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Strictly Speaking: Week 6

Ah, Halloween Week – the annual dumbing down of Strictly. Why have subtext or delicate concepts when you can instead bumble about dressed in the most thuddingly literal, kids-dressing-up-box interpretations of groaningly repeated and/or entirely insane songs? Read my full Dancing … Continue reading

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10 shows to see in honour of Black History Month

From musical icons to contemporary London life, 10 meaningful representative shows. Read my full TodayTix article here

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Michael Jackson, Incredibles 2, and The King and I

On my August MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Michael Jackson’s influence on artists explored at the National Portrait Gallery Film The super-family is back in Incredibles 2 Theatre A golden revival of The King and I at London Palladium Commuter corner Seek out new … Continue reading

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More Strictly chat on Georgey Spanswick

I joined Georgey Spanswick again on her BBC radio show to talk Strictly. Click here to listen to the interview (I’m on at about 2hr 38min)

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Strictly Speaking: Week 7

WHAT. DRAMA. Week 7, and this series of Strictly serves up its first proper “shock” exit – Aston Merrygold joining the likes of Pixie Lott and Gabby Logan in the Surprise Early Departure Lounge. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Motown the Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre

We’ve reached peak jukebox musical with this latest glossy Broadway import, which crams almost 60 popular hits into its two-and-a-half-hour running time, at the expense, unsurprisingly, of satisfying drama. Not that the latter is high on the list of priorities … Continue reading

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Dance crazes and international co-operation

New articles in the Dance Today section include: Crazy for dance The ultimate countdown of the top 30 dance crazes, from Y.M.C.A. and Gangnam Style to MJ’s unforgettable Moonwalk and Thriller. Stepping Out Close contests, shock results and international co-operation at the 16th annual Pink … Continue reading

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Growing up can be an awfully big adventure

“Nothing that happens after we are 12 matters very much.” So said J. M. Barrie, creator of the boy who never grows up, but is the state of perpetual youth an exquisite dream or the realm of tragedy? That’s the … Continue reading

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