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Opera North have an excellent track record when it comes to staging musicals, and Jo Davies’s Kiss Me, Kate is among the best things they’ve done. Cole Porter’s score and lyrics...
Considering that they have never been known for their sartorial elegance, Squeeze are looking pretty smart and stylish these days. Band leaders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook...
An encounter with Hamburg’s Reeperbahn is akin to assimilation into a real-life kaleidoscope where bright lights, mass revellers and shills touting bars, night clubs or strip...
Henryk Górecki beyond the Third Symphony. His otherwise ubiquitous masterpiece was notable by its absence from today’s programme. That was surely a conscious decision, and a wise...
The City: Now That Everything’s Been SaidWith early 1971's Tapestry, Carole King released a worldwide best seller which belatedly recognised that as an interpreter of her...
If your most successful creative collaboration as a couple is that tilting IKEA bookcase, prepare to be shamed: Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones have spent the past 20 years...
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The Melbourne-based company creating electronic nostalgia
Bruising story of family caught between Syria and abroad told in moving documentary
Amiable visit to the innocent yesteryear of Laurie Lee's Cotswolds youth
The former Pistols frontman makes an interview of bits an enjoyable ride
The Scottish play starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard marries spectacle to mumblecore
Pacino triumphs, despite questionable attempts to channel Neil Diamond
Challenging French film about engagement, or lack of it, in unsettling ocean environment
New Wave veterans add Country and Western vibes and come up smiling
Bright lights and the shadow of The Beatles at Germany’s prime showcase for new music
Despite the band credit, the classic ‘Now That Everything’s Been Said’ is Carole King’s first solo album
The Polish composer well-served by excellent performances but let down by poor programming
Great contemporary Americana, English piano music and electro-acoustic sounds from Glasgow
Bach, Sibelius and child-friendly concerts beneath the Pilgrims' Way
Brushed up Shakespeare in a sizzling new production
Lise Lindstrom steals the show as a sensual Strauss anti-heroine in concert
A deft chamber arrangement makes for an unusually intimate production
Award-winning new play about scientific ethics is compelling and thought-provoking
The Northern Irish stage craftsman celebrated for Dancing at Lughnasa and Faith Healer
Strong performances, but Rachel Cusk's riff on myth doesn't come close to Euripides
Where does freedom lie? Beautiful films that suggest ways to escape the humdrum life
The Chinese activist is more powerful as a symbol of dissidence than as an artist
The boundaries of Pop art redrawn in a compelling global account
Balanchine and Cunningham get the Trocks treatment in second London bill
Petipa remains the style guru as the boys en pointe keep it classical
David Bintley takes a look at Louis XIV's impact on classical dance