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Welcome Home review – madcap sci-fi adventure spins out of control

Soho theatre, LondonThis intergalactic show about sexuality and religious homophobia boasts a charismatic star in Willy Hudson but tips into chaosWilly Hudson’s “queer sci-fi epic” has an interstellar theme and rocket-fuelled energy, even if it ultimately remains grounded. A boyfriend breakup at the start brings a Nasa-sized rupture in Hudson’s life...

Spot the difference: are Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston too alike to make a bodyswap movie?

A glamorous woman swaps bodies with another glamorous woman – Max Barbakow’s new bodyswap film looks set to subvert a genre built on polar oppositesThe bodyswap genre has long existed on a simple premise: what if two people with entirely opposite worldviews got to experience life through each others’ eyes. Classics of the genre have involved Freaky...

Eva Green tells court she didn’t mean things said in WhatsApp messages

Actor taking legal action over collapse of film says it is ‘humiliating’ for private messages to be read in courtThe actor Eva Green has insisted she didn’t really mean things she said in private WhatsApp messages now being examined in a court battle, comparing them to Daniel Craig’s empty threat to slash his wrists rather than make another James Bond...

Metal detectorist unearths Tudor gold pendant linked to Henry VIII in Warwickshire

Cafe owner Charlie Clarke ‘shrieked like schoolgirl’ when he turned up pristine necklace bearing initials of Henry and Katherine of AragonCharlie Clarke had been metal detecting for just six months when he stumbled across what he calls his “once in a lifetime – no, once in 30 lifetimes”, find. He was exploring a Warwickshire field, turning up “junk”...

Christian Eriksen faces at least three months out in Manchester United blow

Midfielder injured ankle in tackle by Reading’s Andy Carroll‘It shouldn’t have happened,’ says United manager Erik ten HagErik ten Hag has insisted Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury that could rule him out until early May will not derail Manchester United’s season. The manager said it was unlikely a midfielder would be signed on Tuesday’s transfer deadline...

Freediving and a Tudor necklace: Tuesday’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...

Rewilding review – British folk horror that’s almost endearingly bad

Taking the fashionable genre as a starting point, Ric Rawlings’ film tries to elevate amateurism in three creepy rural stories but it just looks ineptThose interested in the concept of rewilding, a form of environmental conservation that seeks to restore land to a more natural state as popularised by the book by Isabella Tree, should be well advised...

Saudi Arabia to sponsor Women’s World Cup and tighten ties with Fifa

Tourist authority joins international brands on listWorld Cup starts on 20 July at Eden Park, AucklandSaudia Arabia’s tourist authority is to sponsor football’s Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this year, despite the country’s history of oppression of women’s rights.Fifa is expected to confirm that Visit Saudi will join international brands...

Zverev faces no action on abuse claims after ‘exhaustive’ investigation

World No 14 tennis player accused by girlfriend Olga SharypovaATP cite ‘lack of reliable evidence and eyewitness reports’The ATP has decided to take no disciplinary action against the German tennis player Alexander Zverev after a 15-month independent investigation found “insufficient evidence to substantiate published allegations of abuse”.Zverev, the...

Ukraine war ‘opening eyes’ to need to reform England’s libel laws, says lawyer

Geoffrey Robertson says wealthy Russians using legal system to intimidate British journalists and publishersRussia’s invasion of Ukraine has helped “open eyes” to the idea of reforming England’s increasingly draconian libel and privacy laws, according to one of the country’s leading media advocates.Geoffrey Robertson KC, author of a new book on efforts...

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