Leigh on Sea News

The Royal Hotel: Restaurant Review

As new Head Chef Harry Lumsdon come's to The Royal Hotel, Foodie Rich bring's you his review.

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St John – ‘An All Time Favourite….’

Foodie Rich is back with one of his all time favourite restaurant's...

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The Full Monty - Our Review

If you loved one of the most acclaimed British films ever made from 1997 then the stage version of The Full Monty, currently showing at The Cliffs Pavilion won't disappoint. 

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Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Palace Theatre begins with a sparse set of distressed walls and decayed decor, and we go straight into dialogue that's, of course, Oscar Wilde - so it's peppy, zingy and immediately compelling

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An evening at Create98

Many of you reading this will already have seen Create98 on the Broadway; a creative space that hosts a multitude of workshops from painting and crochet to poetry and cooking.

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@motherofalloutings

Hello, @motherofalloutings here. I’m the newest voice of Leighonsea.com ready to inspire you to get out more often with your kids.

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@motherofalloutings - Half Term Ideas!

The first of our exciting installments from @motherofalloutings and what to do this half term....

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The Bodyguard Review

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is visiting Southend!

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Review: Wreath making workshop at Scent

Damp moss, mince pies, and a buzz of anticipation... Last week my colleagues, assorted colleague-mums and I all squished into Scent florist in Leigh after work to get festively crafty. 

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Rain Man

Everything is an adaptation now. Whether it's Phoebe Waller-Bridge's blistering Killing Eve screenplay from Luke Jennings' Villanelle novellas, or Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them from JK Rowling's backstory notes, or Great British Bake-Off: The Musical (ok, not a thing), new things are often a reworking of something else

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The Band - Theatre Review

Jukebox musicals are always a bit of a hit or miss affair.  Often cobbling a greatest hits album around a rather flimsy narrative...

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Madagascar The Musical - Our Review

After 6+ weeks of the school holidays, there comes a time when I am fresh out of ideas so safe to say, Madagascar: The Musical at The Cliffs Pavilion in Southend, could not have come at a better time

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Foodie Rich: The Indian YMCA London

There’s curry and then there’s CURRY. I do love a Ruby. But sometimes, it’s just a little ‘samey’, and somewhat ‘meh’! Menus read the same from restaurant to restaurant and melt in to one. Chicken tikka masala, prawn biryani, lamb rogan josh, vindaloo’s, korma’s, Balti’s and so on, these dishes appear everywhere. And don’t get me started on the puddings!

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Summer Holiday Review

We're all going on a summer holiday rang out at the Cliffs Pavillion last night. The audience were all transported back to the early 1960's where a youthful band led by Ray Quinn (playing Cliff Richards) travel through Europe on a London Double Decker Bus.

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Jersey Boys

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to Southend!

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Foodie Rich - The Estuary @ The Arches

Don’t over complicate things. Words I’m certain chef’s the world over would agree with.  

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Theatre Review: Thriller Live

Jackson’s legacy now lives on in Thriller Live! Direct from the West End, it’s billed as a spectacular concert, celebrating the career of the arguably one of the world’s greatest entertainer! Read our review here

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Foodie Rich: SoPa Thai Review

I’m conscious I have yet to review any of the grand new openings in SS9. Still haven’t done Navana Lounge. That’s been there for ages now. What about the Brunch Co, loving the look of that place. Nor have I been to the Corner Club, Toppers and Toast, not even the new Acorn veggie deli! Yeah yeah, the list goes on I know.

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Hairspray Review

It was refreshing to see a much younger audience at Southend Cliffs Pavilion last night to see the revival of the hit musical comedy Hairspray. Kids, teenagers, mums and grandparents were all there to enjoy the show, testament that it is perfect for the whole family and has stood the test of time.

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Frank & Luna’s Review

Westcliff has got an almost village feel about the place.  I guess you could say Westcliff is to Leigh what Shoreditch is to Chelsea! So, people, take a little trip down Canewdon Road in Westcliff and give Frank & Luna’s a go; you’ll see what I’m talking about, it’s a wonderfully friendly café.

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