Here’s a few tips and ideas on the best things to visit in London this week…
1. 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane: having opened to rave reviews last week, this Broadway musical is certainly the talk of the town at the moment. Stunning choreography and performances from all of the cast makes this for a must see show!
42nd Street is currently booking until the 14th October 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.
2. The Life, Southwark Playhouse: having originally opened on stage on April 26, 1997 this 20th anniversary production, Michael Blakemore once again directs the musical which stars Sharon D Clarke.
Queen and Fleetwood are just trying to get by. New York has hit a moral rock bottom, and opportunity is becoming a scarcity. Queen is now selling herself to anyone with cash in Times Square, while Fleetwood is spending that cash on his nightly fix. Such is a regular story for those in The Life – just ask Sonja, whose market value as a hooker is depleting. It seems that nothing ever improves for those in The Life, but when a mysteriously innocent farm girl named Mary shows up, and Memphis and Joio, the biggest players in town, offer to help Queen out, will things start looking up?
Read what the critics thought here.
3. Queer British Art: 1861-1967, Tate Britain: this is the first exhibition to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, through the artwork of those working at a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Discover what critics thought here.
4. Don Juan in Soho, Wyndham’s Theatre: David Tennant stars in Patrick Marber’s play, loosely based on Molière’s tragicomedy ‘Don Juan’, transporting the action to contemporary London. Discover what critics thought here. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre People.com, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.
5. David Hockney, Tate Britain: one of the most popular British artists of all time, Tate Britain is currently displaying a comprehensive exhibition devoted to his work and another chance to celebrate his achievements. It features a number of portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings.