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Today in London: Monday 29 July 2013

By | Published on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Indian Tempest

So, the Camden Fringe – aka the NW-based extravaganza of great plays, shows and performances for you to all appreciate till 25 Aug – gets going today. Read on to find a pair of TW London selects from its packed diary, as well as new art and theatre goings-on, in this tally of the capital’s greatest cultural hits…


Architecture Of War, Imperial War Museum, 29 Jul – 5 May 2014
The free-to-enter IWM exhibits British artists’ interpretations of warfare and its various impacts; depicting conflicting themes of unity and division, calm and devastation, cities and interiors. Spanning WW1 to the present day, the show features paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by William Orpen, Ronald Searle, William Scott, Paul Hogarth and Paul Seawright. Details here.


Norris & Parker – All Our Friends Are Dead, Etcetera Theatre, 29-30 Jul
Citing Julia Davis and ‘Brass Eye’ as their main inspirations, character / sketch / satire triple-threat Katie Norris and Sinead Parker throw a chink of light on their darkand deathly Edinburgh Fringe show with added ‘quiche, gin and buggery’. This performance is part of the Camden Fringe. Details and tickets here.


Indian Tempest, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 29-3 Aug (pictured)
The Globe shades the France-based Footsbarn co mixing street theatre, circus, mime, shadow play and carnival in a vibrant, India-inspired take on Shakespeare’s mystical island fantasy, the ideal ticket to fit this heady heatwave we’ve been having. Details and tickets here.

War Of The Waleses, Tristan Bates Theatre, 29 Jul – 3 Aug
Backed by the RSC’s Open Stages programme, Asterion Theatre’s right royal take on Charles and Diana’s marital split plays in the style of a witty Shakespearean farce with a 1990s Britpop twist. Part of the Camden Fringe. Details and tickets here.

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