Advice for aspiring critics

Advice for aspiring critics

Dangle and Sneer The brave new world of social media has meant that everyone with an opinion to voice has found a place to shout it to all who care to listen. Critics galore abound –  rather would be critics abound. Opinions get passed, but all too often they...

Chinese Warriors Take Britain

Jeffery Taylor Chinese theatre is one of the oldest performing disciplines in the world. Born as an Imperial bit of fun, the passing centuries have bred epic legends, tongue-in-cheek domestic conflicts and created a sense of identity in its vast home country. Not to...
Field, Anne Hardy, Modern Art Oxford

Field, Anne Hardy, Modern Art Oxford

Nico Kos Earle Before you enter, if you pause, you might read an introduction to Anne Hardy’s exhibition FIELD at MAO in her own words: Within the spaces, we encounter built structures, objects, colour fields of carpet and audio. Her starting points for work are often...
The Force of Destiny, English National Opera

The Force of Destiny, English National Opera

Guernica’s Destiny Jessica Duchen A brother is obsessed with murdering his sister for revenge; both are deranged. What better metaphor could there be for civil war? Calixto Bieito, directing his first staging of La forza del destino (a co-production with the Canadian...