Travel & Culture

  • The week in theatre: Maryland; The Tragedy of Macbeth; White Noise

    The week in theatre: Maryland; The Tragedy of Macbeth; White Noise. Royal Court Upstairs; Almeida; Bridge, LondonLucy Kirkwood’s raw response to the murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard captures a moment of terrible rage. And Saoirse Ronan commands as Lady Macbeth

  • Dance Umbrella: Extra Time; Nowhere review – a game of two halves

    Dance Umbrella: Extra Time; Nowhere review – a game of two halves. Bell Square, Hounslow; available onlineDance Umbrella’s football-themed piece fails to score, but Dimitris Papaioannou’s 2009 work saves the day

  • Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong note

    Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong noteCritics compare figure of famous soprano erected in Greek capital to an Oscar statuette The sculpture stands opposite the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in a small park close to the Acropolis of Athens. Photograph: Aristidis Vafeiadakis/Shutterstock

  • The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review

    The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review Glyndebourne, Lewes; Kings Place, LondonThe introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin ‘The visuals spin and lurch and confuse’: Glyndebourne Tour’s Fidelio, with Callum Thorpe, Adam Smith, Dorothea Herbert and Dingle Yandell. Photograph: Richard Hubert Smith

  • Road review – community spirit turns sour in Thatcher’s Britain

    Road review – community spirit turns sour in Thatcher’s BritainNorthern Stage, NewcastleLittle leavens the air of hopelessness in Jim Cartwright’s 1986 collage of awkwardly staged monologues As though we are peering into a studio theatre … Road at Northern Stage. Photograph: Wasi Daniju

  • Bill for family days out at some UK attractions ‘almost doubles’

    Bill for family days out at some UK attractions ‘almost doubles’. From Carlisle Castle to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, study highlights hefty rises since 2016