Tag Archives: stage

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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‘They’re making up the rules as they go along’: the theatre producer trapped between tiers

The reveal of which areas are in which tier is “bittersweet” news for theatre producer Kenny Wax. He’s had two companies – one touring, one West End – rehearsing the musical SIX in adjacent rooms. Yesterday, the former group learnt their production won’t be opening as … Continue reading

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Watch these fantastic musical theatre documentaries

Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void. Read my full BroadwayWorld article … Continue reading

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Cats, The Shows Must Go On

Cats is, declares composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, a show that doesn’t really have a story, but was beloved on stage because it’s “the ultimate theatrical experience”. That’s the point which Tom Hooper’s grotesque, nightmarish movie adaptation so profoundly missed, with its computer-generated monstrosities and ham-fisted attempts … Continue reading

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Strictly on stage

In need of a sequin fix? Here’s our guide to the Strictly Come Dancing-related stage shows. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Andreas Gurky, Three Billboards, Pinter and mermaids

On my (new and improved!) February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition The Hayward Gallery reopens in style with a retrospective of Andreas Gurky Film Frances McDormand is riveting as the foul-mouthed avenging angel in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Theatre Sixty years on, Harold Pinter’s The … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre, National Theatre

Three years after its Bristol Old Vic debut, Sally Cookson’s fervently theatrical reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s novel returns to the National Theatre as part of a UK tour – with a new cast, but with its collective spirit intact. Read my … Continue reading

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Movers and Shakers

Three leading practitioners discuss the thriving field of movement direction. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman

The actress talks Doctor Who, Sense8 and making her West End debut in Apologia. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Vicky McClure

The actress talks This Is England, Line of Duty and making her professional stage debut in Touched at Nottingham Playhouse. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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