The 10 best things to do this week: Machynlleth festival, Arca and Mindhorn
Britain’s best standups hit the Welsh town, the Venezuelan producer plays London and Julian Barratt stars as a washed-up former TV copFrom Cradle to StageMum’s the word! Literally, actually, as Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s mother, Virginia, has gone around the world to interview mother... [Read More]
TJ & Dave review – wizards of improv conjure a play out of thin air
Soho theatre, London The Chicago pair show they are masters of their art with an off-the-cuff performance that is as poignant and sharply observed as any scripted showMost writers and comics spend months – even years – honing scripts and refining gags. Chicago improvisers TJ Jagodowski a... [Read More]
Whoopi Goldberg to Secret Cinema: top things to do in the UK this week
From the actor’s rarely seen character comedy to an immersive version of Moulin Rouge: your at-a-glance guide to the best in cultureWhoopi GoldbergA brilliant one-off: the award-winning actor brings two performances of her character comedy to the London Palladium for the first time on Saturday... [Read More]
Silver Lining review – witty lines can't save Sandi Toksvig's care-home comedy
Rose theatre, KingstonToksvig’s play has plenty of good gags but there’s far too little characterisation, leaving an experienced ensemble treading waterSandi Toksvig’s new comedy, set in a retirement home during a flood, puts five older women firmly centre stage. That should be som... [Read More]
Silver Lining review – witty lines can't save Sandi Toksvig's care-home comedy
Rose theatre, KingstonToksvig’s play has plenty of good gags but there’s far too little characterisation, leaving an experienced ensemble treading waterSandi Toksvig’s new comedy, set in a retirement home during a flood, puts five older women firmly centre stage. That should be som... [Read More]
Still Game: Live 2 review – hilarity ahoy as the TV sitcom takes a sea cruise
SSE Hydro, GlasgowFord Kiernan and Greg Hemphill return to the stage with an even more ambitious live show – and just as many laughsWhen does a sitcom get too big for its boots? It’s a worry that must have crossed the minds of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill on returning to the hangar-lik... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get ready, here I come: 20 talents set to take 2017 by storm
The singer who stunned Pharrell, the writer to rival Pynchon, the son of a stone carver making art out of his body … we choose 20 names to watch in stage, film, books, art, design, music and TVMore on the unmissable culture of 2017Continue reading...... [Read More]
Manwatching: a secret female playwright's liberating look at sex
The author of a hit show about desire explains why she’s staying anonymous – and why her play is only performed by male comediansYou’ve written a hit play, it’s been programmed for a run at the Royal Court – and you can’t take a shred of credit for it? You’d... [Read More]