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The Nightingale, My Brilliant Friend, Lee Child, Troy: myth and reality, Upright

Tasmanian film The Nightingale,The National Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, Troy: Myth and Memory at The British Museum, Lee Child The Hero, Upright

The Nightingale is a film set in Tasmania in the brutal days of convict settlers and soldiers. A young wife faces violence as she tries to track down a man who has violated her family
The National Theatre's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend condenses the four wildly-successful novels into 2 three-hour plays at The Olivier.
The creator of Jack Reacher - Lee Child- has written a short book about The Hero. It's the first of two publications in the new Times Literary Supplement imprint - the other reproduces Virginia Woolf's reviews from the TLS.
Troy: myth and reality is the latest big exhibition at London's British Museum. trying to work out where legends end history begins in these classical tales
Tim Minchin co-wrote and stars in a new roadtrip-based TV comedy series Upright which has just begun on Sky TV. In it he has to transport an old piano across Australia, accompanied by a sassy grumpy young female companion. Is it funny? Is it worth watching?
Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Deborah Moggach, Tom Shakespeare and Briony Hanson. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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Tom S: The End of the F***ing World on All 4 and Les Indes Galantes https://youtu.be/Q4jy2wrjESQ and Jo Jo Rabbit film

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56 minutes

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Parts One and Two
National Theatre
Until 22 Feb 2020
Image credit: Marc Brenner

The Nightingale

The Nightingale
In cinemas from 29 Nov
Cert 18

The Hero

The Hero
By Lee Child
Publisher: TLS Books
Image credit: Sigrid Estrada

Troy: Myth and Reality

Troy: Myth and Reality
The British Museum
Until 8 March 2020

Upright

Upright
Available to watch now
on Sky and NOW TV

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