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Theatre

Evita Too: the new musical about the woman who followed Eva Peron

The new show at Soho Theatre by the anarchic duo Sh!t Theatre focuses on Isabel Perón, who became president of Argentina in the Seventies

TV

Inside Man review: a compelling moral maze of a show

Steven Moffat’s new show is compulsive watching and often disturbing in its rawness

Exhibitions

How the National Gallery is giving a new perspective on Lucian Freud

The largest exhibition of the artist’s work in a decade opens this week

TV

Bridgerton: Netflix releases the first clip of its new prequel show

We get to see another side of the formidable Queen Charlotte

TV

A-ha! Steve Coogan on the return of Alan Partridge

Thirty years on and Partridge is as popular as ever – and still evolving

UK

Dame Hilary Mantel hailed as ‘one of the greatest writers of our time’

The British writer was best known for the Wolf Hall trilogy, which won two Booker Prizes.
Film

Sr.: A new Robert Downey Sr. documentary has been picked up by Netflix

The documentary was filmed in the final months of Downey Sr.’s life

TV

The best British period dramas, from Pride and Prejudice to Downton

Romance! Gorgeous costumes! Brooding glances! As we await the BBC’s new adaptation of The Pursuit of Love and Netflix’s forthcoming Bridgerton spin-off Queen Charlotte, we pick our faves

TV

Which city will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest?

Seven UK cities made the shortlist to host song contest, and it is now between Scotland and England

TV

Jeremy Kyle to return to TV in new show this October

The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled in 2019 following the tragic death of Steve Dymond

TV

Who stars in Karen Pirie alongside Outlander star Lauren Lyle?

The new ITV drama is an adaptation of one of author Val McDermid’s most popular novels

TV

Lorraine Kelly admits she’s hungover after ‘partying all weekend’

The presenter has been married to Steve Smith since 1992 after they met when he worked as her cameraman on TV-am

Theatre

Eureka Day at the Old Vic review: Helen Hunt is superby understated

The Oscar-winning actress has chosen a collegiate unstarry vehicle where the star is the incisive script

TV

Karen Pirie review: all the polish of a live-action Scooby Doo

Your BPM is safe, there’s barely enough suspense in this thriller to raise an eyebrow

TV

Strictly Come Dancing review: wackier than a night at the circus

The formula hasn’t changed, but who cares: the show is as sparky as ever

Music

Who could headline Glastonbury in 2023?

The rumour mill is up and running. We assess the most credible suggestions

Books

Dame Hilary Mantel: the pivotal works of the celebrated author

A workaholic her entire life, Mantel produced some of this century’s greatest historical novels

Culture

New chapter for writer chosen as winner of our Stories contest

Judges praise Sue Ruben’s ‘funny and moving’ story about disability as prizes are presented at Groucho Club celebration

Film

BFI to promote TV and film education in schools and launch new streaming service

The Screen Culture 2033 strategy was launched at a virtual event on Friday.
Showbiz

Paddington 3 ‘to begin filming next year’

Bear who starred in a sketch with Queen Elizabeth II during her Platinum Jubilee to appear again on screens

Music

Ticket sale dates for Glastonbury 2023 announced

Festival bosses are yet to announce the line-up.
UK

Mini-budget ‘missed opportunity’ to aid culture and night-time sectors

Industry groups have responded to the Chancellor’s measures saying businesses struggling already could ‘face bankruptcy and closure’

UK

Booker Prize winning novelist Dame Hilary Mantel dies aged 70

The Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies author’s death has been announced by her literary agents

Showbiz

Stormzy enlists Theroux, Bolt and Mourinho for starry music video

The grim star’s new track pays tribute to his long-standing personal stylist

Music

The drugs don’t work - so why do they hold such appeal to rockstars?

Getting high and making music have gone hand in hand since pop was invented. Music industry insider Jamie Collinson explores this treacherous tradition - and discovers that - thankfully - times are a-changin’.

TV

MPs and TV writers on what shows about politics get right... and wrong

With Boris Johnson drama This England airing next week, MPs including Jess Phillips and Andrew Mitchell on why they can’t get enough of political shows

Theatre

The Wonderful World of Dissocia: deliciously free, bordering on random

This play of two halves offers witty jokes and a profound second act

Music

Sports Team - Gulp! review: Lightweight indie rock is relegation form

Yard Act are sharper, Wet Leg have better tunes – where does this lot fit?

Showbiz

Helen Skelton reveals her biggest challenge in Strictly Come Dancing

This year’s Strictly launch was delayed following the Queen’s death with the series now launching on Friday night