Andrew Burdett presents his review of 2017, from the banks of the Thames at Marlow where it all began. Featuring Brenda from Bristol, Theresa May’s P45, and an ‘Ohhh Jeremy Corbyn’ banner… plus Andrew’s favourite personal moments from the year.
M’Lady remained unconvinced of the gentle Bohemian spirit of ‘O No!’, as I explained: “And then the performer asked for a volunteer to get naked with him in a bag.”
From Shakespeare’s birthplace, Andrew Burdett presents his review of 2016, “a most dramatic twelve months”.
★★★★✩ Superbly suited to the tight space of The Crucible theatre’s Studio stage, the talented cast bring alive a real-life war story in this refreshingly non-London-centric production.
Visiting Stratford to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of new play ‘The Christmas Truce’, I was delighted to find it intelligent and poignant, and yet highly accessible.
The gallery’s latest exhibition coincides with the centenary of the start of WWI and examines the effect the war had on the young artist. Stanley was one of five Spencer brothers, all of whom fought in the Great War; his older brother Sydney died at Epehy in September 1918, and is the only holder of the Military Cross remembered on the Cookham village war memorial.
Poverty is all around us, apparently, but surely these days no one actually goes hungry, do they? A BBC two-part documentary attempts to shine light on the hidden hunger crisis on Britain’s streets. Here, Andrew Burdett reviews it.
Andrew Burdett wishes all readers a very happy New Year.