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2008-09-29 00:00:23

By TIM WALKER COME DANCING Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London *** Ray Davies's singles would add up to a passable evening of narrative theatre, filled as they are with fabulous characters and tales of London past. So when you hear that he's written a musical, you might think it'll feature a transvestite named Lola. But Come Dancing contains just three Kinks songs. The rest are original numbers by Davies, who has given himself a leading role as the show's narrator. Come Dancing, a...

2008-09-25 00:00:22

By Tim Walker First Night Come Dancing Theatre Royal, Stratford East RAY DAVIES is one of those rare popular songwriters whose singles would undoubtedly add up to a passable evening of narrative theatre. His oeuvre is filled with fabulous characters and nostalgic tales of London past so when you first hear that hes written a musical, you could be forgiven for thinking that its going to be We Will Rock You, Kinks style, with a storyline starring some transvestite named Lola. Instead,...

2008-08-23 12:00:38

NORTHERN Ireland's Christine Bleakley could be the One to watch in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing. The One Show star is tipped to turn twinkletoes when the celebrity ballroom dancing series returns to our screens in three weeks. Christine, (27), is said to be part of the lineup that 80-year- old Bruce Forsyth will oversee in his final series of the BBC smash. She'll be competing against former S-Club singer Rachel Stevens, ex- Eastender Jessie Wallace and former BBC...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.