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Anish Kapoor, The Plot Against America, Rachel De-Lahay, drive in comedy

Jonathan Freedland reviews The Plot Against America, Rachel De-Lahay's My White Best Friend theatre project, Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall, Daniel Sloss on comedy drive-ins.

Winona Ryder, John Turturro and Anthony Boyle star in a new Sky Atlantic drama The Plot Against America adapted by David Simon from Philip Roth’s alternate history which was first published in 2004. Jonathan Freedland reviews.

Rachel De-Lahay brings her letter writing project to the Royal Court Theatre for a week-long online festival. My White Best Friend is Rachel's original letter to her white friend explaining the casual everyday racism and microaggressions her friend commits towards her seemingly unwittingly. For the festival, Rachel has invited 10 other black writers to write their own letters of something unsaid. We speak to Rachel about the project.

John goes to Houghton Hall in Norfolk to talk to artist Anish Kapoor about his exhibition of outdoor sculptures, and how the art world has changed during the last few months. We also hear from Lord Cholmondeley, owner of Houghton.

An old-fashioned method for performers to reach their audiences in these times of social isolation has re-emerged, in a new way. The Drive-in experience is back! Drive-in opera, drive-in theatre, drive-in shows for kids and even drive-in comedy. John Wilson talks to comedian Daniel Sloss who took part in a drive-in comedy gig where the audience flashed their lights and beeped their horns instead of applauding

Image: Sky Mirror, 2018 by Anish Kapoor

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Simon Richardson
Studio Manager: Giles Aspen

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The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America is available online on Sky Atlantic from 14 July 2020.

Image: John Turturro as Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf in The Plot Against America

Image credit: (c) 2020 Home Box Office

Rachel De-Lahay

Rachel De-Lahay

My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid)  is an online festival curated by Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia via the Royal Court theatre, running from 13 - 17 July 2020

Image: Rachel De-Lahay

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall, Norfolk is on till 01 November 2020.

Images:

Main image above: Sky Mirror, 2018 by Anish Kapoor. Stainless steel.

Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery.

Image credit: BBC/John Wilson

 

Image to the left: Sir Anish Kapoor and John Wilson at Houghton Hall

Drive-in comedy

Drive-in comedy

Image: Daniel Sloss

Image credit: Troy Edige

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