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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
Oscar-winning Son of Saul, Nick Payne’s latest play and Line of Duty reaches its nail-biting climax. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here
The death of a child is an unnatural loss. There’s no reassurance that the departed lived a full life, rather the jagged edge of one cut short. In the case of Becca and Howie, it’s also nonsensical: their perfectly healthy … Continue reading
Shall I compare thee to the Oscar-winning movie? It’s an inescapable association, but one this new stage version embraces wholeheartedly, with faithful re-creations of beloved scenes and the majority of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s ingenious screenplay retained. Yet unlike … Continue reading
Is forced abduction really a suitable subject for rollicking musical theatre? That’s the difficult needle Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has to thread, and its combination of jaunty ditties, zany antics and sensational dance numbers very nearly distracts from the darkness at … Continue reading