sat 10/12/2022

Matt Parker

Articles By Matt Parker

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Rimini review - crooner without a conscience

The cartoonist Gerald Scarfe – or his equally mordant forebear George Cruikshank – couldn’t have drawn a seedier Eurotrash excrescence than the...

Batiashvili, Philharmonia, Shani, RFH review - Nordic myster...

Sibelius and Mahler so often figure as the irreconcilable chalk and cheese of turn-of-the-century orchestral writing that it can be a salutary...

Harry & Meghan, Netflix review - at home with the Harkle...

There’s no stopping Harry and Meghan. Logic, reason and facts can’t stand in the way of their “war on oppression and injustice” and determination...

Mandela, Young Vic review - baffling bio-musical

As bio-musicals continue to have their heyday, it makes sense for the...

Hold Me Tight review - Vicky Krieps mesmerizes

Mathieu Amalric's Hold me Tight (Serre moi fort) keeps springing surprises. Perhaps the first is the title. It sounds like...

The Silent Twins review - the tragic story of the Welsh tee...

The fascinating story of the silent twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons, who were incarcerated in Broadmoor for 12 years for minor crimes, has been...

Album: Macy Gray & the California Jet Club - Christmas w...

It’s nice to come across a Christmas album that more-or-...

Sarah, Coronet Theatre review - a one-man whirlwind

The American author of The Sarah Book, on which the monologue Sarah is based, is called Scott McClanahan, as is his...

George & Tammy, Paramount+ review - alcohol, violence an...

Some may consider country music to be corny, sentimental...

Album: Neil Diamond - A Neil Diamond Christmas

Oy vey. Where to start. This is essentially painful – and I write that knowing that Neil Diamond is a genuinely nice guy and that he is now...