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In your ninth decade it may not come as a surprise to find death staring you in the face. But it might be unnerving if you’re an artist and a menacing “death-head” skull emerges,...
The number of plays commemorating the outbreak of the First World War continues to grow, with some already falling casualty to critical fire or to rapidly waning audience interest...
The fabulous dancers known as BalletBoyz The Talent 2014 looked so at home in the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre last night that it was hard to believe they had never...
Not that long ago, certainly when I was old enough to know better, I managed to get myself mugged by a gang of teenage street girls down by Lisbon docks. I had been following a...
In his masterly essay in the programme for Enda Walsh's latest play, Colm Tóibín warns against attempting to pin his work to a particular philosophical position, but simply to...
One of the oddities about theatre is that there can be a gripping performance at the heart of an underwhelming production – and so is the case with Maxine Peake’s Hamlet, directed...
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six of the best
Lyrical country meets rollicking cowpunk: Paul Simmonds on writing songs for two very different new albums
Intermittent thrills on third album from LCD Soundsystem-related electro-dance outfit
Chris Christodoulou's sensational shots of baton-wielders in action
Other agendas have swirled furiously around this year's Last Night
A monumental season's close to the 2014 Proms from a great orchestra
Howard Brenton’s First World War play is interestingly eccentric, but not always convincing
Enda Walsh's unsettling comedy triumphs at the Lyttelton
A production that's fatally underpowered, but Maxine Peake is gripping as the young Prince
A rich and multi-faceted body of work that offers a modern twist on the memento mori
An exhibition that lends new insights and depth to the late photographer's work
Andrew Graham-Dixon begins an excellent trilogy about World War One artists with Paul Nash
New works show all-male company on top form
Older performers show dance is not just a young person's game
Mixture of old and new makes for a colourful journey through mythology