatres Royal Hall Radio Ga Ga Review: March 2020

The Harrogate Theatre Company have a whole range of exciting venues offering a varied range of performances.

The Royal Hall is a Grade II listed Edwardian performance hall and theatre located with Harrogate town centre.

The warm welcome by everyone was a real testament to Yorkshire’s reputation for being a friendly place.  I must say a special mention to Jane who made our evening a lovely one – Thank you.

The beautiful building is breathtakingly amazing and a sheer pleasure to admire.

Excitingly the Royal Hall was to be the venue for the UK’s authoritative Queen Concert Show Radio Ga Ga.

Performed live, this 2-hour ready to rock sensation was a journey through the decades of Queens musical melodies.

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York Theatre Royal, Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Review

York Theatre Royal, Sleeping Beauty Pantomime – Review: January 2020

York Theatre Royal, a social hub and beating heart of York’s cultural scene has been providing quality arts and entertainment for 275 years.

Now it is your turn to enjoy some of this fabulous friendly fun and folly with a trip to see the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime showing until the 25th of January 2020.

Additional amazingness on our visit included being able to see panto costumes, dotted around the theatre, from past performances.

The theatre renovations tastefully and sympathetically combine the traditional and contemporary which sets the tone for your visit.  Grab your panto souvenir brochure and prepare to be spellbound.

The award-winning Sleeping Beauty Panto at York Theatre Royal is a family crowd pleaser.

A classic case of good versus evil with many ‘Oh no you didn’t’ moments for the crowd to have their very own starring role which is an immersive and entertaining experience.

The Panto stars, Martin Barrass as the Queen, Suzy Cooper as Beauty, A.J Powell as Darth Diva and David Leonard as the wicked Evil Diva along with much more talent besides.

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Grand Opera House York Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime Review

Grand Opera House York Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime Review: January 2020

It’s that time of year again… ‘oh no it isn’t’ ‘oh yes, it is’…prepare for comic pantomime capers at the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Grand Opera House York.

This year the cast even had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Gabriella who designed the programme cover for the 2019 Panto and I am sure that you will agree Gabriella has done a fabulous job.

Hi oh Hi ho it’s time for panto you know with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Starring Mark Little aka best baddie in Yorkshire, ‘Allo ‘Allo legend Vicki Michelle playing the Evil Queen and man of comedy and magic Martin Daniels, as Muddles.  Along, with a man that needs no introduction; York’s town Crier.

A mysterious and magical iPad mirror is where the tale begins voiced by the super sensational Debbie Magee in electronical format, an evil stepmother, a poisonous apple, a beautiful princess, seven cute chaps and well you know the rest.

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Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Grand Opera House York – Review

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Grand Opera House York – Review: October 2019

With its opulent and ornate Edwardian décor the Grand Opera House York, located in the centre of York, is a real gem.  The perfect place to take a loved one, friends or family.

The Grand Opera House York recently hosted the spectacular and amazing Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Produced by Bill Kenwright this al singing, glitter filled production of  the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fabulous family musical is a beautiful colourful rainbow explosion of vibrancy and happiness.

The audience was also treated to additional new choreography from Gary Lloyd who has previously worked on Heathers and Thriller Live.

Union J’s Jaymi Hensley, had a big coat to fill, taking on his first major musical role, he robed up into the Technicolor Dreamcoat and wowed the audience with his stage presence and pizazz.

Ahah Elvis is in the building, with smoothness and sway he makes his audience feel alive. The fabulous female narrator told the story with her angelic voice keeping the audience engaged and in the loop.

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The Stoller Hall Manchester: Wind in the Willows & Lucy Rose – Review

The Stoller Hall Manchester: Wind in the Willows & Lucy Rose – Review: June 2019

The Stoller Hall concert venue based in Chetham’s School of Music, is right in the heart of Manchester city centre.

David Threlfall, star of Shameless and direct from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote, performed the central role of Mr Badger in this wonderful Wind in the Willows adaptation by Neil brand with Stephen Threlfall as the conductor.

Neil Brand’s marvellous musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows which was originally created as a radio drama by BBC Radio 4, follows the exciting and entertaining tales of Badger, Mole, Rat, Toad and friends.

Classic, charming and a sheer delightfully funny and fantastic delivery, of characterful river tales, trials and tribulations.  Plenty of gasps and giggles given even more oomph with live music, talented singers and scripts acted out with love.

An intriguing, interesting and immersive production.

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Red Letter Days Top Price Theatre Escape for Two at H10 Waterloo Hotel – Review

Red Letter Days Top Price Theatre Escape for Two at H10 Waterloo Hotel – Review: April 2019

Hit the big time, get those jazz hands at the ready and click that mouse and treat yourself or a loved one to a Top Price Theatre Escape for Two at the H10 Waterloo Hotel with Red Letter Days.

Prepare for a stylish stay at the H10 Waterloo Hotel, a contemporary and comfy hotel right in the heart of London.

A visually inviting reception and a wonderfully warm welcome from the team, we headed on up to our accommodations.

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Grand Opera House York Club Tropicana Review

Grand Opera House York Club Tropicana Review: April 2019

The gorgeous Grand Opera House prepared their best 80’s vibes, as they hosted the brilliant brand new 80s inspired Musical, from the producers of the hit UK tour of Hairspray, Club Tropicana.

The all-star cast features the likes of Joe McElderry (X Factor winner and star of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Emily Tierney (Wicked, The Wizard of Oz), Kate Robbins (Spitting Image, Dinnerladies), Neil McDermott (EastEnders, The Sound of Music); and former Sugababe star Amelle Berrabah.

Leave your worries behind you, board the plane, feel that heat and sizzle of the summer sunshine and top up your tan. Let your hair down, as the cast take you on a trip back to the 80’s, as you check into the Club Tropicana where the drinks are free and good times are plentiful.

Beautiful bride and groom get cold feet, so jet of for some fun in the sun with friends only to have checked into the same hotel. With love potentially still in the air, hotel inspectors trying to close the resort and staff holding up the fort, this hilarious slapstick cheesy production is sure to get your smile on.

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