Review of ‘The Trial’ at The Young Vic

Rory Kinnear embodied the frantic Josef K masterfully. In this adaptation by Nick Gill, Kinnear speaks in fragmented sentences, revealing his troubled subconscious in...

Duane Hanson at The Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Occupying prime exhibition space in the cosmopolitan Serpentine Sackler Gallery are ordinary and often overlooked working class (which Americans call middle class) figures sculpted...

‘Savage Beauty’ – Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A

From 14th March - 2nd August, the V&A is graced by the biggest Alexander McQueen exhibition in Europe. Since McQueen committed suicide in 2010,...

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Cheryl Glickman — isolated, alone and with no true friends to speak of — is an acute example of the lonesome modern narrator. Miranda...

11th May, Hay Fever

Press night for Hay Fever on a summer’s eve: the red carpet rolled out in front of the Duke of York theatre; expectant photographers at the...

Portraits of Artists and Friends – John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent – Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery 12 February – 25 May 2015If you did not know this was...
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Rebecca the play

We caught up with Emma Rice, Director of Kneehigh Productions on her latest piece: Rebecca the play. Adapting one of Britain’s most loved novels...

Princess Ida

Princess Ida, Finborough Theatre, Until 18th April 2015One’s first experience of seeing a play at Finborough theatre is really rather charming. Located above the Finborough Arms...

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love, Noel Coward TheatreIt is so rare to find a play that has perfected the balance between comedy, romance and tragedy – but...

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon and Sentenced to...

These are two very contrastive books both making a clear announcement through their titles. The first is brash, claiming something unbelievable, just as the...

Late Turner: Paintings Set Free

At risk of pointing out the obvious, it should be said before anything else, that J. M. W. Turner was always popular. Turner had...

Miss Saigon by Heather Wells

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, January 2015Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon, currently on at the Prince Edward theatre, answers the public plea...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Trafalgar Studios II

The Trials of Oscar Wilde is currently showing for its last week at Trafalgar Studios, formerly Whitehall Theatre. It is co-written by John O’Connor...

Back to Painting – Danny Fox

It’s a strange time in the history of the visual arts avant-garde right now. So strange that the vast majority of those who think...

Virginia Woolf – Art, Life and Vision

Virginia Woolf viewed greatness as a “positive possession”. In her mind greatness was “a bodily presence; it has nothing to do with anything said....

Truth and Memory at The Imperial War Museum

The walk from Waterloo station to The Imperial War Museum is one of London’s dreariest, second only to any perambulation taking in Lower Thames...

The Soane Museum

London is full of nice places spoilt by too many people. Covent Garden, Richmond and Tate Modern would be delightful if you could halve...

I Wish I Was Lonely by Hannah Jane Walker

For what seemed to be the first time in my life, I was asked to leave my mobile phone on during a performance. Even...

The Human Factor v Matisse by Richard Warburton

The Southbank Centre is currently hosting the emetic Festival of Love under whose banner falls a twenty five year retrospective, The Human Factor. On...

A FIRST WORLD PROBLEM

Theatre503 is a small, intimate and rather quirky theatre found in The Latchmere pub, a short walk away from Clapham Junction Station. ‘A First...

Resurrection by Jessica Albarn – Lawrence Alkin Gallery

If you were wondering where all the bees had gone, look no further than Jessica Albarn’s remarkable exhibition Resurrection, which is showing at the...

V&A Korean Collection: Chun Kwang Young: Aggregation10-SE032RED: 2010

Chun Kwang Young’s work mixes the traditional, through the use of customary Korean mulberry paper known as hanji paper, with contemporary style, as the...

Ophelia Among The Flowers by Redon

Odilon Redon’s Ophelia Among The Flowers is one of the many pastels that take Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet as their subject. But this early twentieth-century piece,...
The Sun 1910–13 Oil on canvas 162 x 205 Munch Museum © Munch Museum/Munch-EllingsendGroup/DACS 2012

The Modern Eye, Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern. By Will...

‘Without anxiety and sickness I would have been a rudderless ship…’ – E. Munch I At any given time of the year, somewhere on the continent, there...

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