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Kiss Me, Kate, London Coliseum

Cole Porter’s 1948 love letter to showbiz is brilliantly served by Opera North’s big, bold and bawdy production – both soaringly romantic and packed with meta winks. A touring staple, Jo Davies’ detailed take (the revival helmed by Ed Goggin) beds down … Continue reading

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A swellegant elegant party

Ten years after beginning his tenure with The Philadelphia Story, departing artistic director Kevin Spacey finishes in grand style with Arthur Kopit’s stage version of High Society, made a fully-fledged musical with the addition of several – tangentially related – … Continue reading

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Swing, Champagne-swilling and Carrie

My articles in the June issue of Dance Today, out now: Swing while you’re winning Scott Cupit, our Teacher of the Year 2015, recalls his journey from struggling start-up to leader of a swing revolution Bloodless Carrie: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse needs more guts … Continue reading

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Razzle-dazzle treatment leaves smile on your face

Yet another classic film-turned-musical hits the West End with the arrival of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but unlike recent turkey Fatal Attraction, this story of conmen peddling tall tales to heiresses in a fantasy French Riviera is ripe for the razzle-dazzle … Continue reading

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