Saturday Review offers sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events.
Saturday 19 January 2008
The circus comes to town with the spectacular Afrika! Afrika!; No Apologies as American stand up comic Chris Rock tours the UK; the latest Coen Brothers film, No Country for Old Men; Stephen King’s new novel Duma Key and conjugal strife in Ingmar Bergman’s play, Scenes from a Marriage.
Joining presenter Tom Sutcliffe on the panel this week are:
Louise Doughty - novelist Lisa Goldman - artistic director David Aaronovitch - journalist
No Country For Old Men
The latest blood soaked film from the Coen brothers: an adaptation of Cormack McCarthy’s book No Country for Old Men.
No Country For Old Men is on general release, certificate 15
Stephen King’s latest novel uncovers the strange powers of Edgar Freemantle, who lost an arm and gained a bad limp after a building site accident. His post traumatic rages cause his wife to leave him so he goes to Florida and takes up painting. His paintings, however, seem to make things happen.
Duma Key is published by Hodder and Stoughton
This circus spectacular draws on the talents of performers from all across the continent and the African diaspora.
Afrika! Afrika! continues at the former Millennium Dome, now called the O2, and runs until 19 April
Scenes from a Marriage
Trevor Nunn’s production of Ingmar Bergman’s play, which explores why a man and wife once happy to be married to each other start to long for separate lives.
Scenes from a Marriage runs at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry until 2 February
Chris Rock – No Apologies
The low down on the American stand up comic.
Chris Rock’s No Apologies tour continues next week, ending at the Brixton Academy on 26 January
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