Arts Ahead: What's On In London 25-31 Aug

By Zoe Craig Last edited 114 months ago
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 25-31 Aug

Hotel Follies: A Scene from Bartered Brides. Starring: Maurizio Montis, Jason Piper and Hendrick January. Photo by Jon Eeles

As August draws to a close, so do many of London's mainstream cultural offerings... So as well as a sprinkling of exciting openings this week, we're giving you plenty of warning to catch some of London's cooler cultural stuff before it's over, along with our summer...

Be There First: London Shows Opening

Looking for a small-scale off-west-end musical in keeping with the spirit of the Edinburgh Festival? Then look no further than the Landor in Clapham. Boorskale, a musical about three widowed septuagenarian sisters sharing a bungalow opens tonight...

Hotel Follies opens at the Arts Theatre tomorrow; be quick if you want to catch this Matthew Bourne-connected 1940s-style song-and-dance revue, it's only on until Sunday. If the weather's good and you'd rather see a show outside this week, try Rojo: Catalan circus artists performing in the National Theatre Square2.

Also outside, but you'll have to try your luck with returns on the day as it's sold out, is the very exciting-sounding Daniel Kitson's Songs for the Starlit Sky at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park. Starts at midnight...

Guillermo Del Toro called it the Woodstock of Gore: we recommend Film 4's Frightfest, taking place this week at the Empire Leicester Square.

Finally, if you're into dancing, get ready for Big Dance 2010 with Dance Mob at the Southbank Centre on Sunday. You can learn the Dance Mob routine each hour on the hour in The Clore Ballroom from 11; the Dance Mob performance takes place at 3pm.

London Shows Closing: Last Chance to See

Royal Vauxhall Tavern's Hot August Fringe of comedy, cabaret, burlesque and the like comes to a suitably risqué close on Friday.

Saving the last dance for us over the weekend are State Fair at the Finborough Theatre, Adam Cooper's Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells and Angelina Ballerina's Big Audition at Holland Park Theatre.

Monday is your last chance to make sure your kids are getting Street Smart at the London Transport Museum.

Fantastic photography exhibition Ethelburga Tower closes at the Geffrye Museum on Monday: don't say we didn't warn you. And the Press Photographer's Year 2009 exhibition at the National Theatre also closes on Monday.

Finally, Monday is also your last chance to play the building at The Roundhouse. Have fun...

Last Updated 25 August 2009