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Few contemporary playwrights have enjoyed as many revivals as polymath Philip Ridley. The first two of his 1990s gothic East End trilogy — The Pitchfork Disney and The Fastest...
Nicholas Hytner’s 1988 Magic Flute may have trilled its last at English National Opera, but judging by the wit, the joy and the energy on display last night it would be absolutely...
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, simply to read...
“It takes a star to parody one,” wrote theartsdesk’s Edward Seckerson, nailing the essence of this immortal spoof-fest’s last incarnation at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Star...
Jack Thorne's new eight-part drama is set in a fictional but recognisable small English village, Overton, where life is centred on farming and racehorses. A green and pleasant...
The emergence of digital both as a technology and a culture has fundamentally changed the world in which short film now exists. Now short film has public, industry and social...
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Intermittent thrills on third album from LCD Soundsystem-related electro-dance outfit
Dave Grohl's band closes Invictus Games with a seismic blast of energy and goodwill
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
Powerful revival of polymath Philip Ridley’s 1994 shock-fest proves that it’s a contemporary classic
Enda Walsh's unsettling comedy, starring Cillian Murphy, triumphs at the Lyttelton
Fearless foursome spoofs the poker-faced and the overblown in magnificent Menier transfer
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
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