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The Nightingale

3 Jun 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Agonisingly brutal period thriller from Jennifer Kent

Australian director Jennifer Kent follows 2014's The Babadook with a historical horror-show that comes face to face with the atrocities committed during the colonisation of her home country. Playing out as a bush-based revenge thriller with a western…

After the Wedding

3 Jun 20192 stars

Sundance London 2019: Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams head up this gender-swapped remake

Lavish nuptials have been the scene of much melodrama on both the big and small screen. But, as its title suggests, Bart Freundlich's latest collaboration with wife Julianne Moore is in no hurry to reveal its hand, saving its showdown until the morning…

Hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno to tour with live show in 2020

3 Jun 2019

Join podcast hosts Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine an uncensored

The team behind the smash-hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno have announced they will bring their live show to the UK throughout 2020. Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 7 Jun. This British podcast, hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper, and…

Dirty God

3 Jun 20194 stars

A young woman deals with the aftermath of an acid attack in this riveting drama from Sacha Polak

A young woman is scarred by an acid attack in this London-set drama from Dutch filmmaker Sacha Polak, co-written by Susie Farrell. In a topical move, Polak has cast an actress who has real facial scarring: Vicky Knight, who was burned in a fire as a…

Eating Animals

3 Jun 20194 stars

Natalie Portman narrates a sobering factory farming documentary from Christopher Dillon Quinn

If ever a single film could inspire you to turn vegetarian it is Eating Animals. Christopher Dillon Quinn's sobering documentary offers a clear-eyed account of the rise of factory farming in America. The consequences can be measured in declining…

Gloria Bell

3 Jun 20194 stars

Julianne Moore excels yet again as Sebastián Lelio reworks his breakthrough film

As played by Julianne Moore, Gloria Bell is a lovelorn independent woman in her 50s, something that few films deem worth portraying. Chilean director Sebastián Lelio's film deviates from the norm by being sensitive to Gloria's highs and lows, even if…

Cam brings Oh, The Places We'll Go! tour to the UK

3 Jun 2019

Nashville based Country star announces shows in London, Sheffield and Manchester

Country music star Cam has announced she will come to the UK for a short three-date tour in September. Tickets for the Oh, The Places We'll Go! Tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 7 Jun.Cam, who resides in Nashville,, began her career as a songwriter…

Miles Kane: 'They're quite melancholy songs but over punk music, imagine if Roy Orbison and The Ramones were brothers'

3 Jun 2019

Indie rock frontman talks Last Shadow Puppets, Lana Del Rey and wrestling

Miles Kane first troubled the charts with indie scamps The Rascals before sealing his retro rock credentials with his collaboration with Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner as The Last Shadow Puppets. Debut album The Age of the Understatement (2008…

Primal Scream announce massive UK tour

3 Jun 2019

Glasgow music legends icons support new release 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll' with autumn shows

Primal Scream have announced they will head out on a four-date tour of Scotland this December. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Fri 7 Jun.

Sam Bain on Corporate Animals: 'I felt like there was untapped comic potential in people trapped together'

3 Jun 2019

Peep Show writer Bain and director Patrick Brice discuss their latest project starring Demi Moore

Workplace satire meets extreme survival film in Corporate Animals when a group of employees on an outdoor pursuits team bonding experience get stuck in a cave. Directed by Patrick Brice and written by Peep Show's Sam Bain, the pitch-black humour is…

Jim Jefferies brings the Night Talker tour to the UK, presale ticket info

3 Jun 2019

Australian comic lands in London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow this December

Jim Jefferies has announced he will embark on a five-date arena tour in the UK this December. Presale tickets for the Night Talker Tour are available from 10am on Thu 6 Jun. General sale tickets go on sale at 10am on Fri 7 Jun.un. Jim Jefferies last…

The House on Cold Hill

31 May 20193 stars

Workman-like horror theatre

Following on from Peter James' successful scripts for Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, The House on Cold Hill takes the atmosphere of mystery into more supernatural territory. A family moves into a deserted house and find themselves…

10 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this June

31 May 2019

Including Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cymera, West End Festival and Glasgow Jazz Festival

Opening galas, closing events, retrospectives, guest stars, premieres and themed strands: it's the recipe for a perfect film festival and the Edinburgh lot know how to do this kind of thing with their eyes wide shut. Spain has emerged as a major theme…

