As we get into the swing of 2016, here’s a few ideas of the best things to see and do in London this week:
1. Guys & Dolls, Savoy Theatre: this light and bubbly musical has plenty of heart and soul to keep your feet tapping along from beginning to end. Newly transferred from the Chichester Festival Theatre, with excellent choreography and cast – this is one musical you don’t want to miss in the West End! Booking until 12th March. Read Love London Love Culture’s thoughts here.
2. Richard III, New Diorama Theatre: with a large cast and performed in The Faction’s typical physically demanding style, this production at the New Diorama is completely unique and to some extent extremely effective in getting the audience to explore the play in a different way. Booking to the 6th February. Love London Love Culture’s review can be read here.
3. Grey Gardens, Southwark Playhouse: this sad but true story about the rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale, has two extremely strong performances at its heart to make it worth watching alone. Booking to the 6th February. Read Love London Love Culture’s full thoughts here.
4. Jekyll & Hyde, Cockpit Theatre: a story that will chill you to the bone – with the help of a few jazz standards to help sweep you away. Fantastic performances all round – even if it does take a while for the story to really get going. Booking until the 6th February. Love London Love Culture’s review can be found here.
Here’s also a couple of last opportunities to see…
5. The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern: closing on the 24th January , this exhibition explores the international impact that pop art has had. It is a big, bold and colourful display of work that has plenty to say for itself from beginning to end. Read Love London Love Culture’s thoughts here.
6. Jean-Etienne Liotard, Royal Academy of Arts: exquisitely painted , all of the paintings on display in this exhibition closing on the 31st January is filled with vivid and life-like detail. It is the first major retrospective of the artist to happen in the UK, featuring 70 rarely seen works. Full review here.