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Matilda Battersby

Bio
Matilda has worked at The Independent online since 2009 and is also a regular contributor to Viewpoint magazine. She writes about art, theatre and new music.

Articles By Matilda Battersby

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Elbow and New Order, Lucca Summer Festival review – a meetin...

Thirty-three years ago, at Manchester's Festival of the Tenth Summer, I fumed that New Order had been given top billing over The...

Whitewash, Soho Theatre review - a wild-at-heart linguistic...

This witty street-smart play about a white-skinned...

CD: Sum 41 - Order In Decline

Sum 41 were one of those light-weight punk-ish bands in unfeasibly...

Django Bates Belovèd Trio, Evan Parker, Wigmore Hall review...

"Genius" is a word to be used sparingly, but Django Bates surely is one. “A musical polymath and prodigiously gifted composer” went the citation...

Don Giovanni, Longborough Festival Opera review - Mozart in...

One of the features of the converted barn that forms the theatre at Longborough is a trio of statues that tops the front pediment of the building...

Bob Dylan and Neil Young, BST Hyde Park review - flat-out br...

It was billed as a moment of musical history: two of the great icons of rock'n'roll sharing a double-headline. A dream ticket. Except, of course,...

Robin Ince, Soho Theatre review - fun among the chaos

How to describe a show that by Robin Ince’s own admission doesn’t have a narrative strand, and for which he has written several pages of notes...

Florence + the Machine, BST Hyde Park review - mastering the...

It’s a rare thing that musicians sound better live than they do on Spotify. But Florence Welch sings a note perfect set – even when jumping up and...

CD: Sabaton – The Great War

It’s been 20 years since Sabaton’s formation in 1999, and the Swedish power...