Category Archives: Theatre

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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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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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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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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