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Love Stories, Ocean Floor and My Light Shines On

The latest online premiere from Alvin Ailey, Scottish Ballet celebrates the enduring spirit of the Edinburgh Festivals, and a gorgeous showcase of a romantic and creative union. Read my full The i Paper picks here

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Interview: Dael Orlandersmith

The actress and playwright discusses Until The Flood, which addresses the 2014 shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Read my full Ham & High/Islington Gazette interview here

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No laughing matter: The challenges of reviewing comedy

BroadwayWorld reviewers share their thoughts. Read the full article here

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Kingmaker, St James Theatre

The news cycle waits for no man. When Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky’s thinly veiled Boris Johnson satire premiered in Edinburgh at the beginning of August, it seemed remarkably timely, coinciding as it did with BoJo announcing his intention to … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

All the world’s a stage this week, with Sofie Gråbøl, Kristin Scott Thomas and Roger Allam treading the boards. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Ballroom’s new special relationship and same-sex dance at Blackpool

My articles in the August issue of Dance Today, out now: Shall we dance? American franchise Fred Astaire Studios has found its first British affiliate – will others follow suit? Stepping Out Top same-sex dancers hit Blackpool for the European Championships Bustin’ out all over The Arcola’s … Continue reading

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Fringe benefits

From sexy samba and surreal circus to fiery flamenco and comic tapping, don’t miss our dance highlights at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival. Read my full Dance Today article here

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Life lessons

There are plays which leave their meaning open to interpretation, there are plays which stealthily declare their intent in a series of well-placed clues, and then there is The Speed Twins. No sooner has a question arisen in your mind (“Might … Continue reading

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