A man with multiple personalities abducts three teenage girls and subjects them to a gruesome fate – they are going to be acted at beyond endurance

The core of the Parkhotel regime is the seven day programme, with three medical assessments, daily treatments, a diet plan, use of swimming pool, sauna and panoramic gym

Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter exude charisma in Yazmina Reza’s Laurence Olivier Award winning comedy

Poised. finger-picked tranquillity and humbling talent from a lesser-known star of instrumental guitarmanship.

Stone and Gosling steal the show with strong screen presence in a film that’s too much fun to win an Oscar

Top album picks for 2016

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stephen Moore rounds up his favourite albums from 2016, including Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka, Glass Animals and Bat for Lashes

The latest film on Martin Scorsese’s directorial list, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, lacks the energy and invention of his previous works

Although these 90 minutes are littered with many funny moments, this is not a belly laugh production: instead we become immersed in the narrative that effortlessly builds tension

‘Love’ is a play of snatched moments,set inside a hostel, the last resort for a cluster of poor people, running out of options.

CORIANDER STUTTARD travelled to Tuscany this autumn to help out with the olive harvest at Agriturismo Donata Origo

Sir Matthew Bourne’s “long held ambition” to adapt it for the stage was brave indeed. It has proved to be an inspired and brilliant decision, for the production is beyond wonderful.

CS Lewis’ 1942 novel the Screwtape Letters has enjoyed a cult following with occasional revivals ever since.

Hunter strips the play down to 90 minutes and presents a brutal, uncompromising mental breakdown.

Rogue One is something very familiar that has been given a whole new dimension

Her December concerts unveil the “Christmas songs rejected by the Victorians for being too happy”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rhys Ifans give convincing portrayals in Oliver Stone’s straightforward drama

Clint Eastwood finds something unique in the true story of the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson river

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in the true story-telling of Seretse Kwama and his wife Ruth as they battle against apartheid

Paul Boakye’s Boy With Beer is confirmed as a groundbreaking play in director Harry Mackrill’s charged production

Over-the-top Victorian melodrama with ample infusions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, scathing references to Twilight as well as lashings of Radio 4 Victorian adventure spoofs.

It is all you enjoyed in the Harry Potter films, but faster and funnier and with action set pieces a little more animated than extended stick pointing, but without so much of the talky bits.

The 17th century Carmelite’s garden is one of many long lost Venetian vineyards in the middle of a revival, for the sake of wine education

According to UNICEF there are around 13.5 million people in Syria in desperate need of aid. #CookForSyria aims to help.

This adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel is filmed like a play, sucking out much of the dramatic impetus

Honeyblood improve on their recipe of sharp-tongued, sure-footed and spiky rock

Set in the near future, Maitland’s play presents a well-researched vision of 21st Century scientific developments in gene editing

The film suggests it might have been a good read, but when the events are simply laid out in front of you like this, there’s little chance of replicating what was compelling about these characters and situations in Roth’s novel.

There were eight million stories in the Naked City, but these 100 streets don’t seem to have one decent tale between them.

Perhaps it’s her RSC work, but whatever the reason, the dramatic stars have aligned to create a performance of breath-taking authenticity and feeling

In Christine Bacon’s play, The Island Nation, amidst the blood and the murder in the North, a stark contrast existed in the South, where tourists supped on cocktails by the sandy beaches blissfully unaware of the conflict that was taking place elsewhere within its borders.

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