Thursday, January 18, 2018

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort/ La Sylphide, English National Ballet, London Coliseum, review: Ivan Vasiliev is very starry guest for this ballet by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Roland Petit's 'Le Jeune Homme et La Mort' stars Tamara Rojo's as Death who takes pleasure in tormenting Vasiliev's self-destructive artist

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All's Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, review: You look at 'All's Well' with new eyes by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Caroline Byrne's compelling interpretation of Shakespeare's play is set in the candlelit intimacy of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Resolution, The Place, London, review: Part of Britain's dance ecosystem by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The UK's biggest dance festival for emerging talent includes 81 artists who will perform original works for The Place stage

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Strangers in Between, Trafalgar Studios, London, review: Adam Spreadbury-Maher's beautifully cast production well deserves this transfer by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Australian playwright Tommy Murphy's witty coming-of-age play explores the highs and lows of growing up gay in modern Australia

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Royal Court, London, review: A well-judged revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical play, which she wrote in 1982 when she was just 19, is about two teenage schoolgirls who are groomed by the 27 year old married Bob

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Mum's A Twat, Royal Court, London, review: An invigorating debut by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This one-woman show by Anoushka Warden, starring Patsy Ferran and co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Jude Christian, is a real winner

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide, English National Ballet, London Coliseum, review: Tamara Rojo is technically impressive but oddly remote by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

English National Ballet presents a double bill featuring Kenneth MacMillan's 'Song of the Earth' and Frank Andersen's recreation of 'La Sylphide'

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Craig McLachlan: Neighbours actor denies sexual harassment allegations by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

The actor has stepped down from the current production of The Rocky Horror Show, where he was reprising his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Hanna, Arcola Theatre, London, review: Beautifully performed by Sophie Khan Levy by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Offie-nominated playwright Sam Potter asks what family means in a modern society

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Into the Numbers, Finborough Theatre, London, review: An absorbing production by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The American playwright Christopher Chen's play commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

N.E.R.D dancer Mette Towley: 'I physically show up and protest via performance - I tear apart symbols of injustice' by Roisin O'Connor, Roisin O'Connor

Dancer from Pharrell's troupe 'The Baes' on starring in the N.E.R.D videos for 'Lemon' and '1000', her responsibility as an artist, and smashing white supr…

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Monday, January 1, 2018

The Nutcracker, Royal Albert Hall, London, review: 'A sturdy production' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Birmingham Royal Ballet's new version of the classic ballet has a recorded narration by Simon Callow

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

What the Moon Saw, The Place, London, review: 'A friendly show' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The show of dance, circus and music for youngsters is loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Hamilton first night review: 'A magnificent achievement' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The most frenziedly anticipated musical in London since 'The Book of Mormon' lives up to the hype and is not to be missed, says Paul Taylor

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cinderella, Sadler's Wells, London, dance review: 'Otherworldly elegance' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Created in 1997, Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is set in the London Blitz of 1940

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios, London, theatre review: 'Recommended' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The pared-back adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1869 novel L'Homme Qui Rit ("The Man Who Laughs") was created by War Horse director Tom Morris at the Bristol Old Vic

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Belleville, Donmar Warehouse, London, theatre review: 'The acting is terrific' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Some terrific acting from James Norton and Imogen Poots in Amy Herzog's study of a young marriage that is starting to unravel

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The Little Match Girl Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, London, dance review: 'Quirky and effective' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Arthur Pita's retelling of the bittersweet Hans Christian Andersen classic is a child-friendly dance production

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The Jungle, Young Vic, London, theatre review: 'Wonderfully humane and illuminating' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The Jungle is the playwriting debut from Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson who built a theatre - the Good Chance - in the heart of an unofficial refugee and migrant camp in Calais

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Pinocchio, Lyttelton, National Theatre, London, review: A handful of ridiculously catchy songs by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This is the first time that the Disney organisation has given its blessing to a stage version of the 1940 movie

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mother complains Dick Whittington pantomime led to her children repeating 'Alice loves Dick' joke by Jon Sharman, Jon Sharman

'My children required far too much explaining about adult humour for a family show,' says Natalie Wood

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The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, review: The performance is bright and assured by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Wayne Eagling's revival of the English National Ballet's production is always a treat at Christmas but Tchaikovsky's score is why it survives

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre, London, review: A witty and piquant alternative to forced jollity by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Anne Washburn's production of the acclaimed CBS Television Series 'The Twilight Zone' includes a mash-up of eight of the original transmissions

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Christoph Waltz moves from Tarantino to Verdi as an opera director by Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim, Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim

The Oscar-winning star of 'Inglourious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained' is directing a new production of Verdi's 'Falstaff' for Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Imperium, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: Richard McCabe gives a superb central performance by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Mike Poulton, who adapted Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels, 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up The Bodies', has turned Robert Harris' trilogy of novels about Cicer…

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Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre, London, review: An astute revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The first major revival since the original 1995 production of Simon Gray's play which was deemed a flop after Stephen Fry left the show suffering with depression

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nureyev: Controversial 'banned' Russian ballet about gay Soviet dancer finally premieres at Bolshoi by Oliver Carroll, Oliver Carroll

Playwright hails Moscow performance from only director willing to 'cover the full range of human sexuality'. Kirill Serebrennikov missed his own premiere as he remains under house …

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House, London, review: Francesca Hayward is lovely as Clara by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

One of the company's rising stars, Hayward, has a radiant flow of movement and gleaming footwork as Clara in the company's 455th performance of Peter Wright's production

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Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: Choreography that takes the breath away by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Gordon Greenberg's striking production transforms the small Menier Chocolate Factory theatre into a Big Top and circus ring with comedian Marcus Brigstocke in the title role

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Project Polunini - Satori, London Coliseum, review: It puts some fine dancers through a murk of glum philosophising by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

The world famous ballet star Pulunin presents a mixed bill, including a new short ballet 'First Solo' starring himself

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dear Brutus, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: A cleverly mounted revival by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

This darkly comic play by 'Peter Pan's' J M Barrie has deliberate echoes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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