Sunday July 5th, 2015 00:01

11 Jul: Brendon Burns, Bryony Kimmings, and Ali McGregor

Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: Ali McGregor’s Jazzmatazz | London Wonderground | 11-19 Jul
An afternoon of upbeat jazz just for kids (and their parents) led by singer Ali McGregor. “An absolutely delightful way to spend an afternoon, whatever your age”, said ThreeWeeks. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Brendon Burns | Udderbelly | 11 Jul
Taking a break from his ‘Out The Box’ tour, which has seen him play fans’ kitchens, the basement of Shoreditch’s cereal cafe, a zoo and more, Brendon Burns tonight returns to a comparatively traditional comedy venue (it’s still an upside down purple cow though). As well as knowing a lot about staging comedy in unlikely places, he is also very funny. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn – Fake It Til You Make It | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 10-18 Jul (pictured)
ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner Bryony Kimmings discovered six month into her relationship with advertising account manager Tim Grayburn that he had been keeping a diagnosis of severe clinical depression from her. Together in this show they explore the biggest killer of young men in the UK with “homemade music, stupid dancing, onstage arguments, real-life stories, tears and truths”. Details and tickets here.

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Friday July 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 Jul: Silent, Paloma Faith, and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

Paloma Faith

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MUSIC: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard | The Scala | 9 Jul
If you’ve just become aware that there is a band that exists called King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and you haven’t immediately bought tickets, you’d better have a pretty good reason. Seriously, all of the rest of us are going. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Paloma Faith | Kew Gardens | 9 Jul (pictured)
Heading down to Kew for her second Kew The Music performance tonight is Paloma Faith. Head down with a picnic and a few drinks, and watch her as the sun goes down. Liam Bailey will support. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Silent | Soho Theatre | 8-25 Jul
Winner of numerous awards, Pat Kinevane’s ‘Silent comes to the Soho Theatre. The story follows McGoldrig who has lost everything and is living on the streets. He dives into the wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday July 2nd, 2015 00:01

8 Jul: Positive, Caro Emerald, and Emilie Nicolas

Caro Emerald

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MUSIC: Caro Emerald | Kew Gardens | 8 Jul (pictured)
Dutch jazz and pop singer Caro Emerald perform as as part of Kew The Music 2015, which sees a variety of acts play in the surroundings of Kew Gardens. Support comes from Jack Pack, and you’re welcome to bring your own picnic. Sounds lovely. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Emilie Nicolas | Oslo | 8 Jul
A longstanding favourite of the TWL team, the release date of Norwegian pop singer Emilie Nicolas’ debut album is almost upon us. Head down to Oslo in Hackney to find out why we love her so. You won’t be disappointed, promise. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Positive | Park Theatre | 7 Jul – 1 Aug
Inspired by true stories, Positive is a comedy breaking down the out-dated preconceptions surrounding HIV and the 100,000+ people living with it in the UK today. It follows Benji, who is slowly beginning to realise that the only thing standing between him and normality is not some stupid virus, but his own apprehension. And possibly his terrible taste in shoes. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday June 30th, 2015 00:01

6 Jul: Andy Zaltzman, Piney Gir, and Stand By For Tape Back Up

Andy Zaltzman

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COMEDY: Andy Zaltzman – Satirist For Hire | Soho Theatre | 6 Jul
Andy Zaltzman returns to the Soho Theatre with his popular ‘Satirist For Hire’ show, which sees him satirise topics suggested by members of the audience, which could be anything from gripes about the economy, political leaders the world over, or other members of the audience. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Piney Gir | The Lextington | 6 Jul
Piney Gir launches her sixth album, ‘Mr Hyde’s Wild Ride’, into the world with this show at The Lexington. The album was recorded with Stereolab’s Andy Ramsey and “unleashes [Gir’s] inner riot grrrl with a touch of Krautock-droning synths”. Support comes from Catenary Wires and Cosines. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ross Sutherland – Stand By For Tape Back Up | Soho Theatre | 6-11 Jul
Using nothing by footage from his granddad’s collection of home movies, Ross Sutherland attempts to present his entire life story. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 27th, 2015 00:01

3 Jul: Wireless, Don Giovanni, and Diary Of A Dating Addict

Maddy Anholt

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MUSIC: Wireless Festival | Finsbury Park | 3-5 Jul
Wireless Festival returns to London for its tenth anniversary edition with headline sets from Drake, David Guetta, and Avicii. Also on the bill over the three days are Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamarr, Mary J Blige, Jessie J, Major Lazer, and more. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: BP Big Screen – Don Giovanni | various venues | 3 Jul
As part of this year’s BP Big Screens series, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ will be broadcast to screens around London (and the UK) tonight from the Royal Opera House, giving a chance to see the performance for free. Each screening will also bring exclusive backstage films and competitions. Details here.

