Theatre & Arts

Attenborough And Franklin Together On One London Mural

Attenborough And Franklin Together On One London Mural

Heroes of science. | By M@
One Woman Show Yvette, Mixes Garage Music With Street Poetry

One Woman Show Yvette, Mixes Garage Music With Street Poetry

A story about how sexual abuse doesn't have to define a person. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆

Step Inside The Smallest Gallery In Soho

Can you help us find Liam? | By Tabish Khan
Theatre Review: Red Paints Artist As Tortured Genius

Theatre Review: Red Paints Artist As Tortured Genius

Dramatising the life of Mark Rothko. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Unexploded Ordnances Goes Down A Bomb At The Barbican

Unexploded Ordnances Goes Down A Bomb At The Barbican

Audience participation time. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Sarah Kendall Darts About Like A Time-Travelling Bee

Sarah Kendall Darts About Like A Time-Travelling Bee

A great comic storyteller. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
Get Your Teeth Into This Dental Delight Of A Free Exhibition

Get Your Teeth Into This Dental Delight Of A Free Exhibition

Masticate away. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
H.R. Haitch Has Great Timing - Unfortunately It's Not A Great Show

H.R. Haitch Has Great Timing - Unfortunately It's Not A Great Show

Royal family and east enders disappoint. | By Johnny Fox ★★☆☆☆
Here's A First Look At The New Royal Academy Of Arts

Here's A First Look At The New Royal Academy Of Arts

The new permanent collections gallery is the star. | By Tabish Khan
These Are London's Most Instagrammable Boroughs

These Are London's Most Instagrammable Boroughs

You're such a bunch of posers. | By Will Noble
The Godfather Trilogy... In London Shop Fronts

The Godfather Trilogy... In London Shop Fronts

"I have learned more in the streets than any classroom" - Don Carleone. | By M@
Part Theatre Show, Part Live Gig, Teddy Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat

Part Theatre Show, Part Live Gig, Teddy Will Have You Dancing In Your Seat

Desperate times call for rock ‘n' roll. | By Tiffany Pritchard ★★★★☆
The Most Underwhelming Royal Wedding Mural Has Just Been Unveiled

The Most Underwhelming Royal Wedding Mural Has Just Been Unveiled

HANDily located, just off Oxford Street. | By Londonist Staff
This Has Got To Be London's Oddest Sculpture, Right?

This Has Got To Be London's Oddest Sculpture, Right?

Kingston calling. | By M@
Nightfall Gives Us A Glamorous But Unrealistic Look At Rural Hampshire Life

Nightfall Gives Us A Glamorous But Unrealistic Look At Rural Hampshire Life

Living in the country never looked better. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
In Pictures: London's Windrush Generation Today

In Pictures: London's Windrush Generation Today

Bingo, rum and religion. | By Will Noble
Pop Music Meets Horror Film At This Terrifyingly Entertaining Cabaret Show

Pop Music Meets Horror Film At This Terrifyingly Entertaining Cabaret Show

Gimme gimme gimme... | By Robert Greene
Theatre Review: Worth A Flutter Just Misses The Jackpot

Theatre Review: Worth A Flutter Just Misses The Jackpot

An entertaining but disjointed look at the world of gambling. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
The Future Starts At V&A... And It's Messy

The Future Starts At V&A... And It's Messy

V&A is selling technology, but we're not buying it. | By Tabish Khan ★★☆☆☆
The Fall Debates The Value Of Life... At Any Age

The Fall Debates The Value Of Life... At Any Age

National Youth Theatre faces up to some dark fears in this dystopian vision. | By Matthew Holder
Drag Karaoke Bar Coming To East London This Month

Drag Karaoke Bar Coming To East London This Month

Turn a drab night into a drag night. | By Will Noble
Oscar Wilde's Sparkling Wit Is At Its Finest In An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde's Sparkling Wit Is At Its Finest In An Ideal Husband

Sparkles with Wildean wit and paradoxical epigrams. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
Bold, Beautiful, Diverse, Rough In Places: London Nights Sums Up The City Perfectly

Bold, Beautiful, Diverse, Rough In Places: London Nights Sums Up The City Perfectly

