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Kate Bassett

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Kate is an arts journalist and a drama critic for The Times. She has written on theatre, film, books, dance and comedy for the Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman etc. Her book In Two Minds: A Biography of Jonathan Miller was shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize, Sheridan Morley Prize and HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize in 2013.

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Top Gun: Maverick review - Tom Cruise defies age and gravity

Only 36 years later, Tom Cruise is back with his eagerly-awaited Top Gun sequel (it was delayed a couple of years by Covid), and there...

The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandh...

The young Indian man stepping towards us on the vast Olivier stage is unremarkable enough, slight and boyish in manner. When he speaks he is...

Review: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Dirt Does Dylan

I have to confess, it’s a long time since I’ve thought about the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band and a new album serves as a reminder of how good they...

I Get Knocked Down, Brighton Festival review - Chumbawamba s...

One effect of the film I Get Knocked Down, a playfully constructed journey around the life of Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce, is to...

Berrut, ECO, Guzzo, Cadogan Hall review - Schubert with a sm...

I came for the Schubert and it didn’t disappoint. Which was good, as the Mozart and Stravinsky did, a little. I came to know Schubert’s Fifth...

The Innocents review - they're just playing

The Innocents made a splash at Cannes in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. The ...

Blu-ray: I Am a Camera

The first film rendering of Christopher Isherwood’s experiences in early 1930s Berlin, I Am a Camera has been restored and released on...

The House of Shades, Almeida Theatre review - Anne-Marie Duf...

Anne-Marie Duff blazes across the stage like a meteorite in Beth Steel’s excoriating drama about the changes sweeping through a Northern mining...

Grease, Dominion Theatre review - a super night out, great s...

Barry Gibb was at the considerable peak of his era-defining songwriting powers when he provided the song that played over the opening titles of...

Tallies, Old Blue Last review - Canadian quintet rejuvenates...

Toronto’s Tallies have acknowledged their fondness for Aztec...