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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

'The most disturbing thing I've ever seen' – will the new Cats trailer claw back its appeal? by Stuart Heritage

The movie adaptation of the Lloyd Webber musical appalled viewers when its first trailer launched four months ago. Now a new one is here, has it improved things? Four months. It’s been fou…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the era Our No 1 comedian’s…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Michael McIntyre – the new king of Saturday night. Who knew? by Stuart Heritage

McIntyre may be a floppy-haired berk who has built a career out of listing things people do, but his cheeky Big Show is the best weekend variety telly in yearsLet me begin by running through…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The best standup sets on Netflix, from Marc Maron to Ali Wong by Stuart Heritage

On-demand TV is increasingly the best place to get quality standup comedy – here are some of the best, including John Mulaney’s precise routines and Chelsea Peretti’s unrelenting nonse…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

James Bond: The Musical – another screen-to-stage disaster? by Stuart Heritage

‘No, Mr Bond, I expect you to … DANCE!’: why a 007 musical is a terrible ideaThe tension is palpable. James Bond finds himself strapped to a bench in the depths of Goldfinger’s lair,…

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Forget Rocky: the Sylvester Stallone movies that deserve to be musicals by Stuart Heritage

Rocky is likely to be a Broadway success – so which of Sly's other films deserve the song and dance treatment?Rocky is far from the first movie to be turned into a Broadway musical, but it…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

British comedy awards: how the king or queen of comedy is crowned by Stuart Heritage

Six nominees, including Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Graham Norton, are up for the top comedy award. Who will win? The answer hinges on something I call the Neediness IndexThe king or …

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away – review by Stuart Heritage

Whatever Cirque du Soleil's dubious appeals, it categorically does not belong on a cinema screenCirque du Soleil's brand of aggressive chicken-in-a-basket whimsy might be wildly successful i…

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Les Misérables? Not half as wretched as I was after watching this trailer by Stuart Heritage

Just when you thought Les Misérables couldn't get any more emotionally devastating, along comes Russell Crowe … singingAlthough it's been adapted for the screen dozens of times over the c…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Culture Flash: exam results by Stuart Heritage

This week's news in the artsIn recent years, exam results have been accompanied by two things – commentators grumbling about declining standards, and countless pictures of pretty girl…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Britain's Got Talent: what will David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre bring to the judges' table? by Stuart Heritage

McIntyre and The Hoff are replacing Piers Morgan on the Britain's Got Talent judging panel. Which in one way is excellent news …It's sad that Piers Morgan has left Britain's Got Talent. Af…

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