Northern Soul

Author: Fran Yeoman

Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

Review: Disney on Ice – 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

October 14, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice – 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

When after 15 minutes a six-year-old Snow White in the adjacent seat politely enquires as to whether she can have a sandwich, you know that the current iteration of Disney on Ice is not quite as captivating as it might be.

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Theatre Review: Tabby McTat, Everyman, Liverpool

October 11, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tabby McTat, Everyman, Liverpool

Stage adaptations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s books are so ubiquitous these days that they should probably be categorised as their own sub-genre of theatre.

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Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine, Playhouse, Liverpool

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine, Playhouse, Liverpool

Full disclosure: I have not in fact seen the Oscar-winning film on which Little Miss Sunshine the musical is based.

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Outside the Flamingo Lounge, Just So 2019, credit Samuel Mills

Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

The average Just So parent, judging by appearances, is of approximately the correct vintage for Glastonbury 1997 to be a resonant pop culture reference.

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Food Review: Pie Port, Anchor Courtyard, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Pie Port, Anchor Courtyard, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

Full disclosure: I have emotional skin in the game here.

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Rosa's Thai Liverpool

Food Review: Rosa’s Thai, Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 14, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Rosa’s Thai, Albert Dock, Liverpool

Rosa’s is a strange beast.

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Synaesthesia spa treatment, Lush

Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

In the past, I was never an enormous fan of Lush.

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Theatre Review: Cooped, Liverpool Playhouse

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cooped, Liverpool Playhouse

Cooped is something akin to the best bad am-dram theatre production you’ve ever seen.

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Theatre Review: Chekhov’s First Play, Liverpool Playhouse

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Chekhov’s First Play, Liverpool Playhouse

There are productions for which the business of rating by stars can feel reductive. This is one of them.

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Stanley's Bar & Grill

Food Review: Stanley’s Bar and Grill, The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Stanley’s Bar and Grill, The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Foolhardy, perhaps, for an establishment called Titanic to describe anything as a launch.

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