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Best Of Londonist: 19 March 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up, this week sponsored by the Royal Court Theatre.

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Lights, camera, action for Hollywood play at Royal Court Theatre

Head to the Royal Court Theatre to see The Kid Stays in the Picture — a brand new play based on the true story of legendary film producer Robert Evans.

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Don't know who Robert Evans was? Actually, you probably do — this is the guy who produced blockbusters like The Godfather, and even saved Paramount Pictures from collapse in the 60s. Directed by Simon McBurney, this play chronicles the life of one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood's history, in the midst of a changing America.

Check out this performance for a life you couldn't make up. The Kid Stays in the Picture runs at the Royal Court Theatre until 8 April. There is very limited availability, but £12 day seats will be released at 9am online every Monday of the run. Book your tickets here.


This week's top stories

A Trip To London's 9th Least Used Train Station

Not exactly a hive of activity.


London In Lego

Who doesn't love Lego?


Will Driverless Cars Actually Make Our Lives Better?

Brave new world, or worrying times?


London's Strangest Street Names In Pictures

*Points and laughs*


Stop Everything And Watch This Gorgeous London Video

Two-and-a-half minutes of pure joy.


Here's Why We Love Living In London

Here's are some of the best reasons.


Video: East London's Answer To Miami Beach

A treat in Hackney


London's Bookshops Look Lovely In These Pictures

Window shopping at its finest.


London Jokes That Will Make You Cringe And Groan

And not a single mention of Cockfosters.


Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

Help these guys out with crowd funding.


A Piece Of The Twin Towers In Stratford

This deserves to be better known.


This Is What London's West End Looked Like In The 1950s

Foyles, Hamleys and The Mousetrap are all still there...


London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

Once a river, now a sewer.


Video: The Croydon Megacity Of The Future

How long until this happens?


These London Theatres Are Hiding Amazing Bars

There are some great after hours offerings


Whatever Happened To The Outer Temple?

If you've ever wandered around The Temple, you must have wondered this.


10 Of London's Best American Food Joints That Deliver

Sticky ribs, without leaving your sofa.


Watch This Amazing Video Of London Offices In A Time Before Email

Typing pools and swimming pools.


These London Restaurants Are Making Outstanding Hash Browns

Fry, fry away.


9 Fascinating Facts About Lambeth Bridge

It's been in Bond and Harry Potter films...


Beautiful Photos Of The River Thames

Father Thames through the seasons


Puddle-dodging And Umbrella-wielding: London In The Rain

Pretty in puddles.


In Pictures: London's Most Beautiful Flowerbeds

London's never looked so colourful


Go See These Exhibitions By And About Women

An impressive range.


The Police Forces Of London's Parks

One dates back to the 1870s.


How Durex Came Out Of London's East End

From the East End to the Far East.


How Many Of These Coffee Cocktails Have You Tried?

Our pick of the bunch


Join London's Biggest Read With This Month-long Book Fest

Free books? Check out the Cityread line-up


Watch This Man Cycle His Boris Bike Around The World

From America to India.


This New Sicilian Restaurant Is Serving Up The Real Deal

London's ultimate Sicilian restaurant


Here's Another Gorgeous Video Of A London Sunset

Wren's masterpiece at its finest


This Exhibition Tells The Michelangelo/sebastiano Story

The story of two artists.


If You're Single, It Costs 56% More To Live In London Than The Rest Of The Uk

High rents are causing relative poverty.


A Look Back At London In 1907

Suffragettes, smog, Stalin and plenty of tube stations.


Check Out These Witty Novelty Arcade Machines

Beats playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...


Talented Art Fair Pops Up At Truman Brewery

See the next big thing.


Competition: Win A Pair Of Top-price Theatre Tickets

Break a leg.


Shared Ownership May Solve Your Housing Woes

No huge deposits.


Bones, Teeth And Witching Bottles: An Insight Into London's Past

London's history in 200,000 boxes.


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