• TV Review: His Dark Materials

    The BBC and HBO team up to bring Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy drama to life, in the form of His Dark Materials. Rising from the ashes of the disappointing 2007 The Golden Compass (dir. Chris Weitz), this series directed by Tom Hooper is the realisation of everything fans could hope...
  • The Importance of ‘Hamilton’

    To those whose lives have not yet been enriched by the performance or soundtrack of arguably the greatest production to ever exist, fear not, for I will enlighten you on the phenomenon that is: Hamilton. This powerful, compelling and dynamic musical created solely by the ferociously talented Lin-Manuel Miranda...
  • Look Out For… December

    In the blink of an eye, Christmas is nigh – and my oh my, has the year sped by. But there’s still plenty of time for big family films to sink your teeth into. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse promises a fun, intricately-animated action movie set in a different universe to...
  • Trailer Watch – Mary Poppins Returns

    Opening with a shot of the old London house we know so well, with a strangely-familiar tune building in the background, the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns creates a crescendo of colour, noise, and action, and sends everyone who loved the first film into a flurry of excitement....
  • Why music fans should see Hamilton

    The hip-hop musical about an American politician has gained international recognition and it’s notoriously impossible to get a Broadway seat. Fans across the UK scrambled for tickets when the West End production, opening later this year, was announced – but if you’re left wondering what’s so special about it,...
  • Let’s Art-Iculate #9: What makes Hamilton: An American Musical, such a triumph?

    Lin-Manuel Miranda (actor, composer and writer, amongst other things) is no stranger to success. His previous musical, In the Heights, won 4 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) out of its 13 nominations; he was just 19 when he wrote its first draft. However, all of that pales in comparison...