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Get ready to have the time of your life at Dirty Dancing shows in London

The movie lives on through the stage musical and the Secret Cinema event. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Dirty Dancing, Dominion Theatre

Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in a corner — at least not for long. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Get your dance fix at home

From streamed dance performances to classes and classic film escapism. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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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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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

Ah, Movie Week – two words about as likely to deliver satisfaction as “Southern Rail”, “Theresa May” or “Topshop feminism”. So, it comes as little surprise (though sinking disappointment) to see couples slathered in Minions yellow or trying to jam … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Lewis Griffiths On Playing Johnny In DIRTY DANCING

The star of a new UK tour talks Patrick Swayze, dancing prowess and that lift… Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 1

It wouldn’t be Strictly without the epic trolling that is the scoring. Welcome back to judgement as alarmingly random as Caligula’s hiring policies. Some celebs benefitted from the Week 1 Magic 8-Ball, others have cause to grumble, with particular howlers … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking

It’s been a turbulent summer. Warring nations. Deadly disease. Ferocious independence debates. And, of course, a luxuriously bearded baking hipster getting a bit cross with someone from the WI. But fear not, morose nation! Strictly is back, and we can all … 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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Crime and punishment

Reconciling entertaining drama with a deeper underlying message is one of the great challenges of playwriting, and that challenge is complicated further when it comes to work commissioned by Clean Break, the ground-breaking company that seeks to change the lives … Continue reading

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