Today in London: Friday 23 November 2012
TGIF, etc. And to enhance any pre-weekend thrills you might be experiencing, have a look at the evening’s musical and theatrical events (and/or go to one, or maybe all)…
TODAY’S MUSIC CHOICES
All Our Favourite Things feat Dirty Pretty Strings and friends, Union Chapel, 23 Nov
Orchestral quartet Dirty Pretty Strings play beside special guests like ex-Libertine Carl Barat, singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt and chic pop murderess Sophie Ellis Bextor in the name of charity – the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice – and sartorial 1930s-style elegance. Reserve a pew at the Union here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
Hero, Jerwood Upstairs at Royal Court Theatre, 23 Nov – 22 Dec (pictured)
EV Crowe follows her acclaimed 2010 play ‘Kin’ with this parable of the valiant modern man. Liam Garrigan plays an out-gay primary school teacher, and prolific TV actor Daniel Mays, his sceptical straight colleague. The majority of dates are sold out, bar limited £10 buy-on-the-day tickets released every Monday at 9am.
Neon Friday: Curated By Tim Etchells, Battersea Arts Centre, 23 Nov
Theatre co Forced Entertainment’s Sheffield-based AD – that is to say, Tim Etchells – bestows a two-part programme of new plays, specifically love-and-death drama ‘The Coming Storm’ and Etchells’ self-scripted ‘Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First’. The well-lit event will also feature mini-readings from Etchells’ new book, ‘Vaccuum Days’, and a range of caustic cocktails. Info here.
The Wind In The Willows, Polka Theatre, 23 Nov – 16 Feb
Kenneth Graham’s classic moral analogy is re imagined by kids’ theatre pros Polka for a young audience, presumably sans evil weasels (or at most, U-certficate evil). Special performances for schools and ‘Watch With Baby’ showings also bookable here.