27 Jan: First Aid Kit, Molly Wobbly and the NT’s Dara
And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…
MUSIC: First Aid Kit | Hammersmith Apollo | 27 Jan
Bold-voiced folk-pop siblings Johanna and Klara Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, tear themselves away from the snowy scenes of their native Sweden to play this show in the wilds of… erm, Hammersmith. The pair play the healing songs of their latest LP ‘Stay Gold’, also looking back on comparatively ‘old’ favourites from 2012’s ‘The Lion’s Roar’ and 2010’s ‘The Big Black & The Blue’. Details and tickets here.
MUSICAL: Molly Wobbly | Leicester Square Theatre | 27 Jan – 14 Mar
This titillating song-and-dance satire, rated “absolutely dazzling – 5/5″ by TW London’s esteemed sister site ThreeWeeks”, finds the greying ladies of the town of Little Happening (and bolshy, big-hearted stranger Molly Wobbly) plotting ways to make the world a more beautiful place. Details and tickets here.
THEATRE: Dara | National Theatre | until 4 Apr
The NT’s first new feature of the year, Pakistani playwright Shahid Nadeem’s lavish royal family drama ‘Dara’, spans the lifetimes of two Indian princes (and brothers) with contrasting visions for their empire. Details and tickets here.