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Tom Birchenough

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Bio
Tom has been based largely in Moscow since 1991, from where he has written for a range of publications. He has contributed to Variety since 1993, and was for many years the film critic for the main English-language publication in Russia, The Moscow Times. He has been associate producer on a number of television documentaries on Russian subjects.

Articles By Tom Birchenough

Meeting Gorbachev review - Werner Herzog offers a swansong tribute

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By the Grace of God review - a dark, meticulous drama from François Ozon

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Solaris, Lyric Hammersmith review - moving and finely cerebral

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Mephisto [A Rhapsody], Gate Theatre review - the callowness of history

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Catherine the Great, Sky Atlantic review - a glorious role for Helen Mirren only gets better

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Our Lady of Kibeho, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - heaven and hell in Rwandan visions

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Macbeth, Chichester Festival Theatre review - cosmic yet closely crafted

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Youth Without God, Coronet Theatre review - the chill control of nascent Nazism

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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Wilton's Music Hall review - klezmer revue is moving and inventive

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Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim compassion

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Torch Song, Turbine Theatre review - impressive return for Harvey Fierstein's seminal gay drama

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The Son, Duke of York's Theatre review - a piercing drama of depression

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Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse review - fraught family reunion blisteringly told

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DVD: Are You Proud?

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Peter Pan, Troubadour White City review - off to a flying start

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DVD/Blu-ray: Ash Is Purest White

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It’s bright, it’s brash, it’s a gazillion times camper than Christmas: but is it such stuff as theatrical hits are made on? If that misquotation...

Acosta Danza, Sadler's Wells review - a dose of Cuban s...

Second album, second novel, second tour programme – the follow-up is always tricky. But the timing couldn’t be better for Acosta Danza, the Havana...

Frozen II review - the allure cools off

Frozen is possibly the most beloved Disney movie...

Shaw, Attacca Quartet, Kings Place review - composer portrai...

There aren’t many musicians who could appear as composer, singer and violist on a single programme but that was Caroline Shaw’s lot last night. As...

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life, Soho Theatre review - privileg...

Ivo Graham's latest show The Game of Life follows on from his previous hour, in which he talked about passing a milestone in...

CD: Coldplay - Everyday Life

For all they've inspired swathes of the most crushingly mundane music of the modern age from Sheeran on down, Coldplay have always been at their...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

21 Bridges review - police corruption thriller sets a cracki...

Thanks to a powerful cast and crisp direction from Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones, Luther), 21 Bridges drives home its...

Dear Evan Hansen, Noël Coward Theatre review - this social o...

Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning ...