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Why do Strictly viewers hate Ashley Roberts?

This weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-final saw a third consecutive trip to the dreaded dance-off for ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts – despite topping the leaderboard with pro partner Pasha Kovalev after notching four nines for a fierce Paso Doble and a perfect … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory

There’s a welcome alternative to panto hijinks in this gem of a Trevor Nunn musical revival – more attuned to the biting hardships of winter, and to the elegiac aspect of change, than to festive jollies. Which is not to say that there … Continue reading

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True West leads December’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry revival to new plays and the return of a modern classic. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Book review: Dramatic Exchanges, ed. Daniel Rosenthal

This fascinating tome offers an insider’s history of the National Theatre, via some 800 letters exchanged between Artistic Directors, actors, directors, playwrights, politicians, agents, critics and more. From arcane trivia through to vigorous words on the very nature and purpose … Continue reading

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BroadwayWorld’s Top London Christmas Picks

There are plenty of seasonal treats served up in the capital this year, from pantos and plays to opera and dance. Here are some of the tastiest morsels for the 2018-19 festive period. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 9

Ah, Blackpool – home of ballroom. Or, in Strictly’s case, home of prop dancers, inflated (in most cases) scores, and alarming combos like fire, feathers and copious amounts of hairspray. At its best, it provides history, spectacle and a thrilling … Continue reading

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Treat yourself and celebrate Self Care Week with these 10 shows

From shows that tackle issues in a constructive way to pure joyful escapism. Read my full TodayTix article here

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BWW Interview: Hayden Tee

The actor discusses tackling Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Pinter Three and Pinter Four, Harold Pinter Theatre

Jamie Lloyd’s 10-anniversary season of Pinter (which kicked off in style earlier this autumn) continues with two more batches of miniatures – from familiar shorts like A Kind of Alaska to sketches and more obscure works – plus another tantalisingly starry company. Read my … Continue reading

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Where to eat and drink in the West End

Visiting one of London’s many and varied culinary hotspots pre-theatre makes a West End trip feel like a real night out. However, it can be challenging to find somewhere with fast service, so you’re not anxiously clock-watching; excellent food, but … Continue reading

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