The Deep opens at the Natural History Museum on Friday. Image © Senckenberg / Frankfurt
With a long-weekend and half-term looming there's lots happening on London's cultural calendar this week.
Be There First: London Shows Opening
Tomorrow: Rambert Dance Company brings a trio of different dance to Sadlers' Wells: some samba, some 60s Merce Cunningham-inspired, and some to Scarlatti's sonatas.
Theatrewise: from tomorrow at the Royal Court you can get your shot of Ingredient X, a tough new comedy about addiction. On the same night, the Menier Chocolate Factory's latest musical, Paradise Found (about the Shah of Persia an Empress and a eunuch) has its opening night. And Thursday sees the start of All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre. David Suchet and Zoe Wannamaker star in Arthur Miller's tale of greed and guilt: we'll bring you a review later in the week.
If you're entertaining little londonists this week, check out The Gruffalo and Friends at Daunt Books from tomorrow.
Kids and adults will both enjoy The Deep at the Natural History Museum on Friday (more on this from Londonist soon), and the Galleries of Modern London we've already told you about at the Museum of London. Also opening on Friday is Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at Tate Modern.
And on Saturday, Kew's Summer Festival kicks off, running until 5 September. Or you can head over to Barnes, and get involved in the 10th birthday celebrations at the London Wetland Centre with Gyles Brandreth. The hay-fever suffers out there might prefer Overground Uncovered at the London Transport Museum, also opening on Saturday.
Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing
There are only a few things to get your last-chance knickers in a twist about this week: the Barbican's Scottish Peter Pan closes on Saturday, as does the radically cut Twelfth Night at the Tricycle, and Pajama Men at the Soho Theatre.
Sunday is your final chance to see Bill Fontana's River Sounding at Somerset House, Angela de la Cruz's show After at Camden Arts Centre, and Fall Out: War and Conflict in the British Council Collection at the ever-brilliant Whitechapel Gallery.