Helen Babbs

Articles in Performance

Music and Performance
2013-11-07 11:41:18

Suspense London Puppetry Festival

Music and Performance
2013-08-15 08:20:00
Music and Performance
2013-06-27 07:39:43

I never thought I’d say this but she makes it look so ea

Music and Performance
2013-06-13 09:40:15

La donna del lago; Ar

Kate Mossman on pop
2013-03-05 12:51:17

I had great hopes for this, and not just because it had

Culture
2013-02-21 09:25:00

Sensing Memory festival

Culture
2013-02-21 08:27:36

No event since the 1984 miners’ strike has divided the l

Cultural Capital
2013-02-14 09:33:55
Music and Performance
2013-02-07 10:07:02

No Quarter; The Turn of the Screw

Culture
2013-02-07 09:43:49

The Rest is Noise festival

Culture
2013-01-31 07:46:49

London International Mime Festiva

Kate Mossman on pop
2013-01-17 08:30:00

Les Misérables

Kate Mossman on pop
2012-11-29 11:59:43

The Abbey Road Sessions (Parlophone)

Music and Performance
2012-11-15 09:58:13

Psychedelic Pill

Music and Performance
2012-11-08 09:32:12

Ben Grosvenor

Culture
2012-09-13 07:10:49

You know you’re skirting pretty close to the heat when t

Culture
2012-07-18 16:28:04

The first rule for writers – apply seat of pants to chai

Music and Performance
2012-07-11 13:48:53

Les Troyens

Cultural Capital
2012-07-05 15:58:35

At the cusp of Occident and Orient, Turkey’s history is

Music and Performance
2012-07-04 12:07:04

I was slow on the uptake where jazz was concerned.

Cultural Capital
2012-07-03 09:22:34

Le nozze di Figaro is an Italian opera, compose

Music and Performance
2012-06-06 16:16:34

The Cunning Little Vixen/Falstaff: Glyndebourne/Roya

Music and Performance
2011-04-27 11:37:05
Music and Performance
2010-08-30 10:09:42
Music and Performance
2010-06-21 08:10:24
Culture
2010-06-11 08:29:57
Music and Performance
2010-02-12 09:31:17
Music and Performance
2009-11-19 05:52:17
Music and Performance
2009-11-05 05:55:47
Culture
2009-05-28 13:10:28

The penultimate image of this new play by Matt Charman i

Culture
2009-05-14 10:02:25

I wonder what the first ever first night of Waiting

Culture
2009-04-30 12:21:27

It is difficult to think of a less appropriate venue in

Music and Performance
2009-04-23 12:45:44

Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela

Culture
2009-04-16 09:15:33

When Polly Stenham’s That Face transferred from

Culture
2009-04-09 09:18:40

In 1967, a young art student called Siobhan Davies went

Culture
2009-04-02 11:47:35

There was a period, long before Heston Blumenthal became

Politics
2009-03-19 11:48:19

There are these two brothers, you see, identical twins,

Culture
2009-03-12 09:28:44

It is a sign of these self-reproachful times that we sho

Culture
2009-03-05 10:49:45

Bad drama trades in stereotypes accidentally.

Culture
2009-02-26 16:23:52

Roots Manuva

Culture
2009-02-19 12:02:11

The curse of the West End is predictability.

Culture
2009-02-12 10:29:07

In the 1990s, Joaquín Cortés made flamenco the new rock'

Culture
2009-01-29 10:35:41

On the day after Barack Obama promised in his inaugurati

Culture
2009-01-22 09:58:05

Naming your operetta after an expression meaning superfi

Music and Performance
2009-01-22 09:58:05

In his cultural history England Is Mine, Michae

Culture
2009-01-15 09:31:46

A melancholy overlays this tribute to he who would be hi

Culture
2009-01-08 09:51:12

Onstage at the Festival Hall, there's a right racket goi

Culture
2008-12-11 09:44:31

They say children are the toughest critics.

