Category Archives: Fiction

‘No notice, no proper details’: the little bookshop fearing a second lockdown

“We feared a second lockdown might happen, but we wanted it earlier,” says Jonathan Main, owner of independent Bookseller Crow on the Hill in London’s Crystal Palace. “Locking down again during our second-busiest sales month of the year? Bad news.” … Continue reading

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Sleepless, Seacole and Nightingale

A socially distanced musical, and a multidisciplinary documentary about carers past and present. Read my The i Paper reviews here

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BWW Interview: Amy Ellen Richardson

The actresses discusses her role in the Adrian Mole musical, now transferring to the West End. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Home Futures, The Favourite, Michelle Obama and inspiring libraries

In my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts pages: Exhibition Avant-garde visions in Home Futures at the Design Museum Film A right royal romp in award-winning The Favourite Theatre Sondheim reborn in the sensational musical Company Commuter corner Candid reflections from Michelle Obama … Continue reading

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Renaissance rivals, A Star is Born, and The Height of the Storm

On my November MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Brothers-in-law Mantegna and Bellini offer competing Renaissance visions at the National Gallery Film Lady Gaga impresses in the latest incarnation of A Star is Born Theatre Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce lead Florian Zeller’s The Height … Continue reading

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Designs of the Year, Crazy Rich Asians, Heathers and Serial

On my October MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Exciting innovation in Designs of the Year at the Design Museum Film A cultural milestone – and a dazzling romcom: Crazy Rich Asians Theatre An Eighties classic reborn in Heathers The Musical Commuter corner Serial Season … Continue reading

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Thomas Cole, The Lehman Trilogy, The Wife and Caitlin Moran

On my September MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition TheNational Gallery spotlights American landscape artist Thomas Cole Film Glenn Close is riveting – and Oscar-tipped – in The Wife Theatre An epic story told by a trio of actors in The Lehman Trilogy at the National … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson, Incredibles 2, and The King and I

On my August MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Michael Jackson’s influence on artists explored at the National Portrait Gallery Film The super-family is back in Incredibles 2 Theatre A golden revival of The King and I at London Palladium Commuter corner Seek out new … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibition, Translations and Ocean’s 8

On my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition Grayson Perry curates a colourful and inclusive Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Film Girl power in the all-female reboot Ocean’s 8 Theatre Brian Friel’s Translations at the National Theatre is a tender epic Commuter corner Anuradha Roy’s All … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Yuval Zommer

The acclaimed children’s author and illustrator discusses exploring the ocean in his latest work The Big Book of the Blue. Read my full Thames & Hudson interview here

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