thu 18/08/2022

John Harle

Articles By John Harle

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Album: Aitch - Close to Home

22 is a pretty young age to be jaded. But this album starts out with Mancunian rapper Aitch detailing how tough it is at the top, and how...

Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Jake Lambert / Bella Hull / J...

Jake Lambert, Pleasance Courtyard ...

The Trials, Donmar Warehouse review – chillingly compelling

Dystopian theatre takes many forms — but this is the first which is a jury-room drama. Dawn King has previously explored the world of double-think...

Prom 40, Moore, RPO, Petrenko review - orchestral clarity, a...

It does need saying: the RPO may receive less frequent plaudits than some of their London peers, but this is a fine and wonderfully responsive...

Wonderville Magic and Cabaret - fast-paced show delivers the...

There’s nothing quite like magic, live, up close and personal. Sure there are the TV spectaculars, the casino resort mega-shows and...

Salome, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gardner, Edinburgh In...

It is quite some years, if not decades, since the Edinburgh International Festival had any claim to be a festival of staged opera. This year we...

Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Hal Cruttenden / Zach Zucker...

 

Hal Cruttenden, Pleasance Courtyard ...

Album: Hot Chip - Freakout/Release

You know those people who claim to literally only like the very first music a band does at the start of their career, then kind “Meh” decades-...

Prom 39, Hartwig, BBCSO, Oramo review - bright and breezy fo...

Two quirky concertos – one for orchestra, though it might also be called a sinfonietta – and a big symphony: best of British but, more important,...

Room, Edinburgh International Festival 2022 review - decaden...

"I feel I owe you an explanation." That much James Thierrée concedes partway through his sprawling, freewheeling, dream-like, hallucinatory ...