REVIEW – Giacometti: Pure Presence, National Portrait Gallery

In 1919 Giovanni Giacometti asked his son Alberto: “do you want to be a painter?” to which his son replied “a painter or a sculptor” and as this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, he was content to do both throughout his career. Giacometti: Pure PresenceĀ is the first time that an exhibition has focused purely… Read More

Preview: The Royal Ballet’s Production of The Nutcracker Returns to Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker originally opened in 1984, with Lesley Collier and Anthony Dowell dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince. Thirty years on and the production is a family favourite for audiences and is returning to the Royal Opera House in December. This season’s Nutcracker will feature debuts… Read More

Martin Barrass to Star as Mr Perks in The Railway Children

It has been announced that Martin Barrass will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children from Saturday 17th October. Barrass originally played the role in the 2009 production at York Theatre Royal, where he revived his part earlier this year to great acclaim. In 2012… Read More