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The Thread
April 22, 2020

It’s Russell Maliphant’s striking take on Hellenic folk dance in this latest Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premiere.

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Configurations
April 21, 2020

In this seminal collaboration with Michael Nyman, Indian classical meets Western contemporary dance.

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Treasure Island
April 20, 2020

Bryony Lavery’s adaptation at the National Theatre features key updates to make this adventure fun for all.

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Drawing the Line
April 16, 2020

At Hampstead Theatre, Howard Brenton tells the extraordinary story of the Partition of India.

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Rain
April 16, 2020

Sadler’s Wells shares Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s signature work: a euphoric celebration of the collective.

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Jane Eyre
April 13, 2020

The National Theatre broadcasts Sally Cookson’s fiery, feminist, intensely theatrical Bronte adaptation.

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The Swan
April 13, 2020

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Carlos Acosta reworks the famous piece for the BBC’s online Culture in Quarantine.

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The best online dance shows for Easter Weekend
April 10, 2020

From Akram Khan’s Giselle to a rare collaboration between the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet.

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Rumpelstiltskin
April 8, 2020

Ballet Lorent’s family-friendly piece at Sadler’s Wells is a less grim, but also less magical, version of the Brothers Grimm.

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Balletboz: Deluxe
March 31, 2020

Kicking off Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook Premieres is this superb showcase of Balletboyz’s work with female choreographers.

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I and You
March 26, 2020

Lauren Gunderson’s play, starring Maisie Williams and Zach Wyatt, is now available online thanks to Hampstead Theatre.

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The Prince of Egypt
March 2, 2020

This epic Biblical musical at Dominion Theatre is earnestly told, yet lacks theatrical magic.

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Endgame
February 6, 2020

Richard Jones’s Old Vic revival – starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe – is entertaining but too broad.

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Faustus: The Damned Woman
February 3, 2020

Chris Bush’s gender-swapped take on Marlowe at Lyric Hammersmith is impassioned, but a muddle.

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Rags
January 22, 2020

This musical review at Park Theatre demonstrates that prejudice has no time limits.

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Vanessa Williams: ‘Growing up, I couldn’t even find a black Barbie’
March 3, 2020

As City of Angels opens in the West End, the actress, singer, and former Miss America explains why it’s more fun to play the bad girl.

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‘I’m fighting for gay rights through same-sex ballroom dancing’
January 7, 2020

Jacky Logan, featured on the New Year’s Honours List, discusses her years of campaigning for equality.

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The best dance shows of 2020
January 3, 2020

From a new version of the Frankenstein myth to a hip-hop theatre take on Sting.

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Dear Evan Hansen
November 20, 2019

The Tony-winning musical, now at Noel Coward Theatre, makes a timely plea for acceptance of ourselves and others.

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Mary Poppins
November 14, 2019

A visually arresting production at the Prince Edward Theatre, but fails to fully take flight.

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Is Strictly’s dance-off still fit for purpose?
October 31, 2019

As the judges make another controversial choice, we look at the history and effectiveness of the dance-off.

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Same-sex ballroom has been challenging conventions long before Dancing on Ice
October 11, 2019

A quick history on same-sex dancing – and why Strictly should take the plunge.

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The Man in the White Suit
October 9, 2019

Stephen Mangan anchors this genial but muddled farce at Wyndham’s Theatre.

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The Bridges of Madison County
July 24, 2019

The soul-baring passion goes missing in Trevor Nunn’s Menier Chocolate Factory production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical.

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