Author Archives: mkmswain

Is it safe to go to the theatre in London?

My experience of attending socially distanced musical Sleepless at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Sleepless, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Originally due to premiere back in March, Sleepless – a musical version of the winning 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle – now acts as a test case for the return of fully staged but socially distanced indoor theatre, AKA Stage 4 of the Government’s “roadmap”. Though a … Continue reading

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Where to watch celebrities onstage

From Andrew Scott in the Old Vic’s Three Kings to Sleepless‘s pop star leads and a host of luminaries in Talking Heads. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

Dancing City, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s Black Victorians and sci-fi epic Future Cargo at the UK’s first full festival since lockdown. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Le Corsaire

The Mariinsky Ballet supplies an epic and thoroughly entertaining account of this pirate caper. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Zoo TV and Cinderella

The Edinburgh Festival moves online in 2020 – here’s the highlights of the Zoo venues’ dance offering. Plus, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous Cinderella. Read my The i Paper pick here

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Contagion and Our Bodies Back

Shobana Jeyasingh’s work about the Spanish flu pandemic is eerily resonant, while a powerful new film from Sadler’s Wells and Breakin’ Convention explores black womanhood. Read my latest dance articles for The i Paper

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The Way I See It and Electric Japan

Enter your 30-second movie in DanceFest’s competition, and a Japanese take on hip-hop in the Coronet Theatre’s festival. Read my The i Paper picks here

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Flames of Paris

The Bolshoi’s fiery revival of “the Les Mis of dance” features Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Dance of Dreams

A gorgeous ode to their city from the dancers of San Francisco Ballet in this new Benjamin Millepied-directed film. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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