Our Picks

Latest Events

Show articles


Once - Phoenix Theatre

When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender,...


Shaw's Women - Tristan Bates Theatre

Eliza Doolittle, St Joan, Major Barbara – many of Shaw’s female characters have become theatrical giants. But many of his lesser-known plays also...


Tango Fire: Flames of Desire - Peacock Theatre, Sadler's Wells

Tango Fire returns to the Peacock Theatre after an acclaimed season in 2013. Since its formation, The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires has...

Jazz, Folk & World

Dr John and The NiteTrippers - Ronnie Scott's

Performing crowd favourites as well as music from the latest album Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch, this is a great opportunity for UK fans to...

Classical & Opera

L'elisir d'amore - The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera's charming production is set in the sun-drenched countryside of 1950s Italy, complete with haystacks, Vespas and even a stray dog...

Visual Arts

Conflict Time Photography - Tate Modern

From the seconds after a bomb has gone off right through to a scene of battle years after war has ended, this exhibition traces the journey...


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - The Playhouse Theatre

Like the film, the musical is set in Spain in the late 1980’s amid the messy love lives of several women. The central character Pepa, an actress...

Rock & Pop

Chubbed Up + - Sleaford Mods

"They seem genuinely vital in a way few other bands are" said the Guardian about the Sleaford Mods, who return with a brand new album. Tracks...

Books & Lit

Not My Father's Son - Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent...


Saxon Court - Southwark Playhouse

It’s Christmas 2011 in the City at the height of the financial crisis. A bad time for bankers; a worse time for the poor and vulnerable. But the...

Classical & Opera

The Gospel According to the Other Mary - London Coliseum

Director Peter Sellars returns to ENO for what will undoubtedly be one of the most significant events in London’s contemporary music season: the...

Rock & Pop

DSU - Alex G

This is the latest album from Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli. It includes the songs 'Black Hair' and 'Serpent is Lord'.


Funny Girl - Nick Hornby

This is the highly anticipated new book from Nick Hornby. Set in the sixties the nation is transfixed by comedy star Sophie Straw, who is a former...

Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water - National Gallery

Many of the works on display in this exhibition of the controversial artist's work have never been seen in public before.

The eight pieces...

Chimera - Gate Theatre, London

How would you feel if you learnt that you were your own twin? What if you found out your DNA doesn't quite belong to you?

That is the...

Seeds - TV on the Radio

This fifth studio album from the Brooklyn based band includes the songs 'Careful You' and 'Happy Idiot'. The Guardian described it as: "the most...

My Life in Houses - Margaret Forster

‘I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl...

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - National Portrait Gallery

This exhibition provides visitors with an opportunity to see 60 new portraits by some of the best contemporary photographers from across the globe...

First Love - Arcola Theatre

A man, a woman, a recollection. First Love is one of Samuel Beckett's most masterful stories.

In this acclaimed staging, Conor Lovett - who...

The Endless River - Pink Floyd

The Endless River represents a return to the creative principles that informed the writing process that produced Pink Floyd classics like Echoes,...

Rambert: Triptych - Sadler's Wells

From underground depths to the outer-reaches of the cosmos, Rambert's new show takes you inside a series of unique worlds. They spring from the...

Lila - Marilynne Robinson

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-...

Gwendolen: A Novel - Diana Souhami

I was winning until I met your gaze...

Gambling at the roulette tables of the Kursaal, Gwendolen Harleth glances up to meet Daniel Deronda'...

My Dream Duets - Barry Manilow

This latest album from the singer sees him celebrating his heroes who have inspired him over the years. Duets on the album include performances...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers - The National Theatre

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of...

Assassins - Menier Chocolate Factory

Thirteen people have tried to kill the president of the United States. Four have succeeded. These murderers and would-be murderers are generally...

Native North America Volume 1 - Various Artists

" So many of these are just good songs, full stop." said the Guardian about this collection of songs. Tracks include 'I Pity the Country' and '...

Upper Cut - Southwark Playhouse

This latest play by Juliet Gilkes Romero is inspired by true political events examines the fight for diversity and representation in contemporary...

Latest Articles



This fantastic Anglo-Irish musical is just as good a year on as when it wowed London, having already become the darling of Broadway, where it has...

British Theatre Guide, Philip Fisher
More on Once
Classical & Opera

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
More on L'elisir d'amore
Visual Arts

Conflict Time Photography, Tate Modern: Review

Bringing together photographers who have looked back at different moments of conflicts from seconds to years through the use of various techniques...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
More on Conflict Time, Photography
Visual Arts

V&A Reopens Weston Cast Court

The Victoria and Albert Museum has completed renovations on the Weston Cast Court that have taken several years to complete and costing...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Preview

As the first performance of the brand new musical edges even closer Artswrap takes a sneak peak at what to expect from the show.

