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X+Y Review, Tom McCarthy, Housing Crisis on Stage

A review of new film X+Y starring Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall, novelist Tom McCarthy on Satin Island and an on-stage representation of the current housing crisis.

Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall star in X+Y, a new film which focuses on an international competition for maths prodigies and features Asa Butterfield as a mathematically gifted boy with autism. Leslie Felperin reviews.

Booker-shortlisted author Tom McCarthy, whose latest work of fiction is Satin Island, explains why he rejects the idea of the contemporary novel.

How to make a drama out of a crisis: housing is the inspiration for three plays which explore the lengths people will go to get a foot on the ladder. Two of the playwrights, Philip Ridley and Matt Hartley, discuss the dramatic possibilities of bricks and mortar.

And who is Richard Diebenkorn? The artist is revered as a great post-war master in his native US, but he is largely unknown here in the UK. As the Royal Academy prepares to stage a retrospective, curator Sarah Bancroft discusses the painter whose work hangs in Obama's personal quarters in the White House.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • X + Y

    Duration: 05:13

  • Tom McCarthy

    Duration: 08:08

  • Richard Diebenkorn

    Duration: 06:42

  • Housing Crisis on Stage

    Duration: 07:52

X + Y

X + Y

X + Y is in cinemas from Friday 13 March, certificate 12A

Images (above and left): Photo by Nick Wall


Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy is available in hardback and ebook from Thursday 12 March.


Deposit

Deposit

Deposit is showing g at the Hampstead Theatre in London from 12 March - 11 April 2015.  

Image: Ben Addis (Ben), Laura Morgan (Melanie), Jack Monaghan (Sam) and Akiya Henry (Rachel). Photo © Becky Paris

Radiant Vermin

Radiant Vermin

Radiant Vermin is showing g at the Soho Theatre in London from 10 March until 12 April.

Image: Sean Verey and Gemma Whelan. Photo © Anna Soderblom


Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn exhibition is showing at the Royal Academy of Arts from 14 March until 7 June 2015.

Image: Richard Diebenkorn Ocean Park #116, 1979. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, gift of Mrs. Paul L. Wattis Copyright 2014 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. 

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Interviewed Guest Leslie Felperin
Interviewed Guest Tom McCarthy
Interviewed Guest Philip Ridley
Interviewed Guest Matt Hartley
Interviewed Guest Sarah Bancroft
Producer Craig Templeton-Smith

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