Tag Archives: thriller

Strictly Speaking: Week 6

Ah, Halloween Week – the annual dumbing down of Strictly. Why have subtext or delicate concepts when you can instead bumble about dressed in the most thuddingly literal, kids-dressing-up-box interpretations of groaningly repeated and/or entirely insane songs? Read my full Dancing … 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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BWW Interview: Adrian Lester

The actor discusses his role in Mike Bartlett’s TV drama Trauma. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Degas, London Design Festival and Lisbeth Salander

On my September MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: By design Highlights of the 15th annual London Design Festival Don’t miss: Last impression Burrell Collection Degas gems at the National Gallery Commuter corner The Girl Who Takes an Eye for … Continue reading

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Plywood, sci-fi and famously bad films

On my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Good wood Delve into the history and pioneering future of plywood at the V&A Don’t miss: The final frontier The Barbican goes sci-fi, from rare film and books to a Black Mirror installation … Continue reading

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Giacometti, Hokusai, Paula Hawkins and a feminist podcast

On my May MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Cutting a fine figure Giacometti’s full body of work revealed in a major Tate Modern retrospective Don’t miss: Making waves The British Museum goes beyond Hokusai’s iconic print Commuter corner Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water … Continue reading

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Obsession, Barbican

“Everybody wants passion,” says Ivo Van Hove in the programme interview for his latest show, but in both tone and aesthetic, his take on this doomed romance is less red-hot fire of ardour, more the cold, grey ash left in … Continue reading

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The Red Barn, National Theatre

It was a dark and stormy night. Two couples are caught in a snowstorm on their way back from a party. Three of them arrive at a remote Connecticut farmhouse. One disappears. There’s a definite pleasure in this familiar story, … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Hope Davis

The American actress talks thrillers, escaping to London and David Hare’s The Red Barn. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The Brink, Orange Tree Theatre

Generation Y are worriers. There’s certainly plenty to fuel that angst, from mounting debts, employment uncertainty and the ever-worsening housing crisis to international conflict and terrorism – as explored by a slew of recent articles (and the occasional “How anxious … Continue reading

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