tue 23/05/2017

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The Arts Desk Radio Show

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Welcome to theartsdesk's first radio show with Peter Culshaw and Joe Muggs, recorded with the extremely able help of Brendon Harding at Red Bull Studio London.

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Rich Hall's Hoedown, Brighton Festival review - country...

Brighton is getting a bit above itself tonight. There’s a weird full moon atmosphere in the Theatre Royal, even though it’s not a full moon. At...

London Vocal Project, Jon Hendricks review - towering homage...

Almost 50 years since he started working on it, and following its world premiere in New York in February, it was a huge thrill to hear Jon...

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! review - without a little help...

This is the most frustrating film. It’s probably no fault of the makers, but it’s rare to have to assess a...

10 Questions for film director Roger Donaldson – 'motor...

An Australian who emigrated to New Zealand in 1965, Roger Donaldson cut his teeth in documentaries and TV before launching into a career in...

Injustice 2 review - the even better sequel

In 2013, NetherRealm Studios, the creative force behind the multi-million-selling Mortal Kombat...

DVD/Blu-ray: Madame de…

Initially, Madame de… feels as if it might wear out its welcome. What seems a wearisome exposition on how privileged people with too much...

The Gabriels, Brighton Festival review - hilarious drama in...

The subtitle of Richard Nelson’s new trilogy suggests an anti-Trump polemic. Instead, its miraculous, almost...

Hipermestra / La Traviata, Glyndebourne

 A Saudi princess in her white wedding dress digs her own grave as men pile up stones to hurl at her head — next, an Isis fighter is stabbing...

An Evening with Picador Poetry, Brighton Festival review - g...

Old, young, or somewhere in the middle - people of all ages fill the seats around me and noisily wait for the evening to begin. The Picador Poetry...

Meow Meow's Souvenir, Brighton Festival review – subver...

Dream palace, cesspit and church; celebrated, mopped (by Marlene Dietrich, no less) and fucked:...

new music

London Vocal Project, Jon Hendricks review - towering homage to a Miles Davis classic

Kings Place hosts European premiere of vocalese master's magnum opus

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! review - without a little help from their friends

Absence of original music undermines Sgt. Pepper and Beyond documentary

CD: Linkin Park - One More Light

Erstwhile nu-metallers' new direction falls flat