A Wrinkle In Time, The Great Wave, Philip Hensher, Come Home (BBC1), America's Cool Modernism
A review of the week's cultural highlights, including Oprah Winfrey's role in A Wrinkle In Time, The Great Wave at The Dorfman Theatre and Philip Hensher's novel The Friendly Ones.
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kayling star as deities who are millions of years old in the £108m mega-budget film: A Wrinkle In Time. It's a story which mixes physics, time travel, female empowerment, and bullying at school. Does the presence of Oprah et al make it divine or dreadful?
The Great Wave is a new play by Japanese Ulsterman Francis Turnly about the kidnapping in the 1970s of Japanese citizens by the North Korean authorities. Some returned, others were (and maybe still are) held by their captors. It's running at The Dorfman at London's National Theatre,
Philip Hensher's latest novel The Friendly Ones follows two contemporaneous storylines about 2 families; one British, the other Bangladeshi.
Come Home on BBC1 is a new drama about a family break-up told from different sides of the story. It's written by Danny Brocklehurst and features Christopher Eccleston as the dad, Greg
America's Cool Modernism at Oxford's Ashmolean looks at art from the US from O'Keeffe to Hopper; before the word 'cool' was synonymous with 'groovy'
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Mark Ravenhill, Deborah Orr and Amanda Craig . The producer is Oliver Jones.
A Wrinkle In Time
A Wrinkle In Time (Cert PG) is on wide release
The Great Wave
The Great Wave runs at The Cottesloe at London’s National Theatre until 14th April
Image: Mark Douet
The Friendly Ones
The Friendly Ones by Philip Hensher is published by 4th Estate
America’s Cool Modernism
America’s Cool Modernism is at The Ashmolean in Oxford until 22nd July.
Image: Manhattan Bridge Loop, Edward Hopper 1942 © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art
Come Home is on BBC1 next Tuesday (27th) at 2100
|Interviewed Guest||Mark Ravenhill|
|Interviewed Guest||Deborah Orr|
|Interviewed Guest||Amanda Craig|