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TheUK tour of Rent
© Matt Crockett
TheUK tour of Rent © Matt Crockett

Rent: a pulsating and stunningly emotional revival

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Written by Sandip Kana

Twenty years after Rent made its theatrical debut off Broadway, it impressively returns to London’s St James Theatre until 28 January 2017.  After earning four Tony Awards and a 12-year residency in New York, it’s safe to say this heart-wrenching and life-affirming show remains a rock phenomenon.  

There’s simply nothing quite like it in the West End.

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Category: Theatre
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UnCorked Theatre presents: One Nine Two Seven

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UnCorked Theatre – fresh from treating us to the 5* immersive hit How to Solve a Problem Like Murder – have delivered another theatrical corker with One Nine Two Seven.  This time the gripping production takes place at an underground New York gangster party, hosted in Kensington’s atmospheric Evans & Peel Detective Agency.  Throughout the night, various stories play out which have you second guessing the actions and motives of each character at every twist and turn.  

As Daniel Brodie discovered, this captivating show will leave you mesmerised, making it an essential night out in London right now.

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Category: Theatre
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Yayoi Kusama Exhibition at Victoria Miro until 30th July

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By Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

The new exhibitions of Yayoi Kusama‘s work at Victoria Miro‘s galleries at Old Street and Mayfair are a big deal.  Kusama is one of the most important living artists, having heavily influenced the New York avant-garde art scene of the 1960s and still described by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people on the planet.  

More than that, Kusama’s work represents much of what’s great about modern art: sometimes unarguably stunning in its visual impact and use of modern techniques; at other times, divisive in its understatement and apparent ease of reproduction.

The collection on display in N1 captures this contrast perfectly, showcasing some of her latest sculptures, paintings and mirror room installations to good effect with Kusama’s two key themes – the idea of infinity, and the yellow and black pumpkin motif featuring heavily throughout.  And, although perhaps not to everyone’s taste, the exhibition succeeds in engaging you in an important discussion about what art should mean to both the artist and the viewer.

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Category: Art