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Charming: A Farcical Fairy Tale - Old Red Lion Theatre

This hilarious ‘Charming Alternative to Panto’ will appeal to grownups who have learnt that life is not quite the fairy tale they were led to...

Stage

Joan of Arc - New Diorama Theatre

She is prepared to die for her country following her calling from God. Yet a snap decision in combat threatens her fanatical quest. This epic text...

Dance

Atomos - Sadler's Wells

McGregor’s latest full-length work Atomos returns to Sadler’s Wells, having enjoyed a rapturous reception at its world premiere in 2013. Atomising...

Stage

The Talented Mr Ripley - New Diorama Theatre

When he first meets Dickie Greenleaf, Tom’s skills for forging signatures, telling lies and impersonating just about anybody are nothing more than...

Classical & Opera

Andrea Chenier - Royal Opera House

Andrea Chénier has become celebrated for the lyrical music it offers the tenor who takes the leading role, with the off-the-cuff Improvviso of Act...

Stage

Romeo and Juliet - New Diorama Theatre

A stroke of fate - and a raucous party - leads a forbidden relationship to blossom as Romeo and Juliet are unable to resist their desire for each...

Stage

Arcadia - English Touring Theatre

In a stately home in 19th Century rural Derbyshire, secret desires and professional rivalries take hold of the residents of Sidley Park as...

Visual Arts

Treasured Possessions From Renaissance To Enlightenment - Fitzwilliam Museum

A dazzling journey through the decorative arts: from the hand-crafted luxuries of the Renaissance to the first stirrings of mass commerce in the...

Classical & Opera

The Pirates of Penzance - ENO - The Coliseum

Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s dazzling The Pirates of Penzance...

Dance

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Royal Opera House

At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents' friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she...

Visual Arts

Elvis at the O2: The Exhibition of His Life - The O2

Chronicling the life and career of the rock 'n' roll icon, this exhibition will be the largest retrospective of Elvis in Europe. Featuring over...

Classical & Opera

The Indian Queen - ENO - The Coliseum

In this vibrant production, devised by acclaimed director Peter Sellars, the rich and transcendent score of Purcell’s final unfinished opera is...

Death of a Salesman - RSC- Royal Shakespeare Theatre

In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. Willy Loman knows and cherishes this truth. After a life of honest hard work,...

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - ENO - The Coliseum

From the opening bars of the ever-popular overture, Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is conceived on a truly epic scale, full of glorious...

Lulu - The London Theatre

Frank Wedekind's play of sex, deception and murder is brought to life in this thrilling and darkly humorous new adaption. The play tells the story...

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience, 1950s-1990s - Victoria and Albert Museum

In Spring 2015, the V&A will present a number of photographs exploring the experiences of black people living in Britain.

Between - King's Head Theatre

The play is a edgy, fast paced and visceral exploration of male sexuality. It follows three intertwining story lines: an acting instructor as he...

Rob and Nick Carter: Chinese Whispers - The Fine Art Society

This latest exhibition from the duo examines the transactional relationship between Eastern and Western image production. This new series of...

James Bridle: Seamless Transitions - Photographers' Gallery

Seamless Transitions is a new commission by London based artist, writer and technologist James Bridle. His work engages with the invisible yet...

Islands - Bush Theatre

Islands is an ink black comedy about tax havens, enormous greed, and the few who have it all. Join Olivier Award-nominated Caroline Horton and...

Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 - 2015 - Whitechapel Gallery

Tracing a century of abstract art from 1915 to today, this exhibition will feature over 100 works by 80 modern masters and contemporary artists....

Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is born - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

International sensation Meow Meow brings her non-traditional brand of festive cheer to the Southbank Centre this Christmas. Performing sensational...

Lonely City - Allegra Levy

This is the debut album from the New York based vocalist. Levy takes her inspiration from the likes of Carmen McRae and Betty Carter. Songs on the...

EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay - Tate Modern

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.

Throughout the...

