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Locations count for little in most of Shakespeare's comedies. Only a literal-minded director would, for instance, insist on Messina, Sicily as the setting for Much Ado About...
Anniversaries are lotteries. Sometimes they allow us to see the past with fresh eyes; at other times, they simply accentuate the growing distance between then and now. Because...
Little-known Brazilian arranger José Prates created the music recorded on Tam...Tam...Tam...! in the early 1950s to accompany a touring dance show. When the show toured Europe in...
Watching Cameron Mackintosh’s joyful revision of this Sixties musical, it’s possible to believe for a moment that all the world needs now is love sweet love and a shit-ton of...
Programming a concert is a tricky business. Programming an entire Proms season almost unthinkably difficult. But even allowing for the odd evening of leftovers, those artists,...
Detroit techno music is important. Any student of the club music of the modern age knows this. The sound that fermented among the majority black population of the decaying...
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Second from Brighton outfit heads into deliciously cosmic easy listening
Laid back atmosphere, inspiring music at the UK’s only green field jazz festival
A cinematic cross-section of life in London-by-Sea
New dating game in which contestants compete in their birthday suits
Drunkenness and debauchery with Oliver Reed in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
The artist who destroys things in order to create new ones
Bourne to run (and run and run)
Julian Temple’s flawed Eighties bomb is finally revealed as film which can’t fail to dazzle
Heard but not seen: the Hollywood legend, who has died, tells the inside story of dubbing Natalie Wood in 'West Side Story'
A tiny glimpse of history kicks off a huge party
The Danish bassist on the perils of consumerism, playing without the dots, and why 4/4 isn't a crime
Mixed-bag Prom yields strong young soloist but some weak choral singing
Elgar yet again at the Three Choirs and as gloriously blurred as ever
No-fuss Beethoven Ninth may be the most radical of all
High artistry and deep heartbreak in Wagner and Tippett
Peter Eötvös's new opera finds a world in a grain of egg fried rice
Janáček's happy-ending tragedy is powerfully moving despite untidy details
Revival of Sean O’Casey’s modern classic is relevant, but a bit sombre
The Tommy Steele musical gets a triumphant, banjo-rehabilitating refresh
Does the continuing story of JK Rowling's witches and wizards work its magic onstage?
The American who made colour photography an art form
A forgotten Slade alumnus restored to prominence
Fact and fiction coalesce in work by an artist born into an acting dynasty
The Russians are back, marking 60 years since they first took London by storm
Canny brand synergy encourages fans to keep Promming
Serious choreography and lush design make this Surrealist fairytale a visual treat
As he hosts 'A Prairie Home Companion' for the last time, its creator looks back
Terrific fun from an old favourite
Funny and challenging show about the comic's parents