Beige B*tch

31 May 20193 stars

Nima Sene tackles racism in uneven but pointed and funny show

Alluding to more than fifty shades of beige, Nima Sene's Beige B*tch is a fully formed character with a score to settle.Tired of the wearisome ubiquity of identity politics, this queer black icon crushes clichés under their killer heels. Armed with…

In The Interest of Health And Safety Can Patrons Kindly Supervise Their Children At All Times

31 May 20192 stars

Misfiring show puts overprotective parents and their offspring front and centre

21 Common's show starts off all guns blazing, pitting feral youth against Peter Pan adults (Gary Gardiner, Craig McCorquodale and Joel McDiarmid) with choreographed, mimed routines to pop and, wonderfully, the ritual hanging of a giant teddy…

The Prince of Egypt: The Musical set for Dominion Theatre – ticket on sale info

31 May 2019

Brand new musical arrives in the capital in February 2020

A musical adaptation of The Prince of Egypt is set to debut in London's West End in 2020. The brand new musical will run at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End from Wed 5 Feb–Sat 12 Sep 2020 for a limited 32-week run. Tickets for the shows go on…

The Red Lion

31 May 20193 stars

New production of Marber's hit comedy suggests deeper philosophical tensions

Patrick Marber's The Red Lion celebrates the rough-edged authenticity of semi-professional football and bemoans its descent into a quasi-criminal commercialism. Through the shifting personalities of manager Kidd (Brendan Charleson), young star Jordan…

Mark Making: Perspectives on Drawing

31 May 20194 stars

Common themes merge six artists in GoMA's new exhibition of contemporary drawing

Six artists, buddied up into duos across three rooms, draw here from their very singular world-views. Yet somehow you can find a through line running across them all. Both Erica Eyres and Jonathan Owen draw from found images, Eyres copying from…

Thomas Kilpper: The Politics of Heritage vs the Heritage of Politics

31 May 20194 stars

Kilpper celebrates how worlds can be turned upside down with a carved-up cast list of pop / art stars

This show by German artist-activist Thomas Kilpper is the inaugural exhibition in Edinburgh Printmakers' new home at Castle Mills in Fountainbridge, the former rubber factory which later became a brewery. As the show's title suggests, Kilpper embraces…

Zinnie Harris reinvigorates the Duchess of Malfi for the feminist uprising era

31 May 2019

The playwright adapts the classic play by John Webster, starring Kirsty Stuart, with lots of blood and intensity

Playwright Zinnie Harris is no stranger to updating classic plays for contemporary audiences. Her recent triumphs, This Restless House and Rhinoceros resurrected Aeschylus and Ionesco to great critical acclaim. And now, her adaptation of Jacobean…

Always Be My Maybe

31 May 20193 stars

Fresh elements merge with formula in this enjoyable romcom starring Ali Wong and Randall Park

Friendships which blossom into romance are one of the most-seen staples of the romcom. If Always Be My Maybe reinvigorates the formula with its Asian-American leads, deadpan delivery and welcome forays into the surreal, it adheres, somewhat jarringly…

Animals

31 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger play muckers in Sophie Hyde's latest

'My feminism is about blazing a new way through old traditions,' announces a defiant Laura (Holliday Grainger) as she tries on wedding dresses in the disapproving presence of her non-conformist best friend Tyler (Alia Shawkat). With one approaching 30…

The Farewell

31 May 20194 stars

Sundance London 2019: Grief and culture clashes power this heartfelt comedy drama from Lulu Wang

The family comedy is given a poignant new twist in Lulu Wang's deeply personal tale of grief and cultural clashes, inspired by her Chinese grandmother's diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer in 2013. It's a subject that Wang talked about on an episode of…

Liam Gallagher announces intimate Hackney show, tickets on sale

31 May 2019

He's back with brand new single 'Shockwave' and live date set for June

Liam Gallagher has announced he will perform on Wed 5 Jun at the Hackney Round Chapel tickets for the show are on sale now. Liam Gallagher released his debut solo album 'As You Were back in 2017. The record, which debuted at No.1 was a critical and…

Let's go to the movies with Johnnie Walker

31 May 2019

The official whisky partner of the 73rd EIFF has a long history of supporting the film industry

From Hollywood blockbusters to small screen drama, Scotch Whisky deserves an Oscar for its commitment to film. And Johnnie Walker is certainly no stranger to the big screen, appearing in some of the world's biggest movies of the past 60 years.