Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 16-22 August

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Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 16-22 August

It's a pretty quiet week for art and theatre openings. We blame Edinburgh.

Be There First: London Shows Opening

Tonight, Caryl Churchill’s seminal play about female success, Top Girls opens in London after a hugely successful run in Chichester. It’s playing at the Trafalgar Studios for just 12 weeks: make sure you don’t miss it!

Potted Potter returns to London on Thursday, with a summer-holiday friendly run at the Garrick Theatre. Seven books in 70 minutes; this is the unauthorised Harry experience.

You can get a different viewpoint on Islington at the Islington Museum’s new exhibition, Tilting Table: Islington, opening on Friday. The show, by London artist David Stupple, explores Islington’s local geography using interesting methods including drawing a picture while cycling around the area or taking photographs from inside a moving van.

Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing

There are a handful of theatre shows closing on Saturday: make sure you don’t miss out! Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Park Avenue Cat at the Arts Theatre, The Flying Karamazov Brothers at the Vaudeville Theatre, and Betrayal at the Comedy Theatre all take their final bows on Saturday night.

Sunday is your last chance to see All’s Well That Ends Well and Anne Boleyn at the Globe Theatre.

For art fans, don't miss Watercolour closes at Tate Britain on Sunday.

We have listings for ongoing shows at London’s top museums on our Museums and Galleries page

Last Updated 16 August 2011