Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre

David Mamet’s Pulitzer-winning play, which premiered at the National in 1983, in back in London in a star-studded, pugilistic revival from Sam Yates. Though kept firmly in period, it’s not hard to find skin-crawling contemporary parallels in Mamet’s exposure of a toxic capitalist culture ruled by the art of the deal.

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More Strictly chat on Georgey Spanswick

I joined Georgey Spanswick again on her BBC radio show to talk Strictly.

Click here to listen to the interview (I’m on at about 2hr 38min)

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Big Fish, The Other Palace

Based on Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s 2003 film adaptation, this musical is quite the oddity. Screenwriter John August has tinkered with the book since its brief Broadway run in 2013, but it remains an unfathomable mixture of magical and mawkish, whimsy and desolation.

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Strictly Speaking: Week 7

WHAT. DRAMA. Week 7, and this series of Strictly serves up its first proper “shock” exit – Aston Merrygold joining the likes of Pixie Lott and Gabby Logan in the Surprise Early Departure Lounge.

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BWW Interview: Daniel Boys and Simon Lipkin

The actors discuss the new musical version of family film Nativity!, now touring the UK.

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The future is female

Leading dancers and choreographers Kate Prince, Kloé Dean and Emma Houston discusses women in hip hop.

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Strictly Shirley

Shirley Ballas, new head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, on what makes a great routine and who she’d like to dance with on the show.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From a new British musical to starry Mamet and cheeky burlesque.

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BWW Interview: David Oakes

The actor discusses his role in Venus in Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket.

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The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre

We’re back in the world of ration books, blackouts and spam fritters, as Nicholas Wright delves into the home front via his adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s 1947 novel. Though there’s a certain period chintz about Jonathan Kent’s production, darker undercurrents make this a more complex proposition than it first appears.

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