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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cool Britannia symbolised hope – but all it delivered was a culture of inequality by Tom Campbell and Homa Khaleeli

It’s 20 years since Tony Blair reshaped Britain’s economy around the arts, yet the project’s legacy is an exploitative sector dominated by people from an astonishingly small demographi…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bloody good fun: turning the story of Tarrare the sideshow freak into an opera by Tom and Tobi Poster

The true story of the French revolutionary soldier was so grotesquely dramatic, we knew it had to be told – with puppetsWhen we first came across the story of Tarrare – a perpetually hun…

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Beyoncé to Black Mirror; the culture that defines 2016 by Archie Bland, Michael Billington, Peter Bradshaw, Daphne A Brooks, Tom Holland, Jonathan Jones, Justine Jordan, Brian Logan, Sean O'Hagan and Simon Parkin

How better to make sense of this turbulent year than through the art and literature it has produced? Our critics choose the works that sum up the last 12 monthsIf there is one film that hold…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

'Don't look at my feet!': Royal Ballet principal ballerina prepares for Nutcracker – video by Tom Silverstone, Jess Gormley and Irene Baqué

Royal Ballet principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson prepares for her opening performance of the classic Christmas production The Nutcracker at London’s Royal Opera House. Alone in the stud…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Impressions masterclass with Alistair McGowan and Rory Bremner – video by Stephen Moss, Jess Gormley, Tom Silverstone, Noah Payne-Frank and Kara Fox

Stephen Moss learns the art of impersonation from two masters: Alistair McGowan and Rory Bremner. Will Moss impress his tutors with his Boris Johnson? Can he manage to stretch his words and …

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tobias Menzies' self portrait: 'I feel younger than my years' – video by Tom Silverstone, Noah Payne-Frank, Jess Gormley and Juliet Riddell

Actor Tobias Menzies analyses his reflection while looking down the lens of the camera and drawing his self-portrait on an iPad. Through this intimate process he reveals his thoughts about h…

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Monday, December 14, 2015

'Don't look at my feet!': Royal Ballet principal ballerina prepares for Nutcracker – video by Tom Silverstone, Jess Gormley and Irene Baqué

Royal Ballet principal ballerina Lauren Cuthbertson prepares for her opening performance of the classic Christmas production The Nutcracker at London’s Royal Opera House. Alone in the stud…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Debating ‘Otello,’ Blackface and Casting Trends by Ben Brantley and Anthony Tommasini

Ben Brantley and Anthony Tommasini weigh in on the debate set off by the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to forgo darkening makeup in its latest production.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Exploring ‘Hamilton’ and Hip-Hop Steeped in Heritage by Anthony Tommasini and Jon Caramanica

Anthony Tommasini and Jon Caramanica discuss Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Another Spider-Man actor injured in fall by JOHN CARUCCI and TOM McELROY

Fourth time an actor has been hurt in connection with expensive production

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Another Spider-Man actor injured in fall by JOHN CARUCCI and TOM McELROY

Fourth time an actor has been hurt in connection with expensive production

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cast me as a butler with a funny walk: Michael Gambon interviewed by Michael Billington - video by Michael Billington, Alex Healey and Tom Silverstone

When did Michael Gambon discover that he could act? What was his first role? And what did he learn from working with Laurence Olivier, Alan Ayckbourn and Harold Pinter? The great actor talks…

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bristol is a 'choir of creativity', says Warhorse director Tom Morris by Tom Morris and Matthew Austin

The Bristol Old Vic chief talks to the co-founder of Mayfest the annual festival of experimental theatre about a city whose artists are as energetically unpredictable as their audiencesTom…

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Intervention, Palace Theatre, Watford by With The Simplest Of Designs By Lucy Osborne, and Great Music From Tom Gibbons (i Particularly Liked The Use Of Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends), This Engrossing and Entertaining Piece Ends On A Powerful Visual Image Of A Suicidal Mutual D

Palace Theatre, Watford: A smart two-hander, An Intervention begins with a drink-fuelled confrontation between A, a young woman who has just been on an anti-war protest, and her best friend,…

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Guest blog: The Situation Room by James Blakey and Tom Mansfield

The Easter weekend came right in the middle of our rehearsals. It was frustrating to stop working but perhaps, we thought, no bad thing to take a few days away from thinking about global con…

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Edinburgh festival diary: news and gossip by Stephanie Merritt and Tom Lamont

Tristan makes a stand for the NHS, facts and fictions on a walking tour, and there's life in Shopping Centre yetHow do you like your scones?Trouble on the World's Greatest Walking Tour of Ed…

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Audience Member Perspectives by Alison Drucker and Tom Holzman

Theatre is the best way to live more than one life (unless you believe in reincarnation). It invites the audience as well as the cast members to become one or more of the characters on stage…

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