If it’s a quiet night out at the theatre you’re after then you might be better off seeking out some other review, since The National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch is 110 minutes spent under near constant bombardment with mortars, IEDs and C-bombs.
Marooned on a large platform that swings on chains in a cavernous sea of black space, five silent performers bounce off each other for 75 minutes as they experience the wild emotions of being confined in a small space.
American theatre artists Geoff Sobelle and Charlotte Ford bring their hugely entertaining, dark satire on corporate life, office politics and human nature to the Barbican as part of the 2011 London International Mime Festival.
Chris Sharkey, Christophe de Bezenac and Chris Bussey, collectively fiery contemporary British jazz outfit TrioVD, positioned themselves cosily at the right side of the ICA’s theatre stage, perhaps lulling you into a false sense of security.
Genre pushing theatre at the Almeida and strange occult art at Camden Arts Centre are balanced with traditional romantic musical fayre at the Piccadilly Theatre (anyone for pottery?) and a Russian Swan Lake at the ROH
We're off to see the Wizard this week! And Dorothy's not the only one entering a fantasy world with interesting footwear: Alice heads into a ballet Wonderland at the Royal Opera House, and The Red Shoes opens at BAC...
As Christmas creeps closer, London's cultural calendar rolls over and lets its tummy be tickled by endless children's shows and pantomimes. Where else in the world can you see a Hamlet adapted for kids in the same city as the Hoff stars as Hook in Peter Pan? There's also Japanese cinema, American art and French farce. And dancing squirrels.
The Good Life's Margot hits the West End tonight as Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals. Other new theatre shows this week include two shows from the fantastic Little Angel Puppet Theatre, and the first of London's big pantos for Christmas 2010. Our art recommendations include shows in Hampstead, at the ICA, and the National Maritime Museum...