The Spectator

8 December 2018

Brexit’s crunch point

Are we about to arrive at the most important date in recent British history?


David Schwimmer has produced a new film of Alexander Zeldin’s play LOVE for the BBC. [Photo: Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images]

Arts feature

David Schwimmer on his new BBC film

The actor liked Alexander Zeldin's dark play about families on the poverty line so much he has made it into a movie

Carl Mullaney as a charismatic Dame in Lyric Hammersmith's Dick Whittington. [Photo: Tristram Kenton]


Lyric Theatre’s Dick Whittington is the opposite of festive garbage

Plus: a new post-Brexit play that relies on well-placed pals to add authenticity

Gaelle Arquez as Carmen in Barrie Kosky's production at the Royal Opera. [Photo: ROH / Bill Cooper]
Nothing much happens, yet there is so much to watch: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma. [Photograph: Carlos Somonte/Netflix]


Nothing much happens, yet there’s so much to watch: Roma reviewed

Alfonso Cuaron's latest film is semi-autobiographical – and as he wrote it, directed it, edited it and was his own cinematographer, the result feels stunningly authentic

Jessica Biel as Cora Tannetti. [Photo: BBC / Iron Ocean / Universal Cable Productions LLC]
‘One World’ by Mark Wallinger

Arts feature

Read The Spectator article that gave birth to musical minimalism 50 years ago

Michael Nyman’s 1968 column christened a musical movement that came to dominate the globe