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Best dance in 2021

My picks for the new year – from The Great Gatsby to The Car Man. Read my full The i Paper article here

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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet online

It’s a tough year for our festive favourite, with the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s (BRB) Nutcrackers all obstructed by the Government’s tier restrictions. But, 2020 style, it’s a pivot to digital for BRB, who live-streamed their production from Birmingham Rep … Continue reading

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Beverley Knight: ‘I’m a black Fairy Godmother, for all the little girls who look like me’

Beverley Knight is already the Queen of British Soul. This year, she’s set to add the title of Queen of Christmas. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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[Title of Show], Online

If theatre is sometimes accused of excessive navel-gazing, then what to make of this American meta-musical? It follows two guys creating a show – about two guys creating a show. Read my full The i Paper review here

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Remembrance, Old Vic: In Camera

In November 2018, the Old Vic staged a series of five solo performances, curated by Arinzé Kene and directed by Annabel Bolton, to mark 100 years since the Armistice. Presented without scenery or costumes, they aimed to remind us of the … Continue reading

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Death of England: Delroy, National Theatre

Wednesday’s press performance was both opening and closing night at the National – their first show back curtailed by lockdown. Deeply frustrating, since Roy Williams and Clint Dyer’s blistering new state-of-the-nation monologue is clearly the play for the moment. Read my full … Continue reading

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What A Carve Up!, Online

Jonathan Coe’s satirical thriller has been inventively adapted in this joint digital project between three theatres: The Barn, Lawrence Batley and New Wolsey. Presented as a Netflix true crime doc-meets-YouTube conspiracy, it’s a gripping watch. Read my full The i Paper review … Continue reading

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Lazuli Sky, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells

“Finally, we’re back where we belong!” exclaims Carlos Acosta, introducing his belated premiere commission as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), and the first socially distanced production at Sadler’s Wells. What a way to mark World Ballet Day. Read my full The … Continue reading

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The Real Inspector Hound, Lockdown Theatre Online

Critics generally have a bad time of it in drama. Think of the poisonous Tabitha Dickinson in Birdman, the manipulative Addison DeWitt in All About Eve, or the aptly named Anton Ego in Ratatouille. Read my The i Paper review

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Bubble, Nottingham Playhouse Online

James Graham, our go-to chronicler of modern history, follows up his dramatisations of Brexit, coalition government and the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? cheating scandal with this swift appraisal of Covid-19 lockdown. Set in his home county, it’s performed for … Continue reading

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