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Absolute Hell, National Theatre

The original version of Rodney Ackland’s provocative work, The Pink Room, had a bruising reception back in 1952, losing thousands for investor Terence Rattigan amidst furious reviews. Since salvaged by the Orange Tree in the Eighties, its rebirth was cemented by … Continue reading

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Time After Time

The creator and stars discuss the stage musical version of Strictly Ballroom. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Simply the best

Actress Adrienne Warren discusses playing Tina Turner in new West End musical Tina. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre

Love is in the air, and revolution too. Baz Luhrmann’s beloved 1992 film (originally a student play, now back on stage as a musical) is even more adamantly anti-establishment in this latest incarnation, opening out a delicious satire of 1980s Australian … Continue reading

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Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

Chicago‘s hit West End revival ­- which featured a constant revolving door of big names – closed in 2012 after almost 15 years. Now, it returns with the requisite stunt casting (Cuba Gooding Jr), but also with a cast of … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Emma Williams

The actress discusses her role in the new musical version of An Officer and a Gentleman. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith

The designer and NT Live broadcast director on, respectively, creating Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre and translating it to screen. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Picasso, Lady Bird, Mary Stuart and West Cork

On my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Pablo Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’ graces Tate Modern Film The mother-daughter relationship deftly captured by Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird Theatre Robert Icke’s Mary Stuart presents history as a modern political thriller Commuter corner The latest must-binge true … Continue reading

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Summer and Smoke, Almeida Theatre

That this 1948 Tennessee Williams play is rarely performed seems nothing short of a travesty, thanks to the awe-inspiring case made for it by Rebecca Frecknall’s exquisite Almeida production. Aided by the skyrocketing Patsy Ferran, it also makes a case for director Frecknall as … Continue reading

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Macbeth, National Theatre

We begin and end with a grisly decapitation. And that’s rather the problem with this intermittently engaging Macbeth, which starts in the throes of some unspecified dystopian hellscape, and thus has nowhere to go. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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