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Diana: The Musical

“A fairy tale born in Hell.” That’s the nuanced take on Princess Diana’s marriage in this redundant soap opera-meets-rock opera, which would be in bad taste were it not so dull. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Dull girl power speeches and wild sex do not make Bridgerton a feminist triumph

“We’re seeing this Regency romance through a feminist lens,” proclaimed actor Regé-Jean Page, who plays the hunky-but-tortured Duke of Hastings in Netflix’s bodice-ripper Bridgerton, in a recent interview. Co-star Phoebe Dynevor has also thrown around the F word, saying that … Continue reading

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Oliver Dowden should be saving the arts, not nit-picking The Crown

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden recently asked Netflix to add a disclaimer informing viewers that The Crown is not wholly factual – a request that the streaming giant firmly denied. Now Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles in the hit series, has labelled Dowden’s … Continue reading

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‘This is how loss feels’: how a Netflix animation about grief became a global phenomenon

One of the year’s most unlikely phenomena on the video-sharing app TikTok saw 50 million people – and counting – recording themselves crying while watching a 12-minute animation. Not since the heart-wrenching opening sequence of Up have viewers been so undone … Continue reading

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Arts leaders have barely heard from Oliver Dowden – how did he find time to watch The Crown?

The government’s new tiers system is wreaking havoc on the theatre industry. And what is Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden’s major priority? Picking a fight with Netflix over labelling The Crown a work of fiction. Read my full Telegraph article here

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‘Diana was a cat – a pampered, domesticated cat’: how Emma Corrin learnt to move like a princess

Who links Freddie Mercury, Elvis, Princess Diana and Bond’s latest nemesis? The in-demand movement director Polly Bennett, who helped Rami Malek to an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody, and is a key member of The Crown’s creative team. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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The Crown’s greatest insult: why Charles would never have called Mountbatten a ‘quisling’

The latest series of The Crown has come under fire for its many inaccuracies – from the way that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks to The Queen, to the out-of-season pheasant shoot in August. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Katherine Ryan interview

I spoke to the comedian about her stand-up, podcast and new Netflix series The Duchess. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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Watch these fantastic musical theatre documentaries

Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void. Read my full BroadwayWorld article … 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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