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Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd

Opera god Bryn Terfel stars as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Hollywood director Lonny Price’s rendition of Sweeney Todd. Terfel dominates the stage with a deep baritone that projects the angst of the troubled Victorian serial killer. Another Tinseltown great Emma Thompson co-stars as Mrs. Lovett, captivating the audience with her laugh-inducing and […]

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Exhibition Review: Slow Movement – Roman Signer

Slow Movement is a sparse, minimalist exhibition on show at London’s Barbican Centre. Using the aesthetically modest kayak as the foundation, he creates art in the midst of his experimental style. One portion of the exhibit is set behind the building on the beautiful Lakeside Terrace, a vast and multileveled pond with ducks, bull rushes, […]

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Theatre Review: Treasure Island

The National Theatre already has a deserved reputation for bringing quality theatre to wider audiences. Not only does their partnership with Travelex make £15 seats available for many of their productions, but their Entry Pass scheme allows 16 to 25-year-olds to order £5 tickets for all of their productions – if you’re fast enough to […]

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Exhibition Review: Magnificent Obsessions – The Artist As Collector

Magnificent Obsessions at The Barbican brings together the personal collections of 14 artists, including Peter Blake and Damien Hurst. It’s an incredibly busy exhibition with an amazing array of disparate things. The collections have been amassed for different reasons. Some are the result of hoarding, others gathered together more carefully in the manner of a […]

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Theatre Review: Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare’s plays can be heavy going. The language is obviously old fashioned or the acting too grandiose. You can’t follow the plot and lose interest altogether. Shakespeare in Love though – a play about Shakespeare – avoids these pitfalls. It’s a funny, accessible production, which entertains throughout. Although Shakespeare in Love uses the same elaborate […]

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Theatre Review: Arthur’s World

Arthur tends to injured Keno: Photo Nick Rutter Arthur’s World is an exciting new play by Helena Thompson. It questions race, class, age and society’s obsession with gaming. Shakespeare wrote: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players” (As You Like it). Today we are ‘players’ of a different kind. […]

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