The production makes it very clear what we are supposed to think, which sadly detracts from the variety and ambiguity the composer worked into his score.
If you want to stand on the stage on election night wearing a rosette, you'll have to buy it yourself.
Everyone agrees about everything. Almost.
A subversive semi-staging of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd brings the infamous barber back to London.
Caroline Crampton spends the day with James Rebanks, Twitter’s best-known shepherd and author of The Shepherd’s Life, and learns how he’s updating the centuries-old sheep-farming traditions of the Lake District for the modern day.
When is an orchestra not an orchestra? The way this policy defines it, northern brass bands and Scottish bagpipe groups will be excluded from the tax relief.
The writer of such “northern” hits as Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley explains why she finds such categorisation redundant.
For over a decade now people have been making and listening to podcasts - it didn't all begin with Serial, you know.
Appearing at the Barbican with the BBC Singers and London Sinfonietta, the composer's hands seem to shape music out of thin air.
The candles are everything.
On Mozart 250 and Sarah Connolly in America.
A new exhibition at Lille's Palais des Beaux-Arts reveals the life of an ancient image-maker.
It looks like the second series of ITV’s popular thriller is going to be far more interesting than we can usually expect from such a highly-anticipated follow-up.
After decades of wrangling, the Church of England has finally appointed its first woman bishop. Caroline Crampton went to meet Reverend Libby Lane, the new Bishop of Stockport.
The piece is an attempt to see the Passion through the eyes of the women who surrounded Jesus, with particular emphasis on Mary Magdalene.
Young British composer James McCarthy and Pakistani writer Bina Shah have collaborated to produce Malala, a dramatic work for choir and orchestra that attempts to capture the spirit of her story.
Superficially, women who write fiction today seem to get equal billing with their male counterparts. Yet their work will never get the kind of avid coverage given to men.
Lasting 100 minutes and requiring an orchestra, dozens of singers, cello and vocal soloists, the piece assaults the senses, deliberately seeking to encompass the listener within the scope of its sound.
Thompson is best known for playing complicated intellectual women, often in period dramas. But at the outset, sketch comedy was where she saw herself.
The thorny issue of “English votes for English laws”.
We’ll be here all night!
Accusations of a stitch-up are flying after the baking show’s most controversial episode to date.
This US cable drama about William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the American sex researchers who pioneered physiological study of human sexuality, just keeps getting better and better.
Performances by James Ehnes and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales had the Royal Albert Hall audience listening intently.
The star of To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep has had a stroke aged 89. But did she always get the roles she deserved?
Clare Teal brought an imagined “jazz off” between the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands to the Royal Albert Hall.
100 years after British foreign secretary Edward Grey said that “the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”, a programme of John Tavener’s music provided the perfect soundtrack for quiet remembrance.
A triumphant return to the Proms for the John Wilson Orchestra with the original 1948 version of Cole Porter's great musical.
Disciplined it might be, but military music is awful. Luckily, there's greater depth to this season than a first glance suggests.
So-called “seasoned theatregoers” have complained about the audience clapping during Martin Freeman’s West End appearance as Richard III, in what is nothing more than a display of blatant snobbery.