Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Art

Art

Ian McShane on reviving Lovejoy and becoming the saviour of America

Ian McShane went under the knife recently but the operation and its aftermath have done little to curb his foul-mouthed joie de vivre. “I had surgery in the shoulder over Christmas,” says the...

A Number review – dizzying double-take on the question of cloning

Caryl Churchill’s two-hander zips along in an hour, so most evenings there’s a talk scheduled beforehand. Presented with the Edinburgh international science festival, each of these conversations picks up on the playwright’s theme...

Damon Albarn: Gorillaz's new album a response to Trump's election

The first Gorillaz album for six years was recorded as a response to the “world going fucking nuts” and inspired by the surprise election of Donald Trump as US president, its creator, Damon...

Line of Duty recap: series four, episode three – step away from the lift!

Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching series four of Line of Duty (it also contains spoilers from earlier series). Don’t read on unless you have watched episode three. Catch up on...

The Winter's Tale review – male jealousy casts a toxic shadow in canny revival

Director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod have created an extraordinary, heartbreaking Russian-language version of Shakespeare’s late romance. This, alas, is not that show. You can still see that production – memorable for...

Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hébé: making a song and dance about it

This week the Royal College of Music is staging a UK premiere of an opera so successful that it had 80 performances in its first year in France and four revivals over the...

Bee Quest review – the plight of the bumblebee

The first thing to know about reading Bee Quest is that it’s a fun adventure to several countries, including this one, made new again through Dave Goulson’s eyes. You’ll learn all sorts of...

Bristol Festival of Ideas 2017: Reflections on 100 years of change

It’s impossible to ignore the atmosphere of change and rebellion in 2017. Just months ago, Britain voted for Brexit and America for Donald Trump. We’ll be exploring the implications of both this year...

A Passion for Bach: why the St John belongs on the live stage at...

He who binds to himself a joyDoes the wingèd life destroy;But he who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in Eternity’s sunrise. Blake’s words of wisdom have never been less heeded than in our...

Casanova review – too much plot, not enough passion for Northern Ballet's limp lothario

There is a properly riotous mix of priest, whores and gamblers in Northern Ballet’s new Casanova. Christopher Oram’s designs have a full period quota of powdered wigs, gilded marble and Venetian glass and...

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Labour to outline plans to fight debt crisis

Labour is unveiling a pledge at its conference to help families trapped by massive credit card debts by introducing a cap on interest...