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Angels In America, The Ferryman, Harmonium, Laurent Binet, Eric Gill

Angels In America at London's National Theatre, Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, Japanese film Harmonium, Laurent Binet's The Seventh Function of Language, Eric Gill in Ditchling.

A revival of Tony Kushner's epic play about the US AIDS epidemic Angels In America is being staged at London's National Theatre. It's nearly 8 hours long (in two parts); is it still pertinent and is it worth sitting through?
Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem was an enormous theatrical success and his latest The Ferryman has just opened at London's Royal Court Theatre. Set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland it deals with one family's unavoidable and unwilling involvement
The family at the heart of Japanese film Harmonium seem to have a functioning but unemotional stability. And then a stranger comes into their lives and slowly things change. For the better or for the worse?
Laurent Binet's new novel The Seventh Function of Language is about the death (or was it an assassination?!) of Roland Barthes - the death of the author of "The Death Of The Author"
Eric Gill was one of the finest sculptors of the 20th Century. And also a paedophile. A new exhibition in his home village of Ditchling, tries to see if it's possible to appreciate his art as entirely separate from his biography

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Damian Barr, Maria Delgado and Gillian Slovo. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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Angels in America

Angels in America

Angels in America is at The National Theatre in London, until 19 August 2017. 

Image: Helen Maybanks

The Ferryman

The Ferryman

The Ferryman is at The Royal Court Theatre in London, until 20 May 2017.  

Image: Johan Persson


Harmonium

Harmonium
Harmonium is released in cinemas and on Digital HD from 5 May 

Laurent Binet

Laurent Binet

The Seventh Function of Language is available in hardback and ebook from 2 May.


Eric Gill: The Body

Eric Gill: The Body

Eric Gill: The Body and Cathie Pilkington: Doll for Petra are on at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft until 3 September.

Image: Eric Gill, Bending Woman (1923, private collection) 

Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival runs 6 - 26 May 2017. 

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Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest Maria Delgado
Interviewed Guest Gillian Slovo
Producer Oliver Jones

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