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Flat Stanley review classic kids' book becomes wonderfully wonky musical

This show based on Jeff Browns offbeat novel is loud, colourful and cleverly designed.

Brian May turns up the stereo with Victorian 3D photos at Tate Britain

Show features selection from Queen guitarists vast collection of images that appear three dimensional through special viewer.

The House That Will Not Stand review unlike any other play in London

Marcus Gardleys pulsing new play about a free black woman and her daughters in 1830s New Orleans is a rich mix of rivalry, voodoo and the fight for freedom.

The Scottsboro Boys review a dazzling civil rights musical

Garrick, LondonThe story of nine black men, falsely convicted of raping two white women, is reframed as a minstrel show with a brilliant cast and electrifying choreography.

Sleater-Kinney announce first new album in a decade, No Cities to Love

The alt-rock group return with their eighth album, out in January via Sub Pop. Ahead of its release, listen to Bury Our Friends, a taster of their new material Sleater-Kinney: Start Together review a seven-album box set of punk powerSleater-Kinney have an

The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu and the Rise of Chinaphobia review the factors that shaped our fear of China

Chinese uber-villain Fu Manchu reflected the jingoism of British culture in the early 20th centuryBooks beget books and this engrossing, wide-ranging study of the deeply prejudicial mythology surrounding matters Chinese arose from a conversation between C

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson review a lucid, thrilling and amusing history of the digital age

The creation of the networked world, conjured up by a group of nerds, wonks and hippies, is the defining story of our eraRevolutions usually leave ancient institutions tottering, societies shaken, the streets awash with blood. But what Walter Isaacson cal

Rudy Giuliani expected to join protest against Met's Klinghoffer opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday, as protesters get ready to picket The Death of Klinghoffer, the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerrillas.

Our Town review an unforgettable evocation of Everytown

Almeida, LondonDavid Cromers cooly observant narrator leads a radically reworked version of Thornton Wilders classic that taps into collective folk memory Continue reading...

Dark Tides by Chris Ewan review Halloween chills, Manx style

Drawing on classic horror films, this Isle of Man-set thriller avoids schlock cliches to deliver a chilling readIt is 31 October on the Isle of Man. Eight-year-old Claire Cooper is out with her mother, celebrating Hop-tu Naa, the Manx version of Halloween