As a fervent supporter of local arts and business I regularly review theatre productions, travel hotspots and cultural events including festivals and days out.
I was invited to take a behind the scenes tour of the historic Royal Theatre in Northampton for this review in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. It was a fascinating storytelling experience, full of facts, intrigue and surprises. You can read the full review...
I reviewed Agatha Christie murder mystery The Mousetrap for the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. It still remains the longest running continuous stage play in Britain following its premiere in 1952. Find out whether it stands the test of time in my review here.
I took three giddy six-year-olds to the theatre on my own (never again!) to see the parred back version of Beauty and the Beast at The Core in Corby. Read my full review here.
I reviewed the first ever stage adaptation of Ian Rankin's infamous character Detective Rebus for the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Read the full review here.
This puppet-led show is brilliant entertainment for all the family. See my full review of Dinosaur World Live at The Core at Corby Cube on the Northamptonshire Telegraph website here.
Being a reviewer means that you sometimes have to be bold enough to go against the tide. My review of the world premiere of stage adaptation The Lovely Bones is not as flattering as those by my national counterparts but it is an honestly held opinion. Read the full...
I returned to Shambala with the family, this time on a wet bank holiday weekend, and discovered what really makes this the friendliest festival in the UK. Read my full review here.
This great little staycation venue just a couple of miles from my home invited me to review their glamping yurts for the Harborough Mail. Read the full review here.
The witty and poignant play Education Education Education was a great trip down memory lane. Read my full review here.
My review of Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales which played at The Core in Corby was published on the Northants Telegraph website.
We were so excited to see this classic poem adapted for the stage because I sing it to my boys every night. But as my review for the Northamptonshire Telegraph reveals it wasn't quite The Owl and the Pussycat we were expecting.
My review of the theatrical adaptation of Rod Campbell's children's book Dear Zoo, as featured in the Northants Telegraph can be read here.