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New operas are a risky business, or so the Royal Opera’s past experience teaches us. For years, visiting the company’s Linbury Studio Theatre was like rolling the dice while on a...
Running Wild is a theatrical safari with no expenses spared. This latest stage adaptation of a novel by Michael Morpurgo (of War Horse fame) boasts a jungle-full of puppets – a...
This programme looked like a non-starter on paper, a long sequence of short Bartók dance settings, followed by a second half that was dominated by works for children from Bartók...
Football seeps into every cranny of British culture, but it's hard to name a great comedy or drama about the game of two halves. The history of fictionalised football is mainly a...
“We’ve been visiting libraries on this tour and it’s a lot of fun learning people still read.” The words of The Burning Hell’s main man Mathias Kom before launching into “Give Up...
There’s been wave after wave of successful acoustic singer-songwriters this century, whimpering so-and-sos from David Gray onwards, through Damien Rice, Newton Faulkner, James...
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A cinematic cross-section of life in London-by-Sea
Prize includes hotel, a meal and event tickets
Sub-texts galore in grade-A Ealing melodrama
Lo-fi football sitcom starring Craig Cash and Sue Johnston has its heart in the right place
Agreeable scenery can't compensate for feeble plot and unconvincing characters
Benedict Cumberbatch chills in a notably bleak account of Shakespeare's crook-backed king
Literate Canadians bond with the audience to inspire a sing-along
After seven years away, the synth-pop return of a great Scottish songwriter
Despite an ill-balanced sound, the Mancunian orchestral/house music mash-up kicks off
A bold and vibrant programme of Hungarian modern masters
A mix of European chamber musicians with some surprising limitations
Mancunian orchestra celebrates Dvořák with a revived oratorio, and more
A musical dramatisation of Sarah Kane's classic play finds both pain and consolation
Tragedy transcended and patience rewarded in Enescu's epic myth
Musical brio and a fine cast undermined by loose directing
Patchy Michael Morpurgo adaptation scores with its puppets
New drama about an ecological catastrophe is wildly imaginative and thought-provoking
The author of 'The Accidental Leader', one of five short plays at the Arts Theatre, admits his difficulty in distinguishing between comedy and tragedy
Forgotten for over 1,000 years, eerily evocative treasures take centre stage at the British Museum
More whimper than bang as insightful series on modern masculinity ends in the City
Our very own lensman gives the verdict on the UK's biggest photography fair
On his retirement tour, Cuban superstar showcases the young, and proves he's still got it
New ballet has lavish production values, but the story's stretched thin
Controversial choreographer Javier de Frutos fakes own death, steals show
Filthy, funny chat from the 'renowned homosexual'
Observational comic gets some gripes off his chest
She was the most gifted comedian of her generation, male or female