The Good Wife on More4 is in the midst of a reputation revision. Long-term fans of the smart, glossy legal drama, which began its fifth season on More4 last night, often complain it's not given the recognition it deserves. It's true that among crime and law procedurals (TV shows where a problem is raised and solved within a single episode) this is a show of unusual quality. But is The Good Wife really that good?
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Wednesday 16 May 2012
Saturday 05 May 2012
Would you like to spend the night in a sleeping pod suspended from a tree as part of the theatregoing experience?
Saturday 21 April 2012
Emily Jupp meets the "Lilliputians" who work for theatre company "Royal de Luxe" and gets the reactions from the streets
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Two magicians at crossed wands are heading to court over the rights to an illusion and the very principle of the secrecy of magic.
Friday 13 April 2012
Roll up, a chic circus is in town
Friday 30 March 2012
Smug Tweeters. Gurning Techno stilt loons. Naked am-dram mums. Bewildered teens. Key parts of any festival, says Nick Moore
Friday 30 March 2012
Cirque Mandingue, who open the Roundhouse’s Circusfest season, have strong and exuberant acrobats, slightly hampered by a clichéd sense of theatre. The core team do pyramid balancing, tumbling and stomping dance moves. The energy dips when they start clowning or telling stories.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Workshopping is all the rage in experimental opera at present, and Tete a tete - with a distinguished history of making magic with limited means – has workshopped Circus Tricks in a wide variety of contexts, with numerous transformations.
Sunday 18 March 2012
No self-respecting billionaire wants to be seen as mean when it comes to celebrating a birthday, but they need to dig deep, says Genevieve Roberts
Friday 16 March 2012
'We stayed with friends in a three-ring circus'
Thursday 01 March 2012
David Cameron was accused tonight of deploying “smoke and mirrors” to avoid imposing an immediate ban on wild animals in travelling circuses.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Was Queen Elizabeth wise to appoint a court occultist, even one who claimed to confer with the angels? The truth is, most rulers were at it
Monday 06 February 2012
Pastiche is a pretty unforgiving form of comedy.
Monday 16 January 2012
Simone Fassari and Camilla Pessi, the award-winning double act Baccala Clowns, bow in triumph because they’ve managed to juggle a single apple. Then they flip coolly through challenging acrobatics, Pessi poised on one hand on Fassari’s head. Pss Pss is a children’s show that works for its young audience, and for adults too.
Sunday 15 January 2012
A puppet who lives on a kitchen table holds attention and provokes emotion in an undefinable piece of theatre
Kirstie Allsopp has waded into the female fertility debate again
Gillian Anderson lays into gender disparity in Hollywood
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