Tag Archives: beauty and the beast

How The Lion King ruined musicals

The smash hit has led to a Disneyfication of stage shows. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Beauty and the Beast, London Palladium

For millennial bookworms like me, Disney’s reading-mad Belle will always have a special place in our hearts.  Read my full The i Paper review here

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The music of Alan Menken

The renowned composer has several shows on in London this year. Read my full TodayTix article here

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Book tickets to summer shows in the West End

Catch these hot, hot, hot London productions. Read my full London Theatre article here

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The theatre where Christmas is saved – thanks to ‘the Morecambe and Wise of Weston-super-Mare’

Christmas has been cancelled for most of Britain’s theatres, thanks to the Government’s tightening of tier restrictions, with venues all having to close if placed into tiers 3 and 4. But amidst the slew of bad news for the West … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 11

Ah, Musicals Week – AKA Dressing-up Box Explosion 2: Wig Warz!. Pretty unsubtle work here from the Strictly producers and judges, with a clear division between sensible theme/dance matches and bizarre combos, and between sky-high quarter-final scores and mediocre ones. … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2019, Musicals Week: Karim Zeroual’s technique stops the show – and finally locates Craig’s 10 paddle

Dancing a jive to Hairspray’s “You Can’t Stop the Beat” might be unoriginal (it’s the fourth on Strictly so far), but it proved a perfect match for Karim Zeroual’s boundless energy – and gave us the first perfect score this … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Anthony Van Laast

The choreographer talks Beauty and the Beast. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Giacometti, Hokusai, Paula Hawkins and a feminist podcast

On my May MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Cutting a fine figure Giacometti’s full body of work revealed in a major Tate Modern retrospective Don’t miss: Making waves The British Museum goes beyond Hokusai’s iconic print Commuter corner Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 11

What’s worse than a limp theme show? A limp theme show at a crucial stage of the competition. We might arguably have had the same quarter-final elimination without it – paso was always going to expose Princess Helen’s lack of … Continue reading

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