thu 24/10/2019

Simon Broughton

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theartsdesk Q&A: Shakespears Sister

When goth-pop duo Shakespear's Sister broke up in 1993, the music press dubbed it the break-up of the decade....

Andsnes, Oslo Philharmonic, Petrenko, Barbican review – poli...

The Oslo Philharmonic finished its centenary tour of Europe at the Barbican last night with ample proof that it consistently delivers one of the...

Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III, Royal Ballet re...

As a mood-lifter, it’s hard to beat the opening of Concerto. Against a primrose sky, figures in daffodil, tangerine and brick form...

Imogen Cooper 70th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall review - o...

There are now two septuagenarians playing Schubert at a...

Kiefer Sutherland, Shepherd's Bush Empire review - acto...

There’s no getting around it – it’s very surreal indeed to be in the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and see an eye-wateringly famous movie and TV star...

The Troubles: A Secret History, BBC Four, finale review - pe...

This terrifying but gripping BBC Four series about...

The British Tribe Next Door, Channel 4 review - risible cult...

What’s the most ridiculous programme that Channel 4 has...

CD: James Blunt - Once Upon a Mind

James Blunt loves to joke about how gloomy his songs are and he says Once Upon a Mind...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...