After 300 years, British rule of India came to an end in 1947. For 6 months, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.
If women have been criminally overlooked in the history of scientific development, the work of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson in ensuring John Glenn became the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth have barely received a mention.
Damien Chazelle's follow-up to the Oscar-winning Whiplash is a modern-day musical that pays tribute to the 'City of Stars' in charting a couple's relationship. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dazzle as the lovers in a film overflowing with joie de vivre.
Directed by Academy Award nominated Steve Cantor, Dancer offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.
D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars remains the defining document of the end of David Bowie’s first great stage persona. The set, recorded at Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973, included songs from each of the Starman’s unbroken run of classic albums
At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men’s Chorus.
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.
Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.