You’ve Changed West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds/Touring3/5
EVE ENSLER brought us The Vagina Monologues and in You’ve Changed, Kate O’Donnell introduces the Trans-gina monologues, a peepshow for her pubic...
Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
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From the House of the DeadMillennium Centre, Cardiff/Touring2/5
AFTER two outstanding performances, the third opera in Welsh National Opera’s Russia series is a depressing and ultimately futile outing for Leos...
For Love or Money West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds/Touring3/5
WITH its depiction of corporate greed, there was outrage when Turcaret was first staged in 1709, eventually leading to Alain-Rene Lesage’s satire being...
Monday 16th Oct 2017
Victory ConditionRoyal Court Theatre, London2/5
WHEN asked recently whether he would describe his latest work as a play, Chris Thorpe replied: “I don’t care.” He’s not a traditional playwright and...
MANY years ago, I winced at Brian Aldiss’s polite but emphatic battering of a hapless presenter during a disastrous Radio 4 interview.
So I was nervous when The Third Alternative magazine commissioned me to interview Aldiss in 2003.
Brutal with poorly framed questions,...
PETER FROST sees a magnificent play on the Grunwick strike which highlights its lasting impact on the union movement
Changing Derbyshire NUM by Malcolm Ball (Leen Editions)
Darren McGarvey’s experience of poverty in Glasgow, and the political lessons he’s learned from it, make for a gripping and essential read, says GORDON MUNRO
Desire: A Memoir by Jonathan Dollimore (Bloomsbury, £19.99)
IN JONATHAN DOLLIMORE’S unflinching memoir, the writer, academic and cultural critic deals openly with issues of sexual identity, lost love and the gay sub-cultures of the 1970s to the 1990s.
It begins with...
Saturday 14th Oct 2017