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Obama-Ology - Finborough Theatre

When African-American college graduate Warren takes a job with the 2008 Obama campaign, he’s fired up and ready to go – until he lands in the...

Rock & Pop

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,...

Stage

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...

Books & Lit

The Peripheral - William Gibson

Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural near-future America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which...

Books & Lit

Suspended Sentences - Patrick Modiano

Although originally published separately, Patrick Modiano's three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of...

Stage

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...

Books & Lit

Euphoria - Lily King

It is December 1932 and Andrew Bankson, isolated for several years whilst studying a tribe in New Guinea, is increasingly frustrated by his...

Books & Lit

I Refuse - Per Petterson

`Tommy. How long have we been friends?' `All of our lives,' Tommy said. `I can't remember us ever not being friends. When would that have been.'...

Rock & Pop

McBusted - McBusted

This is th first album to combine the talents of Busted and McFly combined. It includes the hit song 'Air Guitar' as well as 'Hate Your Guts' and...

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...

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...

Stage

An Ideal Husband - Chichester Festival Theatre

Set in London in 1885, An Ideal Husband addresses ambition,corruption and ruin in a typically witty way by Oscar Wilde.

Mrs Laura Cheveley...

Peter Pan - Polka Theatre

J.M Barrie's classic tale featuring pirates, crocodiles and mermaids arrives at the Polka Theatre this November. Prepare for an unforgettable...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

DSU - Alex G

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

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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...

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...

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...

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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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Stage

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.

...
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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Stage

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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Classical & Opera

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
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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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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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Book review: Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano

FRANCE’S latest Nobel laureate has deep suspicion about spelling things out clearly, says Stuart Kelly.

Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman
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