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Saturday 03 November 2012
This final act in a captivating trilogy combines period thrills with supernatural chills
Monday 29 October 2012
Saturday 27 October 2012
Lyrical and sublime, Butterworth’s triumph is the hottest ticket in town
Thursday 18 October 2012
With the pioneering verbatim-based London Road at the National and the RSC's exuberant Matilda conquering the West End, the British musical has been showing signs of bold, fresh life in the past couple of years.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
A woman exhales a cloud of faint colour. Her expression is caught in profile, one feeble hand propping up her chin. She stares into the cloud as though she could divine her future there. While the colours are chimeric – pink, and yellow, and lilac – her face is impassive, even hard. She seems almost bored by her own magical power.
Friday 05 October 2012
For transcendence with an on-and-off switch, there's nothing like neon.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Big society, Chipping Norton set, app and tablet are just some of the phrases to make it into the latest edition of the Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.
The Makropulos Case, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
A Mass of Life, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Proms 42 & 44, Royal Albert Hall, London
Sunday 19 August 2012
Opera North's production of Janacek's bristling comedy of ageing and identity is stylish, salty, sardonic
Friday 17 August 2012
Lost horizon at the top of a tower
Sunday 22 July 2012
Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Batman's back for a spectacular (if spectacularly long) adventure
Saturday 07 July 2012
In David Fincher’s recent adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo, events build to a grizzly crescendo in the basement of a sleek Swedish house.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Charlie Cooper reports from SW19 on a semi that didn't end in tears
Friday 06 July 2012
Seven short films, each by a different director, on the magical variety of Cuba's capital.
Sunday 01 July 2012
A tale of quirky women who operate outside the mainstream
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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