Today’s news: first reviews for Sheridan’s Hedda & How To Dress Well scores…
In the surprise casting decision of the year, is Sheridan Smith as the tragic Ibsen heroine ‘the great thrill of the night’ (The Telegraph), or ‘never fully commanding’ (Whatsonstage.com)? And is Anna Mackmin’s production ‘deficient in tension’ (The Independent), or does it ‘maintain a brooding, palpable tension throughout’ (The Stage)? It looks like you’ll have to see for yourselves…
With everyone lapping up the new Frank Ocean record, the second album by Brooklyn’s Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well (pictured) has come at the right time, and the NME thinks it's 'leftfield R&B’s album of the year...'
Ghosts, Homer’s Odyssey and old gangster movies – surely the ideal ingredients for a film? Not quite, say critics about Guy Maddin’s new venture Keyhole, especially when you’re ‘too self-referential, too hermetic and too glacial’ about it (Time Out)…
... and book now for The Book of Mormon, which opens at London's Prince of Wales Theatre in February. It's from a team that includes the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, so probably isn't for the easy offended...
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