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Coldplay wrap up intimate Ghost Stories global tour at the Royal Albert Hall

Coldplay wrap up intimate Ghost Stories global tour at the Royal Albert Hall

Coldplay’s Ghost Stories received mixed reviews. Some say that Chris Martin is lacking inspiration and his recent divorce made him write a down-hearted album, others claim he’s actually in great shape, penning authentic [read more]

Lonely the Brave at the Old Blue Last | Live review

Lonely the Brave at the Old Blue Last
LIVE REVIEW

The cramped second floor of the City’s Old Blue Last pub was the stage for a drop-by performance from Cambridge-based rock band Lonely the Brave last night. Apparently, according to lead guitarist Mark Trotter, the homey establishment [read more]

The Glass Supper at Hampstead | Theatre review

The Glass Supper at Hampstead
THEATRE REVIEW

Marcus and Colin have left London’s raucous gay scene for a sleepy cottage in the country, yet whether the pair’s escape to rural tranquillity is getting away or running away remains one of writer Martyn Hasford’s lingering [read more]

A Handful of Stars at Trafalgar Studios | Theatre review

A Handful of Stars at Trafalgar Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

In a smoky pool club somewhere in the Irish 80s, a jukebox is stuffed into a corner, crucifixes are hanging on the walls and one of the windows is smashed just like it has been the last fifteen years. It is in this small town hangout that [read more]

Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe | Theatre review

Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe
THEATRE REVIEW

Julius Caesar is dead, murdered at the hands of his compatriot and friend Brutus, and his cohort of conspirators. As Caesar staggers to the ground, his robe drenched in ribbons of thick red blood, his ambition is destroyed, taken up [read more]

A First World Problem at Theatre503 | Theatre review

A First World Problem at Theatre503
THEATRE REVIEW

If the Bechdel test can be applied to theatre, then A First World Problem is a first-class example of how to ace it. The subject of the boarding schoolgirl experience has been brought up to date and the state of feminism in this part of [read more]

Chantal Claret at Barfly | Live review

Chantal Claret at Barfly
LIVE REVIEW

Hosted in the Barfly in Camden, and tucked away in the dimly-lit top room of the venue with her closest fans in attendance, Chantal Claret gave a performance as full-bodied and atmospherically intoxicating as her tipple of a namesake. [read more]

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]

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Turner Prize 2014 at Tate Britain | Exhibition review
Turner Prize 2014 at Tate Britain

The Turner Prize, established in 1984, promotes discussion of developments in contemporary British art. The shortlist [read more]

Next Fall at Southwark Playhouse | Theatre review
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In a broad, punchline-heavy sitcom style, Geoffrey Nauffts’ Next Fall stomps its way through a gay love story. Luke [read more]

Rachael Dadd at St Pancras Old Church | Live review
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Set in the mountainous region of Pakistan, Director Afia Nathaniel gives women their voice in this tale of one [read more]

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