Category Archives: Journalism

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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Hamilton, Disney+

The movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights was meant to hit cinemas this summer, but, in response to Covid-19, has been put back to 2021. Instead, we get the early release on Disney+ of Miranda’s Hamilton – filmed, NT Live style, with the original Broadway cast at three … Continue reading

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The Last Five Years, The Other Palace Digital

A musical featuring two people who are physically separated? Jason Robert Brown’s work is a shutdown natural – as this new digital theatre version demonstrates. Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker, who play doomed lovers Cathy and Jamie, recorded their parts entirely in isolation, with Samuels (previously … Continue reading

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Preview of The Last Five Years

A musical featuring two people physically separated throughout? Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years could be made for lockdown – as a new digital production aims to prove. Actors Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker, who play doomed lovers Cathy … Continue reading

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Our favourite outdoor theatre memories

This summer, we’re sadly not going to be seeing all the outdoor theatre that we’ve loved in past years – whether at venues like Regent’s Park and Shakespeare’s Globe or dedicated festivals and other open-air arts gatherings. So, until we … Continue reading

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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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The Swan, Birmingham Royal Ballet Online

The great Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova danced The Dying Swan – a short work choreographed for her by Mikhail Fokine – around 4,000 times. It was such a key part of her identity that she reportedly cried out, while … Continue reading

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