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A Christmas Carol at Old Red Lion | Theatre review

A Christmas Carol at Old Red Lion
THEATRE REVIEW

Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol is so firmly rooted in the collective imagination of Christmas that it’s difficult to remember the first time you were exposed to the story, or to one of its countless iterations. A [read more]

XFM’S Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy | Live review

XFM’S Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy
LIVE REVIEW

XFM may not be as big a bastion of radio broadcasting as it used to be, but on a dreary Wednesday night it proved that it can still pull in a decent rock outing with its latest Winter Wonderland offering. Topping the bill tonight is [read more]

Almost, Maine at the Park | Theatre review

Almost, Maine at the Park
THEATRE REVIEW

Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and presented by Go People, is a romance, or rather a selection of romances, in a small town called Maine. They say the cold winter air can be bitter and painful, but not in Maine. It’s as if [read more]

It’s a Wonderful Life at Bridge House | Theatre review

It’s a Wonderful Life at Bridge House
THEATRE REVIEW

A new version of the 1946 holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life has been brought to Bridge House Theatre in Penge by director Guy Retallack and writer Tony Palermo.   The production takes the form of a 1940s radio play, with the [read more]

The Winter’s Tale at the Lion and Unicorn | Theatre review

The Winter’s Tale at the Lion and Unicorn
THEATRE REVIEW

The Winter’s Tale is not the most remembered of works in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. The words of its characters have not lodged themselves as firmly into the English language as, say, Hamlet’s or Othello’s. And while the [read more]

Big Eyes | Movie review

Big Eyes
MOVIE REVIEW

In the 60s, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) transformed the way that art is sold and distributed across the world. It came to light, however, that he did not create the work he sold – his wife Margaret (Amy Adams) did. The latest film [read more]

Selma | Movie review

Selma
MOVIE REVIEW

America seems to be undergoing a curiously reflective period over the last year or so, certainly if cinema is anything to go by. Lincoln, 12 Years a Slave, The Butler and now Selma - all depict the heroic struggle for emancipation on [read more]

Annie | Movie review

Annie
MOVIE REVIEW

An age-old classic, the story of Annie is loved by many. Remaking this family favourite, though, brings with it an abundance of unavoidable problems: a sickly-sweet resolution, an anachronistic moral message and one-note characters. [read more]

The British Comedy Awards 2014 winners: Nick Helm is the breakthrough artist

The British Comedy Awards 2014 winners: Nick Helm is the breakthrough artist

Last night the 25th anniversary of the British Comedy Awards saw Jack Whitehall crowned King of Comedy for the third time running by the Great British public. The show was hosted by Jonathan Ross, who performed as the accomplished compere [read more]

Tiger Country at the Hampstead | Theatre review

Tiger Country at the Hampstead
THEATRE REVIEW

Three years after its sell-out debut, award-winning playwright Nina Raine’s Tiger Country is making a triumphant return to the stage. In an open theatre space, Raine weaves for us an engaging tale centred around a group of doctors in [read more]

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