Steve Jobs, Branagh's The Winter's Tale, Vermeer, Verdi's Force of Destiny, The Great Swindle

Danny Boyle directs Michael Fassbender in the title role of Steve Jobs - a biopic of the technology genius.
Kenneth Branagh's Theatre Company launches with Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
An exhibition Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer at The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace allows the public a chance to see some Dutch masters from The Royal Collection.
ENO is staging Verdi's Force of Destiny; great music (the Jean de Florette tune!), a chorus of 49 singers, an orchestra of 69 musicians and a crazy plot, what does it all add up to?
The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre was the 2013 winner of France's most prestigious book award, the Prix Goncourt. It looks at the aftermath of WW1 on a group of very different soldiers.

Main Image: Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh (Leontes) in Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale. Credit: Johan Persson.

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THEATRE: The Winterʼs Tale

THEATRE:  The Winterʼs Tale

By the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company,  until the 16 January 2016, at the Garrick Theatre, London.
Photo:  Judi Dench (Paulina) and Kenneth Branagh (Leontes) in The Winter's Tale. Credit: Johan Persson

Kenneth Branagh talking about his new production of The Winter’s Tale on Front Row




OPERA: Verdi: Force of Destiny

OPERA: Verdi:  Force of Destiny
By the English National Opera, at the London Coliseum iuntil 4th December 2015.
Photo:  The Force of Destiny Company.  Credit ENO and (c) Robert Workman

FILM: Steve Jobs (certificate 15)

FILM:  Steve Jobs (certificate 15)

Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle, is in cinemas from Friday 13 November.
Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the screen-play for Steve Jobs, is interviewed by Francine Stock on R4's The Film Programme.


Photo:  Michael Fassebender as Steve Jobs.  Copyright:  François Duhamel.

BOOK: The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre (MacLehose Press)

EXHIBITION: Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

EXHIBITION:  Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

At The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London until 14 February 2016, then at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh from 4 March – 24 July 2016. 

Image:  Johannes Vermeer, 'Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman or 'The Music Lesson'', 1662-5.  Credit:  Royal Collection Trust/ (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

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