Tag Archives: winner

Strictly Speaking: The Final

And then we came to the end. All in all, it’s been a cracker of a series, and the final really was the, er, brandy cream on the pudding. We had a great run of dances from all four couples, … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strictly Speaking: The final

There was something of an elegiac feel to this year’s final, as Len Goodman, Strictly institution, finally hung up his “Seh-ven!” paddle, gave us one last scrambled metaphor and waltzed off to the great golf course in the sky. We … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver’s performances and Mark Henderson’s lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strictly Speaking: the final

Never question the commitment of boyband voters. A final that zigzagged between possible winners (well, apart from Katie) ended up feeling somewhat redundant as Jay’s fans carried him over the finishing line regardless of his distinctly underwhelming performance. Aliona’s dubious … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Housing, cycling and movies for your ears

Highlights of my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Crisis management New London Architecture’s competition winners propose solutions for London’s affordable housing shortage Don’t miss: Two wheels good The Design Museum celebrates the cycling boom with a new exhibition … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Come Dancing, retirement, Baila Brazil and EuroGames

My articles in the September issue of Dance Today, out now: So long, farewell Former champions talk retirement and life after competition Come Dancing remembered The rise and fall of Strictly‘s iconic BBC predecessor Q&A: Rachid Malki The Swedish pro on leaving the floor and new opportunities Barnstormin’ … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, Theatre, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Practice, nudity and the German Open

My articles in the July issue of Dance Today, out now: Practice makes perfect How to master the art of practising The naked truth Is flashing the flesh a necessary part of dance? Stepping Out The Brits impress at the competitive German Open Championships New in … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swing, Champagne-swilling and Carrie

My articles in the June issue of Dance Today, out now: Swing while you’re winning Scott Cupit, our Teacher of the Year 2015, recalls his journey from struggling start-up to leader of a swing revolution Bloodless Carrie: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse needs more guts … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Olivier Awards 2015: Young Vic triumph heralds the era of the giant-killer

The Young Vic’s victory parade came as no surprise after a bumper year, but, in an impressive night for studio and publicly funded theatre, the egalitarian 2015 Oliviers also showered affection upon the Hampstead, Donmar, RSC, Chichester, Royal Court and … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Theatre, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strictly Speaking: the final

Perhaps not a vintage year, but Strictly ended on a high with a closer than expected final, bananas returning contestants encore, and a deserving winning couple in Caroline and Pasha. It was a show noticeably light on ballroom – because … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment