NEWS: Maria Balshaw Appointed New Director of Tate

Tate have today confirmed that Maria Balshaw, currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City Galleries has been appointed the new Director of Tate.  This new appointment made by the gallery’s board of trustees has been approved by the Prime Minister The Rt Hon Theresa May MP. Maria Balshaw is the ninth director to… Read More

PREVIEW: The American Dream: Pop to the Present, British Museum

The British Museum is to present the UK’s first major exhibition examining contemporary and modern American printmaking from March.  This exhibition will reveal a medium which managed to capture America during some of its most turbulent and dynamic years, when the USA’s wealth, power and cultural influence had never been greater. Featuring more than 200… Read More

Review Round Up: Written on Skin, Royal Opera House

George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s opera is revived at the Royal Opera House for the first time. Here is what critics have been saying about it:  The Guardian: **** ” Barbara Hannigan, for whom Agnès was written, was spellbinding on opening night.” The Independent: “Musically, the opera sits somewhere between Pelléas and Wozzeck, but that fails… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for My Country: a Working Progress

Playing at the National Theatre from the 28th February, casting for the project about people, the places they live and their futures has been confirmed today.  In the days that followed the EU referendum, the National Theatre announced plans for a project that saw a team of interviewers talking to people around the country Leicester to… Read More

REVIEW: BU21, Trafalgar Studios

How would you cope in the aftermath of a terrorist attack? That’s what Stuart Slade’s brutally honest play explores through the lives of six very different personalities.  A delicately balanced play that uses humour as a weapon as much as humanising the characters the audience encounter on stage, BU21 follows the lives of six people… Read More