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Sikes and Nancy at Trafalgar Studios | Theatre review

Sikes and Nancy at Trafalgar Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

James Swanton’s one-man dramatisation of Charles Dickens’ Sikes and Nancy (a version of the murder scene in Oliver Twist adapted for public readings) is a brilliantly madcap hour of Victorian melodrama. Swanton, armed only with [read more]

Potted Sherlock at the Vaudeville | Theatre review

Potted Sherlock at the Vaudeville
THEATRE REVIEW

The makers of the surprising West End success Potted Potter have now quite unashamedly cashed in on the international Sherlock Holmes hype created by Benedict Cumberbatch and the BBC, reducing one of our most famous literary figures to a [read more]

Gogol Bordello at the Roundhouse | Live review

Gogol Bordello at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

Tonight, the Roundhouse is packed. It’s a sold-out show, and Mariachi El Bronx are getting people moving. As an alter-ego of an all-American hardcore band, one might expect their foray into Mexican music to be a little inauthentic or [read more]

Golem at the Young Vic | Theatre review

Golem at the Young Vic
THEATRE REVIEW

The world in which 1927’s shows take place is vivid and utterly unique. Conjured from a variety of media that work seamlessly together, and characterised by an all-pervading noir and unceasing deadpan humour, it is unmistakable in style. [read more]

Nutcracker at London Coliseum | Dance review

Nutcracker at London Coliseum
DANCE REVIEW

The opening scene of Nutcracker paints a picture-perfect Christmas day. Young and old are skating on the Thames, against the backdrop of the Edwardian mansion house of heroine Clara’s family. The beautiful, multi-layered stage design by [read more]

3 Winters at the Lyttleton | Theatre review

3 Winters at the Lyttleton
THEATRE REVIEW

“I no longer understand this world – now trust is seen as stupidity, compassion is weakness, and solidarity means you’re unable to look after yourself.” So laments the daughter of a communist partisan about to see her own [read more]

Lily Allen at Brixton Academy | Live review

Lily Allen at Brixton Academy
LIVE REVIEW

Last Christmas, Lily Allen lit up television sets with her reworking of Somewhere Only We Know, the soundtrack to the 2013 John Lewis advert. Within 12 months, she has re-established herself back into pop consciousness; this Christmas she [read more]

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at the Royal Albert Hall

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at the Royal Albert Hall

As imaginative and inspiring as Tim Burton himself, this exquisite performance of Danny Elfman’s genius at the Royal Albert Hall is dramatic storytelling in its purest form. The London Concert Orchestra, conducted by John Mauceri, are [read more]

Edward Scissorhands at Sadler’s Wells | Theatre review

Edward Scissorhands at Sadler’s Wells
THEATRE REVIEW

Beloved gothic fairytale Edward Scissorhands is getting an airing as a dance production at Sadler’s Wells, but devotees of the original Tim Burton film may be disappointed. There’s no doubt the performance is visually [read more]

Professor Green at the Roundhouse | Live review

Professor Green at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

2014 has been a year of extremes for Professor Green. All within the space of 15 months, the Hackney-born rapper has been in a near-fatal car accident, received a driving ban and got married to Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh. [read more]

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