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Jazz roots

Zak Nemorin discusses his enlightening new documentary, which explores the true origins of jazz dance. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Death of England: Delroy, National Theatre

Wednesday’s press performance was both opening and closing night at the National – their first show back curtailed by lockdown. Deeply frustrating, since Roy Williams and Clint Dyer’s blistering new state-of-the-nation monologue is clearly the play for the moment. Read my full … Continue reading

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Kwame Kwei-Armah interview

I spoke to the Young Vic’s Artistic Director about his theatre journey, ahead of a dedicated BBC imagine documentary. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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BWW Interview: Dr Daniel Sokol

The medical ethicist discusses his consultation on Robert Icke’s The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre. Read my full interview here

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The Doctor, Almeida Theatre

Robert Icke, an associate director at the Almeida for the past six years, bids farewell in typically bold and epic fashion with his latest contemporary update. Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, which premiered in 1912, has been skilfully reconfigured as an interrogation of … Continue reading

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Once on This Island, Southwark Playhouse

As British summer really kicks in (umbrellas at the ready), our thoughts might turn fondly to the sunny Caribbean. Good timing, then, for the return of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1990 musical set in the French Antilles. Based on Rosa Guy’s … Continue reading

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Death of a Salesman, Young Vic

Seventy years on from its Broadway opening, Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell present Arthur Miller’s masterpiece afresh in an inspired, shattering revival. One key change – making the 1940s Loman family African-American – gives the play a whole new texture, while retaining its searing condemnation … Continue reading

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Interview: Sharon D Clarke

The actress discusses her role in musical Caroline, or Change. Read my full TodayTix interview here

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White Teeth, Kiln Theatre

A few protestors might be doggedly hanging on outside the Kiln (was Tricycle) Theatre, but their complaints are firmly refuted by its current show: a vibrant adaptation of Zadie Smith’s award-winning novel that is not just about but firmly rooted in … Continue reading

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A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre

Hot off award-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and reunited with Matthew Dunster, who directed his hit Hangmen, Martin McDonagh brings his latest to the Bridge – quite a coup for Nick Hytner. Yet this provocative take on Hans Christian Andersen, and on the nature … Continue reading

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