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Cabaret: Trucker in a tight fit

Published: March 11, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Dina Martina: Creme de la Dregs Soho Theatre, London Looking like a trucker who has been poured into a mini dress and forgotten to say ‘when’, Dina Martina would be …

Theatre: Nice songs, shame about the racket

Published: March 9, 2018
Written by William Russell

Pippin, Southwark Playhouse, London. The score and lyrics(by by Stephen Schwartz) for this 1972 Broadway musical about Pippin,  the holy fool son of the Emperor Charlemagne, are a delight, but …

Books: Face of a cultural revolution

Published: March 9, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

The Story Of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture by Paul Gorman Thames and Hudson. £34.95 My adolescence, like everyone else’s, was punctuated by a series of discoveries, an …

Film: (Quite) good game, good game

Published: March 8, 2018
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

Game Night, Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M Goldstein, As a genre, I have never much enjoyed the “marriage in trouble” comedy. It is like an inferior sequel to a …

Film: This Sparrow fails to take flight

Published: March 8, 2018
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

Red Sparrow, Director: Francis Lawrence. If you are one of the highest paid performers in Hollywood, do you stick or twist? Stick and you alternate Oscar-fodder with franchise movies.

Another Bloody Sunday?

Published: March 5, 2018
Written by Hugh Gault

The government could have chosen Sunday 31 March 2019 as the date for leaving the EU. Instead they have agreed the previous Friday 29 March 2019 – assuming it happens …

Books: Bowie – changing you forever

Published: March 3, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones Penguin Random House £20 If there was one constant in the life of David Bowie it was change. He was Chameleon, Corinthian, Comedian …

Face of Janus threatens US union rights

Published: February 27, 2018
Written by Sarah Wilson

To many observers around the world, the Obama years looked like the beginnings of a significant shift to the left in American politics. The view from up close was very …

Books: O tempora, o mures

Published: February 25, 2018
Written by Lucy Glitters

Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters compiled by Travis Elborough Michael O’Mara £25 It was ambitious of Travis Elborough to attempt to portray, …