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Strictly Fabulous

New Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse shares her thoughts on glamming up, learning to dance, and family time. Read my full Dancing Times interview here

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An Open Book: David Lan

The Young Vic’s artistic director shares his favourite reads, from Steinbeck and social history to Henry James and Stanislavsky. Read my full theartsdesk interview here

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Ten great plays within plays

To coincide with the opening of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good at the National Theatre, here are 10 great examples of the play-within-a-play, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy to groundbreaking work from Stoppard, Pirandello, Weiss and Brecht. Read my full National Theatre article here

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Thought-provoking encounter with a killer

Are those who commit atrocities inhuman? It’s reassuring to put distance between ourselves and these ‘monsters’, but no such comfort in Nicholas Wright’s riveting, must-see A Human Being Died That Night at the Hampstead. Evil has a name, and a face, … Continue reading

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