Boundless curiosity

28 March 2007 2:35 pm

A New World: England’s first view of America; Italian Prints 1875–1975

Shifting impressions

28 March 2007 2:31 pm

Callum Innes: From Memory

Rare delight

28 March 2007 2:28 pm

Camacho’s Wedding; Poro

Chez Chausson

28 March 2007 2:24 pm

Every eager collector of books and scores has their special searcher, primed to keep an eye open for long out-of-print…

A touch of magic

28 March 2007 2:15 pm

The Lady from Dubuque; Europe; Sing Yer Heart Out For the Lads

Behind the scenes

28 March 2007 2:10 pm

It sounds like a really bad idea — Lenny Henry, the black comedian, devising a set of radio sketches to…

High-table comedian

21 March 2007 5:24 pm

Rory Bremner is in a hurry. The controversial impersonator surges into his production office a few minutes late for our…

Scraping the barrel

21 March 2007 5:19 pm

Here are two of the big hitters of Impressionism, both represented by shows which only investigate very particular aspects of…

Shock and awe

21 March 2007 5:15 pm

At the age of only ten, Leon Kossoff undertook a momentous journey across London on his own. He travelled from…

Rich pickings

21 March 2007 5:12 pm

Forget London, Paris and New York. For any serious collector of art and antiques there is just one unmissable event:…

Sex and slaves

21 March 2007 4:49 pm

I Want Candy is a British sex comedy, which should already sound alarm bells, but I will plough on heroically,…

Something nasty

21 March 2007 4:47 pm

‘I’m not a snob. Ask anyone. Well, anyone who matters.’ The author of this self-knowing gem is Simon LeBon and…

Intense emotions

21 March 2007 4:43 pm

The first revival of Thomas Adès’s The Tempest showed that, impressive as the first series of performances had been, three…

Fire and water

21 March 2007 4:41 pm

It is not surprising that Baroque operas have long attracted the interest of contemporary choreographers. Apart from the numerous dance…

Acoustic journey

21 March 2007 4:37 pm

I wonder whether Cameron and co. in their attempts to stir up worries about climate change, carbon emissions and the future of the planet ever spend much time listening to nature in the raw.

In the mood

15 March 2007 9:07 am

Werther’s Originals and a Sherlock Holmes story: a great combination, says Robert Gore-Langton

Gruesome twosome

15 March 2007 9:04 am

A courier staggered up the stairs to my flat bearing Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures with an essay by…

Lost in translation

15 March 2007 8:38 am

Which language should students at a music college perform an opera in for the public? I’d have thought that, though…

Prophet warning

15 March 2007 8:31 am

Happy birthday to The Entertainer. The ultimate state-of-the-nation play is 50 years old. I’ve never quite bought the idea that…

Beyond belief

15 March 2007 8:25 am

In this film Sandra Bullock plays Linda Hanson, wife of dishy Jim Hansom (Julian McMahon), mother to two adorable little…

War on the web

15 March 2007 8:23 am

The pity of war has been well documented ever since we as rivalrous, destructive human beings developed pen and paper.…

A natural approach to Chekhov

8 March 2007 8:57 am

Henrietta Bredin talks to Joanna Lumley about messing around with the playwright’s text

Forgotten giant

8 March 2007 8:54 am

It’s always a pleasure to visit Pallant House. At the moment, it seems particularly good value: three separate exhibitions plus…

Torments of love

8 March 2007 8:53 am

Handel’s Orlando, apparently one of his greatest operas, is much more impressive in the first revival of Francisco Negrin’s production…

Lower the volume, please

8 March 2007 8:52 am

‘How I hate!’ is the first line of Torben Betts’s new play. Not a promising start. A teenage Goth with…