Tag Archives: competition

Why do Strictly viewers hate Ashley Roberts?

This weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-final saw a third consecutive trip to the dreaded dance-off for ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts – despite topping the leaderboard with pro partner Pasha Kovalev after notching four nines for a fierce Paso Doble and a perfect … Continue reading

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Is Strictly’s judging going to pot?

In these divisive times, we can count on the BBC’s sequin-fest to get all the generations round the telly on a Saturday night, becoming armchair experts on fleckerls and voltas. In this 16th series, however, the good ship Strictly has hit more icebergs … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

Hello, new young people viewers to Strictly Come Dancing! Snapchat this on your Tide Pod slime, amiright? Yes, in Joe Sugg’s honour, the BBC has – I’m sorry to say – decided it must be totally hip to the kids … Continue reading

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Dance Nation, Almeida Theatre

Wild, raw, hilarious and tender, Clare Barron’s electrifying play – first seen in New York earlier this year – is a candid portrait of prepubescent girls, rare compared with the myriad male coming-of-age tales. But, like its warrior women, Barron’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Clare Barron talks Dance Nation

The playwright discusses the UK premiere of her latest work at the Almeida Theatre. Read my full Islington Gazette interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 5

Has anyone checked if the Strictly studio is built on an ancient Indian burial ground? Or has a disgruntled crewmember started compiling voodoo dolls? For there is a curse afoot, and not the usual home-wrecking one, with this drama-laden series … Continue reading

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Strictly preview, Cuban flop and switching lead

My articles in the September issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Strictly Speaking Farewell to Len Goodman and hello to new pros in our Strictly preview Vamos Cuba! Nilda Guerra’s new Sadler’s Wells show is oddly uninspired Stepping Out Tackling the thorny topic of switching lead New in … Continue reading

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Helsinki EuroGames and curing dance phobia

My articles in the August issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: How to cure dance phobia Tips for welcoming more audiences into the fold Stepping Out Close battles amid a friendly atmosphere at Helsinki EuroGames New in the Dancing Times section: Ten Big Years As the final … Continue reading

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Big Dance and a trip to Paris

My articles in the July issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Ten Big Years As the final Big Dance festival arrives, a look at its history and legacy Stepping Out New nations and close rivalries at Le Rendez-Vous de Paris New in the Dancing Times section: Breakin’ … Continue reading

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Welcome To The New and Improved BroadwayWorld UK!

You’ll notice lots of exciting upgrades as you browse our expanded UK site. We’ve redesigned our homepage so it’s easier for you to find all of our fantastic content, from Reviews, Interviews and Video to Photos, Regional and Edinburgh. Read … Continue reading

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