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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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Give the people what they want

Your reaction to the stage musical version of Dirty Dancing depends upon two key factors: the extent of your nostalgic affection for the classic 1987 film, and your early-evening pink Champagne intake level. Last night’s star-studded audience seemed thoroughly prepared on both … Continue reading

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Perchance to dream

A hot, sluggish summer’s day is the perfect preparation for this sweltering trip to the Catskills, a mountainous retreat north of New York City where, in Richard Greenberg’s rendering, hazy contentment masks desperately stifled desires. The livin’ is easy, the … Continue reading

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The last (timey-wimey) waltz

Is there something in the water? This weekend has seen a mass exodus from the BBC, with current Doctor Who Matt Smith and Strictly Come Dancing pros Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace, Aliona Vilani and Erin Boag hanging up their sonic … Continue reading

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Dance crazes and international co-operation

New articles in the Dance Today section include: Crazy for dance The ultimate countdown of the top 30 dance crazes, from Y.M.C.A. and Gangnam Style to MJ’s unforgettable Moonwalk and Thriller. Stepping Out Close contests, shock results and international co-operation at the 16th annual Pink … Continue reading

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