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Absolute Hell, National Theatre

The original version of Rodney Ackland’s provocative work, The Pink Room, had a bruising reception back in 1952, losing thousands for investor Terence Rattigan amidst furious reviews. Since salvaged by the Orange Tree in the Eighties, its rebirth was cemented by … Continue reading

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Time After Time

The creator and stars discuss the stage musical version of Strictly Ballroom. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Simply the best

Actress Adrienne Warren discusses playing Tina Turner in new West End musical Tina. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre

Love is in the air, and revolution too. Baz Luhrmann’s beloved 1992 film (originally a student play, now back on stage as a musical) is even more adamantly anti-establishment in this latest incarnation, opening out a delicious satire of 1980s Australian … Continue reading

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Bat Out of Hell, Dominion Theatre

Back by feverishly popular demand, Jim Steinman’s mega-musical is no longer in danger of alarming unsuspecting operagoers. A year on from its Coliseum debut, this indisputably bonkers show moves to the West End venue it was surely always destined for – … Continue reading

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Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

Chicago‘s hit West End revival ­- which featured a constant revolving door of big names – closed in 2012 after almost 15 years. Now, it returns with the requisite stunt casting (Cuba Gooding Jr), but also with a cast of … Continue reading

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Tina, Aldwych Theatre

It is, perhaps, a tale that suffers from overfamiliarity. Tina Turner’s rags-to-riches story – from humble beginnings as little Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her discovery, reinvention and sickening abuse by husband and manager Ike Turner, and finally … Continue reading

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Tina leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a buzzy new musical to returning favourites. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith

The designer and NT Live broadcast director on, respectively, creating Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre and translating it to screen. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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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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