The basic plot of a dictator murdered to bring peace to a nation but his death bringing about complete anarchy instead seemed almost a little to close for comfort. Whilst Hytner stuck to the script and didn't specifically point the finger at any current politicians, he still delivered a performance which tied very nicely into modern politics.
In the wake of all these Hollywood scandals, should we really still be trying to separate the artist from art? If so, then I'm failing miserably.
Harvey Weinstein is the latest in a string of men who have used their power and influence as weapons to prey on others. Weinstein could harass, assault and rape women whilst all the time being protected by the inherently misogynistic system that goes with the lifestyle of the rich and the famous.
Having been to quite a few burlesque performances in my time, I've formed my own opinion on the industry. I don't think that burlesque dancing is inherently anti-feminist, quite the contrary, and here's why:
David Mueller, an ex-radio DJ was suing Taylor Swift for $3million saying that her accusations have cost him his job. The DJ had groped Swift, putting his hand up her skirt as they posed for a photograph whilst on tour.
The great thing about the Dr Who series is that it has been created in such a way that the main character can change over and over again without upsetting the plot line.