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Doctor Faustus, The Image Book, Care, Hazards of Time Travel, Darren Almond

Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe, starring Jocelyn Jee Esian, Godard's The Image Book, Jimmy McGovern's Care, Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates and Darren Almond.

Christopher Marlow's Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe in London stars Jocelyn Jee Esian as Faustus and Pauline McLynn as Mephistopheles and is directed by Paulette Randall.
Jean Luc Godard's The Image Book is described as an avant-garde horror movie, a vast mosaic of image and sound exploring the modern Arabic world. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Although it did not win the official prize, the jury awarded it the first "Special Palme d'Or" in the festival's history
Sheridan Smith, Alison Steadman and Sinead Keenan star in Care, a new 90-minute drama on BBC One, by Jimmy McGovern, co-written with Gillian Juckes whose real life experiences of how the NHS responds to patients with dementia formed the inspiration for the story.
Joyce Carol Oates’s Hazards of Time Travel is her 46th novel and its published alongside a reissue of her bestselling novel Blonde, a fictionalised account of Marilyn Munro’s life. At 80 Oates is a five times Pullitzer prize finalist. Hazards of Time Travel is a dystopian narrative sets 20 years from now in a totalitarian North American States, or NAS where the punishment for speaking out is "deletion."
Darren Almond's new work includes Time Will Tell and 9 x 9 x 9 at White Cube Bermondsey and focuses on the idea of time and how it is articulated through the language of numbers.
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are David Benedict, Helen Lewis and Meg Rosoff. The producer is Hilary Dunn
Podcast Extra:
Helen Lewis's choice - Normal People by Sally Rooney
Meg Rosoff's choice - Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory
David Benedict's choice - Radio 3's Remembering World War 1: Vaughan WIlliams and Beyond including Cheryl Frances-Hoad's new work Last Man Standing

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49 minutes

Darren Almond: TIME WILL TELL

Darren Almond: TIME WILL TELL

Darren Almond: TIME WILL TELL  is on at White Cube Bermondsey until 20 Jan 2019
Image: © Darren Almond. Photo © Stephen White Courtesy White Cube

The Image Book

The Image Book

The Image Book is available to stream on MUBI

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus is on at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe in London until 2 February 2019

Photos (including main image): Marc Brenner

Hazards of Time Travel

Hazards of Time Travel

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates is published by 4th Estate

Care

Care

Care is on 9 December at 9pm on BBC One

Podcast Recommendations

David Benedict recommends Radio 3's Remembering World War 1: Vaughan WIlliams and Beyond

Meg Rosoff recommends Fiddler on the Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

Helen Lewis recommends Normal People by Sally Rooney

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