Arts

The joy of volcano-chasing

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Mary Wakefield on Katia and Maurice Krafft, who loved volcanoes and each other

This lot should be sent to prison too: Where the Crawdads Sing reviewed

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Where the Crawdads Sing is based on the bestselling book (by Delia Owens) that I picked up from one of…

Why we should all be dropping acid

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Many years ago a man on the end of my cigarette stole my soul. Mr Migarette (for such was his…

A belter of a podcast, featuring a mad South African: Smoke Screen reviewed

23 July 2022 9:00 am

I go back and forth on tobacco companies. On the one hand, they are merchants of death. On the other,…

With everything working properly, this would have been a lot of fun: Grange Park's La Gioconda reviewed

23 July 2022 9:00 am

There are composers who are known for a single opera, and there are operas that are known for only a…

An entertaining display, clearly destined for Netflix: Patriots, at Almeida Theatre, reviewed

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Patriots, by Peter Morgan, is a drama documentary about recent Russian history. And though it’s a topical show it’s not…

A showstopper is at the heart of this winning show: Dulwich Gallery's Reframed – The Woman in the Window reviewed

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Themed exhibitions pegged to particular pictures in museum collections tend to be more interesting to the museum’s curators than to…

Genesis of a Dreamcoat

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Just the other day came the announcement that a new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat was to…

Everyone involved should be in prison: Netflix's Persuasion reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

You may already have read early reviews of Netflix’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion saying it’s ‘the worst adaptation ever’…

Stop tearing down controversial statues, says British-Guyanan artist Hew Locke

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Rather than tearing statues down, Hew Locke believes in reworking them to highlight their place in our imperial history. Stuart Jeffries speaks to him

Hearing Percy Bysshe Shelley read aloud was a revelation

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Last week I heard the actor Julian Sands give a virtuoso performance of work by Percy Bysshe Shelley to mark…

Hytner hits the bull's eye: The Southbury Child, at the Bridge Theatre, reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

The Southbury Child is a comedy drama set in east Devon featuring a distressed vicar, Fr David, with a complex…

An intense slab of religiosity: Nick Cave's Seven Psalms reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

 Grade: B There has always been a seriousness and intelligence about Nick Cave quite at odds with that which usually…

A bleeding, inch-thick hunk of verismo sirloin: Royal Opera's Cav and Pag reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

One legacy of lockdown in the classical music world has been the sheer length of the 21-22 season. In a…

Who are these pathologically liberal rozzers? Channel 4's Night Coppers reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Grizzled police officers of the old school should probably avoid Channel 4’s Night Coppers for reasons of blood pressure. Like…

Enthralled

9 July 2022 9:00 am

The news that Germaine Greer had put herself into a retirement home in sight of the Queensland forest she had…

An intimate, lucid and unforgettable new James MacMillan work

9 July 2022 9:00 am

On Tuesday night I was at the world première of a motet by Sir James MacMillan and I don’t think…

At her best when lightly ruffling the surfaces of things: Cornelia Parker, at Tate Britain, reviewed

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Cornelia Parker wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but when she was growing up her German godparents…

From Leonardo to Hepworth: the art of surgery

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Daisy Dunn on the art of surgery

Only traces of their eerie early spirit remain: Kings of Leon, at OVO Hydro, reviewed

9 July 2022 9:00 am

A few years ago, I spoke to Mick Jagger and asked him which of the (relatively) new crop of rock…

A goofy, non-taxing delight: Brian and Charles reviewed

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Brian and Charles is a sweetly funny mockumentary about a lonely Welsh inventor who is not that good at inventing.…

Right play, wrong place: The Fellowship, at Hampstead Theatre, reviewed

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Roy Williams’s new play is a wonky beast. It has two dense and cumbersome storylines that aren’t properly developed. Dawn…

A thrilling, pacy, well-acted drama: Amazon Prime's The Terminal List reviewed

9 July 2022 9:00 am

‘The Terminal List is… a dated and drably made eight-part military thriller that offers little intrigue or excitement,’ says the…

A very polished performance

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Sam Neill is one of those Kiwis we want to claim as we do everyone from Russell Crowe to Neill’s…

The definitive Diana doc? Possibly not: The Princess reviewed

2 July 2022 9:00 am

The Princess, a new documentary film, is the first re-framing of the Princess Diana story since it was last re-framed,…