Fearghal Curtis, Eamonn Mulhall and  Andrew Gavin in Opera Theatre Company’s production of  Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

Handel’s Acis and Galatea is a masque rather than an opera proper. “There will be no Action on the stage,” says a 1732 advertisement by Handel, “but t(...)

 Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster. The experience of independence continues to resonate in the Greek mind. Photograph: Despina Spyrou

I discovered the music of Alexis Zoumbas not from any Greek source but from Donal Dineen’s Sunken Treasure column in The Ticket (November 25th). Zou(...)

Snowy is short-legged, and when it comes to dog mating, size definitely does matter because it’s difficult, even for an intelligent dog, to arrange a footstool

We had to find a new dog minder to take Snowy, while we were on holidays in the US. Snowy is a Bichon Frise, a small white fluffy lapdog, a species be(...)