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Helen McCrory as Medea

Theatre Review: Medea at the National Theatre

It’s an ‘unthinkable’ crime, yet all too fathomable in Carrie Cracknell’s electrifying production.

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Shakespeare in Love at Noel Coward Theatre

Theatre Review: Shakespeare In Love at the Noel Coward Theatre

Many will already have seen the Oscar-winning film version of Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, starring Joseph Fiennes.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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The fantastic seared seasame tuna

Restaurant review: K10, Finsbury, EC2

Glutton that I am, when it comes to running the gauntlet of Friday night takeaway options I often overlook Sushi due to the lack of a “feeling stuffed” factor.

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Mike Worbec - Colour Crush

East London festival lets people get up close to artists

A festival celebrating all forms of art is returning to east London this Friday.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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curious incident of the dog in the night time

Theatre Review: Curious Incident Of A Dog In The Night Time

It’s fantastic that the National Theatre’s exemplary production didn’t disappear when the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre came down during a performance last December.

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Britpop At The BBC

Album review: Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

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It's a well-lit, shabby-chic, suit populated affair

Restaurant review: St Bart’s Brewery, Farringdon, EC1

Heading to a Farringdon ­establishment on a weekday night you are pretty much guaranteed two things: suits and steaks.

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Rehearsal photographs showing

Theatre master Nick Kent bringing magic to Arcola’s latest black comedy

He may have stood down from a theatre position he held for 28 years but that’s not going to stop a master like Nick Kent.

Next on the former Tricycle Theatre artistic director’s political agenda is black comedy The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes by Rashid Razaq, running at the Arcola Theatre until 16 August.

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Lolly Adefope

Who’s laughing now? Lolly Adefope’s turning stage fright into stand-up

Emerging comedian Lolly Adefope is bringing a flavour of the Edinburgh Fringe to Bethnal Green with her final preview gig before heading up north. The 23-year-old stand-up, who specialises in character comedy, is sharing an hour with former BBC New Comedy Awards finalist Matt Winning at the Backyard Comedy Club in Witan Street on Sunday (July 27).

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Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin through devising with the company. Performed by

Hayley Carmichael

Sean OíCallaghan

Victoria Moseley

Janet Etuk

Luke Clarke

Creative Team

Alexander Zeldin ñ Director

Natasha Jenkins ñ Designer

Tamara Moore ñ Producer

Josh Grigg ñ Sound Designer

Marc Williams ñ LX Designer

Grace Gummer ñ Assistant Director

Fringe jobs take centre stage at East End production

A thought provoking and challenging production, Beyond Caring is this week in the last few days of its run at The Yard Theatre, with a final performance on Saturday.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

 Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin. Photo credit: Mark Douet

Theatre review: Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick

Can corporations afford to care? If profit is king, perhaps it is best to allow employers to dole out zero-hour contracts, where employees are only given work when they are needed.

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Lucia McAnespie and Yolanda Kettle  Joanna Kirkland and Yolanda Kettle

Theatre review: Shutters at the Park Theatre

In Park 90, the most intimate of the three performance spaces in this exciting new theatre, Making Productions stages three short plays by American playwrights.

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starring Martin Freeman and Gina McKee

Theatre review: Martin Freeman provides menace in Richard III at Trafalgar Studios

After a maverick but successful opening season, the first production in Trafalgar Transformed’s second run is the eagerly anticipated Richard III – anticipated, at least in part, because the lead role is taken by former The Office sales rep, Sherlock sidekick and serial dragon-botherer Martin Freeman.

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THE CRUCIBLE by Miller,          , Writer – Arthur Miller, Director – Yael Farber, Designer – Soutra Gilmour, The Old Vic Theatre, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: More subtlety needed in Yael Farber’s version of The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s intensely moral plays with their undertow of Greek tragedy make for powerful but not always subtle theatre.

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Katy B performs on stage at the Lovebox music festival held in Victoria Park, Hackney, London.

Lovebox acts live up to billing on hottest day of the year

The sweltering temperatures on the hottest day of the year didn’t stop the crowds at this year’s Lovebox from making the most of an unmissable line-up.

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Mila Falls

Great British Carnival singer Mila Falls on her early shyness and supporting Ringo Starr

Despite her flair for flamboyant outfits, singer Mila Falls’ start in the music industry was far from explosive.

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Hackney Volpone. Photo credit: Stefan Lacandler

Amateurs and professionals unite for Hackney-themed retelling of Volpone

All across London, directors are increasingly looking towards fringe theatre as a means to reconnect with a wider audience and bring the art of storytelling back to the masses. In Hackney and Islington particularly, there have been many companies over the last few years eager to engage with local wards, but a new production in De Beauvoir Town is taking this further than most.

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Music See all

La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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Eating Out See all

The fantastic seared seasame tuna

Restaurant review: K10, Finsbury, EC2

Glutton that I am, when it comes to running the gauntlet of Friday night takeaway options I often overlook Sushi due to the lack of a “feeling stuffed” factor.

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Helen McCrory as Medea

Theatre Review: Medea at the National Theatre

It’s an ‘unthinkable’ crime, yet all too fathomable in Carrie Cracknell’s electrifying production.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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