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Speech & Debate, Trafalgar Studios

The misfits shall inherit the earth. This enjoyably offbeat play from Stephen Karam (whose The Humans won the Tony for Best Play last year) opened Off-Broadway a decade ago, but the arrival of a film adaptation in April is a … Continue reading

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Top teachers, best adverts and the world of showdance

My articles in the February issue of Dance Today, out now: Just ad dance How does fleet-footed advertising affect the dance industry as a whole, and what made our top 10 ads? Teacher of the Year 2015 As we open our competition, dance luminaries pay … Continue reading

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Di and Viv and Rose, Vaudeville Theatre

Is there any bond more powerful than shared history? If life is the sum total of our experiences, then those who experienced with us will always hold a piece of us – and none more intimate than those formative years … Continue reading

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First Episode, Jermyn Street Theatre

Rediscovered work offers aficionados a tantalising piece of the puzzle. Terence Rattigan’s callow debut, reborn after 80 years in obscurity, bears the hallmarks of his later plays, notably closeted ardour and the torment of unequal passion, but is more study … Continue reading

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School of hard knocks

Writing is not a spectator sport. Theresa Rebeck’s wryly cynical 2011 play sets out to disprove that fact by focussing on the hoopla surrounding the act of putting pen to paper, from battling personal demons to the grim pragmatism of … Continue reading

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Can you tell what it is yet?

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Between Ten and Six may be one of the most flattering plays in London. Unfortunately, its confused hotchpotch of inspirations makes it more half-finished, drama-student scrapbook than a satisfying piece of standalone theatre. The … Continue reading

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Fashion, champions and unsung heroes

New articles in the Dance Today section include: A passion for fashion The evolution of dancewear and a countdown of the worst fashion disaaaahsters Strictly the best Bruno, Len and Craig pick showstoppers for a new DVD – with mixed results… Teacher of the … Continue reading

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