Arts and entertainment


  • Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

    Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

    It's quite some feat by Katie Mitchell, the director of this risible Lucia di Lammermoor, to reduce the audience to almost uncontrollable laughter as Lucia and Alisa try to kill the bound, blindfolded Arturo.


  • Review: Elegy

    Review: Elegy

    Nick Payne is the author of thrillingly, mind-expanding plays that tackle such daunting subjects as parallel universes (in the all-conquering Constellations) and neuroscience (Incognito).


  • We must ask: Why kill Rabin?

    We must ask: Why kill Rabin?

    Let's be frank," says the Israeli director Amos Gitai, "cinema is not the most effective way to change reality.