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Oliver Dowden should be saving the arts, not nit-picking The Crown

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden recently asked Netflix to add a disclaimer informing viewers that The Crown is not wholly factual – a request that the streaming giant firmly denied. Now Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles in the hit series, has labelled Dowden’s … Continue reading

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Arts leaders have barely heard from Oliver Dowden – how did he find time to watch The Crown?

The government’s new tiers system is wreaking havoc on the theatre industry. And what is Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden’s major priority? Picking a fight with Netflix over labelling The Crown a work of fiction. Read my full Telegraph article here

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‘Diana was a cat – a pampered, domesticated cat’: how Emma Corrin learnt to move like a princess

Who links Freddie Mercury, Elvis, Princess Diana and Bond’s latest nemesis? The in-demand movement director Polly Bennett, who helped Rami Malek to an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody, and is a key member of The Crown’s creative team. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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The Crown’s greatest insult: why Charles would never have called Mountbatten a ‘quisling’

The latest series of The Crown has come under fire for its many inaccuracies – from the way that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks to The Queen, to the out-of-season pheasant shoot in August. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Where to watch celebrities onstage

From Andrew Scott in the Old Vic’s Three Kings to Sleepless‘s pop star leads and a host of luminaries in Talking Heads. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Lungs, Old Vic

With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it’s canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan’s 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child – including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The … Continue reading

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The Antipodes leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From Annie Baker to Ealing comedy and a royal reunion. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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