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Camp Siegfried, Old Vic

Who knew there was a Nazi summer camp on New York’s Long Island in the 1930s? Read my full London Theatre review here

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The Memory of Water, Hampstead Theatre

It’s a homecoming for Shelagh Stephenson’s play, which premiered at the Hampstead in 1996, and for her characters: three sisters who return to Yorkshire for their mother’s funeral. Though it won Stephenson an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, it’s … Continue reading

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The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Greenwich Theatre

With its plucky youngsters, wicked villains and wolves prowling the frosty moors, Joan Aiken’s gothic novel is a natural for theatre: rich in atmosphere and with a breathless plot. Read my full Telegraph review here

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West End theatre renovations: Here’s all the London venues getting a makeover

Many West End theatres are returning better than ever after the disruption of the past year, thanks to extensive remodels – some done specially for their incoming shows. Here’s our guide to the new-look London theatre scene, and all the … Continue reading

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Paradise, National Theatre

In Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the wounded warrior is abandoned on the island of Lemnos by Odysseus but, following a prophecy that says the great archer is crucial to winning the Trojan War, Odysseus returns to fetch him. Read my full Telegraph … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe

If music be the food of love, there’s a veritable feast at Sean Holmes’s rollicking medley of a production. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Telegraph articles

I spent a fantastic six months as a cultural commissioning editor and regular writer at the Telegraph. I hope to migrate all those articles across at some point, but for now you can find them at my author page here

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All the performers returning to iconic roles in the West End and beyond

This is a great time to see the definitive portrayals of some of the best roles in theatre. Not only are there numerous fantastic revivals and returning productions in town, but the lead actors who previously starred in those shows … Continue reading

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Bagdad Cafe, Old Vic

Bagdad is a ghost town. Stranded in California’s Mojave desert, it once served mine workers, then travellers on Route 66, but was subsequently abandoned and its buildings razed.  Read my full Telegraph review here

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