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BWW Interview: Adrian Lester

The actor discusses his role in Mike Bartlett’s TV drama Trauma. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Pick of the Week

A new Coen caper, Hermione’s directing debut, ENO’s strike battle, and revolution in the music industry. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Pick of the Week

Awards season hots up, the next Harry Potter headlines a Broadway classic, and epics are reimagined on both stage and screen.  Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Listed: The 100 Funniest Things about Downton Abbey

As the series draws to a close, we list its mostly unintentional hilarity, from the entail and the Turkish corpse to the death-by-political-correctness of Isis the dog. Read the full theartsdesk article here

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Downton Abbey, ITV: Alien vs. Dowager

It’s been the most heavily signposted illness in drama history. A twinge here. An “Oof” there. Chekhov’s roiling guts. And tonight, His Lordship’s mystery complaint finally took centre stage, in a scene that led one to wonder exactly how to … Continue reading

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Olivier Awards 2015: Young Vic triumph heralds the era of the giant-killer

The Young Vic’s victory parade came as no surprise after a bumper year, but, in an impressive night for studio and publicly funded theatre, the egalitarian 2015 Oliviers also showered affection upon the Hampstead, Donmar, RSC, Chichester, Royal Court and … Continue reading

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War stories and Scottish shake-up

My articles in the March issue of Dance Today, out now: Fighting words A deferential revival of Joan Littlewood’s iconic Oh What A Lovely War at Richmond Theatre acts more as effective primer than call to arms Stepping Out The Gay Gordons blend tradition with revolution … Continue reading

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Fire and ice

It started so well. Blessed with the presence of Britain’s most famous (read: only) Olympic ice dancing champions and unbeatable concept of “celebrities” (read: retired athletes, some bloke off Hollyoaks and Chico) emoting to Eighties power ballads while wobbling round … Continue reading

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Sweet as strychnine

“What kind of people read detective stories and why?” asks Agatha Christie in her seminal essay Detective Writers in England. The Queen of Crime concludes that our love of whodunits stems from the fact that “the reader can have all the … Continue reading

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The Doctor is in

The answer to the question ‘What made ITV’s Broadchurch (a long-running primetime drama about a child-related crime in a close-knit community produced by Kudos) work when the BBC’s competing Mayday (ditto) did not?’ could simply be answered by two names: David Tennant and Olivia … Continue reading

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