Review Of 9 To 5 The Musical, Manchester

This is the second time I have seen 9 to 5 The Musical. I also have fond memories of watching the show and original movie in the 80s. Yet at the age of 10 I really had no idea of the feminist connotations of the story. Watching as a woman well in my 40s gave …

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Mamma Mia! International Tour Review

Lots of shows have come close to being my favourite over the years, but last night confirmed why this modern-day masterpiece still packs theatres and commands standing ovations after 19 years. I don’t know where to start with this one! You see my ABBA story goes back to the 70s. Like many I remember dancing away …

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Hairspray The Musical At The Opera House Manchester

Last night I spend a glorious couple of hours immersed in all things 60s as I was transported back to Baltimore in 1962 with Hairspray The Musical. I actually cannot believe I have never seen the film, or show. As such was watching through fresh eyes, and had no idea what to expect other than a brightly coloured …

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Review of The Sound of Music At The Palace Theatre Manchester

The Sound Of Music At The Palace Theatre Manchester

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the press preview of “The Sound Of Music” at the Place Theatre in Manchester. Being a film I have loved all of my life. A film I have watched and sang along to almost every time it is on TV, I feel the Sound Of Music is …

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The Carole King Musical Tour

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

Last night I enjoyed the most wonderfully indulgent journey through musical history as I savoured every word and note of….. Beautiful, The Carole Musical, UK Tour I am a child of the 70/80s. Growing up in a time that was not very far away from the 50s/60s meant that the musical influences from that time …

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Cocoons in the chill room at the Midland Spa www.extraordinarychaos.com

A Spa Day And Afternoon Tea At The Midland Hotel With SpaSeekers

Us parent’s work hard don’t we? Whether it’s manning the fort at home with school runs and feeding a family, or going out to work every day. We juggle family, home and life like pros. But you know what? Every now and then we need to stop, hand over the reins and treat ourselves. Sometimes …

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