Based on...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
More on Women on the Verge
Rock & Pop

Sleaford Mods - Chubbed Up +

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

Clash Music, Mat Smith
More on Chubbed Up +
Books & Lit

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming- dark times on road to reason

ALAN CUMMING is one of the few gay actors to have been embraced by the American viewing public.

Express.co.uk, Neil Norman
More on Not My Father's Son

Saxon Court Southwark Playhouse November-December 2014

It's Christmas party time at the recruitment agency's office, but there's little to celebrate.

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
More on Saxon Court
Classical & Opera

The Gospel According to the Other Mary @ Coliseum, London

John Adams’ oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary, in exploring Jesus’ crucifixion, is a companion piece to his El Niño of 2000, which...

Music OMH, Sam Smith
More on The Gospel
Rock & Pop

Alex G - DSU

Makes most lo-fi records look like pointless amateur noodlings...

Clash Music, Mat Smith
More on DSU
Books & Lit

Funny Girl review: Bright star who rocked the Capital

THE funny girl in question is Lancashire lass Barbara Parker, who in the opening pages of Nick Hornby's latest comic offering finds herself about...

Express.co.uk, Sophie Donnelly
More on Funny Girl
Visual Arts

Maggi Hambling, National Gallery - exhibition review

There’s certainly vigour in Maggi Hambling's paintings but it feels forced.

Ben Luke, Evening Standard
More on Walls of Water

Chimera Gate Theatre November-December 2014

A medical curiosity is dressed in a domestic melodrama and made the basis for philosophical speculations.

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
More on Chimera

Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: Sonic Halo (2014)

Greg Osby has influenced legions of saxophonists over the past two-plus decades. On Sonic Halo, one of those players stands tall beside him.

All About Jazz, Dan Bilawsky
More on Sonic Halo

L'Elisir d'Amore at the Royal Opera House review

THIS COMIC opera with excellent cast is like the best musicals, only with better singing and better music.

Express.co.uk, William Hartson
More on L'elisir d'amore

TV On The Radio - Seeds

Time’s a healer, but art doesn’t half help, too.

Clash Music, Mike Diver
More on Seeds

Artist's Statement: Elaine Vizor on the mortality check which led to the Taylor Wessing Prize

Artist’s Statement: Elaine Vizor was one of the artists selected for this year’s Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

Culture 24
More on Taylor Wessing Prize

First Love Arcola Theatre November-December 2014

A brilliant text brilliantly interpreted and excitingly performed – there is very little about Conor Lovett's solo show that does not inspire...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
More on First Love

Various Artists Native North America, Vol.1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985

The 34 tracks on Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985 were curated and painstakingly annotated by Kevin "...

All Music, Thom Jurek
More on Native North America

Opera reviews:L'elisir D'amore and Suor Angelica and Giannia Schicchi

STARRY cast and joyful staging of Donizetti's L'elisir D'amore transports us to rural Italy.

Clare Calvin, Express.co.uk
More on L'elisir d'amore

Pink Floyd - The Endless River

A terrifically tedious affair of absolutely no consequence…

Clash Music, Mike Diver
More on The Endless River

Triptych at Sadlers Wells review

TERRIFIC dancers, irresistible enthusiasm and glorious performances.

Express.co.uk, Jeffery Taylor
More on Triptych


Those who suffer misfortune often carry two burdens: there is the weight of their pain, and then there is the shame of suffering.

Barnes and Noble Review, John Freeman
More on Lila

Behind The Beautiful Forevers Olivier Theatre Winter 2014-2015

Adapting fiction to the stage is hard enough, but adapting nonfiction is even more complex, because you have to reshape reality into characters...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
More on Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Review – Assassins – Menier Chocolate Factory

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to the Marvellous Mighty Menier for this grand revival of the unloved, the unkind …. Assassins!

Life In The Cheap Seats, webcowgirl
More on Assassins

Native North America Vol 1 review – a goldmine of forgotten fusions

Nowadays, such is the demand for ever rarer rarities and none-more-niche genres, almost every secondhand record shop has been ‘picked’ – shaken...

Kitty empire, The Guardian
More on Native North America

Macbeth, Omnibus, Clapham Common: Review

The lights of London are a customary backdrop for many a film but it's less usual to see Clapham Common and its traffic serving as set and...

Artswrap, David Trennery