THIS is how you photograph London. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Fantastical Immersion: Secret Cinema's Blade Runner

Fantastical Immersion: Secret Cinema's Blade Runner

Dystopia here we come. | By Sophia Shluger ★★★★☆
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert Is A Drag Of A Show

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert Is A Drag Of A Show

Uncomfortable viewing. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★★☆☆☆
Calling All K-Pop Lovers, Don't Miss This K-Music Showcase In East London

Calling All K-Pop Lovers, Don't Miss This K-Music Showcase In East London

Catch them while you can. | By Londonist Staff
Bloody Altars And Broken Faces: London's Biggest Exhibitions Reviewed

Bloody Altars And Broken Faces: London's Biggest Exhibitions Reviewed

From five star brilliance to one star tedium. | By Tabish Khan
Chess The Musical: A Must-See For ABBA Fans

Chess The Musical: A Must-See For ABBA Fans

Rock ballads and intricate melodies by Benny and Bjorn. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
Silence Drives Worlds Apart In Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking

Silence Drives Worlds Apart In Mike Bartlett’s Not Talking

Doctor Foster writer’s first play is quietly good. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Ethereal Images Of 1930s London At Night

Ethereal Images Of 1930s London At Night

There's so much mystique about these images. | By Harry Rosehill
 Want To Win A Pair Of Ego Men Sculptures And Tickets To The Affordable Art Fair?

Want To Win A Pair Of Ego Men Sculptures And Tickets To The Affordable Art Fair?

Statement sculptures. | Sponsor
Where To Watch Eurovision 2018 In London: The Best Eurovision Screenings And Parties

Where To Watch Eurovision 2018 In London: The Best Eurovision Screenings And Parties

With added seamen. | By Laura Reynolds
Bought And Sold Like Dolls: Gracie Explores Life Growing Up In A Religious Sect

Bought And Sold Like Dolls: Gracie Explores Life Growing Up In A Religious Sect

One woman play. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Wisteria Hysteria Hits London! The Best Pics From Instagram

Wisteria Hysteria Hits London! The Best Pics From Instagram

Purple reign, purple reign. | By Londonist
Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum

Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum

Beloved but endangered. | By Will Noble
Is Banksy's Creation Mr Brainwash For Real? We Tried To Find Out

Is Banksy's Creation Mr Brainwash For Real? We Tried To Find Out

Time for some Brainwashing. | By Tabish Khan
5 Reasons Why Resold Tickets Aren’t Always A Bad Idea

5 Reasons Why Resold Tickets Aren’t Always A Bad Idea

This is your way in. | Sponsor
Masterpieces: A Clunky, Dated Attack On The Sex Industry

Masterpieces: A Clunky, Dated Attack On The Sex Industry

A feminist attack on the sex industry and the misogynist mindset that underlies it. | By Neil Dowden ★★☆☆☆
Skulls And Solar Panels: The Biggest Exhibitions To Catch In May 2018

Skulls And Solar Panels: The Biggest Exhibitions To Catch In May 2018

Your cultural diary for May, sorted. | By Tabish Khan
The Prudes Is A Bravely Funny Play About Sex In All Its Lights And Shades

The Prudes Is A Bravely Funny Play About Sex In All Its Lights And Shades

Couple bare all in tender hearted comedy about sex. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Absolute Hell Provides Dark Delight At National Theatre

Absolute Hell Provides Dark Delight At National Theatre

A decadent portrait of post-war London. | By Neil Dowden ★★★★☆
6 Things That'll Happen When Croydon Gets A Westfield

6 Things That'll Happen When Croydon Gets A Westfield

"They launch a Westfield Peep Show store". | By Will Noble
Strictly Ballroom May As Well Rebrand As Will Young The Musical

Strictly Ballroom May As Well Rebrand As Will Young The Musical

He's the narrator. And the band leader. And he hangs round on stage the whole time. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
If Phileas Fogg Did Magic...

If Phileas Fogg Did Magic...

