‘It’s disturbing to see yourself played on stage’: Bernard Jenkin MP reviews new musical based on Kids Company hearing
The chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee finds the Donmar’s new musical Committee a fair and compelling portrayal of the hearing on the collapse of Kids Company
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow review: "A hefty account of the man who helped shape the future of the United States"
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Ron Chernow's biography of the enterprising statesman whose legacy...
After railways, hotels are the best setting for intrigue, romance and murder – locations where people take only the baggage they need, leaving everything else behind and experimenting in ways they’d never dare in their everyday lives.
A burrito place that doesn’t have any beans: could anything be more frustrating‽ In fact, the only upside of eating at Adobo in Victoria is that I can utilise the trusty interrobang (‽) in CSW, winning a bet – and, consequently, the ability to eat lunch somewhere nicer next time around.
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Reaching 60 is undoubtedly a milestone occasion befitting of celebration. And though it wasn’t my milestone, I was more than happy to take the opportunity to check out La Trompette – a Michelin-starred restaurant in Chiswick. Having never sampled Michelin-starred offerings before, I was intrigued to see if it would live up to the hype.
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Ambassadors, available to buy on iTunes from the BBC2 website
The work of a British embassy could, surely, make for a great TV drama. I imagine it would also provide fertile ground for a comedy. Unfortunately, this BBC mini-series tried to be both at once – and the result was neither dramatic, nor funny.
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