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Beckett triple bill, Bombshell, Avenue 5, American Dirt, Tullio Crali

Beckett triple bill, Oscar nominated Bombshell, Armando Iannucci's Avenue 5, American Dirt by Jeannine Cummins, Tullio Crali exhibition at Estorick Collection

A triple bill of Samuel Beckett plays has just started at London's Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Trevor Nunn, it's a chance to see Krapp's Last Tape as well as two lesser-known works - Eh Joe and The Old Tune.
Bombshell has been Oscar nominated. It's the story of Roger Ailes' reign at Fox News and the sexual harrasment cases that were brought against him. It stars Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie
Armando Iannucci has a new comedy TV series on HBO. Avenue 5 is set onboard a luxurious interplanetary cruiseship when things start to malfunction.
American Dirt is a new novel from Jeanine Cummins which follows a Mexican woman and her young son who have to flee to El Norte to escape drug cartel violence. They have become migrants
Tullio Crali was an Italian futurist painter who has an exhibition at London's Estorick Collection. He was a fervent futurist and you can see his paintings and sassintessi - compositions of stones and natural found objects

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Rosie Boycott, Ekow Eshun and Amanda Craig. The producer is Oliver Jones

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Tom: The Kinks' Days on Radio 4's Soul Music and Lucy Hughes-Hallett's The Pike

Main image: Detail taken from Tricolour Wings, 1932 by Tullio Crali

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54 minutes


In UK cinemas from
17 January 2020 Cert 15

Image credit: Lionsgate

American Dirt

American Dirt
by Jeanine Cummins
Publisher: Tinder Press

Beckett triple bill

Beckett triple bill
Jermyn Street Theatre
until 8 Feb

Image credit: Robert Workman

Tullio Crali

Tullio Crali
A Futurist Life
Estorick Gallery, London
until 11 April
Image: detail taken from
Roarings of an Aeroplane, 1927

Avenue 5

Avenue 5
Sky One
begins 22 January 2020

Image credit: HBO / Sky


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