Category: Reviews

Review: Black Dog at Revelation, Ashford by Anna Morell (5 stars)

Black Dog, Revelation, Ashford

14-18 NOW is a centenary arts commissioning body, the goal of which is to reconnect people with the First World War. As such, it commissioned acclaimed illustrator Dave McKean to produce a performance. His response was Black Dog, a graphic novel reimagining the life and works of war painter Paul Nash as a chronology-hopping dreamscape….

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Theatre Review: ‘Buddy’ at the Orchard Theatre

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This is the best show I’ve seen at the Orchard Theatre this year. It was the night the music lived. The Buddy Holly Story, one so tragically short – I hadn’t realised how short – of a young man from Lubbock, Texas, delighting fans worldwide and having a huge influence on everyone from Dylan to…

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Review: Justin And The Argonauts – ‘Solace’, by Anna Morell

Justin and the Argonauts

A year ago, Justin and the Argonauts released their debut album, ‘Orpheus’. It was a bolt from the grey, a half-cut kraken of an album, flailing wildly as it rose out of the Medway Delta. Their second album, ‘Solace’, shows no signs that the classical gypsy folk beast the band has unleashed has calmed down….

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Review: The Moscow State Circus, by Anna Morell

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Along with the Chinese State Circus, the Moscow State Circus sits a ring above other UK touring circuses for luxe and production values. The Moscow’s big top is climate-conditioned, carpeted, has plush velvet seats and a fully licensed bar (serving, of course, a black Russian if you fancy)…

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