Nobody had to do this, unless it was worth doing. It wasn’t, but it is well made and fitfully entertaining
Bridget Galton talks to actor Jim Carter who is hosting a series of Q&As with top names in aid of his local theatre The Tricycle
Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies recalls honing their unique sound ahead of their show at the Roundhouse, finds Zoe Paskett
Former child prodigy Ishbel McWhirter whose 90th birthday exhibition opens at Burgh House looks back on her career
This is Jackie before the O, and right after the FK; America’s premier first lady in mourning, at a loss, cast adrift, trying to hastily erect a myth around her late husband
The Kentish Towner, who wishes to remain anonymous so people focus on the subjects of her work rather than on the artist, paints pictures of listed buildings around NW5
David Spicer’s new dark comedy has sex, slapstick and silly behaviour performed by an outstanding cast with a collective CV spanning Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Phone Shop
A man with multiple personalities abducts three teenage girls and subjects them to a gruesome fate – they are going to be acted at beyond endurance
Ann Mann tells Alessandra Scotto Di Santolo how she wrote a time travelling tale inspired by her love of the emerald isle
Joel Fry, actor known for Plebs, WIA and You, Me and the Apocalypse, talks to Bridget Galton about Raising Martha on at the Park Theatre
The core of the Parkhotel regime is the seven day programme, with three medical assessments, daily treatments, a diet plan, use of swimming pool, sauna and panoramic gym
Belgian-born painter Feline Menne says her work is driven by the desire to “create an alternative personal universe.”
The talented violinist is touring Europe with the folk-music inspired Reflection that was specially written for her by eminent composer Oliver Knussen
Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter exude charisma in Yazmina Reza’s Laurence Olivier Award winning comedy
The festival stages shows at Sadler’s Wells, Shoreditch Town Hall, the Barbican and Jackson’s Lane
BRIDGET GALTON talks to Hannah Ivory Baker who is taking a new approach since taking over Highgate’s art gallery aged just 29
With its soulful, grooving live music and audience participation, the dance theatre company marries street dance with narrative
Stone and Gosling steal the show with strong screen presence in a film that’s too much fun to win an Oscar
The latest film on Martin Scorsese’s directorial list, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, lacks the energy and invention of his previous works
ALESSANDRA SCOTTO DI SANTOLO visits a Hampstead artist who makes intricate works out of old books and tiny figures
Storybook writer John Burningham marks his 80th year with an exhibition spanning his 50 year career
Although these 90 minutes are littered with many funny moments, this is not a belly laugh production: instead we become immersed in the narrative that effortlessly builds tension
This charming musical version is populated by jaunty puppets and there’s much fun as the Captain takes up residence in the fridge and gulps down the goldfish.
‘Love’ is a play of snatched moments,set inside a hostel, the last resort for a cluster of poor people, running out of options.
Former English Heritage planner Philip Davies has trawled the archives to reveal moments of life in Victorian and Edwardian England ‘frozen in time’
Ahead of Kings Place’s festival Natalie Clein explains how cellists bond around the ‘shared trauma’ of travelling with an instrument almost as big as yourself
CORIANDER STUTTARD travelled to Tuscany this autumn to help out with the olive harvest at Agriturismo Donata Origo
Sir Matthew Bourne’s “long held ambition” to adapt it for the stage was brave indeed. It has proved to be an inspired and brilliant decision, for the production is beyond wonderful.
CS Lewis’ 1942 novel the Screwtape Letters has enjoyed a cult following with occasional revivals ever since.
BRIDGET GALTON talks to actor Ben Turner about the emotional hit of The Kite Runner
Hunter strips the play down to 90 minutes and presents a brutal, uncompromising mental breakdown.
Trapped in a frustrating marriage to unworldly Sasha, local schoolteacher Platonov ricochets between sophisticated widower Anna, newly married beauty Sofya and weeping, dull Marya.
The crypt of a Little Venice church is hosting an immersive art exhibition reflecting on ritual, spirituality and death.
Struggling to buy for a nephew, niece or grandchild this Christmas? The gift of a good book should please any child not to mention their parents. BRIDGET GALTON rounds up some seasonal picks
Rogue One is something very familiar that has been given a whole new dimension
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