Leigh on Sea News

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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Foodie Rich: The Turk Grill House

Well I’ve got to say Rayleigh you’re certainly stamping your authority on our local gourmet scene.

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The Pearl Dragon Dim Sum – A Sunday Tradition

I’ve said this before; food and travel go hand in hand. Its what those holiday memories are made of right?

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Review: Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace in Tango Moderno

I was actually quite surprised about how much I enjoyed this show. Yes, I have always been a fan of Strictly Come Dancing, but how would I fare in a 2-hour ballroom extravaganza?

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Kids Review - School of Rock The Musical

What can we say other than.......you have to go! 

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Review: Fat Friends the musical

If you're familiar with red days and green days, weigh-ins and meal replacement shakes, or people telling you to "just drink a glass of water if you feel hungry", there will be wry nods aplenty for you at Fat Friends the Musical, which is showing this week at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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The Market Place Beigel Bar

After a little social media inspiration, it hit me, The Market Place Beigel Bar.  YES, I can now get myself a Brick Lane classic locally.

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Foodie Rich European Tour... The Final Instalment

Pizza you’ve beaten me, I’ve really been put through the ring. I wrote last week, and I quote ‘Lou and I ate pizza every day; yeah that’s right EVERY DAY, and sometimes more than one!’

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Kids Review: 'Coco'

A little something to do this half term...

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Foodie Rich European Tour Part 2

Here it is! Part two of my European tour! Lou and I are in Italy, Rome to be precise, and what a chic place it is. I’m sure we all have that preconception of Italians; whatever the occasion they just look extremely stylish. Gents wearing razor sharp suits, ladies in glamorous outfits, smart shoes, oh and always wearing sunglasses.

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Sunset Boulevard : Theatre Review

Well, I have to admit, I am still tingling after last night’s performance of the Sunset Boulevard at Southend Cliffs Pavilion. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning show is darkly intense and completely mesmerising, thanks to its incredible cast and staging. 

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Foodie Rich European Tour - Part 1

Those regulars to Leigh-on-sea.com may remember last year we jetted off half way round the world to visit Aussie friends; the year before that we were in India.  So, whilst most others were dragging themselves back to work, Lou and I were sunning it up and sipping cocktails by the pool.

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Mindgame Review

Mindgame is a sharp thriller, full of wit and homage to the genre, but be warned, not all is as it seems within the grounds of Fairfield Hospital.

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Son of a Preacher Man Review

All of Springfield’s greatest hits woven into a new musical play, Son of a Preacher Man, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel-Horwood.

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Rochford Beer Festival….Steeped in Tradition!

Yep, once a year, the freight house in Rochford becomes a beer hall.  It’s got to be the largest beer festival in the area; you’d need days here to sample all the ales and ciders on offer.

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