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
Adam Cooper, former premier dancer at Covent Garden, gained a whole new audience when he played the leading role in Matthew Bourne's all-male Swan Lake.
New take of old favourite is more thoughtful than passionate
Mussorgsky's most famous work takes a surreal twist
Britten's most famous work brought to life at the Coliseum
OPERAS have long reeked of a bourgeois stuffiness, especially in the minds of the younger generation. And not without reason.
The operetta about life on a Soviet housing estate that will blow you away
HOW do you solve a problem like Salome?
ALAN Ayckbourn has written more plays than Shakespeare.
ON A cold winter's evening, the stage setting of Donizetti's The Elixir Of Love bathes the audience at Cardiff's Millennium Centre in the warmth of sunny Italy.
"HE doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus," is how the envious Cassius describes Caesar to the tentative Brutus.