Tag Archives: history

A Farm Through Time review

The Ant and Dec of agriculture plough straight into parody. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Experience a new take on history at these West End shows

From Handbagged to Tom, Dick and Harry. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Dark Earth review

Magic in the ghostly rubble of 6th-century London. Read my full Telegraph review here

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A guide to Shakespeare’s Globe

From its history and past productions to its current exciting season. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Best of Enemies, Young Vic

Could any political play top the current seething drama in Westminster? Perhaps not, but James Graham’s latest is another fascinating slice of history that feels all too pertinent. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon review: Outlander is back – but why sideline the heroine?

After a seven-year wait, the new instalment of the Outlander series finds our heroes caught in the middle of the American Revolutionary War. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Why on earth write a history of British musicals and sideline Andrew Lloyd Webber?

Ethan Mordden is weirdly dismissive of his topic in his book Pick a Pocket or Two. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Jazz roots

Zak Nemorin discusses his enlightening new documentary, which explores the true origins of jazz dance. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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A brief history of the Olivier Awards

Due to the pandemic, the Olivier Awards were forced to cancel their usual April results ceremony. However, winners will now be announced on Sunday, 25 October in a special programme broadcast on ITV – also featuring pre-filmed interviews and performances … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line, Hampstead Theatre online

This week’s gem from the Hampstead’s vaults is Howard Brenton’s political drama from 2013, telling the extraordinary, stranger-than-fiction story of Cyril Radcliffe and his 1947 mission: to arrange the Partition of India in just five weeks. A tale of battling ideologies, gross colonial arrogance and disregard, … Continue reading

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