Our pick of London’s best theatre, dance and opera opening this week.
Here are a few highlights from London’s theatrical calendar for the next seven days
Shakespeare’s political thriller pulses with vibrant freshness in this African setting from the RSC.
Wet, wet, wet.
Our round up of the most (and least) talked about stories round town today.
Potent mix of people and puppets in a kid-friendly Shakespearean show
Susan Hiller is our pick of the week, with not one but two exhibitions opening in London. There’s also an international flavour to this week’s Arts Ahead: Russian ballet, American dance, images from Communist East Germany and your last chance to see Japanese fashion at the Barbican.
David Farr’s production of King Lear, the last in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current London season, is a mix of successes and failures. Despite excellent acting, there’s little light to be found in this perennially gloomy play…
As You Like It is one of the Bard’s comedies that ticks several Elizabethan mirth-making boxes; love at first sight, cross dressing, plain speaking fools and flirty freedoms when courtly townspeople head out to the countryside. Director Michael Boyd has added a dash of darkness to the proceedings too…
Friends, Londonists, commuters,
Lend me your eyes.
I come to praise Caesar, not to bury it.
The good that men do lives on after them,
Their works oft inspire and amaze.
So let it be with Shakespeare…
A handful of the not-quite-the-headlines stories from around London in the last 24 hours.