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Queen Lear My BIG recommendation this month is ‘Lear‘ at the Union Theatre under the arches in deepest Southwark. I’d already seen the posh and pricey NT version, and though Simon Russell Beale’s performance is deeply moving I found the production a bit too self-consciously impressive with its familiar wartime tropes and fascist architecture. Lear […]

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A Diary and a Twist Nathan Penlington’s interactive Choose Your Own Documentary show is back for a short spell at the Soho Theatre. When I wasn’t laughing I was nearly in tears. Approved by Jeff Goldblum, too! Kirsten Irving Un Peu de 1930’s Chanson in Battersea Orpheus translated into a French music hall romp at […]

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A superb Easter drama, must-see plays and stories inspired by photography. We’ve gathered our favourite books, films, lectures, plays and projects to keep you busy over the next month.   Return of a King by William Dalrymple The British Army is withdrawing from a war-torn country. A swift, successful invasion has descended into chaos. The […]

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From a book that will make you get out more to Grimm Tales in a basement, 26ers offer their recommendations for spring. Books for the future Best thing I’ve heard on Radio 4 in ages (among many good things) Why it’s okay to own lots of books you’ve never read Man Booker judge Richard Gekoski […]

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Things we like this month from the perfect film to Turner & the Sea at the National Maritime Museum; Drysalter – 150 poems of 15 lines each; a UK premiere of The Dead Dogs by Jon Fosse and the most absorbing six hours and 10 minutes of theatre to be enjoyed in a single day. […]

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We bring you recommendations from…   From Lost to Found A friend gave me this book for Christmas, saying: “I started reading and just carried on reading it for two days straight.” It’s that engrossing. It’s the story of a woman in her mid 20s who hikes 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail from […]

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Loved The Zero by Jess Walter, Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, been plucking from We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Joan Didion’s collection in Everyman’s Library. Next up, The Scarlet Letter. Richard Pelletier             Mojo Pretty excited. Have just booked tickets to see Mojo, the new Jez Butterworth […]

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Exhibitions, new novels, film and music. 26ers bring you their recommendations for October.   Unlikely Stories, Mostly Being a collection of tiny tales from Alasdair Grey the man who brought you “Lanark”. They cover several decades, and it’s fascinating seeing his style develop. Some are more successful than others, but if you’re a fan of […]