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Touch, Soho Theatre

Neat freaks beware: Touch is your ultimate nightmare. This latest offering from DryWrite, the company that launched the now stratospheric Fleabag, centres on another woman with a chaotic personal life – this time, mirrored by the symphony of filth that is her cramped … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett

New York alt-cabaret queen Bridget Everett on working with Amy Schumer and Patti LuPone, and what audiences can expect at her first British gig. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Phoebe Eclair-Powell began training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, but soon switched over to playwriting. She’s worked with the National Youth Theatre on their Epic Stages programme, and her debut play WINK premiered at Theatre503 last year. … Continue reading

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Cyrano de Bergerac Leads This Week’s Top 10 New London Shows

From an all-female reimagining of a classic tale to a late, great Shakespeare, here are some of this week’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Pick of the Week

Awards season hots up, the next Harry Potter headlines a Broadway classic, and epics are reimagined on both stage and screen.  Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Wet House, Soho Theatre

When gifting the unheard a voice, the temptation is often to make it a solemn one. Thankfully, Paddy Campbell has, for the most part, sidestepped puritanical preaching in his debut play based on experiences working at a ‘wet house’, a … Continue reading

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Jezebel, Soho Theatre

If comedy is tragedy plus time, either too much has elapsed since the fictional events of Jezebel, or not quite enough. Newcomer Mark Cantan’s uneven screwball pitting a methodical couple against a scatter-brained opposite, with wacky misunderstandings aplenty, lacks the … Continue reading

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Trouble shared

Owen McCafferty’s spellbinding study of violence, truth and forgiveness has gained extra resonance since its 2012 premiere at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. In fact, its appearance at the Soho seems almost eerily appropriate, coming as it does in the wake of Gerry … Continue reading

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Super shoes, fair play, jazz hands and Blackpool

My articles in the May issue of Dance Today, out now: These shoes are made for dancing The development of perfect dance shoes, plus best footwear for beginners and pros, ballroom and Latin, and stunning Strictly stats Murder on the dancefloor Have we … Continue reading

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Love hurts

Sexual violence. Verbal abuse. Psychological torture. Infidelity. Rape. Abortion. The basis of an earnest, plodding issues play? No, the shockingly funny, keenly observed and Verity Bargate Award-winning debut from DryWrite’s Vicky Jones, currently provoking audiences at the Soho Theatre. The … Continue reading

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