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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at The Roundhouse | Live review

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at The Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s collaborations have never been considered particularly cool or fashionable. Even in their Beautiful South heyday, when singles Rotterdam and Don’t Marry Her were hugely popular Top 10 hits, they stood [read more]

Dumb and Dumber To | Movie review

Dumb and Dumber To
MOVIE REVIEW

20 years after the toilet humour-crammed classic Dumb and Dumber (honestly, 20 years!) the Farrelly brothers revisit simpletons Harry and Lloyd to see how they’ve fared these last decades. It’s a gleefully crude affair with some [read more]

Vision Fortune and Dawn of Midi at Electrowerkz | Live review

Vision Fortune and Dawn of Midi at Electrowerkz
LIVE REVIEW

Electrowerkz, Islington’s former metalworks, is an interesting venue. Originally it was stables, later becoming a metalworks, before being re-purposed as the event space it is today, complete with crumbling brickwork, exposed wiring [read more]

Cinderella at New Wimbledon | Theatre review

Cinderella at New Wimbledon
THEATRE REVIEW

After a slightly rocky start – involving a fawningly self-congratulatory filmed opening sequence about the importance of panto to British culture, narrated by Brian Blessed, and a bizarre advert for Littlewoods – the show settles [read more]

In Conversation with John Pilger at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In Conversation with John Pilger at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In the theatre of journalism, John Pilger is one of the great leading men. Making his name in the early 1970s with bruising and incisive documentaries about the horrors of the Vietnam War, he has gone on to make numerous films – [read more]

Physical books are still irreplaceable

Physical books are still irreplaceable

After the introduction of Kindles and e-books and tablets, the world got a little bit anxious about the potentially damned future of physical books. Frankly, we needn’t worry; real books are most certainly not going to disappear off [read more]

Usagi Yojimbo at Southwark Playhouse | Theatre review

Usagi Yojimbo at Southwark Playhouse
THEATRE REVIEW

In a playful morality tale about honour, Usagi Yojimbo shows the title character (played by Jonathan Ragget), a rabbit who wants to become a warrior, learn the true meaning of being a samurai from a curmudgeonly old lion. No, it’s not [read more]

Billy the Kid at The Rosemary Branch | Theatre review

Billy the Kid at The Rosemary Branch
THEATRE REVIEW

Charles Court Opera is, by now, an old hand at putting together side-splitting Christmas pantos – so much so that it’s becoming London tradition to drop by The Rosemary Branch for a fun night of groan-inducing puns and catchy [read more]

Smut for the smart: an interview with panto dame Paul L Martin

Smut for the smart: an interview with panto dame Paul L Martin

As the pantomime season gets underway, The Upcoming caught up with the impresario of latest offering Booty and Biatch, Paul L Martin, to talk tradition, innuendo and twisting fairytales into farce. You’re preparing for your 14th festive [read more]

Taking Back Sunday at the Roundhouse | Live review

Taking Back Sunday at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

Taking Back Sunday are a band who have seemingly always been firmly in the set genre of emo. Carefully placed alongside counterparts My Chemical Romance, Fall Out boy and Panic! at the Disco, they have never really aggressively taken the [read more]

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