The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
This year's New Act of the Year final was held in the bizarre Olympic leisure farm which has taken over east London's Stratford to accommodate the four weeks of industrial-level grotesquery which is drawing ever nearer.
The Fat Kitten impro group has gone through uncountable line-ups, a sweet dadaism which reflects the ephemeral nature of their partiular comic beast and has served their structured lack of structure laudably in the past.
There weren't many state-of-the-nation productions around in 2011, but even so this paper's critics tracked down more than a few shows with a radical intent
Louis Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, went from president of the Second Republic to emperor of the Second Empire via the murderous repressions that followed the 1848 working class and peasant rebellions.
How do you kill a comedian?
Ballet Rambert's 85th anniversary show
Given her reputation for working with exciting and creative teams to break conventional boundaries, Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin ought to be an ideal vehicle for Deborah Warner's directorial talents.
Following an outrageous success at this year's Edinburgh Fringe - at which they managed to scoop the Foster's Panel Prize for their off the wall one-off The Wrestling - sketch duo Max and Ivan have returned to London for a modestly short run of their literary parody Holmes and Watson.
Showcasing a selection of New Act Of The Year finalists along with this year's winner David Mills, the ever-hilarious Jo Brand compered some of the cream of new stand-up in what turned out to be a bit of a mixed bunch.