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BWW Interview: Drew McOnie

The director/choreographer on reviving On the Town at Regent’s Park Open Air. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Declan Bennett on Jesus Christ Superstar

The actor and singer-songwriter discusses Rent, Once, his recording career and a new gig-like production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Henry V, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

As we finally go to the polls, casting votes based on our view of national identity and Britain’s place in the world, here comes Shakespeare’s ever-topical play. Robert Hastie’s thoughtful take is contemporary dress but stripped back, not so much … Continue reading

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Ralph Fiennes’s Richard III Leads June’s Top 10 New London Shows

From starry Shakespeare and Rattigan productions to big musicals and resonant new plays. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Richard Madden and Lily James’s Romeo and Juliet leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to Sideways and dance at the Old Vic. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Rather than trying to mitigate the outlandishness and supremely dodgy sexual politics of this classic American musical, Rachel Kavanaugh’s smartly knowing production makes its absurdity a giddy virtue. A 1954 MGM Golden Age oddity adapted for stage in 1978, it … Continue reading

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Come Dancing, retirement, Baila Brazil and EuroGames

My articles in the September issue of Dance Today, out now: So long, farewell Former champions talk retirement and life after competition Come Dancing remembered The rise and fall of Strictly‘s iconic BBC predecessor Q&A: Rachid Malki The Swedish pro on leaving the floor and new opportunities Barnstormin’ … Continue reading

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The Seagull, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Hamlet instructs his players to hold “the mirror up to nature”, advice taken literally in this arresting 120-year anniversary staging of Chekhov’s homage to the Bard. Jon Bausor’s set is dominated by a vast angled mirror, offering an appropriately bird’s-eye … Continue reading

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Peter Pan, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

“All children, except one, grow up.” So begins J. M. Barrie’s iconic tale of arrested development, given new power and poignancy in this high-flying production. A century after one of Barrie’s youthful collaborators, George Llewelyn Davies, was killed at Ypres, … Continue reading

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