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Tammy | Movie review

Tammy
MOVIE REVIEW

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy), the namesake of this rather gratuitously plotted film, is about as irritating and two-dimensional a character as anything Will Farrell has ever had a hand in creating – and if anyone remembers Elf, that may be [read more]

Mapei at Cargo | Live review

Mapei at Cargo
LIVE REVIEW

Having sprung to prominence since her single Don’t Wait went viral last October, it’s about time that Mapei’s distinctive sound made the leap across the pond. Wednesday night saw the young musician make her UK debut against the aptly [read more]

Lust for Youth at Rough Trade East | Live review

Lust for Youth at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

Swedish duo Lust for Youth mix frozen, melancholic landscapes (recalling Joy Division and New Order) with some warm chill tunes (think Air France or Tough Alliance). The result is a pleasant soundwhere pseudo-disco beats are shaken with [read more]

Wonderland at Hampstead | Theatre Review

Wonderland at Hampstead
THEATRE REVIEW

Set in both the dark underbelly of a Nottinghamshire mine and in the cold light of the conservative political scene of the 70s, Wonderland explores the complex subject of the miners’ strikes. The first thing to be said about this [read more]

Ron Pope at Oslo Hackney | Live review

Ron Pope at Oslo Hackney
LIVE REVIEW

Best known for hit single Drop in the Ocean, which after featuring on The Vampire Diaries and 90210 has gained the Atlanta musician a devoted following of young female fans, Ron Pope takes to the Oslo’s stage to perform a “small, fun [read more]

Lissie at Union Chapel | Live review

Lissie at Union Chapel
LIVE REVIEW

Under a backdrop of gorgeous stained glass and stone, Lissie’s look is unimposing: a plain white T-shirt, blue jeans and ankle high boots do little to give away the Californian’s angelic voice. Running straight on stage and into her [read more]

What to expect from The Mimic’s second series

What to expect from The Mimic’s second series

The Mimic is the story of Martin Hurdle (played by Terry Mynott), an everyday maintenance man with an uncanny ability to mimic voices. Now in its second series, things aren’t looking too good for Martin the mimic. Without giving too [read more]

Richard III at St Paul’s Church | Theatre review

Richard III at St Paul’s Church
THEATRE REVIEW

As Shakespeare’s second longest work, Richard III is a lot to stomach. Due to the tumultuous amount of characters and intricate scheming the historical play has a rather rushed and overwhelming quality to it, though its overt villainy [read more]

Begin Again | Movie review

Begin Again
MOVIE REVIEW

Every now and then a film comes along that is full of such sincerity that it makes you want to tell the nearest passer-by that everything is going to be just fine. John Carney’s Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, [read more]

Bugle Boy: The Life Story of Glenn Miller at the Leicester Square | Theatre review

Bugle Boy: The Life Story of Glenn Miller at the Leicester Square
THEATRE REVIEW

It’s no secret that there has been a major surge in writing of the bio-musical in the last five years. Not quite the fictional jukebox musical, but the telling of the true story of a given figure associated with – or in this case [read more]

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