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The government’s attitude to Fatima and the arts will put them on the wrong side of history – they just don’t know it yet

The latest tone-deaf salvo from our government to the creative sector is a CyberFirst campaign (belatedly removed after an outcry), one part of which depicts a ballet dancer called Fatima. The text reads: “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it … Continue reading

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I’m Not Running, National Theatre

Britain’s foremost political playwright David Hare returns with a new play examining the current state of the Labour Party. Or not exactly – this is a world with no Brexit, no Corbyn, nothing, in fact, to anchor it to the … Continue reading

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Ticking, Trafalgar Studios

There’s nothing like a death to bring a family together. In Simon’s case, that death is his own – impending execution by firing squad in an unnamed Asian country, unless he can win a reprieve from the Prime Minister, President … Continue reading

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Lippy, Young Vic

How do we respond to a tragedy of infinite mystery? We investigate, we speculate, and we seek to impose meaning, to produce a story that safely contains unfathomable horror. However, those hoping for such reassurance via a traditional theatrical narrative … Continue reading

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The victims are not the problem

I have a confession to make. While following coverage of the horrific gang rape and murder in Delhi, which included shocking statistics showing this was part of a wider culture (a rape reported on average every 18 hours; reported rape … Continue reading

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