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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Tim Rice: 'Evita was a bonkers idea' by Rob Walker

As the great songwriter prepares to take Jesus Christ Superstar on a 50th birthday tour, he talks about penning hits, his idea for a new musical – and drinking from Lloyd Webber’s Georgi…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Enter Ms Scrooge … as sexist Dickens turns in his grave by Rob Walker

New staging takes aim at the author’s misogyny by casting a female leadHe’s remembered as a champion of the poor and downtrodden in Victorian society. Yet behind closed doors Charles Dic…

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sancho play portrays slave who became first black British voter by Rob Walker

Single-hander written by Paterson Joseph tells how son of slaves overcame prejudiceIt began as a quixotic project three years ago in local theatre. Now the story of the man who was born on a…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How Jeff Dunham's offensive puppets became the voice of Trump's America by Rob Walker

From José the Mexican immigrant to Achmed the dead terrorist, his foul-mouthed puppets have made him one of the richest comedians on the planet. How will the ventriloquist go down in Britai…

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Daliso Chaponda: from Malawi to a major UK tour with gags about slavery by Rob Walker

Daliso Chaponda gets laughs from topics other comedians shun. After a whirlwind year of success on Britain’s Got Talent, he explains why he does itJokes about famine and slavery are not th…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

No holds barred and funny as hell: the fierce humour of Margaret Cho by Rob Walker

One of America’s most politically outspoken standups is finally bringing her savage brand of comedy to BritainIf you have never heard of Margaret Cho, think the caustic, crude comedy of Jo…

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Machine That Makes You Musical by Rob Walker

Is everyone musical? One sonic pioneer thinks so. And he has the technology to prove it.

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