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The mind-numbing numbers of the Nanking Massacre

A New York Times critics once referred to “The tiny but mighty Finborough”. The 50-seat pub theatre is again justifying the accolade as five actors conjure up one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
from Daniel Nelson on Jan 5, 2018.

The lore of The Jungle

'The Jungle' is an exciting, vibrant portrayal of life in the Calais encampment set up by refugees and migrants as a staging post for their hoped-for journey to Britain.
from Daniel Nelson on Dec 17, 2017.

An intimate family epic as China moves from Confucius to capital

'Mountains May Depart' is a hugely ambitious film that nearly achieves what it sets out to do.
from Daniel Nelson on Dec 15, 2017.

An army dance troupe view of China

Films – features and documentaries - are a wonderful thing. They can give you an insight into worlds previously unseen. As 'Youth' does.
from Daniel Nelson on Dec 12, 2017.

When a goat is a reward for a martyr's family

It's risky bringing live goats onto the Royal Court stage as is happening all this month because actors fear live animals will steal the show. And they do.
from Daniel Nelson on Dec 3, 2017.

Refugees and androids steal the show

One of the pleasures of international photographic exhibitions is the fresh and sometimes unexpected perspectives they offer on countries and peoples.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 17, 2017.

Art in an age of terror

'Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11' has some big names – Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, the Chapman Brothers, Gerhard Richter – but not many big ideas.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 16, 2017.

Six enemy soldiers pick their way through a theatrical Minefield

It’s amazing that 'Minefield' ever made it onto the Royal Court stage, and didn’t fall apart in rehearsal.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 2, 2017.

A tough and touching song of Africa

Félicité is fascinating – for some. For others, a bewildering bore.
from Daniel Nelson on Nov 1, 2017.

A witch's tale

Welcome to a new talent on the Zambia-Wales film scene: Rungano Nyoni.
from Daniel Nelson on Oct 11, 2017.