Suspend disbelief just for one evening... | By Hannah Foulds ★★★★★
The Writer Is Meta-Theatre At Its Most Meta

The Writer Is Meta-Theatre At Its Most Meta

"A bewildering and discombobulating 2 hours of theatre" | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
4.48 Psychosis Remains The Darkest Hour In Theatre

4.48 Psychosis Remains The Darkest Hour In Theatre

Music almost compensates for the void. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Bookworm? This Year's Cityread Festival Is A Real Page Turner

Bookworm? This Year's Cityread Festival Is A Real Page Turner

A city-wide celebration. | Sponsor
Centaurs And Goddesses: Rodin Gives Us Beautiful Sculptures At The British Museum

Centaurs And Goddesses: Rodin Gives Us Beautiful Sculptures At The British Museum

The Kiss, The Thinker and many more. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Have You Got The Stamina For Tonight At 8.30?

Have You Got The Stamina For Tonight At 8.30?

Probably best left for Noel Coward superfans. | By Chris Bridges ★★★☆☆
That Shakespeare Bloke Gets Everywhere

That Shakespeare Bloke Gets Everywhere

All the city's a stage for the Bard's memorials. | By M@
Another Great Year For This Photography Show

Another Great Year For This Photography Show

Stunning photographs from around the world. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Royal Ballet Proves That Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Royal Ballet Proves That Variety Is The Spice Of Life

From abstract dance to stories about unrequited love. | By Sam Smith ★★★★☆
Is This London's First Sci-Fi And Fantasy Story?

Is This London's First Sci-Fi And Fantasy Story?

This creeped us out. | By M@
What Does It Feel Like To Listen To Others Grieving? Find Out At This Atmospheric Performance

What Does It Feel Like To Listen To Others Grieving? Find Out At This Atmospheric Performance

Another ambitious art project by Artangel. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
Tina The Musical Is A Thoroughly Joyous Experience

Tina The Musical Is A Thoroughly Joyous Experience

Not your average jukebox musical. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★☆
The Gin's Still Cold And The Piano's Hot As Chicago Makes A Spectacular West End Return

The Gin's Still Cold And The Piano's Hot As Chicago Makes A Spectacular West End Return

Cuba Gooding Jr gives it the star treatment. | By Paul Ewing ★★★★☆
Pickle, Biscuits And Dog Poo: This Hand Drawn Map Shows The Smells Of Bermondsey

Pickle, Biscuits And Dog Poo: This Hand Drawn Map Shows The Smells Of Bermondsey

Thankfully many are resigned to the past. | By Laura Reynolds
Decapitated Birds And Recycled Paper Clothing: Fashion Cross Breeds With Nature At V&A

Decapitated Birds And Recycled Paper Clothing: Fashion Cross Breeds With Nature At V&A

Nothing says glamour like a pair of decapitated birds. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: There Ain't Nothing Like These Dire Dames

Theatre Review: There Ain't Nothing Like These Dire Dames

One to avoid. | By Alex Hopkins ★☆☆☆☆
Psst! There's A Secret Doctor Who Museum In East London

Psst! There's A Secret Doctor Who Museum In East London

The Tardis awaits. | By Londonist Staff
Flatpack Theatre: Instructions For Correct Assembly At Royal Court Theatre

Flatpack Theatre: Instructions For Correct Assembly At Royal Court Theatre

How far would you go for perfection? | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
StraightUp Comedy Does What It Says On The Tin

StraightUp Comedy Does What It Says On The Tin

Giggles guaranteed. | By Robert Greene ★★★★☆
An Evening Of Meat: Exclusive Supper Club Meets Feminist Cabaret

An Evening Of Meat: Exclusive Supper Club Meets Feminist Cabaret

The food was delicious but how did the feminism hold up? | By Kyra Hanson ★★★☆☆
Oh. My. GOD! Friendsfest Is Returning To London This Year

Oh. My. GOD! Friendsfest Is Returning To London This Year

Could we BE any more excited? | By Laura Reynolds
Ballet With An American Accent Comes To Sadler's Wells

Ballet With An American Accent Comes To Sadler's Wells

The most fun we can remember a company having with Forsythe. | By Lise Smith ★★★★☆
Spluttering Drama Quiz Tells The Story Of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Cheats

Spluttering Drama Quiz Tells The Story Of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Cheats

Remember the Ingrams? *Cough*. | By Paul Ewing ★★★☆☆
The Mysterious Street Art Recipes Of South-East London

The Mysterious Street Art Recipes Of South-East London

Who's been painting these recipes onto Bermondsey walls? | By Harry Rosehill
Intelligent, Improvised Banter From Comedian Tom Allen At Soho Theatre

Intelligent, Improvised Banter From Comedian Tom Allen At Soho Theatre

Highly recommended. If you didn’t see it in Edinburgh, that is. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years
Opinion

The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years

"What lurked below those stairs stunned me..." | By Alex Hopkins
An Antony Gormley Statue In Kilburn? Who Knew?