THEATRE: Diary Of A Dating Addict | Etcetera Theatre | 3 Jul (pictured)
One of various previews of the new show that “remarkable talent” is about to take up to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. This one woman comedy “reveals every hilarious detail of a whirlwind year of dating, mating and hating”. Details and tickets here.

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Friday June 26th, 2015 00:01

2 Jul: Liam Williams, Orson’s Shadow, and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Liam Williams

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COMEDY: Liam Williams – Work In Progress | The Invisible Dot | 2 Jul (pictured)
Liam Williams appears at The Invisible Dot tonight to work through some new material, which is an exciting prospect because, as you’ll hopefully already know, he’s already got a lot of very good material written. He’s good at it, you see? And that’s why you should go to this. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show | Hampton Court Palace | 30 Jun – 5 Jul
Do you like flowers? Who doesn’t like flowers? Actually, thinking about it, I can think of several people who have told me they don’t really like flowers. Oh well, they won’t be at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual show, which means there’ll be more room for you, the noted flower fancier who has bothered to read this far. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Orson’s Shadow | Southwark Playhouse | 1-25 Jul
Based on true events and set in 1960, Orson Welles has agreed to direct Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright in a production of Eugène Ionesco’s ‘Rhinoceros’ at the Royal Court Theatre. But with Olivier’s eccentric wife Vivien Leigh added to the volatile mix, legendary egos collide both on stage and off. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday June 25th, 2015 00:01

1 Jul: As Is, The Three Pigs, and Steen Raskopoulos

Steen Raskopolous

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CHILDREN’S SHOW: The Three Pigs | Little Angel Theatre | 1-5 Jul
‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Susannah The Fanciful Sow’ and ‘The Old Woman And Her Pig’ are all brought to life with songs and storytelling by Rod Burnett and Storybox Theatre. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Steen Raskopoulos – Character Assassin | Soho Theatre | 1-11 Jul (pictured)
Back in London with his latest hour, it’s one man sketch show Steen Raskopoulos showing why he’s one of the most hotly tipped newcomers on the circuit. “It’s facial expressions and subtle gestures that help him become his characters – not costume changes”, said ThreeWeeks in this 5/5 review. “It’s in the nuance, not the overt”. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: As Is | Trafalgar Studios | 1 Jul – 1 Aug
Set in New York in 1985, Rich, a young writer beginning to find success, has just broken up with his long term boyfriend Saul and started seeing someone else, when he discovers that he has contracted AIDS and returns to his former partner for comfort. This new staging at Trafalgar Studios, following a 2013 sell out run at the Finborough, marks 30 years since William M Hoffman’s powerful play was first staged in New York. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 24th, 2015 00:01

30 Jun: James Acaster, Lampedusa, and Serial Killers

James Acaster

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COMEDY: James Acaster – Work In Progress | The Invisible Dot | 30 Jun (pictured)
James Acaster will be performing some work in progress new material at The Invisible Dot tonight. “But how can I be sure this will be good?” You ask. Well, he’s been nominated for Best Show at the Fosters Comedy Awards for the last three year’s running. Also, shut up. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lampedusa | Soho Theatre | 30 Jun – 25 Jul
Anders Lustgarten’s Lampedusa follows the stories of two people working on the island of Lampedusa, sat between North Africa and Italy. Stefano’s job is to pull drowned migrants out of the sea, while Denise goes door to door collecting payday loans. Along the way these two strangers find hope and connection where they least expect it. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Serial Killers | Bridewell Theatre | 30 Jun – 4 Jul
James Griffin’s comedy ‘Serial Killers’ follow a week in the lives of five writers of TV medical soap opera ‘Heart Of Hearts’. Ratings are falling, so they come up with an exciting storyline for one of the main characters, heart-throb surgeon Dr Robert Gilligan, which will ultimately see him written out. But the actor behind him doesn’t want to go, and quickly behind-the-scenes the drama becomes all too real. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 17th, 2015 00:01

