The weather still isn’t great but let the shows and exhibitions on Love London Love Culture’s list cheer you up.
1. Wild, Hampstead Theatre : Mike Bartlett’s latest play explores the consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level. Directed by James MacDonald and starring Jack Farthing, the production has received mixed reviews from critics . Booking until 23rd July.
2. The Spoils, Trafalgar Studios: Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar star in Scott Elliott’s production of Eisenberg’s latest play. Critics responded warmly to the play – read their responses here. Booking until the 13th August.
3. Painters’ Paintings, National Gallery: just opened at the national gallery, this new exhibition looks at some famous paintings through the eyes of their collectors: other artists. The exhibition contains works of art spanning 500 years, revealing the private acquisitions of artists such as Freud,Matisse and Degas. Find out what critics have been saying about the exhibition here.
4. In Response to…The Orlando Attack, St James Theatre: an evening dedicated to the victims of the horrific Orlando attack at the Pulse Nightclub, filled with new pieces and familiar texts in direct response to the violent attack, which happened earlier this month. Find out more here. (25th June only)
5.Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre: now back in London with a strong positive response from critics , this musical features characters based on people who were on board the Titanic on her maiden voyage when tragedy struck. (Booking until the 6th August)