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Best movies of the century so far: Paul Kirkley’s top picks - and a chance to vote for yours

20 May 2020
Best movies of the century so far: Paul Kirkley’s top picks - and a chance to vote for yours

Best movies of the century so far: Paul Kirkley’s top picks - and a chance to vote for yours

20 May 2020

We’re asking for your choices for the best films released since 2000 - here are our columnist’s choices.


Review: Cinderella at Cambridge Arts Theatre - You’ll have to see it to believe it

18 December 2019
Review: Cinderella at Cambridge Arts Theatre - You’ll have to see it to believe it

Review: Cinderella at Cambridge Arts Theatre - You’ll have to see it to believe it

18 December 2019

Paul Kirkley is enchanted by a winning mix of fairytale magic and knockabout jokes.


Review: Our verdict on Aladdin, the time-travelling pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre

10 December 2018
Review: Our verdict on Aladdin, the time-travelling pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Review: Our verdict on Aladdin, the time-travelling pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre

10 December 2018

This well-staged production stars Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard and Matt Crosby


Review: Marillion hit their mark at Cambridge Corn Exchange

14 April 2018
Review: Marillion hit their mark at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Review: Marillion hit their mark at Cambridge Corn Exchange

14 April 2018

A dramatic curtain-raiser and some copper-plated classics entertain the faithful


Paul Kirkley’s honest review of 2017

31 December 2017
Paul Kirkley’s honest review of 2017

Paul Kirkley’s honest review of 2017

31 December 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017, we reflect on the highs, lows and the in-between bits of a bizarre year


Jack and the Beanstalk at Cambridge Arts Theatre: Masterclass of pantomime fun all the way from Amarillo

15 December 2017
Jack and the Beanstalk at Cambridge Arts Theatre: Masterclass of pantomime fun all the way from Amarillo

Jack and the Beanstalk at Cambridge Arts Theatre: Masterclass of pantomime fun all the way from Amarillo

15 December 2017

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.


Jodie Whittaker is an inspired choice for next Doctor Who... but you don't have to agree

29 July 2017
Jodie Whittaker is an inspired choice for next Doctor Who... but you don't have to agree

Jodie Whittaker is an inspired choice for next Doctor Who... but you don't have to agree

29 July 2017

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.


Let's turn the tables on wet, woolly, chimney-hugging, climate change-denying snowflakes

08 April 2017
Let's turn the tables on wet, woolly, chimney-hugging, climate change-denying snowflakes

Let's turn the tables on wet, woolly, chimney-hugging, climate change-denying snowflakes

08 April 2017

We've heard a lot of talk in recent months about the dangers of Donald Trump having his finger on the nuclear button.


Cambridgeshire writer of Doctor Who books discusses who should be the next Time Lord

11 February 2017
Cambridgeshire writer of Doctor Who books discusses who should be the next Time Lord

Cambridgeshire writer of Doctor Who books discusses who should be the next Time Lord

11 February 2017

So who should be the next Doctor? The best life form for the job, that's who.


Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner illustrate the grey areas of black and white politics

08 February 2017
Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner illustrate the grey areas of black and white politics

Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner illustrate the grey areas of black and white politics

08 February 2017

For anyone concerned about such old-fashioned values as truth, tolerance, humanity and still being alive by Christmas, these are dark days indeed.


Paul Kirkley’s Honest Review of 2016: It was an A597 sort of year...

31 December 2016
Paul Kirkley’s Honest Review of 2016: It was an A597 sort of year...

Paul Kirkley’s Honest Review of 2016: It was an A597 sort of year...

31 December 2016

There are good years and bad years – but can anyone recall another year whose very name became a byword for misery?


Why I have no faith in faith schools

27 December 2016
Why I have no faith in faith schools

Why I have no faith in faith schools

27 December 2016

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.


If Fitz is good enough for Prince Charles, it’s good enough for me

10 December 2016
If Fitz is good enough for Prince Charles, it’s good enough for me

If Fitz is good enough for Prince Charles, it’s good enough for me

10 December 2016

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.


Take that, joyless Christmas Police!

03 December 2016
Take that, joyless Christmas Police!

Take that, joyless Christmas Police!

03 December 2016

We put our Christmas decorations up last weekend – in November. Yeah, it’s true. Get over it.


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