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Theatre Review - 'Matilda The Musical'

A triumphant testimony to the power of storytelling is provided by the wonderful Matilda: The Musical, an RSC production adapted from Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel which has transferred from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End

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Theatre Review - 'The Lion in Winter'

A right royal family Christmas becomes a family at war in which an empire is the prize in Trevor Nunn’s disappointing revival of James Goldman’s 1966 play The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

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Film Review - 'Sketch of Mujo'

Filmed soon after this year's Japanese earthquakes, Koichi Omiya's documentary captures the aftermath with stark, unyielding clarity and an uncompromising insight into the human cost of the disaster

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Theatre Review - 'Hamlet'

Insanity, death, grief and abandonment – the things we most fear - come strongly to the fore in Ian Rickson’s controversial new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet (Young Vic)

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Music Review – 'The Brighton & Hove Gay Men's Chorus'

An inoffensive excursion into cover versions, but are we listening for the right reasons, and when does identity become a barrier to our sense of self?

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UnCon 2011 – talking dogs, smuggled bats, singing heads

Strange days indeed as this yearly convention of the unusual and the esoteric returns

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Theatre Review - 'Death & The Maiden'

The nightmare of the past comes back to haunt the present in Ariel Dorfman’s harrowing play Death and the Maiden, first staged 21 years ago and now revived in a taut new production directed by Jeremy Herrin, at the Harold Pinter Theatre W1

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Theatre Review - 'Three Days in May'

1940 - Britain's on the ropes as the Third Reich sweeps across Europe. To fight or not to fight? For three vital days, the fate of the UK and the free world hung in the balance, as the latest play by Ben Brown reveals

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Theatre Review - 'Cool Hand Luke'

One of the seminal films of the past 50 years has been Cool Hand Luke for its depiction of the brutality of which man is capable as well as providing a devastating critique of the American penal system which although doing away with the notorious chain gang system still retains the barbaric death penalty

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Theatre Review - 'Jumpy'

The strained relationship between parents and their teenage offspring may be a familiar subject but it gets a fresh and funny makeover in April de Angelis’s acutely observed new play Jumpy (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court), directed by Nina Raine

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Theatre Review - 'Driving Miss Daisy

It is a pleasure to go to the theatre and find two great veteran actors at the peak of their powers. But this is indeed the case with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones who work their magic in the superlative production of Driving Miss Daisy (Wyndhams Theatre)

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Theatre Review - 'The Veil'

If you can imagine a cross between Henry James and Anton Chekhov you will get some idea of the flavour of Conor McPherson’s intriguing new play The Veil (NT’s Lyttleton auditorium).

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Last Night's TV – 'Young, Foreign and Over Here'

The BBC attempts a documentary series on life in the UK for the many East European immigrants who have travelled to our shores. Sadly, they get BBC3 to make it

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Save The Dandy!

A national institution is in trouble, not helped by children who don't read, and an ever-more ghettoised comics fandom. How to turn it around? Preferably by buying it

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Theatre Review - 'Rock of Ages'

A celebration of glam metal and bad haircuts from the 80s comes care of this frenzied jukebox musical, so do try to rock out or something

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Theatre Review - 'The Playboy of the Western World'

A play which caused riots at its Dublin premiere in 1907 is back as fresh and funny as ever in the shape of JM Synge’s lyrical tragicomedy, directed by John Crowley

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Theatre Review – 'Street Scene'

Kurt Weill's American tragic opera briefly returns to the stage at the Old Vic, as a long hot summer in 1947 brings death and despair to a poor, run-down New York neighbourhood

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Theatre Review - 'My City'

Laurence Green reviews Steven Poliakoff's latest offering at the Almeida Theatre, a tale of troubled school days revisited, starring Tracy Ullman, David Troughton, Tom Riley and Sian Brooke

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Theatre Review – 'The Kitchen'

Arnold Wesker's glimpse at post-war, post-rationing Britain, where the temperature is just heating up literally and figuratively, makes a welcome return to the National Theatre

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Theatre Review - 'The Tempest'

Trevor Nunn's new production of Shakespeare's supernatural fantasy play sees Ralph Fiennes in very fine form as Prospero

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Theatre Review - 'Faith Machine'

Laurence Green covers Alexei Kaye Campbell's thought-provoking exploration of faith and capitalism - touching on some big issues as 9/11 looms large

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Edinburgh International Festival 2011 - The Highlights

Laurence Green samples the Edinburgh international Festival's finest, including a very Chinese take on Hamlet and The Tempest

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Randy Crawford - 'The Best of Randy Crawford' review

17 of the best (sort of) from the Soul megastar's back catalogue

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Theatre Review - 'Road Show'

Stephen Sondheim's new musical ponders the American dream as two brothers haunt each other's lives

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Theatre Review - 'Ghost: The Musical'

This spirited cinema hit comes to the stage with added music and not a few special effects

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Theatre Review - 'Loyalty'

Ex-Downing Street insider Sarah Helm's new play on the eve of the Iraq War misses a golden opportunity to satirise this most controversial of recent conflicts

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Theatre Review - 'The Beggar's Opera'

John Gay's 1728 work returns to the London stage

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Last Night's TV - Dispatches: Landlords from Hell

In exposing wrong doing, this documentary fails to tackle the real problem

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Theatre Review – 'Doctor Faustus'

On the highway to hell with Christopher Marlowe's tragedy

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Theatre Review - 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

MASSIVE SPOILER - They both die at the end

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