Labour's “Gang of Four” are brought to life brilliantly at the Donmar Warehouse.
A misremembered anecdote about James Joyce is at the centre of this wittily-revived play.
The Nobel Laureate has died at the age of 90. His play The Accidental Death of an Anarchist is known for its takedown of police corruption. But for me, his power lies in his love for humanity’s failings.
No Man’s Land reminds us of Harold Pinter's enduring genius – these two actors bring a new richness to it.
“He’s like an invisible shadow over the whole music business, the whole culture.”
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Artists react to the news that their subcultural music streaming service may be heading for a commercial future.
The lead singer of The Divine Comedy on the genius of Pulp, Squeeze, and the Human League.
But is he rebranding himself as an “authentic” singer-songwriter?
Nostalgic, androgynous and fresh – One Direction’s most famous face is as traditional a heartthrob as it gets. Music critics should know better than to write him off.
Do the One Direction star’s latest posts tell us about the future of music promotion in the social media age - or take us back to a bygone era?
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