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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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The Welkin, National Theatre

How can we know more about a comet in outer space than we do a woman’s body? So queries Lucy Kirkwood’s superb new history play – a feminist courtroom drama that’s equal parts Twelve Angry Men, The Crucible and The Vagina Monologues, plus a dash … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton

Visiting the great man’s native Nevis is a must for fans of the hit musical. Read my full Visitor magazine article here

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Two’s Company

As It Takes Two returns with a new co-host, we examine the history of Strictly‘s companion show. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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