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Péricles, Prince de Tyr at the Barbican Theatre

Taking one of Shakespeare’s difficult, ‘mouldy tales’, Stephen Hills examines Cheek by Jowl’s new production of Pericles. Set in a psychiatric ward, this production brings cognitive...

Anthea Hamilton’s The Squash at Tate Britain

In Anthea Hamilton’s 2018 Duveen Commission, The Squash, a gourd-like figure dressed in couture struts around a newly tiled Tate Britain, but what does it mean asks Gonçalo Birra? After exhibiting her...

In Conversation with Lower Than Atlantis

Post-hardcore quartet Lower Than Atlantis are currently on a UK tour in support of last year’s album Safe In Sound. They’ve been playing intimate venues throughout the country in towns and cities that usually...

‘The Way of the World’ at the Donmar Warehouse

Carleigh Nicholls analyses another restoration adaptation, this time Congreve’s ‘The Way of the World’. Considering the status of restoration drama today, the luscious set and costumes and...

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

5/10 On The Decemberists’ 2015 album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, Colin Meloy opened with a pithy parody of an artist addressing his fanbase: “We know you threw your arms around us in the...

Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre

With glitz, glamour and a healthy amount of theatrical cynicism, Anthony Walker-Cook reviews Ruthless! The Musical and asks, despite its ability to tell jokes, if the cat really has claws. Reviewing Ruthless...

The Square: Darkly Humorous and Humorously Dark

“The art world is hard to satirize” says Ruben Östlund in a promotional interview, as he elucidates the cultural world of his movie, The Square. The recent satire has jumped the pond in its notoriety, and...

Frankie Cosmos – Vessel

7/10 Frankie Cosmos’s songs are like snippets from the internal monologue of the female lead in a particularly good indie coming-of-age film. Articulate, emotionally literate, but somewhat emotionally...