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Hugely promising, confidently accomplished debut from talented songwriter and instrument hoarder.

ZSL's fundraising director on creating a sanctuary for a native wildlife species and "ocean superhero"

Tom Stoppard's possibly final play about a Jewish family living through troubled times in early 20th Century Vienna has a cumulative power that leaves you awed and tearful

A debut record of striking lyrical clarity and musical poise.

A timely play about privacy and AI raises interesting questions but is too short to realise its potential

South London girls find the blues and shake them loose in this stirring, haunting return.

South Africans John Kani and Antony Sher are superb in a two hander that excavates the wounds of Apartheid and the pain of growing old

Collages of Brexit politicians made from porn mags go on display in a pop up show

A mixed bag of softly-spoken worry and synth-strafed indie from the veteran north Londoners.

Landry pulls back from heartbreak to deliver his best record yet.

Politically charged 'gig theatre' mashes up grime rap with a fable about a working class black boy who wins a private school scholarship is raw, vital, sometimes crass, but keeps you hooked

Hilarious, finely-tuned mayhem ensues as everything that can go wrong does go wrong when Am-drams try to stage JM Barrie's timeless classic

A live recording that captures the band's urgent, witty, utterly compelling punk-rock energy.

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Back for a third year, the Old Vic's magical joyful and socially conscious version of Dickens' indestructible morality tale is worth the candle

Eerie magic and slapstick fun jostle, mostly successfully, in an inventive retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's wintry fairytale

Warm-hearted, eco-friendly take on the classic fairytale has an inventive set and a touching note of forgiveness

The superb acoustic of St Michael's Church saw a programme of Beethoven and Tchaicovsky performed by two of the festival founders with clarity and energy

ZSL's Fundraising Director explains how local charities and community groups working with low income families, the elderly and disabled can apply for 100,000 tickets

As Americans worldwide mark their national day and count their blessings, it's time to give thanks to the humble squash

"Always be alert, and don't accept orders you can't follow with an open heart" is the message from former spy Marthe Cohn to young people today in this lively part-animated documentary

A stand off between Stalin and Russian poet Anna Akhamatova is brought to compelling life in Olivia Olsen's humane exploration of creativity and courage

A bulging sub-plot and unrestrained touches of soapy melodrama undermine a vivid window on India's gender politics - inspired by Ibsen's Ghosts

The world's biggest Jewish film festival featuring 95 films from 24 countries starts a fortnight of screenings including many in north and east London

Steven Isserlis offers his expertise to other classical musicians over a three hour event as part of the Hampstead Arts Festival

This tiger cub peering into a ZSL camera trap is being helped by projects to preserve his future says the Zoo's fundraising director

Under the baton of conductor David Temple the chorus and a full orchestra did justice to Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Gardening correspondent Ruth Pavey visits the Octogenarian painter in the beautiful garden that inspired so much of her work

Far more than a green polemic, this Frankenstein of a play is a glorious absurdist blend of stand-up, drama, dance/disco radio and mime.

Tom Wright's take on the post chemsex gay generation is hampered by unnatural dialogue and shallow characterisation

A dark, visceral and funny play about the vulnerability of young men carries hints of Withnail and Beckett

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