Daisy Pulls it Off
Park Theatre, London
PRIOR to the onset of digital and social media, the preferred opiate of the pre-adolescent masses was comics. For girls, these were the likes of Judy, Bunty and, for previous generations, the School Girls Own Annual, the...
Thursday 14th Dec 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
The RSC adaptation of Robert Harris’s novels about power politics in ancient Rome loses something in the transition from page to stage, says GORDON PARSONS
The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales
Bristol Old Vic
IN MANY ways, this production of some of Hans Christian Anderson’s best-known stories is traditional Christmas fare, complete with witty rhyming couplets, bright inventive costumes, song, dance and...
PAUL FOLEY recommends a heart-warming production of Guys and Dolls in Manchester
Wednesday 13th Dec 2017
by Mat Coward
The Melting PotFinborough Theatre, London2/5
THE MELTING Pot had not been seen before now on a British stage in almost 80 years.
So it’s somewhat curious that Max Elton’s production opens with an...
Tuesday 12th Dec 2017
YolanDa BrownPizza Express, London4/5
YOLANDA BROWN’S MUSIC, she says, “combines reggae, jazz and soul. It’s where my heart beats, my fingers play and my soul dances.”
And, as she springs...
Lurking beneath the festive jollity, the RSC’s version of the Dickens classic is a reminder of grim present realities, says GORDON PARSONS
Marjorie Mayo reviews Do We Need Economic Inequality? by Danny Dorling (Polity, £9.99)
Monday 11th Dec 2017
Jimmy Reid’s rightwards trajectory from charismatic communist to member of the SNP is the story of a ‘working-class hero’ thwarted by social and political circumstance, says JOHN GREEN