Thank goodness its the weekend! Now its time to relax and visit a few of these shows and exhibitions – as recommended by Love London Love Culture of course!
1. Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre: the first production Thom Southerland’s first season as Artistic Director of the theatre seems to have lost none of its ability to thrill and delight critics as this week’s opening proved. This is certainly a hot ticket to book for at the moment. (Booking until the 6th August).
2. Winifred Knights, Dulwich Picture Gallery: having visited this exhibition this week, it is extraordinary to think that Winifred Knights isn’t better known for her wonderful delicate work (particularly her sketches) and is definitely worth a look for all aspiring artists. (On display until the 18th September)
3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Southwark Playhouse: tired of your traditional Shakespeare? How about coming along to see this quirky version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in which a cast of seven play between them 17 characters! Reviews have been mixed, but it will appeal to those who prefer to see Shakespeare’s plays performed in a different way. (Booking until 1st July).
4. Punk: 1976-1978, British Library: if you love the Punk era and want to explore more of its influence on popular culture then get yourself to this exhibition! Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of this musical phenomenon, it showcases a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s collections. (On display until the 2nd October).
5. The Go-Between, Apollo Theatre: this is is a show that is going to divide a lot of people – not because of the story or the cast but just whether it should have been a play. There are some strong performances though (particularly from the younger members of the cast) and it is wonderfully eerie. Read Love London Love Culture’s full review here. (Booking until the 15th October 2016).