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Eddie Nixon, Artistic Director of The Place.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Eddie Nixon, new Artistic Director of The Place

Eddie Nixon has just been appointed as The Place’s Artistic Director – Graham Watts is first to interview him about his new role and plans…

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures - The Infernal Galop.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

New Adventures – Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures – London

★★★★✰   Matthew Bourne celebrates the 30th anniversary of his own company at the same time as Tate Britain has launched “Queer British Art 1861-1967” to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. “Early Adventures” could be a theatrical coda to the exhibition…

Seeta Patel.© Arnhel de Serra. (Click image for larger version)

Seeta Patel – Margam: A Classical Dance Recital – London

This programme is a satisfying synthesis of classical music and dance from southern India, all from performers based in the UK.

Wendy Houstoun.© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Wendy Houstoun – Pact with Pointlessness – London

I should have known better. Going to a Wendy Houstoun gig with a pre-conceived notion of what to expect is indeed a pact with pointlessness.

Protein Dance in Border Tales.© Chris Nash. (Click image for larger version)

Protein Dance – Border Tales – London

The reality is that the work’s central premise – that we are all irredeemably bad at understanding or respecting one another – seems to have greater resonance today than at any point since the bad old days…

Sebastian Langueneur & Jessica Haener in Earthfall's Chelsea Hotel.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Earthfall – Chelsea Hotel – London

It’s a powerful piece of theatre, driven by music that expresses the hard-living, drug-fuelled romanticism of the spirits who inhabited the hotel…

Nigel Charnock in Ten Dixon Road© Hugo Glendinning. (Click image for larger version)

Nigel Charnock, 1960 – 2012

As a celebrated creator and performer throughout the world Nigel was simultaneously acclaimed as both “a national treasure” (Arts Council of England) and branded “the unreconstructed bad boy of physical theatre” by London Metro.

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