Tag Archives: halloween

Strictly Come Dancing 2022, Halloween Week results: EastEnders actor James Bye is out

Bye faced Fleur East in the dance-off – the second for the singer, who is failing to connect with viewers. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Come Dancing 2022, Halloween Week: Anton Du Beke gives a controversial 10 to Tyler West

The judges were even more divided on this Spooktacular special. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Ten Sorry Tales, Sadler’s Wells

Arthur Pita’s macabre show is Halloween fun, but lacks imaginative wonder. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Trick or treat! Book tickets to West End Halloween shows

Spook-tacular entertainment, from The Woman in Black to The Canterville Ghost. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

Have I just lowered my expectations so much that we’ve hit 3,000 feet below sea level, or was this Halloween show actually…kind of bearable? Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 2

Is Strictly the last remaining thread holding this nation together? Arguably yes, given that the BBC had to cut away from Boris Johnson’s press conference on Saturday lest riots break out in the streets. Perhaps also because there are only so many … Continue reading

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Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre

London’s latest new theatre opens with an appropriately otherworldly Halloween offering: American composer Dave Malloy’s teeming 2014 song cycle, which played at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016. It’s a superb piece for demonstrating the benefits of this intimate, flexible cabaret-esque space – played … Continue reading

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The Antipodes, National Theatre

Is this a great time to tell stories, shedding light in dark times? Or is it an impossible task? That’s the loose premise of Annie Baker’s wilfully elusive new piece, featuring the brainstorming session from hell – or possibly about hell, … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

A dark curse has been placed upon this series of Strictly – by a very powerful witch, or possibly a disgruntled ex-pro. How else to explain…THE INVASION OF THE DANCE-SNATCHING DAD-DANCERS. For not only did David “Vacant” James outlast genuine … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 6: Who danced it best?

With a couple of spook-tacular exceptions, Strictly’s Halloween show missed the mark this year. Scarily bad music choices hampered the dancers, while the judges’ frightening scores – once again, over-rewarding improvement in the weaker dancers – skewed the leaderboard. Read … Continue reading

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