DC EXHIBITION: DAWN OF SUPERHEROES

Where do they get those wonderful toys? Find out how the other half live with an all-encompassing tour around the Batcave, Superman’s fortress of Solitude, Wonder Woman’s Themyscira wardrobe and the Suicide Squad’s… evidence locker?  All of the above and more are amassed within DC’s Dawn of Superheroes exhibition, from the days of Adam West … Continued

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK – Barbican Theatre

Theatre is a living thing that changes and grows as it tours. STARBURST first saw director Matthew Lutton’s stage production of Picnic at Hanging Rock last year and when we heard that this quintessential Australian production was back in the UK, we simply had to take another look. We are pleased to report that the … Continued

SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI/BUNKAMURA THEATRE COCOON PRESENTS PLUTO – BARBICAN, LONDON

Combining elements of Noh-Theatre, traditional dance, puppeteering and some frankly brilliant acting, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon’s Pluto can be glibly described as Blade Runner the Ballet. Europol robot agent Inspector Gesicht is charged with finding out who has killed the most advanced robots in the world, and uncovers a dark conspiracy at the heart … Continued

BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL

We are currently living in a world where comic books are king. However, notably missing from the huge roster of comic book reboots are characters from The Beano. This national treasure has never taken itself seriously and is packed with very silly fun. Enter: Bananaman The Musical, an attempt to add this unique voice in the … Continued

WE ARE THE WEIRDOS

The Final Girls are a London-based film collective with a philosophy of “exploring the intersections of horror and feminism,” and have previously organised screenings of the likes of classics such as Single White Female and Slumber Party Massacre, and new underground efforts such as collaborative anthology XX and Anna Biller’s excellent The Love Witch. Their … Continued

JAWS – IN CONCERT

The Royal Albert Hall is gaining an extraordinary reputation for presenting some of Starburst’s favourite films, but with the luxury of having a live concert orchestra. Previous productions have included Aliens, Harry Potter, Interstellar, Independence Day and our recent voyage brought us to director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams’ 1975 thriller… Jaws – the … Continued

Michael Giacchino at 50: A Birthday Celebration

It was always going to be a good night. How could it not be? Take several pieces of music from some of the most popular, most recognisable films of recent years, have them played by a full orchestra with choral backing and bring on a bunch of A-list film directors to introduce them. Oh, and put … Continued

Mayhem Film Festival 2017

Mayhem is now in its thirteenth year. Lucky for some (including this writer), as  this year, co-directors Chris Cooke and Steven Shiel have put together an outstanding schedule of features, shorts and another superb Hammer live reading. Primarily horror, but with a widened remit to include cult and sci-fi, Mayhem continues to boast some of … Continued

MCM Comic Con Glasgow 2017

MCM is one of the UK’s biggest mixed media conventions that travels the country and pitches up in various cities. The Scottish leg of the tour fills three halls of Glasgow’s SECC for a weekend, one of which was taken up entirely with receiving the vast queue of attendees snaking back and forth outside the … Continued

THE TOXIC AVENGER – THE MUSICAL

If this balls-out, fast-paced steam-train of a musical were a bottle of pop you’d have to bolt the lid on and bury it in concrete to stop it oozing over. We can’t think of another way to describe this off-the-wall, laugh-out-loud funny, sexy, crazy and non-stop night out. It fizzes around the stage. A big … Continued