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The Distance review a funny, lively second play from Deborah Bruce

Orange Tree, RichmondHelen Baxendale catches perfectly a sense of numbed isolation in this look at the anguished adventure of motherhood Continue reading...

Two More Pints review Roddy Doyle keeps the laughs coming

The Irish novelists deft touch and ready wit underpin the return of the irreverent old Dubliners first featured in Two PintsAfter his successful 2012 collection of comic dialogues, Two Pints, Roddy Doyle returns with a new series of topical and irreverent

Lila review Marilynne Robinsons triumphant return to Gilead

Preacher John Ames faces the fiercest test of his faith in the town we first encountered in 2004In an interview with the Paris Review in 2008, Marilynne Robinson described how once shed finished writing a novel, she missed the characters: I feel sort of b

Roy Keane: The Second Half; Kevin Pietersen: KP The Autobiography reviews twin tragedies

Were two men ever more cruelly wronged? Not according to these tales of self-pity from Roy Keane and Kevin PietersenReading, in the past couple of days, back to back, the trials and torments of Kevin Pietersen and Roy Keane, the slights suffered and the p

Silent Partners; Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You review from mannequins to life models

A riveting show at the Fitzwilliam looks at the use and abuse of mannequins in art, while Tracey Emins words and images find a new harmony.

Silent Partners; Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure Is You review from mannequins to life models

A riveting show at the Fitzwilliam looks at the use and abuse of mannequins in art, while Tracey Emins words and images find a new harmony.

Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place review Philip Marsdens love letter to Cornwall

A thought-provoking exploration of Cornish lives and landscapes has an affinity with the work of Richard Mabey and Simon ArmitageThere must be a moment in many a travellers life when there is a sudden awareness that the unexplored place as deserving of a

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West review a catalogue of sexual conquests

No salacious detail of her love affairs is spared in an infuriating new life of Vita Sackville-West, the first new biography in 30 yearsVita Sackville-West, the writer and gardener extraordinaire, grew up at Knole in Kent, a house that resembled a medieva

The 2 Bears: The Night is Young review deep house is rarely such fun

(Southern Fried)The charge most often levelled against deep house is that it takes itself far too seriously. The 2 Bears, however, are the genres mavericks, their willingness to take risks evident in their second albums overtures to reggae (Money Man) and

Foxygen: And Star Power review California duo in self-indulgent mood on third LP

If an artist doesn’t have enough viable material to sustain a single album, it’s surely folly to try to release a double, regardless of the virtues of the underlying conceit.