23 Jun: Jim Jefferies, Aisling Bea, and Before Us

Aisling Bea

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COMEDY: Aisling Bea – Work In Progress | The Invisible Dot | 23 Jun (pictured)
Multi award-winning stand up and person you quite possibly recognise from off the telly Aisling Bea will be working through some new material this evening, with some old tried and tested stuff thrown in just in case (which I’m quite sure will be more of a bonus than anything). Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Jim Jefferies | Hyde Park | 23 Jun
Australian serial offender (I mean he has a tendency to offend people) Jim Jefferies headlines the second night of the British Summer Time festival. Also on the bill are Katherine Ryan, Glenn Wool and Jamali Maddix, with the evening hosted by Andrew Maxwell. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Before Us | Soho Theatre | 23 Jun – 4 Jul
A show given a 4/5 review from ThreeWeeks at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Bowden’s “surreal and heart-warming look at the life of a nearly extinct insect” comes to the Soho Theatre in London for a brief run. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 13th, 2015 00:01

19 Jun: Katherine Ryan, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, and The Trial

Katherine Ryan

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COMEDY: Katherine Ryan – Glam Role Model | Udderbelly | 19-20 Jun (pictured)
The fantastically funny Katherine Ryan brings her 2014 Edinburgh show ‘Glam Role Model’ to the Udderbelly on the Southbank for a two night run, mixing celebrity culture, world politics and what it’s like find out your partner is seeing a glamour model behind your back with ease and great jokes. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Jaakko Eino Kalevi | Courtyard Theatre | 19 Jun
Always a joy to see live, Finnish pop merchant Jaakko Eino Kalevi comes to London to perform just as his debut album is released. Prepare for as much of a party atmosphere as his deadpan delivery will allow. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Trial | Young Vic | 19 Jun – 22 Aug
A new production of Franz Kafka’s classic tale adapted by Nick Gill, directed by Richard Jones and starring Rory Kinnear. On his 35th birthday Josef K answers a knock at the door, to find he is being arrested. What his crimes are or who is arresting him are unclear. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 10th, 2015 00:01

16 Jun: Chef, Lolitics, and Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley

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CABARET: Diane Chorley – Duchess Of Canvey | Soho Theatre | 15-27 Jun (pictured)
Diane Chorley recounts her former life as the owner of a celeb-filled 80s nightclub in Essex, how she ended up in prison, and her returned to the stage through Hackney’s nightlife, all broken up with songs performed with her band The Buffet. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Lolitics | The Black Heart | 16 Jun
Chris Coltrane’s political comedy night returns to The Black Heart in Camden for another evening of “cool lefty comedy with a radical edge”. For a better idea of what it’s all about, check out the rules. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Chef | Soho Theatre | 15 Jun – 4 Jul
Winner of a First Fringe award in Edinburgh last year, Sabrina Mahfouz’s ‘Chef’ is the story of how one woman went from being a haute-cuisine head-chef to a convicted inmate running a prison kitchen. Find out more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

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Monday June 8th, 2015 00:01

14 Jun: Greg Proops, Jenny Hval, and Not A Game For Boys

Jenny Hval

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COMEDY: Greg Proops – The Smartest Man In The World Book Event And Podcast | Soho Theatre | 14 Jun
Greg Proops will hold an event to promote his new book, ‘The Smartest Book In The World’, based on his ‘Smartest Man In The World Podcast’. Then afterwards, he will record a live edition of that very podcast. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Jenny Hval | Cafe Oto | 14 Jun (pictured)
The entirely wonderful Jenny Hval will play a show at Cafe Oto in Dalston tonight to mark the release of her new album, ‘Apocalypse, Girl’- described as “hallucinatory narrative that exists somewhere between fiction and reality, a post-op fever dream, a colourful timelapse of death and rebirth, close-ups of impossible bodies — all told through the language of transgressive pop music”. Perfect. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Not A Game For Boys | King’s Head Theatre | 10 Jun – 5 Jul
Starring Bobby Davro and directed by Jason Lawson, Simon Block’s ‘Not A Game For Boys’ tells the story of three cabbies and a vital stage in the local table tennis tournament they are part of. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday June 7th, 2015 00:01

