Stuck on ideas of what to see and do this weekend? Here a few tips for some of the best theatre shows and exhibitions to have a look at:
1. Photograph 51, Noel Coward Theatre – this show starring Nicole Kidman might be sold out but there are also over 20,000 tickets that are being sold for £10 – so if you are worried about the cost then try and get day tickets. Directed by Michael Grandage, the play looks at the role in which Rosalind Franklin played in cracking DNA and is the UK premiere of the play by Anna Ziegler. The production is on for a limited season only (until 21st November). Watch Nicole Kidman talking about her role here:
2. Thoroughly Modern Millie, Landor Theatre – many people will remember this musical for the Julie Andrews film version, but now Millie is back on stage! Proving popular with the critics and public alike, this is a brilliant production (see my four star review for Pocket Size Theatre here) filled with humour, warmth and charm. But it is only on at the Landor Theatre until the 13th September – so if you are planning on going – book those tickets now!
3. Designers in Residence, Design Museum – this annual exhibition is a way for upcoming designers to showcase their very individual talents and skills on one particular topic. This year’s theme is migration and the four designers really get visitors thinking about the word ‘migration’ through fashion, technology and objects. Read Love London Love Culture’s thoughts here . The exhibition has just opened and will be on display to the public until the 31st March 2016.
4. Future Conditional, Old Vic Theatre – having officially opened at the theatre last night (10th September) it has received a mixture of three and four star reviews from critics. Starring Rob Brydon and Nikki Patel, the play tackles the conundrum of British education and asks how we can make the system fair for everyone. The production is directed by the Old Vic’s new Artistic Director Matthew Warchus and runs at the theatre until Saturday 3rd October. http://www.oldvictheatre.com/
5. Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre – the latest musical to hit the West End has already proved popular with audiences and so far seems to have made the transfer from Broadway quite smoothly. It features music by Cyndi Lauper with a book by Harvey Fierstein and has been directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. http://www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk/
6. Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World, Tate Britain – the Tate pays tribute to one of the most recognized sculptors in the 20th century in this large exhibition focusing on Hepworth’s career. Fans of her work will not be disappointed with what they see and newcomers will be astonished to see the variety of work on display. Read a full review of the exhibition here . On display at Tate Britain until 25th October.
7. Night Shift: London After Dark, London Transport Museum – if you have ever wondered how London’s nightlife has developed and changed over the last century then this is the exhibition for you. Filled with colour and information, this exhibition really gets to the heart of how London’s transport system has developed and changed according to times. It opens today, running until the 10th April 2016. A full review can be found here: http://lovelondonloveculture.com/2015/09/10/review-night-shift-london-after-dark-london-transport-museum/ .