My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum: a ‘daringly sumptuous’ show
Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle
In Review

My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum: a ‘daringly sumptuous’ show

This ‘Rolls-Royce of a revival’ gives the classic musical a modern feel
27 May 2022
Five Love Affairs and a Friendship by Anne de Courcy: a ‘racily enjoyable book’
Nancy Cunard
In Review

Five Love Affairs and a Friendship by Anne de Courcy: a ‘racily enjoyable book’

Nancy Cunard’s ‘roller-coaster life’ is the focus of this biography
27 May 2022
Top Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise makes a thrilling return
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick
In Review

Top Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise makes a thrilling return

This ‘absurdly’ entertaining sequel is an ‘edge-of-your-seat, fist-pumping spectacular’
26 May 2022
Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?
Ricky Gervais on The Late Show
Today’s big question

Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?

Comedian defends show by saying his ‘target’ was ‘trans activist ideology’
26 May 2022
The Time Traveler’s Wife: a ‘problematic’ adaptation of the hit novel
Theo James and Rose Leslie
In Review

The Time Traveler’s Wife: a ‘problematic’ adaptation of the hit novel

Book was made into a 2009 film – and now Apple TV+ has had a go
26 May 2022
Reframed: The Woman in the Window – a thoughtful and ‘tightly structured’ exhibition
Image of Tom Hunter painting of woman
In Review

Reframed: The Woman in the Window – a thoughtful and ‘tightly structured’ exhibition

Dulwich Picture Gallery show mixes bona fide masterpieces with ‘intriguing oddities’
26 May 2022
Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: what has happened so far
Amber Heard
In Depth

Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: what has happened so far

Hollywood stars back in court after break in second libel case
24 May 2022

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A look back at Johnny Depp’s wives and girlfriends
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Behind the scenes

A look back at Johnny Depp’s wives and girlfriends

Supermodel Kate Moss is due to testify in court about her relationship with the Hollywood actor
24 May 2022
Podcasts of the week: war reporters, hard news and big interviews
Podcast app on a phone
In Review

Podcasts of the week: war reporters, hard news and big interviews

Featuring The Line of Fire, The Ezra Klein Show and The Backstory with Andrew Neil
20 May 2022
The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight: an ‘endlessly readable’ book
People walk in the cemetery
In Review

The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight: an ‘endlessly readable’ book

Story explores psychic ‘precognition’ surrounding 1966 Aberfan disaster
20 May 2022
Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere
Rapunzel from Tangled side by side with Fragonard’s The Swing
In Review

Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere

Exhibition pairs drawings from Disney’s animations with rococo works from the Wallace Collection
20 May 2022
Film review: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once
In Review

Film review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

The multiverse is back in this divisive cult hit
19 May 2022
This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama
Kenneth Branagh and Ophelia Lovibond as Boris and Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama

New TV series starring Kenneth Branagh will take viewers inside Whitehall as the pandemic unfolds
19 May 2022
HowTheLightGetsIn: a Jubilee celebration of philosophy and music
HowTheLightGetsIn festival
Why we’re talking about . . .

HowTheLightGetsIn: a Jubilee celebration of philosophy and music

The festival returns to Hay-on-Wye from 2 to 5 June with an eccentric – and electrifying – bill of philosophers, scientists and artists
19 May 2022
Conversations with Friends: a disappointing adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel
The cast of Conversations with Friends
In Review

Conversations with Friends: a disappointing adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel

Story follows a ‘love square’ between four millennials, who inhabit arty circles in Dublin
19 May 2022
Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In Review

Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

More Marvel mayhem starring Benedict Cumberbatch
13 May 2022
Walter Sickert at Tate Britain: a ‘riveting’ retrospective
Painting by Walter Sickert
In Review

Walter Sickert at Tate Britain: a ‘riveting’ retrospective

‘Superbly curated’ exhibition underlines fact that Sickert was a very ‘uneven’ painter
13 May 2022
The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama
Colin Firth and Toni Collette
In Review

The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama

Dramatisation of hit true-crime series is ‘cold and shaking and surreal and grim’
13 May 2022
Book of the week: The Palace Papers by Tina Brown
Tina Brown
In Review

Book of the week: The Palace Papers by Tina Brown

The narrative is studded with ‘delicious’ details that make it ‘disgustingly entertaining’
13 May 2022
Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’
Andy Warhol’s ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ was sold at auction for $195m
Expert’s view

Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’

Art, like gold, can claim a history as ‘a store of value’, but big caveats apply
12 May 2022
Oklahoma!: a ‘stunning reinvention’ of a beloved classic
Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie sings by the band
In Review

Oklahoma!: a ‘stunning reinvention’ of a beloved classic

Reinterpreted for a small band, the music has a homespun folksiness that works ‘brilliantly’
12 May 2022
How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war
Kalush Orchestra celebrate their semi-final win
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war

Invaded nation’s act is favourite to win while Russia barred from taking part
11 May 2022
Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who
Ncuti Gatwa
Profile

Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who

The 29-year-old Sex Education star will be the first black actor to play the Time Lord full time
10 May 2022
Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose
Brick House, a 2019 bronze sculpture by artist Simone Leigh, exhibited at the 59th Venice Art Biennale
In Review

Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose

The 59th festival of contemporary art signals an ‘epochal shift in attitudes’
6 May 2022
Jerusalem: Rylance gives ‘the greatest performance of the century’
Mark Rylance on stage
In Review

Jerusalem: Rylance gives ‘the greatest performance of the century’

Back in 2009, Jez Butterworth’s play took the world by storm. Now it’s back
6 May 2022
Book review: In Love by Amy Bloom
Amy Bloom
In Review

Book review: In Love by Amy Bloom

A ‘sharply observed, often witty, eminently moving memoir’
6 May 2022
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey: A New Era
In Review

Downton Abbey: A New Era

A second big-screen helping of Julian Fellowes’ drama
6 May 2022
Music for the times: Vacheron Constantin joins forces with Woodkid
Ewan J Phillips and Woodkid at Abbey Road Studios
The big interview

Music for the times: Vacheron Constantin joins forces with Woodkid

French music star Woodkid talks about a new venture to support young talent
6 May 2022
How Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship began
Amber Heard during her emotional testimony
Behind the scenes

How Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship began

Aquaman star on the stand for the first time in multimillion-dollar lawsuit
5 May 2022
Prima Facie: ‘Awards will follow’
Jodie Comer acts in Prima Facie
In Review

Prima Facie: ‘Awards will follow’

Jodie Comer's ‘ferocious yet forensic performance’ blows the audience away in Suzie Miller’s play
5 May 2022
Glasgow’s new-look Burrell Collection: one of Britain’s great museums is back
Interior of the Burrell Collection
In Review

Glasgow’s new-look Burrell Collection: one of Britain’s great museums is back

The unusual building has reopened to the public following a six-year, £68m refurbishment
29 Apr 2022
Podcasts of the week: from French and Saunders to Vladimir Putin
Podcast app on a phone
In Review

Podcasts of the week: from French and Saunders to Vladimir Putin

Featuring Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?, Comfort Blanket and Taking on Putin
29 Apr 2022
Super-Infinite: the Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell
English poet and cleric John Donne
In Review

Super-Infinite: the Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell

This is a ‘thrilling reassessment of Donne’s oddly hinged career’
29 Apr 2022
Film review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage stars as Nick Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
In Review

Film review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

‘Hats off’ to Nicolas Cage who stars as Nick Cage in this ‘batty comic caper’
28 Apr 2022
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