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Book review: Dramatic Exchanges, ed. Daniel Rosenthal

This fascinating tome offers an insider’s history of the National Theatre, via some 800 letters exchanged between Artistic Directors, actors, directors, playwrights, politicians, agents, critics and more. From arcane trivia through to vigorous words on the very nature and purpose … 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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A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre

Hot off award-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and reunited with Matthew Dunster, who directed his hit Hangmen, Martin McDonagh brings his latest to the Bridge – quite a coup for Nick Hytner. Yet this provocative take on Hans Christian Andersen, and on the nature … 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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Rodin and Ancient Greece, An Ideal Husband, Tully and sharp women

On my June MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition The British Museum explores Rodin’s relationship with Ancient Greek sculpture Film An unflinching look at motherhood in Tully Theatre Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband – with double the Foxy charm Commuter corner Michelle Dean’s Sharp: The Women Who Made … Continue reading

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Monet, Black Panther, Brief Encounter and Medieval whodunnit

On my April MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition The National Gallery explores Monet’s relationship with architecture Film Marvel-ously diverse heroics in Black Panther Theatre Emma Rice’s gorgeously romantic take on Brief Encounter Commuter corner Medieval whodunnit in Samantha Harvey’s The Western Wind Read the full page … Continue reading

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Andreas Gurky, Three Billboards, Pinter and mermaids

On my (new and improved!) February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Exhibition The Hayward Gallery reopens in style with a retrospective of Andreas Gurky Film Frances McDormand is riveting as the foul-mouthed avenging angel in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Theatre Sixty years on, Harold Pinter’s The … Continue reading

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