13 Jun: James Acaster, Luna Gale, and Carsten Höller

James Acaster

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COMEDY: James Acaster – Represent | Udderbelly | 13 Jun (pictured)
James Acaster will be hanging around the Udderbelly on the Southbank this evening being funny. It is his job. And he will be on stage. And you will have to pay to see him. I should probably have been clearer about this at the offset. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Luna Gale | Hampstead Theatre | 13 Jun – 18 Jul
The latest play from multi award-winner Rebecca Gilman, ‘Luna Gale’ receives its premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Michael Attenborough. Caroline Cox has been working in The Department of Human Services. She thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets troubled teenagers Peter and Karlie, the parents of newborn Luna Gale. But as she digs deeper she discovers an array of unspoken motives amongst all the parties with an interest in Luna’s future. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: Carsten Höller – Decision | Hayward Gallery | 10 Jun – 6 Sep
Good art makes you think, Carsten Höller’s forces you to. Interactive exhibition ‘Decision’ explores perception and decision making, starting before you even enter by giving you a choice of two entrances. From there you’re offered the chance to take pill, the contents of which you are not told, sleep in a roaming bed, fly over Waterloo Bridge, and drop down the artists’ Isomeric Slides. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday June 6th, 2015 00:01

12 Jun: 1984, Sunset Safari, and 5 Seconds Of Summer

5 Seconds Of Summer

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EVENT: Sunset Safari | London Zoo | 5 Jun – 17 Jul
Going to the zoo during the day is fine. I mean, you can do that if you want. But why would you go during the day when you could be there at night? And I’m not even suggesting you break in. Not this time. In June and July London Zoo is opening up its doors to a limited number of people on Friday nights. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: 5 Seconds Of Summer | Wembley Arena | 12-14 Jun (pictured)
Australian pop-punk quartet 5 Seconds of Summer are performing three nights at Wembley Arena, starting tonight, playing songs from their debut album, which was released last year. Yeah, that’s right, they’ve released one album and they’re playing three nights at Wembley Arena. What has your band done? Nothing. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: 1984 | Almeida Theatre | 12 Jun – 5 Sep
Returning to the Almeida for a twelve week run, ‘1984’ brings George Orwell’s dystopian classic to life on stage. Since first appearing at the Almeida in 2013, and subsequently touring the UK, the production has been seen by over 250,000 people. Still room for a few more. Details and tickets here.

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Friday June 5th, 2015 00:01

11 Jun: Hang, The Horne Section, and We Want You To Watch

The Horne Section

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COMEDY: The Horne Section’s Question Session | Udderbelly | 11 Jun (pictured)
Comedian Alex Horne and his very own house band host their own quiz, giving them the chance to show off their skills in both improvised and pre-prepared musical comedy. Also, it’s a quiz! Who doesn’t like a quiz? And there will be special guests in the form of Andrew Maxwell and Ivo Graham. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Hang | Royal Court | 11 Jun – 18 Jul
Written and directed by Debbie Tucker Green and starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, ‘Hang’ is the story of a woman who is the victim a crime and is asked to make an unspeakable decision about the fate of the perpetrator. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: We Want You To Watch | National Theatre | 11 Jun – 11 Jul
The latest play from rapidly rising playwright Alice Birch’s latest play, ‘We Want You To Watch’, follows two women as they attempt to shut down the porn industry – a monumental task that takes them down increasingly strange avenues. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday June 4th, 2015 00:01

10 Jun: The Motherfucker With The Hat, The Education Of A Lapdancer, and An Audience With Jimmy Savile

An Audience With Jimmy Savile

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THEATRE: An Audience With Jimmy Savile | Park Theatre | 10 Jun – 11 Jul (pictured)
The world premiere of Jonathan Maitland’s ‘An Audience With Jimmy Savile’, starring Alistair McGowan. Set in 1991, just after Savile received his knighthood, the story examines how he got away with the sexual abuse he was carrying out apparently unnoticed and follows one woman who fought back. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Education Of A Lapdancer | Courtyard Theatre | 10-14 Jun
John Cooper’s ‘The Education Of A Lapdancer’ explores the growing ethnic diversity of contemporary London and looks at values and morals in a rapidly changing culture, and the realities of life for those at the frontline in public sector education and those trying to get their first job – what will get a personable young girl from Romania further, a GCSE or a G-String? Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Motherfucker With The Hat | National Theatre | 10 Jun – 20 Aug
The Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ ‘The Motherfucker With The Hat’ received six Tony nominations. Now it comes to London’s National Theatre, telling the story of Jackie, just out of prison and staying out of trouble. It looks like he’s found a job and he’s together with his high school sweetheart. The only problem is this hat. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 Jun: London Road, Reality, and d(ARE) / Here Be Lions

