Stage to screen workshop in Nottingham

27th April 2016

I'm very much looking forward to this workshop on Saturday in Nottingham. The event is free but do please register online if you would like to attend - there are just a few places left. I hope there will be plenty of more

Elizabeth reigns tonight

15th February 2016

Tonight at 8pm Sky Arts premieres our latest contribution to the Hot Ticket strand, Elizabeth, which is a co-production with the Royal Opera House. If I can be immodest for a moment, it is a truly gorgeous dance more

The great Grease: Live!

9th February 2016

Perhaps the best, and certainly the most exciting, television I've seen since the start of the year was Grease: Live! screened last week on ITV2. This FOX TV show, which had been truly live in the States the previous Sunday, more

5 x 5 No. 5: Louise’s list

2nd January 2016

For the end of 2015, when this blog has been less than it should have been, and for the start of 2016, when we intend it to be more than it has been, we offer five short lists of five cultural more

5 x 5 No. 4: Todd’s list

1st January 2016

For the end of 2015, when this blog has been less than it should have been, and for the start of 2016, when it will be more than it has been, we offer five short lists of five cultural highlights more

MUSE OF FIRE DVD competition

6th October 2015

WIN a special limited edition DVD of MUSE OF FIRE signed by Judi Dench, Tom Hiddleston and Ian McKellen MUSE OF FIRE is an epic road-trip buddy movie made by actors Dan Poole and Giles Terera that will change the way more

Three things 23.

29th April 2015

Each day I highlight just three things. Sometimes there are links between them, oftentimes there are not. • State of Terror: innovative interactive report from veteran BBC journalist Peter Taylor about the financing of ISIS. • Martha Graham - more

Three things 20.

26th April 2015

Each day I highlight just three things. Sometimes there are links between them, oftentimes there are not. • The A-Z of Carl Dreyer: terrific anthology from Matthew Thrift at BFI about the demanding work of the great Danish director, including more