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David Benedict

Articles By David Benedict

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Cyrano - Bristol Old Vic, review, comedy with emotional inte...

Tom Morris’s production of Cyrano starts with a procession of nuns, some of them bearded, chanting verses from the medieval mystic Hildegarde of...

‘We must not allow boorish, opportunistic autocrats to hijac...

For as long as I can remember, there has been a continuous loop of original music playing in my mind. My father used to joke about my “tuyuyo...

Hot Chip, Barrowland, Glasgow review - dancefloor kings keep...

Familiarity evidently does not breed contempt, at least in the case of Hot Chip and...

John le Carré: Agent Running in the Field review - fake news...

That John le Carré! It turns out the agent isn’t so much running in the field as playing badminton. The master of the...

Spiral, Series 7, BBC Four review - hard-hitting return of o...

And welcome back to our favourite French cop show – perhaps our favourite...

Reissue CDs Weekly: The Kinks - Arthur or the Decline and Fa...

Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire hasn’t had the stratospheric levels of praise as the preceding...

Hisham Matar: A Month in Siena review – memories, framed

A Month in Siena is a sweet, short mediation on art,...

10 Questions for musician Craig Finn

As frontman and lyricist of US rockers The Hold Steady, Craig Finn...

The Mask of Orpheus, English National Opera review - amorpho...

Advance publicity overstated the case for The Mask of Orpheus. "Iconic"? Only to academics and acolytes, for British audiences haven't...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review - fantasy follow-up fall...

Angelina Jolie is back again with those cut-glass cheekbones and...