d(ARE) / Here Be Lions

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FILM: London Road – The Live Film Premiere | various cinemas | 9 Jun
The premiere of the film version of National Theatre production ‘London Road’, which stars Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy, will be broadcast in cinemas around the capital (and nationwide). Key cast and crew will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: d(ARE) / Here Be Lions | The Print Room | 9-27 Jun (pictured)
The original French production of ‘d(ARE) / Here Be Lions’ was created by artist, choreographer and dancer Sandrine Buring, and playwright and director Stéphane Olry, an inspired by their artist residencies at the Hôpital de la Roche-Guyon, a hospital for children with multiple and severe neurological difficulties. Translated by Neil Bartlett, with performers including actor Hayley Carmichael and vocal improviser Phil Minton, this is the UK premiere of this blend of dance and immersive theatre. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Reality | Ovalhouse | 9-27 Jun
A new play from Georgia Fitch, directed by Sarah Bedi, ‘Reality’ follows Darren as he prepares for new reality TV show ‘The Hostage’. It becomes apparent that the show is going to be a lot tougher than he initially imagined, but if he gets through it he believes his life will be turned around. Find out more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday May 30th, 2015 00:01

5 Jun: Oresteia, Pop Forensics, and Disney Night III

Oresteia

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COMEDY: Disney Night III | Camden Comedy Club | 5 Jun
Laugh Out London’s third Disney-themed night takes place tonight, hosted by comedy’s Disney authority Thom Tuck. Also on hand to deliver animation-related jokes will be Andrew O’Neill, Lou Sanders, Beth Vyse, and more. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Pop Forensics | Wellcome Collection | 5-6 Jun
A two-day event at the Wellcome Collection in collaboration with the BFI looking at how forensics is portrayed in film, literature and television. A series of film screenings with Q&A sessions will look at how the popular perception of forensics affects the courtroom. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Oresteia | Almeida Theatre | 29 May – 18 Jul (pictured)
Orestes’ parents are at war. A family drama spanning several decades, a huge, moving, bloody saga, Aeschylus’ greatest and final play asks whether justice can ever be done – and continues to resonate more than two millennia after it was written. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday May 28th, 2015 00:01

3 Jun: Jungle, The Red Lion, and Violence And Son

Jungle

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MUSIC: Jungle | Brixton Academy | 3 Jun (pictured)
Synth-pop duo turned sprawling collective Jungle continue their ongoing touring schedule with a headline show at Brixton Academy. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Red Lion | National Theatre | 3 Jun – 30 Sep
Patrick Marber’s fifth play for the National Theatre delves into the world of semi-professional football, when an ambitious club manager resolves to make a promising new player his own. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Violence And Son | Royal Court | 3 Jun – 11 Jul
‘Violence And Son’ is the story of Liam, a seventeen year old ‘Doctor Who’ fan who has lost his mum, who has to go and live with his dad who he doesn’t know and is nicknamed Violence. Written by Gary Owen, it’s an exploration of what parents pass on to their children and trying to do the right thing. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday May 26th, 2015 00:01

1 Jun: Ariana Grande, The Flannelettes, and L’Italiana In Algeri

Ariana Grande

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MUSIC: Ariana Grande | O2 Arena | 1 Jun (pictured)
Pop sensation Ariana Grande comes to London to headline the O2 Arena, continuing the promotion for her 2014 album ‘My Everything’. She’ll probably do a couple of songs off her debut ‘Your Truly’ too. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Flannelettes | King’s Head Theatre | 13 May – 6 Jun
Written by Glee Club Award winner Richard Cameron, ‘The Flannelettes’ is a tale of love an violence, set against a soundtrack of 60s soul delivered by the titular Motown tribute act. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: L’Italiana In Algeri | St Mary’s Church, Islington | 1 Jun
Popup Opera brings Rossini’s ‘L’Italiana In Algeri’ to Islington’s St Mary’s Church, with a new staging setting the story in the Algiers Hotel in Las Vegas. Details and tickets here.

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