Our pick of the new theatre, opera, dance the art shows opening this week
Be There First: London Shows Opening
Tonight, Collaborators opens at the National Theatre, starring Home Secretary Simon Russell Beale and Nat Theatre regular Alex Jennings. It's the tale of a writer with a tricky commission from Stalin… Also opening tonight is Fanta Orange at the Finborough, inspired by a real-life Amnesty International report into modern Africa; and The Swallowing Dark at Theatre 503, a collision of fact, fiction and folklore exposing the lies we tell for the people we love.
A British Subject opens at the Arts Theatre tomorrow: a real-life story of an 18 year old accused of murder in Pakistan. The same night sees the opening of Three Days in May at the Trafalgar Studios: Warren Clarke playing Winston Churchill in a new play about three pivotal days in British history.
Recommended art shows this week include The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott at the Atlas Gallery; The Photographers 2011 at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs; and Nocturnal by Snik at The Gallery in Redchurch Street. (All three open tomorrow.)
On Friday, you can choose between Twenty Years of Dazed and Confused Magazine at Somerset House; Sickboy: Heaven and Earth at Dray Walk in East London; and From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation at the Mosaic Rooms.
As fans of the John Soane Museum, we also recommend Liliane Lijn: Light Years, which is a sculpture display at the museum, open from Friday, and running until the end of the month.
Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing
Friday is the last performance of Der Fliegende Hollander at the Royal Opera House.
Saturday is your last chance to see Terror 2011 at the Soho Theatre; Saved at the Lyric Hammersmith; Bang Bang Bang at the Royal Court; Fit And Proper People at the Soho Theatre; How To Be Happy at the Orange Tree Theatre; and My City at the Almeida.
We have listings for ongoing shows at London’s top museums on our Museums and Galleries page
Below is a little preview of Snik's show at The Gallery on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch.