Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best things to see and do in London this week.
1.Botticelli Reimagined, Victoria and Albert Museum: this new exhibition is not a retrospective, but rather an examination of how Botticelli’s work still continues to inspire artists today. Fascinating and detailed, the display is open to the public until the 3rd July. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here. Book tickets through Love Theatre.com.
2. The Maids, Trafalgar Studios: the first production of 2016 from the Jamie Lloyd Company is a new production of Jean Genet’s masterpiece, which was last seen in the West End 20 years ago. Find out what critics thought of it here. On until 21st May. Book tickets through: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, ATG Tickets, Last Minute.com,Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.
3. Celebrating Charlotte Bronte, National Portrait Gallery: for those who love reading or more specifically Charlotte Bronte, you do not want to miss this small and concise display looking at the life and influences of the Jane Eyre author is surprisingly detailed. On display until the 14th August. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here.
4. The Patriotic Traitor, Park Theatre: starring Laurence Fox and Tom Conti, this play written and directed by Jonathan Lynn tells the story of Charles de Gaulle and Philippe Pétain, who loved each other like father and son but found themselves on tragically opposing sides in World War II. On until the 19th March. Find out what critics thought here.
5. Welcome Home, Captain Fox, Donmar Warehouse: this new version of Jean Anouilh’s hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur sans bagage is directed by Blanche McIntyre and tells the story of a soldier who went missing 15 years ago and has now returned home to his family – but is he really Captain Fox? Read what critics thought here. On until the 16th April.