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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Resignations and cuts leave France's feted theatre scene in crisis by Andrew Todd

Philippe Quesne, mastermind behind France’s biggest dramatics art centre, has quit his post – as central government appears to lose interest in the country’s much-vaunted cultural sect…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:36PM
Monday, July 8, 2019

Thrash-metal EU history, exile tales and François Hollande light up Avignon by Andrew Todd

The Palais des Papes’ cat prowls through Pascal Rambert’s show, Christiane Jatahy sensationally channels Homer and the former French president makes a surprise appearance ‘We are enter…

Linked From The Guardian at 03:48PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Avignon festival review – shock, awe and 10 hours of Don DeLillo by Andrew Todd

AvignonThomas Jolly presents the spectacular Thyestes, Milo Rau explores a real crime in La Reprise and Julien Gosselin leaves audiences in a tranceThis year’s Avignon festival foregrounds…

Linked From The Guardian at 08:06AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Fountainhead review – Ivo van Hove's smouldering take on Ayn Rand by Andrew Todd

Avignon festivalThis mammoth production of the neocon classic shifts the focus to its enthralling and predatory femme fataleOlivier Py's first outing as Avignon festival director has been ho…

Linked From The Guardian at 12:06AM
Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey interview: Political animal by Andrew Todd

After eight years running the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has done something his critics never expected: made the place a success. He talks to Andrew Todd about battles lost and won – and explai…

Linked From The Guardian at 12:06PM
Friday, October 7, 2016

Sotigui Kouyaté obituary by Andrew Todd

Malian actor renowned for his long association with the director Peter Brook and his work in filmThe Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté, who has died aged 73, was an important bridge between Afri…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:09PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Damned – Van Hove delivers a chillingly prescient masterstroke by Andrew Todd

Cour d’Honneur du Palais des Papes, AvignonComédie-Française and the Belgian director unite at the Avignon festival for a virtuoso stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1969 filmIvo v…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:03AM
Friday, July 10, 2015

Sotigui Kouyaté obituary by Andrew Todd

Malian actor renowned for his long association with the director Peter Brook and his work in filmThe Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté, who has died aged 73, was an important bridge betwee…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:34PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kinship review - Isabelle Adjani flops in humdrum Freudian triangle by Andrew Todd

Théâtre de ParisCarey Perloff’s portentous drama is almost two hours of pure turkey that fails to make the most of its luminous French star• Isabelle Adjani’s long-awaited stage retu…

Linked From The Guardian at 06:52AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Fountainhead review Ivo van Hove's smouldering take on Ayn Rand by Andrew Todd

Avignon festivalThis mammoth production of the neocon classic shifts the focus to its enthralling and predatory femme fataleOlivier Py's first outing as Avignon festival director has been ho…

Linked From The Guardian at 08:01AM
Friday, July 20, 2012

theartsdesk at the Avignon Festival by Andrew Todd

The vast Avignon Festival is not a neatly curated sequence of works which can be experienced - like certain art biennales or the Proms - as if on a conveyor belt. There are 50 productions in…

Linked From The Arts Desk at 04:10AM
Friday, November 4, 2011

Kevin Spacey interview: Political animal by Andrew Todd

After eight years running the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey has done something his critics never expected: made the place a success. He talks to Andrew Todd about battles lost and won – and explai…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:41AM

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