Flamenco Festival 2015 - Sadler's Wells

Flamenco Festival London, Sadler’s Wells’ renowned annual season of flamenco dance and music returns for its twelfth year, celebrating the...

Pig Girl - Finborough Theatre

For eighty-five minutes, a Killer holds a Dying Woman captive in a secluded barn. Their names say it; there is no escaping the horrific conclusion...

The Pinkprint Tour - Nicki Minaj

Bringing her latest tour to Europe, rap's reigning Queen Nicki Minaj will be performing in arenas across the UK between the 28th March and 12th...

III: UK Tour - Take That

Following on from brand new single 'These Days' and now number one album 'III', Take That have announced a massive UK arena tour, including...

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Stage

Charming: A Farcical Fairy Tale, Old Red Lion Theatre: Review

This comedy by Ross Howard is an adult alternative to pantomime and certainly is a modern approach to fairy tales.

Four princes have a bet...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Dance

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House: Review

When you imagine adapting a story to create a new ballet it is not immediately obvious to think of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

But...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

Elvis at the O2: Exhibition Review

This largest exhibition to be held in Europe dedicated to Elvis Presley will delight fans who haven’t had the opportunity to visit Graceland....

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

Stamp Out Photographie, Whitechapel Gallery: Review

The British artist has selected rarely seen works of art from the V-A-C collection in Moscow for an installation that challenges traditional...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Jazz, Folk & World

Lonely City by Allegra Levy

The New York based vocalist starts her debut album with plenty of pace and energy that is to be applauded before trailing off slightly towards the...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Rose Theatre: Review

As one of my favourite classic books growing up, this new production at the Rose Theatre in Kingston allowed me to indulge my inner child.

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Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Peter Pan, Polka Theatre: Review

As Christmas fever begins to hit theatres across the country, it is refreshing to see a production of Peter Pan that hasn’t been turned into a...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

Evening Standard and Independent Auction Art Work in Aid of Homeless Veterans

The pieces of art work donated in aid of the homeless veterans is now open to bid on. The works up for sale include original work by the Connor...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
Stage

Hope, Royal Court Theatre: Review

Jack Thorne’s play examining the difficult choices that local councils are forced to make on a daily basis needs more emphasis and a stronger...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Stage

Once the Musical

I'll freely admit it: I'm a Once junkie.

London theatre, Mark Shenton
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Stage

White Christmas

Never saw the 1954 film: Bing Crosby was a bit passé even for my generation.

Libby Purves, London theatre
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Assassins

The Menier’s Christmas musical has become as much a seasonal tradition as the mince pie or cracker but frequently gives far more enjoyment.

British Theatre Guide, Philip Fisher
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The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Wow! What was that? John Adams’s 2012 oratorio, staged by director Peter Sellars for ENO, offers a brilliantly colourful and energetic score.

Jonathan Lennie, Time Out
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on Chimera

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on Conflict Time, Photography

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on The Peripheral

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on Chimera

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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Audrey Hepburn got big break here, says National Portrait Gallery ahead of new exhibition

In the heady trajectory of Audrey Hepburn’s career, it’s easy to forget her humble beginnings on the London West End stage.

Culture 24, Richard Moss
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Obama-ology

As America begins to contemplate the next campaign leading to a change of President in January 2016, the Finborough warms us up with a fine play...

British Theatre Guide, Philip Fisher
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L’Elisir D’amore, Royal Opera House (Cinema Screening): Review

Donizetti’s sparkling comedy has a few plot weaknesses but is fun and entertaining production from Laurent Pelly.

From the very first note...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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L’elisir d’amore @ Royal Opera House, London

This is the third revival of Laurent Pelly’s L’elisir d’amore of 2007 and, being well acquainted with the production, I took a trip to a live...

Music OMH, Sam Smith
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Pink Floyd: The Endless River

David Gilmour’s 2006 solo album On an Island was promoted with the slogan, “The Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd”.

J.C. Macek III, Pop Matters
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An Ideal Husband

Big names and sumptuous sets stand out in this, the last drama production of the Festival summer season.

British Theatre Guide, Sheila Connor
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