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David Benedict

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La Damnation de Faust, Glyndebourne review – bleak and compe...

Mid-career, moving ever further away from composing for concert platform and church towards the stage,...

Gentleman Jack, BBC One review - the revolutionary life of A...

In 2010, Maxine Peake starred in The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, but this new...

Al Murray as the Pub Landlord, Embassy Theatre Skegness revi...

Al Murray's Pub Landlord character has been around since the mid-1990s. As such, it's a wonder that Murray has managed to reinvent the embittered...

Chamber Music, Brighton Festival 2019 review - Wu-Tang Clan...

Martial arts mayhem, Shaolin philosophy, a tribe of masked hip hop warriors emerging from the mist of Staten Island...

Rokia Traoré: Dream Mandé: Bamanan Djourou, Brighton Festiva...

Much of Rokia Traoré’s set tonight comprises folk songs about...

CD: Sting - My Songs

Some say that every successful rock star's career can be divided into three phases. First comes the youthful exuberance. Next, there's mature...

What We Do In the Shadows, BBC Two review - black comedy vam...

This is a toothsome treat for Sunday nights and one of those rare occasions when the...

First Person: Ellen McDougall on finding the commonality in...

I’ve wanted to direct Thornton Wilder’s Our Town for a long time.

The play is beautifully written and its form feels not only...

Cannes 2019: Pain and Glory review - a dour, semi-autobiogra...

There’s a touch of Fellini’s 8 ½ in Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film. It’s a forlorn, confessional tale, with Antonio Banderas starring as...

Thomas Harris: Cari Mora review – mayhem in Miami

This March, a real-estate office in Miami Beach, Florida, put a parcel of prime seafront land on the market. A vacant estate with plans filed for...