Review from the Movie Theatre: The Favourite

Released January 2019. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Believe the hype. The Favourite is pretty golden. Aside from stand-out performances across the board, this is a brilliant film from camera work to costumes to cinematography to fantastic script.  The film looks at Queen Anne, fleetingly Queen in the early 18th century, victim of countless personal tragedies and object of... Continue Reading →

Inspiration Choir & The Orchestra of Opera North: Christmas Starts Here

Saturday 15th December 2018 at Leeds Town Hall. There really is nothing like the warm glow created by a fine choir and an accomplished orchestra. Combine such a sound with Christmas carol favourites and you have a splendid ninety or so minutes of festive entertainment ahead. Music Director and Founder of Inspiration Choir Gary Griffiths... Continue Reading →

Review from the Movie Theatre: Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again

Released: July 2018. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is predictably fun, light-hearted viewing but it’s also surprisingly moving as the story takes a new direction without the central star of the first movie, Donna Sheridan. The movie is based on the original musical by Catherine Johnson (originally conceived by Judy Cramer) with story... Continue Reading →

Lasting Impressions: Whitney Houston’s Nothing But Love World Tour

14th April 2010 at Nottingham Trent FM Arena. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion were the powerhouse voices of my teen years (pre-Streisand discovery); warbling along shamelessly to songs I could never hope to reproduce as anything less than a dying cockerel rendition was a favourite pastime. So when the opportunity arose to... Continue Reading →

Review from the Movie Theatre: The Post

Released: January 2018. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Stephen Spielberg’s latest venture gifts us something truly special: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, two titans of the screen, together at last. The marketing alone attests to the weight of the names, the primary poster not even featuring their faces in favour of displaying only their forms with their backs to... Continue Reading →

Review from the Movie Theatre: The Greatest Showman

January 2018 (Released December 2017) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Greatest Showman is, for me, easily a new classic. A tale of overcoming obstacles even when they seem insurmountable, pushing past prejudice and finding your own inner strength, it holds a considerable amount of relatable material. Telling the story of the infamous P.T.Barnum, considered to be the founder... Continue Reading →

You Magnificent Beast: Proudly Dirty as Muck

Saturday 7th October 2017, at Harrogate International Centre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You Magnificent Beast is the third stand up tour of Greg Davies, and it doesn't disappoint. This self proclaimed 'very dirty boy' begins by pre-warning us of our responses depending on our preferred Greg Davies projects; apparently, as a fan of Cuckoo in particular, I was... Continue Reading →

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