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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 Launch

Catch up with my talking points from Saturday’s exciting opener – including our first all-male pairing and the return of champion Bill Bailey. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and the hot dogs, and me

As Scottish Ballet restage his love letter to the art form he adored, his widow Patricia Ward Kelly talks about life with the dance star. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Even in his 90s, Stephen Sondheim could dance circles around Hamilton

The thrillingly sophisticated king of Broadway is working on his first new musical since 2008. Broadway should be jumping for joy. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, London Palladium

His latest, knowingly near-the-knuckle show is a step down from his Humanity tour, but even a sub-par Gervais makes for rewarding company. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Strictly should be congratulated for introducing an all-male pairing – but is it fair?

This weekend, 15 new celebrities will waltz into the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom. Among them will be Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, who will form one half of the programme’s first all-male pairing.  Read my full Telegraph article here

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Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto, Leicester Square Theatre

Andrew Doyle’s stab at bringing his online faux-woke social justice warrior to the stage falls disappointingly flat. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Audio memory and good vibrations: how Strictly’s first deaf dancer might take home the glitterball

Deaf choreographer Mark Smith and deaf dancer Billy Read explain how Rose Ayling-Ellis will fare when she makes British TV history. Read my full Telegraph article here

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The Memory of Water, Hampstead Theatre

It’s a homecoming for Shelagh Stephenson’s play, which premiered at the Hampstead in 1996, and for her characters: three sisters who return to Yorkshire for their mother’s funeral. Though it won Stephenson an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, it’s … Continue reading

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Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats, Soho Theatre

Rather than a spoonful of sugar, this canny performance-art duo are serving up free booze and well-honed comedy to help their political theatre go down a treat.  Read my full Telegraph review here

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‘People want to be scared’: how online hysteria transformed Snakes on a Plane – and cinema

The great Samuel L Jackson starring in a B-movie with arguably the greatest title of all time? No wonder fans latched onto Snakes on a Plane – and persuaded its studio, New Line Cinema, to reconsider their minor project and throw serious … Continue reading

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