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Cats, The Shows Must Go On

Cats is, declares composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, a show that doesn’t really have a story, but was beloved on stage because it’s “the ultimate theatrical experience”. That’s the point which Tom Hooper’s grotesque, nightmarish movie adaptation so profoundly missed, with its computer-generated monstrosities and ham-fisted attempts … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Siôn Lloyd

The latest addition to The Phantom of the Opera discussing joining an iconic show. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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theartsdesk Q&A: Choreographer Stephen Mear

From Singin’ in the Rain and Anything Goes to Hello, Dolly! and Mary Poppins, Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear has done more than any other British choreographer to usher classic musicals into the modern era. But adept as he is … Continue reading

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Sentiment snowdrift, Strictly surprises and 2015 preview

My articles in the January issue of Dance Today, out now: Snowed under The saccharine sentiment of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre is downright suffocating Strictly surprises Following another series of Strictly celebrities being saddled with the “dark horse” mantle, my top five genuinely surprising contestants Stepping … Continue reading

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Cats, globe-trotting, ball games and striking out

My articles in the December issue of Dance Today, out tomorrow: Strictly international From India to Finland, South Africa to Turkey, how the hit BBC show travels around the world Top cat As the West End revival opens, groundbreaking choreographer Gillian Lynne recalls the creation of Cats … Continue reading

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