An Antony Gormley Statue In Kilburn? Who Knew?

Early work by the figurative sculptor. | By M@
A Guide To London's Outdoor Cinemas 2018

A Guide To London's Outdoor Cinemas 2018

Too early? Never... | By Laura Reynolds
Must-See Exhibition Of The East End In Colour

Must-See Exhibition Of The East End In Colour

Head to Mile End. | By M@ ★★★★★
Tracey Emin Lights Up St Pancras With Her Giant Words

Tracey Emin Lights Up St Pancras With Her Giant Words

Look up as you exit your train. | By Tabish Khan
Burlesque Megastar Dita Von Teese Reveals Her London To Us

Burlesque Megastar Dita Von Teese Reveals Her London To Us

"I saved up for shopping during my first trip!" | By Holli-Mae Johnson
Theatre Review: The Way Of The World Is Fuelled By Wit

Theatre Review: The Way Of The World Is Fuelled By Wit

Deception brings delight in this stylish Restoration comedy. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Cry Me This (Vincent) River

Theatre Review: Cry Me This (Vincent) River

Incredibly powerful stuff. | By Alex Hopkins ★★★★★
Which Exhibitions Should You See Right Now?

Which Exhibitions Should You See Right Now?

We round up the best and worst of London's art scene. | By Tabish Khan
The Devil With The Blue Dress Is A Witty Take On The Lewinsky Scandal

The Devil With The Blue Dress Is A Witty Take On The Lewinsky Scandal

Still relevant, 20 years on. | By Chris Bridges ★★★★★
Already The Best Play Of 2018: The Inheritance At The Young Vic

Already The Best Play Of 2018: The Inheritance At The Young Vic

Moving, informative and often hilarious. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★★
The Country Wife Is A Lovely, Lively Twenties Farce

The Country Wife Is A Lovely, Lively Twenties Farce

A When Harry Met Sally solo moment brings act one to an undeniable climax. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆
Monet Is Power In This Excellent Exhibition At The National Gallery

Monet Is Power In This Excellent Exhibition At The National Gallery

No Monet, no problem. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: The Sleeper Is Gripping Experimental Theatre

Theatre Review: The Sleeper Is Gripping Experimental Theatre

Set in the migrant crisis of 2015. | By Harry Rosehill ★★★★☆
The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018

The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018

Your April, sorted. | By Tabish Khan
How Much Of London Do You Recognise In These Newly-Released Historic Photos?

How Much Of London Do You Recognise In These Newly-Released Historic Photos?

Images from 1704-1989. | By Harry Rosehill
Aiming For Kitsch And Landing On Tacky, Ruthless! The Musical Is Crass And Amateur

Aiming For Kitsch And Landing On Tacky, Ruthless! The Musical Is Crass And Amateur

A tedious flop of a show. | By David Lloyd-Davies ★☆☆☆☆
Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Sitting pretty on Regent's Canal. | By Londonist Staff
Raunchy Ghosts From London's Past Appear At Cafe De Paris

Raunchy Ghosts From London's Past Appear At Cafe De Paris

Marlene Dietrich is uncanny. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
Trump, Brexit, Grenfell And Refugees: A Political Powerhouse Of An Exhibition At Design Museum

Trump, Brexit, Grenfell And Refugees: A Political Powerhouse Of An Exhibition At Design Museum

One of the best exhibitions of the year so far. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★★
6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

Hidden in the back streets. | By Londonist Staff
Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Theatre Review: Miss Nightingale At Hippodrome Casino

Songs to make your toes curl. | By Johnny Fox ★★★☆☆