thu 17/06/2021

Reviews

Loki, Disney+ review - the God of Mischief gets his own TV series

Adam Sweeting

After appearing in six of Marvel’s Avengers movies, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki (the God of Mischief) gets his own TV series.

Matthews, LPO, Ticciati, Glyndebourne review - out of this world

David Nice

Why travel to Glyndebourne for a concert? Well, for a start, none of us has heard a Mahler symphony live in full orchestral garb for at least 15 months, and though the Fourth is smaller-scale than some, its innocent beginnings bely the cosmic adventures ahead.

Danielle Evans: The Office of Historical...

Daniel Lewis

There’s something refreshing about fiction you can easily trace back to the question “what if?” What if this or that existed? What would happen...

Anna Neima: The Utopians review – after horror,...

Boyd Tonkin

Not long after the Nazis came to power, Eberhard Arnold sent a manifesto to Adolf Hitler. The Protestant preacher urged the dictator to “embrace...

Victoria Mas: The Mad Women's Ball review -...

Gaby Frost

To this day, if you take a stroll down Paris’ Boulevard de l’Hôpital, you’ll come across an imposing building: the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. It’s...

Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolours, Ashmolean Museum review - a rich array

Dora Neill

Some of Britain's most popular artists highlight the importance and beauty of drawing

After Life, National Theatre review - thanks for the memories

Helen Hawkins

Intriguing, inventive play from Jack Thorne and Headlong

Elinor Cleghorn: Unwell Women review – misunderstanding and misdiagnosis

Lydia Bunt

Tracking the medical narratives that surround and often suppress women’s bodies

Reissue CDs Weekly: Screamers - Demo Hollywood 1977

Kieron Tyler

Important first-ever official release from the Los Angeles art-punks

British Ballet Charity Gala, Royal Albert Hall review - a celebration of sorts

Jenny Gilbert

Darcey Bussell rallies all eight UK major dance companies to fete their survival

Lupin, Part 2, Netflix review - master of disguise versus racists and lies

Adam Sweeting

Second coming of crowd-pleasing French drama hits virtuoso high notes

Album: Julian Lage – Squint

Sebastian Scotney

A protean talent, but a feel of work in progress

Uchida, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - Bach to the future

David Nice

The conductor as beguiling composer between arrangements and a Beethoven concerto

The Father review - gripping dementia drama

Tom Baily

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman star in Florian Zeller's Oscar-winning film adaptation

Nobody review - Bob Odenkirk reinvents himself as all-action dynamo

Adam Sweeting

Blood-splattered thriller keeps it taut, tense and tight

Bostridge, CBSO, Seal, Symphony Hall Birmingham review - large and live

Richard Bratby

Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony shoots for the stars in a programme of British rarities

Shiva Baby review - sex, lies and rugelach

Markie Robson-Scott

Trapped in a Jewish family gathering: Emma Seligman's debut feature is full of life

The Beast Must Die, Britbox review - a crime story which plumbs psychological depths

Adam Sweeting

Jared Harris seizes centre stage in Isle of Wight-based mystery

Mark Thomas, Soho Theatre review - new state-of-the-nation show

Veronica Lee

Post-Brexit Britain under the spotlight

Bank Job review - an inspirational look at finance

Sarah Kent

How to beat the system and laugh all the way to the bank

Balanchine and Robbins, The Royal Ballet review - style and substance

Jenny Gilbert

A dazzling company tribute to America's two greatest choreographers

Grosvenor, RSNO, Chan, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall online review - too big for the small screen

Christopher Lambton

Polish modernism flanks Benjamin Grosvenor in Chopin's First Piano Concerto

Dark Days, Luminous Nights, Manchester Collective, The White Hotel, Salford review - a sense of Hades

Robert Beale

Musicians and artists find out where the bodies are buried

La traviata, Opera Holland Park review – a revival in rude health

Boyd Tonkin

Rodula Gaitanou's production roars back with splendid singing and emotional conviction

Time, BBC One review - grim and gritty study of life behind bars by Jimmy McGovern

Adam Sweeting

Sean Bean and Stephen Graham find themselves in different kinds of prison

Eugene Onegin, Garsington Opera review - choral and orchestral opulence for Tchaikovsky

David Nice

How much we've missed in a year is exemplified in aspects of this hit-and-miss show

Reissue CDs Weekly: Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Songs

Kieron Tyler

Never mind the hiccups, it’s the songs that count

The Death of a Black Man, Hampstead Theatre review - blistering theatre with an unflinching vision

Rachel Halliburton

Uncomfortable truths beneath the poisoned patter in revival of Alfred Fagon's 1975 play

Bronfman, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – celebration around C major

David Nice

The brilliant first of a great principal conductor’s two farewell programmes

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