Category Archives: Journalism

Kwame Kwei-Armah interview

I spoke to the Young Vic’s Artistic Director about his theatre journey, ahead of a dedicated BBC imagine documentary. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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Jekyll & Hyde, Burberry Inspire and Indoors

Drew McOnie’s stylish dance thriller for the Old Vic, Northern Ballet joins forces with American Ballet Theatre for a transatlantic digital project, and Scottish Ballet’s lockdown work featuring 28 doors and 36 dancers. Read my The i Paper picks here

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Manon and Dream

The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb superbly conveys Manon’s knotty psychology in Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate production, while the National Dance Company Wales share Christopher Bruce’s sporting Dream to mark what would have been the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. Read my … Continue reading

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Summer Shorts and ENB classes

Marquee TV’s Summer Shorts festival has plenty of dance goodies, including Marianela Nunez dancing to Nina Simone, while English National Ballet offers online workshops for keen teens. Read my The i Paper picks here

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The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Royal Opera House Online

ZooNation put their hip-hop spin on Lewis Carroll in this witty Kate Prince production – now available online. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Dracula, Northern Ballet

Bram Stoker’s Gothic tale becomes ballet with a bite in David Nixon’s darkly seductive production – now available on iPlayer. Read my latest dance pick for The i Paper

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The Sleeping Beauty and DanceEast

The Royal Opera House’s sumptuous classic production casts a spell, while DanceEast shares highlights from its End of Year Shows. Check out my dance picks for The i Paper

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Songs for a New World, The Other Palace Digital

We’ve already had The Last Five Years in lockdown; now, we get a digital production of American composer Jason Robert Brown’s earliest work. A series of wistful pop/jazz numbers loosely linked thematically, rather than narratively, this 1995 abstract musical features various characters responding to a moment that upends … Continue reading

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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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Hamilton review

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ground-breaking Hamilton – filmed, NT Live style, with the original Broadway cast at three performances in June 2016 – was meant to hit cinemas next autumn. Instead, in response to Covid-19, it’s now streaming on Disney+. Read my … Continue reading

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