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21/01/2010

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Thursday 21 January 2010

Tamsin Greig stars as a monstrous and manipulative Hollywood agent in the new play The Little Dog Laughed. Screenwriter and novelist Deborah Moggach gives her verdict.

Robin Ticciati has been appointed as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's new Principal Conductor at the age of only 26. He is also Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour and was the youngest ever conductor to appear at La Scala when he was 23. Ticciati discusses the pressures as well as the pleasures of taking on an orchestra at such a young age.

In a new film No Distance Left to Run, the four members of Blur, including Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, talk intimately about the rise, fall and rise of the group. John Harris reviews.

One hundred and fifty years of photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh come together in a new exhibition, Where Three Dreams Cross, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Writers Jamila Gavin and Moni Mohsin review.

John Wilson reports on how the recent discovery of fragments of a 2,500-year-old cuneiform tablet have heightened diplomatic tensions between Britain and Iran. The loan of the Cyrus Cylinder - one of the most important objects in the British Museum collection - to Iran has been delayed to allow further study, a decision that has prompted an angry reaction in Tehran.

  • The Little Dog Laughed

    The Little Dog Laughed is at The Garrick Theatre in London until 10 April 2010.

    Picture shows Tamsin Greig in The Little Dog Laughed - Credit: Hugo Glendinning.

  • Robin Ticciati

    Robin Ticciati will conduct Berlioz's L’Enfance du Christ with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Thursday 4 February at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, on Friday 5 February at City Halls in Glasgow and on Saturday 6 February at Aberdeen Music Hall.

    He will conduct the SCO in a programme entitled Travels in Eastern Europe at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday 18 February and on Friday 19 February at City Halls in Glasgow. The concerts will include music by Ligeti, Mozart and Bartok.

    He will conduct the SCO in a programme entitled Travels in Eastern Europe at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday 18 February and on Friday 19 February at City Halls in Glasgow. The concerts will include music by Ligeti, Mozart and Bartok.

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • No Distance Left to Run

    No Distance Left to Run is showing at selected cinemas in Edinburgh, York, Nottingham and London, tonight, Saturday, Sunday and Monday:
    Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh 25 Jan
    Broadway, Nottingham 22 & 23 Jan
    Ritzy Picturehouse, London 21 Jan
    Screen on the Green,
    London 22 & 23 Jan
    York Picturehouse 23 Jan

    The DVD of the film is released on 15 February.

  • Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

    Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is at the Whitechapel Gallery in London from 21 January - 11 April.

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