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Issue No. 1939

The Others

The Others


Agitate! Educate! Organise!
Friday 25 February
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
6.30pm-10pm, free

THE V&A celebrates a new wave of social protest, observation and documentary in the arts with spoken word performances, poetry slamming and impromptu gigs around the museum.

Helen Walsh and Whitbread prize-winner Patrick Neate will read from their latest works. The Others will be performing and their film, Guide to Guerrilla Gigging, will run throughout the evening.
Kelly Hilditch


Hymns
By Frantic Assembly
Touring nationally until 7 May. Phone 020 7228 8885
for details or go to www.franticassembly.co.uk

THERE HAVE been a spate of theatre revivals recently. Frantic Assembly celebrate their tenth anniversary with a revival of Hymns. Four men reunite to mourn the loss of a close friend, but time and events have had a corrosive effect on this once tight-knit bunch.

Frantic Assembly have always maintained that their aim was to make theatre that people who don’t normally go to the theatre would like. This definitely fits the bill.

It tours Manchester, Winchester, Brighton, Coventry, Leeds, Liverpool and London.

Berit Kuennecke


The Woodsman

Directed by Nicole Kassell
Released 25 February

AFTER 12 years in jail, convicted paedophile Walter re-emerges to social ostracism, massive self-loathing and an obsession he fears he can’t shake off. This film raises very difficult questions, especially about tolerance and second chances.

This is a very gripping twist on a redemption story, with fantastic acting, especially by Kevin Bacon who plays the inarticulate and damaged Walter.
Morag McDonald


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Sat 19 Feb 2005, 00:00 GMT
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