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The Thread, Sadler’s Wells Online

The latest Sadler’s Wells digital offering is 2019’s The Thread, a luminous collaboration between choreographer Russell Maliphant and Oscar-winning composer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner) for the Athens-based production company Lavris. It’s a striking, contemporary take on Greek folk dance and classical mythology, with a series of … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! The Party, The O2

ABBA mania shows no signs of abating. Following the Mamma Mia! stage musical and two movies, here we go again with Mamma Mia! The Party – a hybrid musical theatre/dinner/nightclub experience. London is the first place outside of Sweden to host it, with plans … Continue reading

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Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre

A new play about Greek political turmoil should feel thoroughly topical, but Alexi Kaye Campbell both illuminates and regrettably sidesteps the current European crisis by setting his in the mid 20th century. Part morality tale, part history lesson and part … Continue reading

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Xanadu, Southwark Playhouse

It trashed Olivia Newton-John’s film career, halted the movie-musical revival, and was so critically reviled it led to the creation of the Razzies. How, then, could the stage version of hubristic 1980 flop Xanadu become a 2007 Broadway hit? The answer, … Continue reading

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Labour isn’t working

Britain is becoming increasingly secular. Last year, a ComRes poll showed that the number of people identifying as atheist has risen from 14% in 1963 to 42%, with 54% of those surveyed saying they would visit a Church of England … Continue reading

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