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Follies, National Theatre

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 musical finally gets the outing it deserves in Dominic Cooke’s blockbuster revival – with a 37-strong cast and full orchestra. Follies isn’t just “still here”, it’s thrilling, heartrending, spectacular. Read my full Ham & High review … Continue reading

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Follies, National Theatre

Theatre has a long memory. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 musical has been through myriad incarnations, donning and shedding numbers, an interval, an ill-conceived upbeat ending, and yet the original vision has lingered. The show now comes to extraordinary life in a … Continue reading

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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Harold Pinter Theatre

Much has been written about the snack ban instigated by this Edward Albee revival at the behest of its star, Imelda Staunton. No problems on that score: with performances of such scorching intensity sustained over a shattering three hours, audiences … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Conleth Hill

The Game of Thrones star discusses the latest West End revival Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? leads February’s Top 10 new London shows

From a major Albee revival to starry Shakespeare and a steamy musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver’s performances and Mark Henderson’s lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows … Continue reading

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theartsdesk Q&A: Choreographer Stephen Mear

From Singin’ in the Rain and Anything Goes to Hello, Dolly! and Mary Poppins, Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear has done more than any other British choreographer to usher classic musicals into the modern era. But adept as he is … Continue reading

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