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The great Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, renowned for her deathless Dying Swan and a performing career that lasted more than 60 years, died suddenly of a heart attack at home...
As The Queen gains an audience with the latest royal addition, her theatrical alter ego returns to the West End, with Kristin Scott Thomas inheriting Tony-nominated Helen Mirren’s...
There’s been much hullabaloo surrounding the new series from Paul Abbott – and with good reason. It’s a decade since we’ve seen any TV from the creator of State of Play and...
Shami Chakrabarti pointed out early on that she is “grim and worthy” and that stand-up is not her strong suit. Despite this, svelte, petite and wearing a sharp back outfit, she...
Few conductors would think of putting Bernstein’s comic-sexy Fancy Free ballet and the orgasmatron of Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy together in a concert's second half. In fact I...
Recent plays with the verb “to care” in their titles – another is Michael Wynne’s Who Cares – suggests that the inequalities of life in Britain today can no longer be...
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From Cumbria to the Globe, it's Ted's beeswax
Digital technology and craft principles creating one-off designs
Meet the makers of objets de pop art in the heart of London
Nothing deep, but plenty of glitter as the Covent Garden pit band hits the stage
An evening which needed stronger works and more convincing playing
Orchestral music from Poland and Iceland, and Viennese classical string quartets
Kristin Scott Thomas is a worthy successor in Morgan's rejigged revival
New play about zero-hour contracts is powerfully authentic, but depressingly unentertaining
Thrilling two-hander about a disintegrating relationship
A forgotten artist eclipsed by Van Dyck as portrait painter to Charles I
The Laurel and Hardy of the art world venture from comedy to failed utopian dreams
Eclipsed by her painter husband, the artist is finally receiving full recognition
The Bolshoi's deathless über-ballerina is no more
Family lore and deep-seated fears explored with surprising humour, and a technical glitch
Impressive talents in remarkably gimmick-free Beeb competition
Drag artist tells her charming and funny story
The art of pickpocketing explained, plus some corny patter
Al Murray on terrific form with his appalling creation