When we think of crime fiction, we tend to think of gritty US cities and tired detectives in trench coats. But the themes of crime fiction (murder, suspicion and police politics, among others) are universal, and as such, do...
Blak Whyte Gray was a moving performance that made you feel exactly how I imagine the producers would want the audience to feel. The idea behind the production is complex, making the actual performance abstract and experimental — after...
“Why do we see each other if we hate each other?” Yvan (Stephen Tompkinson) asks towards the end of Yasmina Reza’s now legendary comedy Art. Yvan’s comment is made halfway through an uncomfortable evening in which his friendship with...
A few days ago I read an article about an artist called Bryan Lewis Saunders who had done 30 self-portraits under the influence of 30 drugs, both illegal and legal, in 30 days. But as fascinating it was to...
For their opening night at Norwich’s Theatre Royal, the English Touring Opera delivered a refreshingly clear interpretation of Mozart’s much-loved opera, The Marriage of Figaro. As someone who was relatively new to the world of opera, I found the...
Pantomime is fantastical and enchanting. It weaves the modern with the traditional for all to enjoy. Richard Gauntlett’s Sleeping Beauty is a piece collective of family fun, politics and popular culture. It tells the story of a young girl...