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Does Motsi Mabuse get a ten as Strictly Come Dancing’s new judge?

Since Dame Darcey Bussell announced in April that she was hanging up her sparkly Strictly Come Dancing paddle, there’s been feverish speculation about who might replace her. Read my full Telegraph article here Advertisements

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Young Marx, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s enterprise is certainly an historic one: The Bridge is London’s first new wholly commercial theatre in 80 years. If its opening play isn’t the same landmark work, it’s nevertheless an auspicious start to a promising … Continue reading

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Mostly build-up…debatable climax

“How long do you intend to draw this out?” So enquires German philosopher Adorno of his student-turned-extorter, who claims to possess the material influential academic Walter Benjamin smuggled out of Nazi-occupied Paris shortly before his death. Yet the question could … 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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