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Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier has a superb track record with breathing new life into classic musicals, but falls short with their latest revival: Cy Coleman’s 1980 portrait of P.T. Barnum, creator of “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Read my full BroadwayWorld review … Continue reading

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Top Christmas picks for London theatre

Christmas is upon us, and the capital, as usual, is serving up a veritable feast of festive offerings. Here are some of London’s finest… Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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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. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Ballroom’s new special relationship and same-sex dance at Blackpool

My articles in the August issue of Dance Today, out now: Shall we dance? American franchise Fred Astaire Studios has found its first British affiliate – will others follow suit? Stepping Out Top same-sex dancers hit Blackpool for the European Championships Bustin’ out all over The Arcola’s … Continue reading

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Fringe benefits

From sexy samba and surreal circus to fiery flamenco and comic tapping, don’t miss our dance highlights at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival. Read my full Dance Today article here

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Edinburgh, Teacher of the Year and Is That Allowed?!

My articles in the July issue of Dance Today, out now: Fringe benefits From sexy samba and surreal circus to comic tapping, the dance highlights of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Hip hop hooray Dance Today Teacher of the Year T. Damien Anyasi talks London Olympics and breakin’ boundaries Latin scorcher In … Continue reading

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Verse drama about deception is incoherent

How apt that Peter Oswald’s play should coincide with Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Undoubtedly, the Bard is a touchstone for this unwieldy epic. And yet the comparison does Lucifer Saved at the Lion & Unicorn no favours. The master communicates universal themes … Continue reading

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Le freak, c’est chic

Cirque du Soleil’s combination of oddity, artistry and virtuosity in Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall on January 7 wows Marianka Swain The wilfully obtuse title of this mind-bending show refers to an anonymous passer-by who escapes the crowd by proclaiming their … Continue reading

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