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Theatre Magic – Seven Scenes from Show Business

“Let’s meet at the office,” says D., our producer. The “office” is the muffin shop in Covent Garden, where the first one to arrive grabs the table by the back window, overlooking St Paul’s Church.  The Actors’ Church.  D. pulls … Continue reading

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‘An American in Paris’

It was the only time my mother actively encouraged me to skip school or, rather, ballet school, for reasons other than health.  “If you want to be a dancer, you must see this film.  It’s as important for your education … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’

The show that launched the careers of song-writing musical team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (who went on to write hits such as Ragtime), Lucky Stiff is a manic, madcap, slapstick number with zero plot realism but full marks for … Continue reading

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Pet Hates: “We” Couples

I have the privilege of knowing couples whose relationships (at least as far as I can see) are an inspiration.  In some cases, I have a friendship with both partners; in others, just with one – generally because I either … Continue reading

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