Leigh on Sea News - review

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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Nativity! The Musical Review

Too early for Christmas? Absolutely not! After a truly joyous evening watching Nativity! The Musical at The Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend, I am now bursting with Christmas spirit!

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Café O’Portugues Westcliff… a little taste of Portugal!

I wasn’t going to write this.  For months it’s been at the back of mind, should I write about this place or not?  I didn’t really think anyone else would share my enthusiasm for a simple cafe.

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Hoppily….a little bit of beer tasting!

The good people behind Hoppily have one sole purpose in life, to educate the masses about beer! Praise the Lord!

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The Royal Hotel – Afternoon Tea

This iconic building gazes down over the estuary, just as it has done for over 200 years, and looks as good as it did back in the day.

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Beautiful - The Carol King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, is the Olivier award-winning West End show which has embarked on its first ever UK Tour. Clearly a popular choice given that The Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend was bursting at the seams.

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Wipers Times: Theatre Review

Last night I saw the opening night of The Wipers Times and it is one of the most enjoyable, poignant and funny plays I've seen in a long time.

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All or Nothing Review

East London, 1965. The explosion of pills, thrills and high-collared shirts that was the mod scene is just about to begin, and at the centre of it are four young cockney lads, keen on continental clothing, US-imported blues and getting out of the button-down scene of the generation before them. This is the story of the Small Faces.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Review

The show is not to be taken too seriously.  It’s charming, just a little bit camp and fabulously fun!  A great one for the kids to enjoy too!

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Review: Dreamboats and Petticoats

If you love Rock ‘n Roll and looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane, a night out to see Dreamboats and Petticoats would be money well spent.

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Review: A Murder is Announced

Clipped British accents, victory rolls, tots of sherry and a puzzling murder case - it could only be Agatha Christie's Miss Marple!

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The Wedding Singer

Walking in to this show I was actually unaware that there was a 1998 Adam Sandler film that this was based on. I was also unaware that it was set in 1985.

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