What To Do and Where To Eat This Week | Living North

What To Do and Where To Eat This Week


9 to 5
Boss-busting musicals and eclectic new eateries – here's where to keep busy this week

Artistic greatness can be found when, against the odds, individuals are able to transform heartache into creativity. And was certainly the case with author Matt Haig. After his world collapsed under the weight of depression at the age of only 24, Matt turned his pain into art and channeled the experience into his memoir, Reasons To Stay Alive – which went on to become a number one bestseller. Now, the true story of his journey out of crisis has been reimagined for the stage. Don’t miss this uplifting and inspiring exploration of living and loving better – at York Theatre Royal from Tuesday. 

With a menu dedicated to showcasing the best pasta this side of Italy (but with a Yorkshire twist), Sarto, are shaking up Leeds’ culinary scene. Developed by two of Leeds’ most popular independents, Laynes Espresso and the brains behind The Brunswick, the laid-back bar and restaurant, complete with an open kitchen, serves fresh pasta, made in-house daily with an added beer-house vibe. Ours is the pappardelle and neck of beef ragu with Old Winchester and a North Brew Co beer. 

North East:
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical at the Sunderland Empire from Tuesday. Coming to you direct from London’s West End – with an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself – 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to their limits by their egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to turn the tables, will the women manage to reform their office?

Recently opened on Market Lane, an area of Newcastle that has recently undergone something of a revival, Horticulture are proving to cater to your breakfast, brunch, lunch and drinking needs. Start your day with their Muckle Breakfast, or opt for dishes including king prawns and steak come night time. With three floors, including an outdoor terrace, and an espresso martini menu featuring over 40 variations, there’s plenty to be explored. 

Published in: November 2019

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