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Luck review – pound-shop Pixar is a short straw for young audiences

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Another dismal, algorithmically produced digital animation here, evidently the first off the production line from a new US-Spanish company, Skydance Animation, which has the former Pixar chief John Lasseter as its cre...

Access all areas: the creatives opening theatre up to disabled audiences

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“I think a lot of people view me as just a bit of an angry disabled audience member,” says Shona Louise. “And that’s definitely not the case at all – we have something of value to give.” Louise’s lived experience of b...

‘You’re born an egotistical sociopath’: The Innocents, the child-horror that leaves audiences shaking

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When people see The Innocents, they tend not to hold back on telling its director what they think. “This is the worst thing I’ve ever been through,” is a frequent reaction. Followed by: “Thank you.” “You can see they’...

for colored girls: the 40-year-old masterwork that’s still captivating audiences

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In the first five minutes of the late artist Ntozake Shange’s masterwork, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, a character makes plea of witness and recognition: “somebody/ anybody ...

Hamlet review – an emotional rollercoaster for young audiences

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Who hasn’t occasionally wished Hamlet was a bit shorter? As we take our seats for this interval-free, 65-minute version for young audiences, eight-year-old Hilda is amazed it can be three times as long. This is the fi...

‘Audiences will be delighted’: major Picasso exhibition set for Melbourne in June

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Seventy works by Picasso and more than 100 by 50 of his contemporaries will be heading to the National Gallery of Victoria, in an exclusive new exhibition that will open 10 June as part of the Winter Masterpieces prog...

Queen hosts virtual audiences after recovering from Covid

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The Queen appears to have recovered well from Covid just nine days after she caught the virus, with the announcement that she hosted two virtual audiences with foreign ambassadors on Tuesday. The 95-year-old monarch f...

Queen postpones two virtual audiences after Covid diagnosis

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The Queen has postponed two virtual audiences after her Covid diagnosis, Buckingham Palace has said. Concerns for the nation’s longest reigning sovereign have been heightened given her age, frailer appearance of late ...

Cinema hypnosis: is this the answer to noisy post-lockdown audiences?

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Name: Hypnotic cinema. Age: New for 2022. Appearance: Just like a film. But, in this case a piece of film-making so mesmerising and incantatory that it leaves viewers in a kind of trance? No, just a regular film. The...

West End’s small shows squeezed out in price-cutting dash for audiences

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Critically acclaimed smaller West End shows are being squeezed out of theatre’s post-Omicron recovery as major players use discounted tickets to attract returning audiences. The award-winning theatre producer David Pu...

Audiences to be put in hypnotic trance at Swedish film festival

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The Göteborg film festival is no stranger to stunts. It has previously featured screenings for a single audience member at a North Sea lighthouse, as well as “coffin screenings” in which lucky viewers were interred in...

Feel the sequins: touch tours and headset hosts are a sensation for visually impaired audiences

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Growing up, trips to the theatre for me involved squinting at the stage, unable to follow what was happening. Being partially sighted, plays have felt out of my reach. But now here I am standing on the stage at Curve ...

Out of tune: why are audiences staying away from the movie musical?

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In a very strange year for movies, the failure of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is perhaps the most head-scratching development of all. The remake of the beloved 1961 musical grossed just $10m on its opening week...

Rankin reveals theatre’s backstage magicians: ‘Audiences would be shocked!’

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The backstage heroes of the West End of London have been documented by the photographer Rankin in an exhibition of portraits celebrating the resilience and creative range of the theatre industry. Stage managers, techn...

Not the way to do it: Punch and Judy professors decry aggressive audiences

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Ugly quarrels, outbreaks of unacceptable violence and a sense of anarchy have traditionally been a feature of one of the British seaside’s most curious theatrical events: the Punch and Judy show. But in this post-lock...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Cruise review – a tale of two audiences

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As if by magic, after nights of rain, the clouds lifted for the re-opening of the Globe. Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s climate-change play. The groundlings did not need the theatre’s ponchos but the...

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