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Andreas Gurky, Three Billboards, Pinter and mermaids

On my (new and improved!) February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition The Hayward Gallery reopens in style with a retrospective of Andreas Gurky Film Frances McDormand is riveting as the foul-mouthed avenging angel in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Theatre Sixty years on, Harold Pinter’s The … Continue reading

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Wyndham’s Theatre

Though a long journey indeed, Richard Eyre’s is a vital revival, giving vigour to Eugene O’Neill’s mighty, semi-autobiographical work and making all the more poignant this tormented but fast-talking family’s gradual dwindling into a despairing silence. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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Futuristic visions, Cézanne’s portraits and Film Review

On my January MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: The future is bright The capital’s prospects explored through bold creative work at the Museum of London Don’t miss: Portrait of an artist The National Portrait Gallery celebrates Cézanne Commuter corner Stephen … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

A new Coen caper, Hermione’s directing debut, ENO’s strike battle, and revolution in the music industry. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre

Lolita Chakrabarti’s impassioned debut has only gained topicality since its 2012 Tricycle incarnation. Trevor Nunn’s all-white Wars of the Roses and #OscarsSoWhite, among others, have fanned its flames, while quips about a paranoid Russian regime and the limits of English … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

Selma, Jessie J, The Fever and superhero sound effects: my Pick of the Week on theartsdesk

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Strictly Speaking: Semi-final

This was a long, long, looooong semi-final. It made War and Peace look like a Tweet. It made the Oscars look like a Saturday cartoon. Stars in distant galaxies went through entire lifespans. And still we came no closer to … Continue reading

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Salsa secrets, puppets and World Book Day

New in the Dance Today section: Coming out of the shadows From the Oscars and the Olympics to Sadler’s Wells, a look at the renaissance of shadow theatre Going solo The best ballroom classes and activities that don’t require a partner, and how to … Continue reading

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Going solo, shadow theatre and Valentine’s quiz

In the February issue of Dance Today, out now, my articles include: Coming out of the shadows From the Oscars to the Olympics, a look at the renaissance of shadow theatre, plus a preview of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s new Sadler’s Wells … Continue reading

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Give the people what they want

Your reaction to the stage musical version of Dirty Dancing depends upon two key factors: the extent of your nostalgic affection for the classic 1987 film, and your early-evening pink Champagne intake level. Last night’s star-studded audience seemed thoroughly prepared on both … Continue reading

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