Simon Thomson

(Contributor)

Simon is a regular contributor to City A.M. covering theatre, travel and geek culture

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More high art burlesque than opera, this spectacular new production of Akhnaten hovers somewhere between the sublime and the [...]

9 March
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There are few things more tragic than Shakespeare’s comedies. The plots are silly, the pacing is woeful, and what jokes there [...]

3 March
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19 February
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In the new post-Benefits Street dispensation, references to “poverty porn” have become commonplace. Initially this meant [...]

28 January
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens with the now familiar golden expository text scrolling into an infinity of stars. [...]

18 December
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Premiering this week at the National Theatre, Evening at the Talk House is a dissatisfying affair. Perhaps there was a warning [...]

18 December
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The ENO’s production of The Mikado, first directed by Jonathan Miller in 1986 and now in its 14th revival, is beloved of fans [...]

27 November
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London has a growing fascination with the foods of the American South. In recent years we’ve seen an explosion of Blues kitchens, [...]

13 November
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The RSC’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V is curiously lacking in drama, but more than compensates with a brilliant injection [...]

13 November
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London Palladium | ★★☆☆☆

31 July
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12 June
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29 May
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Young Vic | ★★★★☆ [...]

24 April
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17 April
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2 April
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