From Trump to Brexit to the Covid ‘resistance’, Paul Kirkley argues a binding narrative thread runs through the world’s lurch into dangerous nonsense.
We’re asking for your choices for the best films released since 2000 - here are our columnist’s choices.
Paul Kirkley is enchanted by a winning mix of fairytale magic and knockabout jokes.
This well-staged production stars Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard and Matt Crosby
A dramatic curtain-raiser and some copper-plated classics entertain the faithful
As we say goodbye to 2017, we reflect on the highs, lows and the in-between bits of a bizarre year
Paul Kirkley and son George head to Cambridge Arts Theatre to catch up with some familiar faces – and new stars – in this year’s panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
So, how's your week been? I've spent most of mine being asked what I think about the new Doctor Who. Honestly, you write one half-a-million-word history of a TV show and people automatically expect you to have an opinion on it.
We've heard a lot of talk in recent months about the dangers of Donald Trump having his finger on the nuclear button.
So who should be the next Doctor? The best life form for the job, that's who.
For anyone concerned about such old-fashioned values as truth, tolerance, humanity and still being alive by Christmas, these are dark days indeed.
There are good years and bad years – but can anyone recall another year whose very name became a byword for misery?
You've probably noticed that it's been quite a divisive year. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement, isn't it? Like saying Marie Antoinette had quite a divisive neck.
I felt a bit bad last week when Prince Charles and his good lady wife took time out of doing whatever it is they do to come all the way up to Cambridge and say nice things about the Fitzwilliam Museum, on the occasion of its bicentenary.
We put our Christmas decorations up last weekend – in November. Yeah, it’s true. Get over it.