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When the Orange Tree lost all its Arts Council funding earlier this year it was hard to get too outraged. An institution that has made a niche in giving the good folk of Richmond...
Dubai is a city that famously emerged from the desert, founded on oil and ambition, rising in an eruption of skyscrapers, luxury resorts and bling.One might say that Gulf cinema...
It’s never a good start when the performers have more to gain than the audience. The album Cheek to Cheek, of which this was a televised performance, came out in September to a...
Jean Barraqué: Sonate pour piano Roger Woodward (Celestial Harmonies)An important reissue of a recording originally released in the early 1970s is made even more compelling...
The concluding episode came, and in a confusion of dates I missed it. If you’ve been following the weekly podcast Serial, you, like me and millions of avid listeners, would have...
The worlds of marital abuse and artistic fraud collide to eye-opening if also frustrating effect in Big Eyes, Tim Burton's film about the unmasking of an elaborate deception that...
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Tim Burton's latest leaves you, well, wide-eyed
Musical novelty act just about justifies an hour's featherweight entertainment
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Audience foxed by twists in the outro of the first series
French modernism, classical piano concertos and a delectable collection of orchestral miniatures
Among the Christmas staples, it's a relief to find an imaginative take on a different theme
Hymning the human in a Nielsen masterpiece and the cosmic in a psychedelic epic by Busoni
Shining moments and star voices in mostly drab Verdi
A colourful children's show that's got Christmas written all over it
Antonio Pappano and Nina Stemme spellbind again in Christof Loy's rigorous Wagner
Wayne Eagling's production returns for another bout of rodent control
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Classy dance, design and music, marinated just a little long in the treacle well