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Fun Home, Young Vic

It seems only too fitting that David Lan’s luminous reign at the Young Vic should draw to a close with this bold, creatively thrilling international import. Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Tony-winning musical, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2013, is an exquisite adaptation … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman

The actress talks Doctor Who, Sense8 and making her West End debut in Apologia. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Jon Brittain

The playwright on the West End return of Rotterdam. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Top 10 Plays Set In School

Education, education, education – it’s an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus’s Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

Marianka Swain looks back on a busy year and previews 2016 Same-sex dance made headlines again in 2015 with the Strictly debate, but the real news was on the dancefloor, with improvements in outreach and visibility leading to exciting competitions … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

Is it time for a same-sex couple on Strictly? In May, Craig Revel Horwood said a same-sex pair would compete on the show “this year or next year”, adding: “There are competitions throughout the world that have same-sex couples. You just … Continue reading

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Tipping the Velvet, Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre is in the very bones of this bold adaptation, with the Lyric gifted a cameo role: past productions are fleetingly pastiched in a flashback to the era of the venue’s foundation. Laura Wade and Lyndsey Turner translate the vividly immediate … Continue reading

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Di and Viv and Rose, Vaudeville Theatre

Is there any bond more powerful than shared history? If life is the sum total of our experiences, then those who experienced with us will always hold a piece of us – and none more intimate than those formative years … Continue reading

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Comedy about lesbians’ quest for a child needs to be more daring

How enlightened are we when it comes to unconventional families? Ben Ockrent’s topical piece suggests there are variations that still have the power to shock, but Breeders, though frank and funny, is ultimately too nice to do its provocative subject … Continue reading

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Horror of prostitution lurking close to home

In 2009, Anna Jordan read an article about the raiding of a secret brothel situated over her local Hounslow chicken shop. The dawning realisation of horror close to home forms the spine of her provocative 2011 piece Chicken Shop, debuting … Continue reading

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