Culture Theatre

‘An excellent but unchallenging spectacle’ ‒ Eugene Onegin review

In Alexander Pushkin’s 1833 novel and Tchaikovsky’s subsequent opera adaptation, we follow the eponymous Eugene Onegin’s misfortunes in love and friendship, the story extending over many years to show the lasting consequences of pride and jealousy.  Two sisters, Olga, engaged to misty-eyed Lensky, and Tatyana, engaged in her romantic novels and daydreams, find their comfortable […]

Culture Literature

The Great Unexpected

The Great Unexpected, the Not The Booker-nominated second novel by Dan Mooney, could have been uncomfortable to praise due to its sensitive subject matter. Joel Monroe has been grief-stricken, bad-tempered and isolated from those around him since his wife passed three years ago. Now 76 and living in Hilltop nursing home where decisions of when […]