Leigh on Sea News

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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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: 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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West Side Story Review

The Summer Youth Project has been running at The Palace Theatre for the past 10 years and is a wonderful initiative, open to anyone aged between 9 – 19 years old.

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Funny Girl Review

We all know that we buy a ticket to see a show and not a particular artist, but there were still the inevitable groans when...

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The Commitments Review

I remember the film, released back in the early 1990s. A BAFTA award winning cult classic, directed by the legendary Alan Parker...

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Million Dollar Quartet Review

My god, there was some talent residing at The Cliff’s Pavilion last night!

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'Invincible' Review!

From class issues to the North-South divide, our theatre reviewer Claire Cosgrove brings you her thoughts on the latest show at The Palace Theatre!

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Foodie Rich: Beer of the Week

Beer, I love it! I’m pretty certain I speak for quite a few of us. But it’s gotta be beer with flavour, not nasty, cold and fizzy tasteless lager.

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Wonderful “Wonderland”! - Review

“Wonderland” is a brand new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

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Lord of the Dance Review

Last night I had a glimpse into Michael Flatley’s fantasy world and it left me feeling a little grubby, although… not wholly unsatisfied.

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