Holly Williams is an arts and features writer for The Independent, The Independent Magazine and The Independent on Sunday.
Edinburgh 2013: The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning - Tim Price's play is a sympathetic portrait of the Wiki-leaker
20 August 2013 10:21 AM
“Wales is a radical country,” declare TV screens in the four corners of an Edinburgh school hall. And “Bradley Manning is Welsh” we are also told - as a definitive full-stop to a litany of descriptions of who and what kind of hero or traitor, dumb kid or torture-victim the Wiki-leaker is.
19 August 2013 12:56 PM
Tachowa Covington lived in a water tank in the Hollywood hills for seven years; then British graffiti artist Banksy sprayed “this looks a bit like an elephant” on it, and he was thrown out: it’s valuable art now. This is the basic, if troublesome, truth - first reported in The Independent in 2011 - that Tom Wainwright’s play takes as its starting point.
19 August 2013 12:50 PM
There are glitter curtains and mullet wigs, an overhead projector and exercise video workouts. Welcome to the Eighties! Little Bulb, a young company of five actors, take us back the decade of greed and into the offices of a booming television company.
18 August 2013 12:00 AM
The Australian interior designer, dubbed the "house whisperer", invites readers into her Sydney home in her new book, Things I Love
17 August 2013 06:00 PM
Let the light one in: Tori Amos musical finally takes flight
17 August 2013 02:34 PM
A single cast tells two separate stories of gay lovers in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride, set in 1958 and 2008 (when it was first staged), exploring the characters’ own, and society’s, changing attitudes towards sexuality, identity and honesty. At this timely revival directed by Jamie Lloyd for the Trafalgar Transformed season, the actors hold placards reading “To Russia, With Love” for the curtain call.
17 August 2013 12:28 PM
Sixteen different real-life accounts of love are delivered by four actors in this nicely realised piece of verbatim theatre.
Edinburgh 2013: It’s Dark Outside - A puppet act with real charm, littered with moments that make you coo, smile or sigh
16 August 2013 12:32 PM
16 August 2013 09:57 AM
Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh
10 August 2013 06:00 PM
McAvoy's cop off the rails is tougher than 'Trainspotting'
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail