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Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse discusses making her musical theatre choreography debut with Ain’t Misbehavin’. Read my full Dancing Times interview here Advertisements

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Ain’t Misbehavin’, Southwark Playhouse

The joint is jumpin’ at Southwark Playhouse, now hosting an irresistible Fats Waller-inspired, Manhattan-set musical revue (a co-production with Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, where it opened last month). Though originating in the Seventies, this sizzling show benefits from a fresh infusion of talent, with actor … Continue reading

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Who will replace Darcey Bussell on Strictly?

There is nothing like a Dame, but the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing will need a new presence on the judging panel, as Darcey Bussell steps down after seven years to focus on her “other commitments in dance”, per her leaving … Continue reading

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All My Sons leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From Arthur Miller and Caryl Churchill to Don Quixote and zombie gore. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Home Futures, The Favourite, Michelle Obama and inspiring libraries

In my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts pages: Exhibition Avant-garde visions in Home Futures at the Design Museum Film A right royal romp in award-winning The Favourite Theatre Sondheim reborn in the sensational musical Company Commuter corner Candid reflections from Michelle Obama … Continue reading

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Pasha Kovalev leaves Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing fans went into mourning today following news that popular professional dancer Pasha Kovalev is leaving the BBC show. As his statement attests, Kovalev had an incredibly successful eight years, notching up 93 perfect 10s from the judges, reaching four finals, … Continue reading

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Peanuts, Widows, mime and romantic cinemas

Welcome to the new and improved double MoveTo Town and Country Arts section! January highlights include: Exhibition Somerset House celebrates the enduring influence of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang Film Steve McQueen provides thought-provoking genre thrills in Widows Theatre Natasha Gordon’s family drama Nine … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: The Final

Another year, another bloated final that winds up being totally irrelevant to the results. At some point, Strictly bosses might need to look into that… For my money, of the last four, Ashley was the strongest dancer, Joe the most … Continue reading

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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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Strictly Speaking: Week 12

Semi-final week saw the usual quality drop-off with two dances – although in some cases such technical lack was rebranded as “authenticity” by the ever-erratic judges. We also had the dance and music lottery either boosting or limiting celebs, depending … Continue reading

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