Category Archives: Dance

Movers and Shakers

Three leading practitioners discuss the thriving field of movement direction. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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BWW Interview: Sisters Grimm

Composer Ella Spira and choreographer Pietra Mello-Pittman on new dance musical Voices of the Amazon. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre

It’s 1945, and Paris is shakily emerging from Nazi occupation – celebrating, yes, with soldiers returning and families reuniting, but also confronting collaborators in their midst and post-war deprivation. Amidst this turmoil, two future lovers meet: an encounter of seismic … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Tom Lister

The actor discusses his part in the West End revival of 42nd Street. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The Wild Party, The Other Palace

The Other Palace’s housewarming party certainly lives up to its billing as a wild one – wet and wild, in fact, as the first three rows are sporadically doused with bathtub gin. The theatre formerly known as St James, revamped … Continue reading

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Talking tap on Mark Forrest’s show

I joined Mark Forrest on his BBC radio show to talk La La Land and the tap revival. Click here to listen to the interview (I’m on at about 2hr 42min)

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The Glass Menagerie leads January’s Top 10 new London shows

From a visionary Tennessee Williams revival to Wayne McGregor and a Dahl musical adaptation. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Strictly Speaking: The final

There was something of an elegiac feel to this year’s final, as Len Goodman, Strictly institution, finally hung up his “Seh-ven!” paddle, gave us one last scrambled metaphor and waltzed off to the great golf course in the sky. We … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Semi-final

Two-dance week: often a recipe for disappointing half-dances. But this was actually a decent semi-final, if inconsistent – in performance and in judging. Ah yes. Overmarked, undermarked, wandering free. The judges of Strictly, erratic are we. At this point, Bruno’s … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 11

Perhaps this is an unfashionable stance in the “tired of experts” era, but for me Strictly’s Musicals Week highlighted a more general issue with this series: we’ve had too much of our ballroom dancers attempting other styles, rather than their … Continue reading

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