Protest songs thrive on combat.
London musical theatre is going great guns, and in terms of new shows, it's the Book of Mormon on everyone’s radar. (With the marketing blitz that has covered all of the South East I am not surprised.) But a show that has quietly just opened is the one I have been waiting for.
It was set to be the ballerina face-off of the season: Alina Cojocaru's fierce, saintly Nikiya pitched against Marianela Núñez's wickedly entitled Gamzatti.
The problem with the British economy, we are so often told, is that we're over-reliant on the service sector. We just don't make things any more.