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...
Monday 16th Oct 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
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
THE RECENT Queer Art exhibition at Tate Britain in London pays a much-needed tribute to Jamaican dancer and choreographer Berto Pasuka, who founded Les Ballet Negres in 1946.
Not only the first company in Britain to be...
Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls
DESPITE the album title, there’s nothing lost about these souls. Coming together for four days after Trump’s election, these artists have created sumptuous songs melding Americana,...
LYNNE WALSH sees a show about suicidal depression which could do with cutting down on the saccharine