Arlene Phillips

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Grease review – room-filling energy, nostalgia and first-rate tunes
The unreconstructed sexism remains but so too do the big song and dance numbers in a production featuring Peter Andre

Lyndsey Winship

18, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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What’s New Pussycat? review – high-voltage collision of two Tom Joneses
The 18th-century novel and Welsh crooner meet on 1960s Carnaby Street in a spirited jukebox musical

Arifa Akbar

20, Oct, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Allelujah! review – Alan Bennett's hospital drama is full of quiet anger
Patients’ singalongs, Arlene Phillips’s choreography and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a state-of-the-nation play set on a geriatric ward

Michael Billington

18, Jul, 2018 @9:00 PM

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Shirley Ballas: why the new Strictly judge is already a master of the tabloid-catnip two-step
Len Goodman’s replacement, a Latin specialist, will need to contend with the show’s ‘curse’ – and comparisons to Arlene Phillips

29, Aug, 2017 @12:00 PM

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'Understand – it hurts': giants of dance reveal its tolls and triumphs
Late nights, early mornings, punishing schedules, stage fright, pulled hamstrings, failed auditions … Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Lauren Cuthbertson, Wayne McGregor, Matthew Bourne and more reveal the secrets of the dance studio

Lyndsey Winship

16, Jul, 2015 @6:00 AM

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A star is reborn: Judy Garland to be played by daughter in new show
Lorna Luft will take the lead in a show about her mother, Judy Garland, authorised by the star’s estate and with Arlene Phillips as creative director

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2015 @10:56 AM

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Harriet Harman to newspapers: 'how many women over 50 do you employ?'

Deputy leader of Labour party writes letter to all national editors, saying a 'balanced team' is needed to ensure balanced reporting

Nicholas Watt

24, Jul, 2013 @11:01 PM

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On my radar: Arlene Phillips

The choreographer and former Strictly Come Dancing judge selects her cultural highlights, from ancient art to the latest circus tricks

Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy

02, Feb, 2013 @10:00 AM

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Tracey Emin recognised in New Year honours list

The artist says she is 'looking forward to seeing the look on my mum's face' after being awarded a CBE

Mark Sweney

29, Dec, 2012 @12:02 AM

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Lauren Laverne's Spacepod 2012 podcast: episode 5

This week's podcast was recorded live at a pop-up event at the Serpentine Gallery's new Summer Pavilion. We also explore the cultural legacy of the 2012 Festival

Lauren Laverne

11, Sep, 2012 @3:52 PM

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Seven days on stage: It could be curtains for dozens of theatres

Alistair Smith: Rebranded London Hippodrome relaunches, but many more historic buildings are at risk – plus Boris Johnson gets on his dancing shoes

Alistair Smith

06, Jul, 2012 @1:00 PM

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Arlene Phillips: My family values
The choreographer talks about her family

Nikki Spencer

21, Jan, 2012 @12:06 AM

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