Culture
2008-12-04 09:39:35

Vaughan Williams's Riders to the Sea is a work

Culture
2008-12-04 09:39:35

When the brainy experimental choreographer Wayne McGrego

Culture
2008-11-27 09:45:00

"Where's ya heels?" is the cry that greets Eddie Izzard

UK Politics
2008-11-20 09:30:27

Gethsemane, David Hare's 14th original play for

Culture
2008-11-13 09:32:47

The last time I went on a night out in York Way, the ind

Culture
2008-11-06 09:18:10

Many of those who attended this year's Proms at the Roya

Culture
2008-10-30 09:16:12

Problems besiege any production of the west's best known

Film
2008-10-23 09:17:15

Sarah Silverman's single UK stand-up show (19 October) w

Culture
2008-10-16 09:37:35

Here's a question that may or may not have perplexed you

Music and Performance
2008-10-09 09:29:41

Large numbers visited Kings Place, London's beautiful ne

Culture
2008-10-02 09:48:16

What, asks Chekhov's anti-hero in the third act of the p

Culture
2008-09-25 10:22:58

When the French film actor and arthouse icon Juliette Bi

Culture
2008-09-18 09:23:36

"Where are you off to?" my colleagues asked.

Music and Performance
2008-09-11 09:52:02

With Madonna turned freshly 50 and opening her Sticky an

2008-09-04 10:11:59

This was one of those unnerving, out-of-body evenings at

Culture
2008-08-28 09:22:49

Beauty: what is it good for?

Culture
2008-08-21 09:28:48

Greg Doran's new production of Hamlet is crysta

Culture
2008-08-14 10:03:48

Hunger and potential starvation have been perennial thre

Culture
2008-08-07 09:21:28

When I was a boy at prep school, I used to look through

Culture
2008-07-31 09:07:34

It is customary, when the Steinway is wheeled on for a p

Culture
2008-07-24 09:18:40

A vignette from the life of a critic.

2008-07-17 09:22:07

Trussed up in blue like a tiny proud peacock, mammaries

Culture
2008-07-10 09:18:50

There are many splendid prospects for a summer's Friday

Culture
2008-07-03 09:29:43

If you're contemplating staging a new production of a cl

Culture
2008-06-26 09:24:21

American Gothic, the best-known painting by the

Music and Performance
2008-06-19 10:15:33

The sense of anticipation at the Barbican was restrained

Culture
2008-06-12 09:20:20

In his seventy-fifth year Michael Frayn has produced a m

Music and Performance
2008-06-05 09:43:01

It's the night of the middle-aged bassheads, and it thre

Culture
2008-05-29 12:00:00

The most surprising thing about this production of Georg

Culture
2008-05-22 12:00:00

The first night of the Glyndebourne Festival is always a

Culture
2008-05-15 12:00:00

That Face

UK Politics
2008-05-08 12:00:00

"I was here 30 years ago, mate," said the punk in the pi

Music and Performance
2008-05-01 12:00:00

It was fine, as maybe Dixie thought first time round, un

Culture
2008-04-24 12:00:00

It is the duty of the artist to confront, question and c

Culture
2008-04-17 12:00:00

I love the rumour that Yasmina Reza, who wrote the long-

Music and Performance
2008-04-10 12:00:00

Throughout their 28-year career, REM have always stood a

UK Politics
2008-04-03 12:00:00

This should have been a diabolical marriage made in heav

Culture
2008-03-27 12:00:00

George Balanchine might easily have lost himself in New

Film
2008-03-19 12:00:00

Until I saw this strangely effective piece from the two-

Music and Performance
2008-03-13 12:00:00

"Contains nudity and violence", cautioned the publicity

Culture
2008-03-06 12:00:00

This new play suffered one of the most tepid receptions

Politics
2008-02-28 12:00:00

African Soul Rebels

Culture
2008-02-21 12:00:00

Speed-the-Plow Old Vic, London SE1

Culture
2008-02-14 12:00:00

Ten years ago, Daniel Barenboim did the Beethoven "doubl

Culture
2008-02-07 12:00:00

The Vertical Hour Royal Court Theatre,

Culture
2008-01-31 12:00:00

Morrissey

Culture
2008-01-24 12:00:00

Land of the Dead/ Helter Skelter

Culture
2008-01-17 12:00:00

2008 Capital of Culture opening events

Culture
2008-01-10 12:00:00

Much Ado About Nothing

Music and Performance
2008-01-03 12:00:00

The Spice Girls