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Emma Hanson reviews Julian Henriques’ 1998 musical film, Babymother, and considers the reality of single Black motherhood against its often prejudiced on- and off-screen representation.
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Selin Genc takes us on a return trip, economy class, to the Eurovision of the early 00s, where austerity was answered with excessive performances – and a singing turkey!
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Artist Michèle Saint-Michel fuses poetry and music with news reportage in her powerful audio piece, The Immortal Charlie Parker. In it, she recounts her experience of reconnecting with a childhood friend during the early stages of the pandemic.
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Throughout history Eurydice has been portrayed as a voiceless cypher next to the vocal brilliance of her husband Orpheus. But does the ENO’s 2019 programme of Gluck, Offenbach and Glass alter this? asks our writer Miriam Al Jamil.
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Company Concentric’s Play On is not just fun and games, but a performance that explores serious contemporary concerns through the lens of play, writes our contributor Eirini Diamantouli.
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Impressively inventive and executed with spy-like precision, Julie Rose Bower’s latest show explodes Foley artistry and ventures into the heartlands of Russian history.
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