York’s Park Bench Theatre Presents First Love by Samuel Beckett

actor chris hannon in tan overcoat and black hat, sat on park bench in front of tree, gesturing with arms wide out and fingers splayed. image credits: Northedge Photography

Expectations: 3/5 Reality: 4/5 Chronic Illness-Friendly: 5/5 [AD – Press Invite. Many thanks to York Theatre Royal and Engine House Theatre for the complimentary tickets. It’s so important to support local theatres at this time so I’d also like to make clear that I will be making an online donation following the performance. You can […]

Standing At The Sky’s Edge (Dementia Friendly) – Sheffield Theatres

faith omole as joy, sat at table looking down into a musical box

[Press tickets kindly #gifted in exchange for this review!] Expectations: 4.5/5 Reality: 4/5 Chronic illness-friendly: 4/5 (Dementia Friendly Performance: keep scrolling for more info!) When my mum found out I would be seeing Sheffield Theatres’ Standing At The Sky’s Edge, she got me in the car and drove us to the Park Hill flats. She […]

Abigail’s Party, Grand Opera House York

press image of jodie prenger sat at table in party hat accompanied by balloons and cheese on sticks

Expectations: 3.5/5 Reality: 3.5/5 Chronic Illness-Friendly: 4.5/5 Having never heard of Abigail’s Party* before and deciding to see it based on the synopsis alone, I went into this show with no idea what to expect. And having come out the other side as the small cast took their bows… I still wasn’t quite sure what […]

A Weekend With The Olivier Awards 2018

girl wearing pink dress sat in a seat overlooking the stage, looking over shoulder and smiling

In April 2018, I had the unreal experiences of being an Olivier Awards #BeInspired Award winner. My best friend and I attended the ceremony, walked the red carpet and collected my award, then partied with the stars and were treated like princesses for the night with a stay at a five-star hotel. It really was […]