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Saturday 25 August 2012
This fifth outing from LA songwriter Angela Correa's Correatown was crowd-funded through kickstarter.com, pledge rewards ranging from a hand-drawn e-card to private performances.
Friday 13 July 2012
Long-running West End show Chicago - which has featured an array of star names - is to close after nearly 15 years.
Monday 16 May 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Rupert Murdoch bought his daughter Elisabeth's television production company Shine – makers of MasterChef and Merlin – for £415m yesterday, paving the way for her to take a place on the board of his News Corp media empire.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Elisabeth Murdoch is on the verge of re-entering the fold of her father Rupert's News Corporation media empire, which is close to acquiring her television company Shine Productions in a deal worth up to £400m.
Monday 17 January 2011
In more than a decade in the presidency of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has brushed off criticism from across the world, and weathered escalating attacks from his opposition at home, but in the end it seems to have been a Colombian soap opera that successfully got under his skin.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
Monday 18 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Take a stack of well-thumbed memoirs, a cast of comedians and actors, and lashings of deadpan delivery, and you have the makings of a cult hit. Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the New York hit show Celebrity Autobiography arrives in the West End next week, giving UK audiences another chance to marvel at the writerly pretensions of the rich and famous, or at least infamous .
Tuesday 24 August 2010
* Not usually one to take things lying down, Stewart Lee responded to a punchline-spoiling heckle on Friday with a five-minute silence before, umm, lying down to deliver the rest of his set on his back. Earlier, he held a book launch at the Festival Theatre. Guests of honour? Frank Chickens. This one will run and run.
Last Night's TV: This World: Stolen Brides, BBC2<br />Cutting Edge: Four Sons versus Four Daughters, Channel 4<br />Ugly Betty, E4
Thursday 12 August 2010
Two wars in 20 years, widespread violence, the competing mores of tribal society, Islamic law and secularist Russia all collide to make present-day Chechnya a special kind of hell. Stolen Brides, a stunning report from the BBC journalist Lucy Ash, investigates the tradition in the former Soviet republic of men kidnapping women and forcing them into marriage. This isn't anomalous – in a population of barely over a million people, at least one person a week mysteriously disappears. Some of them end up dead; many end up betrothed to a stranger.
Last Night's TV: Kerry and Me, Channel 4<br />Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne, BBC2<br />Accidentally on Purpose, E4
Friday 25 June 2010
Kerry Katona is a curious phenomenon. She is very famous indeed, in the sense that she appears in certain sectors of the press almost daily, but is also wholly mystifying in her appeal. She is ubiquitous, though it's not clear why. Just as opaque is why Channel 4 has decided to dedicate an hour's broadcasting schedule to her. The narrator offers a semi-justification that the point is to "see what it's like to be a celebrity once no one wants you", though really it's hard to spot any purpose beyond conventional slebrity voyeurism.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Lynn Redgrave, part of the great British acting dynasty, who became a symbol of the 1960s for her free-thinking character in the film Georgy Girl has died of breast cancer aged 67.
Friday 05 March 2010
Monday 01 February 2010
What are you wearing right now?
A T-shirt with a smiley face on it. And some shorts. I'm at home, chilling out and waiting for Ugly Betty to come on the telly. Wednesday TV is so boring but I really love Ugly Betty!
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders