Today in London: Saturday 24 November 2012
So, to a look at the comedic, cinematic and theatrical spoils London has in its cultural cache this evening. But first, and also on a rare and valuable theme, allow us to just mention that the Natural History Museum is today hosting a city-traversing treasure hunt in honour of its new Treasures Gallery’s grand unveiling.
Promising free entry and special private evenings at the Gallery as prizes, the search challenges seekers to take rubbings of the exhibition’s logo from secret Treasures stands stashed across the capital, and you can find a print-out map and extra info on it here.
And now to those above-mentioned cultural spoils…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
Jo Brand, Rose Theatre, 24 Nov
Undoubtedly one of British comedy’s most beloved grande dames (sure she won’t mind us saying), the ever-philanthropic Jo Brand headlines this charity set in aid of Kingston-based children’s cancer charity Momentum. Tickets for it here.
TODAY’S FILM CHOICES
Singing Detective Marathon, ICA, 24 Nov
The Institute Of Psychoanalysis co-hosts an all-day screening of Dennis Potter’s seminal 1986 TV series ‘The Singing Detective’, the first time all six episodes have been shown in succession. The Institute’s Don Campbell chairs a conversation on parallels between art and psyche, creativity and fantasy, looking at the series as a template. Details and tickets here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith, 24 Nov – 5 Jan 2013 (pictured)
The Lyric’s Olivier-winning AD Sean Holmes directs BBC ‘Bake-Off’ MC Mel Gieroyc as Cinders’ disingenuous stepmum in the theatre’s Christmastime panto, as also stars ‘Sister Act’ nun Julie Atherton as its eponymous princess-to-be. Tickets for pre-midnight performances purchasable via this link.