Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Falsettos leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From a landmark musical and Caryl Churchill to Wall Street and ABBA immersion. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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Listed: Precocious Writers

Once upon a time… Storytelling is an integral part of all human cultures, and a central pillar of an enlightened education. Some children get the hang of it quickly – they are, as the phrase has it, natural storytellers. This … Continue reading

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Feminist comedy, the Bard reborn and a must-see arts venue

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Feminist stand-up Bridget Christie headlines Winchester Comedy Festival The hottest shows come to ODEON cinemas Propeller’s innovative retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sizzling double bill of Brazilian dance Sensational new arts centre Hauser & Wirth Somerset … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures, war poets and Dracula

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Discover hidden treasures with Heritage Open Days New play explores Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon’s lives and work Fist pump to ’80s-tastic Rock of Ages Scary Little Girls’ blood-curdling Dracula Revered printmaker Colin See-Paynton shares his nocturnal encounters … Continue reading

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Best dance moments in literature

From Lizzy and Darcy’s charged conversations on the dancefloor to Nora’s tarantella and Natasha’s first ball, Dance Today magazine readers choose their favourite literary dance moments in celebration of World Book Day. What’s your pick? Do share it below!

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Austen’s ring, literary festival, War Horse and half-term help

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month, Jane Austen’s ring returns home after a £152,450 campaign, Purbeck Literary Festival debuts, and there’s cultural half-term help in the form of Castle Quest, LEGO models and Bugsy Malone, plus my pick of February’s top … Continue reading

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Why the Jane Austen banknote matters

It’s just a picture. Right? Just a picture on a piece of paper. Can you name all the public figures who’ve been enshrined on our banknotes? Does their selection really have a major impact on contemporary gender relations? No, how … Continue reading

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