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Arts, OldVenue

Review – The Curious Incident on Stage

The Curious Incident is an electric performance which will leave you breathless and mesmerised. Proudly boasting as many awards as Meryl Streep’s bedside table, this seven Olivier Award and five Tony Award winning play is now on a tour of the UK in all its magnificence! It is an acutely sensory performance with continuous energy…

TV

To Binge or Not to Binge?

Over long breaks, we are all faced with this dilemma: to binge or not to binge? That’s binge watching TV series, of course. Why not? It’s summer, go crazy! It’s as addictive as crack but with no side-effects! Vive la liberté, égalité, fraternité et binge watching! There are no rules and no limits; why not…

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Review: Something Must Break

This love story between transgender Sebastian/Ellie and straight-identifying Andreas is undoubtedly one of the most important films of the year so far. Directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark and co-written with former lover Eli Levén, the feature follows the stunning story of Sebastian/Ellie’s journey of self-acceptance and the finding of peace in-between the two identities of…

Arts, OldVenue

Northern Ballet does ‘The Great Gatsby’

Awarded ‘Best Ballet Company’ at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards last year, Northern Ballet have gone from strength to strength with this spectacular and daring adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The piece had many contemporary elements, resonating with influence from the innovative 20th Century Ballet Rambert dance company. This could be seen…

TV

Good people do bad things

It was always going to be tough for Netflix to follow up critically acclaimed hits like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black with something that would not constantly be compared to them or defined by their success. In fact it turns out that Bloodline defies definition altogether. Part crime thriller, part family…

Film

Review: Lost River

Slaughtered at the Cannes film festival last year, Lost River, written, directed and produced by Ryan Gosling raises the question of whether Hollywood actors are now just using film-making as an ego trip and because that is where the money is at, especially after Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s recent successes…

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