Review: Ben Howard at O2 Academy Brixton, 18/01/19

It's a tricky relationship to manage, that one between artist and audience during a live performance. Some refer to an unwritten code, that in return for the performer giving it their best, the crowd will respond in kind; cheer when required, silent when needed. But live music rarely cares for such intricate rules and guidelines, [...]

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Review: Cuzco at Theatre 503 28/01/2019

A rarity in penetrating the rather inward-looking British theatre programme and even rarer still in translating from Spanish to English with such coherence and fluidity, Victor Sanchez Rodriguez's Cuzco offers a welcome signpost for foreign theatre on the English stage. Depicting the gradual deterioration of a couple's relationship on the Inca Trail, Rodriguez's script and [...]

Review: Open at Vault Festival, 26/01/2019

Produced by Full Diclosure Theatre, directed by Will Maynard and starring married couple Timothy Allsop and Christopher Adams, Open offers an intimate glimpse of modern relationships through the lens of two people living it. Completing a week-long run at London's hidden treasure Vault Festival, the enthralling two-handed play documents the pair's relationship from the first [...]

Multi-award winning violinist Sarah Chang to play one-off show at Cadogan Hall

Former child prodigy Sarah Chang will return to the UK for one show only at London's Cadogan Hall on February 13. The Juilliard-trained musician has performed with Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Montreal Symphony and many others in her native USA. Her performances have also taken across the world, including a 2002 [...]

Review: Thomas at Vault Festival, 26/01/19

As with almost everything coming out of Vault Festival these days, Robbie Curran's heartfelt play 'Thomas' has a pivotal message to share. And, like almost everything coming out of Vault Festival these days, it shares that message in poignant yet understated fashion. Centred on Thomas, a young man with Aspergers syndrome played by Curran, and [...]

Interview: World-renowned musician Nobuaki Fukukawa talks ahead of concert at Wigmore Hall

Ahead of an exclusive performance at London's Wigmore Hall on January 5, classical composer Nobuaki Fukukawa spoke to On The Beat about how he's chosen to challenge himself and what we can expect from the concert. Tell us about the Avex Recital Series and why you want to take part in it? "The Avex Recital Series [...]