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Dementia is an increasingly common theme in theatre, television and film. But although there are plenty of stories about old people suffering from Alzheimer’s, what does it feel...
Not a ray of sunshine illuminated the landscapes that were explored in this stormy programme, the first of a three-part history of the Celts. It aimed not only to show the latest...
What’s going on? It seems the Turner Prize judges not only ran out of Scots to nominate this year, but actual artists. The socially enterprising architect-design collective...
At the press night curtain call for Richard III, about eleven-and-a half hours after the beginning of this anniversary three-play production, Trevor Nunn stepped in front of his...
This is the first of two new TV series this week to feature a female police officer investigating the discovery of long-buried skeletons (the other one is Thursday's Unforgotten...
If you’re going to employ tens of extra musicians for Strauss’s gigantic Alpine Symphony, it’s probably just as well that a few other "biggies" are programmed in the same concert...
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The creative and life partners are inspired by their local North York Moors
The former sculptor at the heart of Britain’s handmade bicycle boom
The Melbourne-based company creating electronic nostalgia
Lowering skies and endless storms in exploration of Celtic culture, history
Is there room for another TV cop tormented by the past?
Bruising story of family caught between Syria and abroad told in moving documentary
The Scottish play starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard marries spectacle to mumblecore
Pacino triumphs, despite questionable attempts to channel Neil Diamond
Challenging French film about engagement, or lack of it, in unsettling ocean environment
New Wave veterans add Country and Western vibes and come up smiling
Bright lights and the shadow of The Beatles at Germany’s prime showcase for new music
Massed Liverpool musicians climb Richard Strauss's mountain with aplomb
Passionate Bartók, but misplaced bravura in Beethoven and Haydn
The Polish composer well served by excellent performances but let down by poor programming
Brushed up Shakespeare in a sizzling new production
Lise Lindstrom steals the show as a sensual Strauss anti-heroine in concert
A deft chamber arrangement makes for an unusually intimate production
Well-deserved West End transfer for Florian Zeller’s powerful portrait of dementia
The landmark Hall/Barton Shakespeare trilogy receives a welcome revival
Award-winning new play about scientific ethics is compelling and thought-provoking
Will the house renovators win? Or is it the Turner Prize that needs a makeover?
Where does freedom lie? Beautiful films that suggest ways to escape the humdrum life
The Chinese activist is more powerful as a symbol of dissidence than as an artist
Balanchine and Cunningham get the Trocks treatment in second London bill
Petipa remains the style guru as the boys en pointe keep it classical
David Bintley takes a look at Louis XIV's impact on classical dance