Category Archives: Film

Jazz roots

Zak Nemorin discusses his enlightening new documentary, which explores the true origins of jazz dance. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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‘Diana was a cat – a pampered, domesticated cat’: how Emma Corrin learnt to move like a princess

Who links Freddie Mercury, Elvis, Princess Diana and Bond’s latest nemesis? The in-demand movement director Polly Bennett, who helped Rami Malek to an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody, and is a key member of The Crown’s creative team. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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Sleepless, Seacole and Nightingale

A socially distanced musical, and a multidisciplinary documentary about carers past and present. Read my The i Paper reviews here

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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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The West End Frame Show

I guest host the popular theatre podcast to discuss the Government’s rescue package, Hamilton, documentaries and more. Listen to the podcast here

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Get your dance fix at home

From streamed dance performances to classes and classic film escapism. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Watch these fantastic musical theatre documentaries

Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void. Read my full BroadwayWorld article … Continue reading

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Cats, The Shows Must Go On

Cats is, declares composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, a show that doesn’t really have a story, but was beloved on stage because it’s “the ultimate theatrical experience”. That’s the point which Tom Hooper’s grotesque, nightmarish movie adaptation so profoundly missed, with its computer-generated monstrosities and ham-fisted attempts … Continue reading

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Sondheim at 90 Songs: 1 – ‘I’m Still Here’

We’re celebrating the great man’s birthday with favourite numbers – mine’s from ‘Follies’. Read my full theartsdesk article here

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Home Futures, The Favourite, Michelle Obama and inspiring libraries

In my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts pages: Exhibition Avant-garde visions in Home Futures at the Design Museum Film A right royal romp in award-winning The Favourite Theatre Sondheim reborn in the sensational musical Company Commuter corner Candid reflections from Michelle Obama … Continue reading

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