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More and more these days I am reminded of the prescience of W.B. Yeats’s poem The Second Coming, and particularly the line ‘The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’Read the full story..
It’s by no means impossible that you’ve never heard the name Max Martin.Read the full story..
I’ve pondered before in these pages on the apparently insatiable appetite of musical theatre producers for hit films that can be transformed into stage hits.Read the full story..
Theatre Review: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From the Luddite Rebellion, Royal Exchange, Manchester
There was no little irony in the fact that the press night opening for a play about the luddites should be delayed by a malfunctioning microphone.Read the full story..
It’s 1919 and in the village hall in Badger’s Bridge a woman is playing the piano.Read the full story..
It seems a strange thing to do, on a boiling hot summer’s evening, to come in out of the bright day and ensconce oneself in a dark theatre, along with hundreds of other people, to watch a play set outside in a garden.Read the full story..
“Bye ‘eck,” said the man sitting next to me. “Ah’ve seen some stuff ‘ere, but that were fantastic!”Read the full story..
Up betimes and to York with a cushion to catch the matinee of Macbeth by Will Shakespeare, performed in the new open-air Rose Theatre by Clifford’s Tower.Read the full story..
In my mind, there are two types of plays: the ones where you keep checking your watch and the ones where you leave the theatre and it’s suddenly dark.Read the full story..
If the arts form the cultural mouthpiece for the country, then this play has taken the turmoil and division of Brexit and managed to distil it into something akin to an explanation, or at least an exploration, of what happened with the vote to leave the European Union.Read the full story..
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