Fleabag – 30 May 2018, Studio Theatre, Sheffield Theatres ***** Like Anna from This Life two decades before, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s cult BBC creation Fleabag is both a character I can see parts of myself in and am fascinated by and who I also know I would hate if I met in real life, so I […]

Frost / Nixon – 27 February 2018, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield ***** During a time of scandals related to the current US president, it’s worth remembering that this is not the first time that scandals related to a US president have led to worldwide interest, something that being in the audience for Frost / Nixon at […]

Chicken Soup – 12 February 2018, Sheffield Theatre’s Studio Theatre ***** Thanks to a Christmas present from my boyfriend I was delighted that we were both in the audience for the new play Chicken Soup at Sheffield Theatre’s Studio Theatre. Focusing on one of the periods of modern British history and many of the social […]

Nick Hornby – 3 October 2016, Sheffield Theatres Studio Theatre Without writer Nick Hornby one of my top three British films of all time “Fever Pitch”, my favourite book of the 21st century “Funny Girl” and two of my favourite adaptions of other people’s biographies “An Education” and “Dear Nina” would not exist. Through his […]

The Nap – 15 March 2016, The Crucible, Sheffield It’s not very often you get to enjoy a preview of a world premier, so even when still slightly jet-lagged from a five day adventure in the Big Apple, I wasn’t going to turn down being in the audience for “The Nap” at Sheffield’s Crucible, the […]

STOS Theatre Company’s “Legally Blonde” – 17 November 2015, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield With theatre vouchers from my leaving gift from my old work place, this evening my boyfriend and I escaped into the fabulous work of all things pink, small dogs, beauty parlours, law school, perm advice, love and friendship as we sat in the […]

Richard Wilson – 23 October 2015, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield With a television career spanning exactly 50 years this year, including two of this country’s funniest sitcoms “Only When I Laugh” and “One Foot in the Grave”, myself and my boyfriend were honoured to have front row seats at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, for an evening […]