Saturday 18th Nov 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Theatre N16, London
IN RECOGNITION of the Armistice and all that it means, Theatre N16 are devoting the whole of November to Aftershock, a “military season” of three new plays that explore the meaning and nature of war.
The first, Martin...
PAUL FOLEY sees an excellent production of Chekhov’s leisurely chronicle of domestic disintegration
Justice League (12A)
Directed by Zach Snyder
WHAT Hollywood always needs is cinematic superheroes to knock the living daylights out of Really Bad Guys — and out of the box office too.
So do filmgoers who enjoy heroes with amazing superpowers, unusual...
Friday 17th Nov 2017
MARIA DUARTE recommends a heartwarming drama on the doomed love affair between an ageing Hollywood legend and a young actor
Royal Exchange, Manchester
THE RELEASE of Derek Jarman’s chaotic, anarchic punk film Jubilee in 1978 was sandwiched between the current monarch’s silver jubilee and Thatcher taking power.
British society was broken. Mass unemployment, soaring inflation,...
Thursday 16th Nov 2017
JOE GILL sees a thrilling assault on corporate gangsterism in the media
The Tin Drum
West Yorkshire Playhouse,
GIVEN the current political climate, it’s easy to empathise with Oskar. On his third birthday, he decides to stop growing in protest against the world.
But that antipathy for human greed and...
Heather, Bush Theatre, London
HEATHER — Thomas Eccleshare’s story about story-telling — charts the power both of the narratives that we create and those that we tell about ourselves.
It’s also an exploration of all the assumptions made in...
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