Tag Archives: history

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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Book Review: Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock

This new illustrated companion volume to Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the remarkable true story of a small Newfoundland town that welcomed stranded air passengers on 9/11, is just as … Continue reading

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Book review: Dramatic Exchanges, ed. Daniel Rosenthal

This fascinating tome offers an insider’s history of the National Theatre, via some 800 letters exchanged between Artistic Directors, actors, directors, playwrights, politicians, agents, critics and more. From arcane trivia through to vigorous words on the very nature and purpose … Continue reading

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Ask the experts

Three smart travellers share their wisdom: for the stylish, tech-savvy and intellectually curious. Read my full Oryx magazine article here

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Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre

Does Hamilton live up the hype – and will it appeal to British audiences? Yes, and yes again. It’s not like America has a monopoly on national identity crisis, leadership, immigration, parenthood, grief, sex scandals and political rivalries. But beyond … Continue reading

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Hamilton: The Ultimate Guide

Hamilton finally makes its UK debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre tomorrow night. Need a quick primer on the musical phenomenon? Here’s the lowdown… Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Covent Garden flower seller Peter Green on traditional trading and his Royal Warrant. Read my full Discover Britain interview here

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