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Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon, Original Theatre Online

It’s 50 years since the near-fatal Apollo 13 mission, and 25 years since the Tom Hanks-led movie of “Houston, we have a problem” fame. Now, the Original Theatre Company brings us Torben Betts’s new one-hour online play, pegged to our “age of … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Why this year’s stripped-back series will put the focus firmly on the dancefloor

I am always giddy about the return of Strictly, but this year, the BBC’s dose of sequins feels downright curative. Already in semi-lockdown, and with more curbs looming, what better refuge than a show that celebrates connection? Read my full The … Continue reading

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What the Constitution Means to Me, Amazon Prime

When Heidi Shreck was 15, she travelled around the US giving debate speeches about the Constitution to win scholarship money for college. This electrifying, Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated play resurrects that teenage self, while demonstrating how the founding document has failed … Continue reading

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Burn, Old Vic Online

The Old Vic has recently announced it is sticking with digital productions until at least spring 2021. That means more live-streamed work from its empty auditorium, including the upcoming return of A Christmas Carol, a Remembrance Day piece, and this new Sheila Atim … Continue reading

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Wait For Me

Wouldn’t it be nice to know we’ve got a heavenly guide looking out for us? If ever we needed divine intervention, it’s surely 2020. Anyhow, that’s the premise of this new dance musical: two angels must unite human soulmates Emma … Continue reading

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The Silent Burn Project, Akram Khan Company Online

It’s a strange time to mark an anniversary, suspended as we are in this indefinite limbo. Nevertheless, Akram Khan Company celebrated its 20th on Sunday with a three-hour live stream. Read my full The i Paper review here

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Draw From Within, Rambert Online

As we’re still awaiting the go-ahead for full audiences back in theatres, this Rambert world premiere is streamed, but performed – and watched – live. And though we’ve had many gems from the archive lately, it is particularly thrilling to … Continue reading

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Private Lives, Zoom

Back in June, Lockdown Theatre raised £35,000 for the Royal Theatrical Fund with A Bit of Waiting for Godot, starring RTF president Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley. Their second outing, on Sunday, was Act I of Noël Coward’s … Continue reading

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Sleepless, Seacole and Nightingale

A socially distanced musical, and a multidisciplinary documentary about carers past and present. Read my The i Paper reviews here

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Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

Dancing City, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s Black Victorians and sci-fi epic Future Cargo at the UK’s first full festival since lockdown. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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