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Monday, September 16, 2019

Immersive Wolf of Wall Street actors get personal alarm buttons by Lanre Bakare

Theatre company reacts to sexual assaults at previous events like The Great Gatsby The company behind The Wolf of Wall Street, the latest production to tap into the trend for immersive thea…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Richard Blackwood: 'I was in a bubble, thinking I had the Midas touch' by Lanre Bakare

Comedian, TV presenter, pop star … the ‘British Will Smith’ was geared for Hollywood stardom until his life came crashing down. Now, in a powerful play about death in custody, he’s m…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

'Jewface' row: West End musical accused of cultural appropriation by Lanre Bakare

Jewish actors and playwrights criticise Falsettos for using non-Jews to play Jewish roles A West End musical about a Jewish family is at the centre of a row over cultural appropriation, with…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Performers fear rising rents threaten future of Edinburgh fringe by Lanre Bakare

Artists say event will become unsustainable and increasingly elitist if costs keep spiralling Concerns over spiralling rents have dominated the lead-up to this year’s Edinburgh festival fr…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Female playwrights star in new National Theatre lineup by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Season includes Kate Tempest reimagining of Greek classic and version of Guardian microplay Death of England Kate Tempest’s reimagining of a Greek classic and an adaptation of a short film…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

He acts, sings, dances – and calls out racial profiling: why everybody’s talking about Layton Williams by Lanre Bakare

As a child, he was chosen from 4,000 hopefuls to play Billy Elliot on stage. Now he’s starring in a musical about a young drag queen and using his profile to challenge homophobia‘I’ve …

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ruth Wilson webchat – post your questions by Lanre Bakare

The star of The Affair and Luther is about to take on one of her most challenging roles – playing her own grandmother in the spy drama Mrs Wilson 1.03pm GMT Ruth Wilson’s latest project…

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Prince a musical legacy like no other by Lanre Bakare

An eclectic range of contemporary artists owe a creative debt to the purple one, from Outkast and Pharrell to Daft Punk, Kanye and Mark RonsonPrince the businessmanPrince the style iconPrinc…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Kiki review – flamboyant and uplifting look at New York's ballroom scene by Lanre Bakare

This complex documentary explores a fascinating subculture and adds substance and depth to a world that could otherwise be patronisedAt last year’s Sundance there was a screening of Paris …

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hannibal Buress: 'I don’t think I could ever be high on television' by Lanre Bakare

The laconic comedy one-off who has garnered a cult following due to his laid-back persona is making a break for the big time with his new variety show. Can he become a mainstream star? Possi…

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our complete Fourth of July cultural guide by Alex Needham and Lanre Bakare In New York

From TV-loving agoraphobes to those looking for brazen shirtless male strippers, this holiday weekend offers plenty for the culturally curious to exploreYoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chris Rock: the top five moments from his Top Five promo tour by Lanre Bakare

In the lead-up to the release of his new comedy, Chris Rock has ruffled the feathers of Hollywood, weighed in on the Eric Garner verdict and positioned himself as a nonpareil voice on race r…

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade - as it happened by Alex Needham and Lanre Bakare In New York

Join us as we watch the inflatable-heavy procession through New York, which this year threatens to be disrupted by Ferguson protestorsThe Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade: in pictures Continue r…

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Shangaan electro: the Soweto dance craze that's about to go global by Lanre Bakare

We head inside the Top Ten Dance, where Soweto's most dazzling dancers compete for the attention of Nozinja, mobile phone repair shop magnate turned township Simon Cowell"You are not going t…

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Shangaan electro: the Soweto dance craze that's about to go global by Lanre Bakare

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