Pic: Keith Pattison (Courtesy Young Vic)

THEATRE REVIEWS: Measure For Measure at Young Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe

WORTH A LOOK? Young Vic: *****

The Globe: ****

WHEN: Young Vic 14/10 (matinee), runs to 14/11. The Globe 13/10 (matinee), last performance 17/10

Is Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure a tragedy or a comedy? It’s currently being played in an anarchic, sex doll-laden, rock’n’roll version at the Young Vic and more traditionally at The Globe.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Surrender by Hurts

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

Out: 9/10

Tracklist: Surrender; Some Kind Of Heaven; Why; Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us; Rolling Stone; Lights; Slow; Kaleidoscope; Wings; Wish; (deluxe version only) Perfect Timing; Weight Of The World; Policewoman.

Two years ago Hurts topped the singles chart as featured artists on Calvin Harris and Alesso club banger Under Control.

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WORTH A LOOK?: **1/2

WHERE: Young Vic (The Maria)

WHEN: runs to 17/10

The most remarkable thing about this revival is the involving way it is staged. At first we see the two former lovers’ faces on screens before us as they sit on a platform above us with their backs to the audience, acting out what we see on screen.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure by John Grant


OUT: 9/10

Tracklist: Intro; Grey Tickles, Black Pressure; Snug Slacks; Guess How I Know; You and Him; Down Here; Voodoo Doll; Global Warming; Magma Arrives; Black Blizzard; Disappointing; No More Tangles; Geraldine; Outro.

John Grant’s third album is not out until Friday but we’ve had a sneak preview and can give you the lowdown here.

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Q&A: House of Cards creator Beau Willimon


WHEN: 3/10

‘You might think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.’ It’s the phrase common to both the original BBC show and the US remake of House of Cards. Beau Willimon, creator and show runner of the US version, is explaining during the BAFTA – BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series that it’s included in the reboot as homage to its source material.

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