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Jessie Thompson is Deputy Arts Editor at the Evening Standard, covering theatre, exhibitions, film, TV, music, comedy, dance and opera across print and digital. She also reviews theatre for the Standard... MORE

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Jessie Thompson is Deputy Arts Editor at the Evening Standard, covering theatre, exhibitions, film, TV, music, comedy, dance and opera across print and digital. She also reviews theatre for the Standard

TV

What is that noise coming from Oscar Isaac’s mouth?

Bladdy hell! He’s had a ‘mare

Jan 18, 2022
Books

Culture in London: the faces to watch in 2022 - Books

Don’t miss out on these exciting debuts

Jan 17, 2022
Books

The best non-fiction books to look forward to in 2022

2022 is the year of the memoir - here’s our complete guide to the best new non-fiction arriving this year

Jan 15, 2022
Cookbooks

The best vegetarian cookbooks to buy for 2022

Veggie-curious diets are on the up - here are the best cookbooks for budding and fully-fledged vegetarians

Jan 13, 2022
TV

Culture in London: the faces to watch in 2022 - TV and theatre

The stars of stage and screen we’ll all be talking about this year

Jan 13, 2022
Fitness

Best running headphones of 2022 for great sound on the go

The better the music, the faster you run (OK, not scientifically true, but we choose to believe it)

Jan 11, 2022
Books

The best fiction books to look forward to in 2022

Your reading pile is about to get even higher...

Jan 10, 2022
Theatre

The best London theatre to book in 2022, from Prima Facie to Henry V

A packed twelve months of big shows and big names await theatre audiences in the capital - here’s our guide to what to book

Jan 5, 2022
Theatre

The best theatre of 2021

London theatre made a triumphant return after a tough year - our critics choose the highlights

Dec 29, 2021
Theatre

Are these London’s best pantos? Oh yes they are...

Here’s our handpicked guide to the capital’s top pantomimes to book now

Dec 22, 2021
Culture

The best museum and gallery memberships for culture lovers

It’s the gift that keeps on giving for culture vultures

Dec 21, 2021
Film

The true story behind The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

A new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and an exhibition are bringing Louis Wain back into the spotlight - but there’s more to his life story than rebranding cats

Dec 20, 2021
Books

Name-dropping, moi? The best celebrity memoirs to buy this Christmas

It’s Christmas, which means this year’s celebrity autobiogs have arrived in bookshops in all their star-studded, hardback glory...

Dec 20, 2021
The Reveller

Happy matesmas! The best private-chefs, delivery boxes and party pads

Looks like it’s a Christmas with friends, then... From private chefs to VIP dining rooms, Team ES trials the chicest ways to celebrate

Dec 15, 2021
The Escapist

Port in Eastbourne: set to make Brighton’s genteel sister cool

Its goth black facade certainly makes a statement - but inside you’ll find a cosy, modern bolthole

Dec 13, 2021
TV

The best TV moments of 2021: Shoot-outs, submarines and sobbing

The biggest TV moments that made us laugh, sob and scream...

Dec 10, 2021
Theatre

Trouble in Mind review: an essential revival

Alice Childress’s stinging 1955 play about racism in theatre gets the superb production it deserves

Dec 10, 2021
Theatre

The best Christmas shows to see in London

Ho ho ho, we can actually go out and see things this Christmas

Dec 8, 2021
TV

Succession episode 8 recap: eviscerating and explosive

Of course the Roys are trying to do a business deal at their mother’s wedding. We unpack the penultimate episode of season 3 (Spoilers ahead)

Dec 6, 2021