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Strictly Speaking: Week 5

Well that’s more like it. After a rather exhausted, grouchy hangover show last week, Strictly was back on form with several really impressive routines, a scattering of 10s, a new bread-based-ography, and the judges wandering idly down memory lane.  Read my full … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 5

Three celebrities score 10s in a high-standard show, and it’s a shock visit to the dance-off for Rhys Stephenson. Read my Telegraph talking points for the main show and results show

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The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre

“We’re going to need a bigger theatre.” Back in summer 2019, this fascinating behind-the-scenes tale took a bite out of the Edinburgh Festival. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Lyric Theatre

How to demystify the icon that is Bob Marley, to separate the man from the mantles placed upon him: reggae superstar, Black hero, poetic advocate of peace and love, ganja-smoking Rasta inspiration, or cool dude splashed across T-shirts and posters … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 4

Ah, the theme week hangover. Saturday’s show was very much the bleary, old contact lenses stuck to eyelids, two Alka-Seltzers dissolved in ginger ale, nibbling at cold leftover pizza while moaning softly morning-after to Movie Week’s night of ecstatic clubbing. … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 4

Greg Wise bows out after a Macarena samba, while Sara Davies tangos to the top. Read my full Telegraph talking points from the main show and results show

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The Cherry Orchard, Theatre Royal Windsor

This summer, the 82-year-old Ian McKellen became the oldest Hamlet on record in Sean Mathias’s age-, gender- and colour-blind production at Theatre Royal Windsor. Now that same company shifts from Shakespeare to Chekhov. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

Ah, Strictly theme weeks: synonymous with high drama, rampant scoring inflation, and a heady mix of glamour and the dredges of a three-year-old’s dressing-up box. Read my full Dancing Times blog here

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 3 results

Saturday night saw two celebrities scoring 10s on a triumphant night of cinematic routines, but it was a flop of a foxtrot for Katie McGlynn. Read my Telegraph talking points here

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Week 3

There was plenty of drama, comedy and some costume tragedy as Strictly delivered big-screen thrills for Movie Week.  Read my Telegraph talking points here

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