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BWW Interview: Phyllis Logan

The actress talks Secrets & Lies, Downton and her current role in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Fighting words

When Joan Littlewood’s iconic musical premiered in 1963, its revisionist condemnation of the First World War sent shockwaves through British society. Now, criticising bungling generals is preaching to the choir, and the stoic Tommy has been reclaimed. Having inspired a … Continue reading

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War stories and Scottish shake-up

My articles in the March issue of Dance Today, out now: Fighting words A deferential revival of Joan Littlewood’s iconic Oh What A Lovely War at Richmond Theatre acts more as effective primer than call to arms Stepping Out The Gay Gordons blend tradition with revolution … Continue reading

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East is East, Richmond Theatre

The mark of a great revival is that compelling combination of recapturing the past and commenting on the present. Ayub Khan Din’s distinctive comedy/drama, which impressed on its searing 1996 debut and subsequent 1999 award-winning film adaptation, is reborn in … Continue reading

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Regeneration, Richmond Theatre

The intellectually rigorous artistic response to the anniversary of the First World War continues with Nicholas Wright’s economical adaptation of Pat Barker’s acclaimed 1990s literary trilogy, which arrives at Richmond Theatre following a national tour. Regeneration and its sequels are … Continue reading

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Dangerous Corner

In his otherwise unremarkable 1932 debut play Dangerous Corner, JB Priestley employs a promising framing device that hints at the kind of metafictional experimentation found in works like Stoppard’s The Real Thing or Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

Thirty years ago, Andy Warhol gathered together 300,000 disparate possessions in cardboard boxes, creating a makeshift time capsule for the edification of future generations. There is another time capsule of sorts playing at Richmond Theatre, where John Godber’s revival of … Continue reading

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Songs of innocence and experience

“Praise the Lord! We are a musical nation.”  Dylan Thomas’s ‘play for voices’ is not just one of the greatest radio dramas of all time, it is also the definitive argument that language can be as profoundly musical as any … Continue reading

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Edinburgh, Teacher of the Year and Is That Allowed?!

My articles in the July issue of Dance Today, out now: Fringe benefits From sexy samba and surreal circus to comic tapping, the dance highlights of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Hip hop hooray Dance Today Teacher of the Year T. Damien Anyasi talks London Olympics and breakin’ boundaries Latin scorcher In … Continue reading

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Hold, dancing cowboys and a French connection

My articles in the June issue of Dance Today, out now: Keep holding on Does the ballroom hold limit dancers and choreographers? We ask the experts, including Strictly‘s Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova Rootin’ tootin’ wooing Dodgy gender politics aside, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is barnstorming hit … Continue reading

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