Two great lights went out in the arts world last week. If you missed them, here are our tributes to the inimitable Victoria Wood
. There’s an elegy of a different kind at the Donmar Warehouse, where Zoë Wanamaker stars in Nick Payne’s new play about the choice between love and survival, directed by Josie Rourke.
Following the rampant Shakespeare
commemorations, this week it’s the turn of Giacometti. The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich marks the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death with a new exhibition examining his influence. We also assess Classical Opera’s unearthing of Il vologeso
by Jommelli, first performed 250 years ago, and László Nemes’s unflinching Holocaust film Son of Saul
, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and the Grand Prix at Cannes.
On TV, Mike Rudin tries to ascertain who shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine in Conspiracy Files
, and the gripping third series of Line of Duty
reaches its climax. Finally the 16th edition of theartsdesk’s vinyl special
covers everything from techno to Santana. Do subscribe
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