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Today in London: Saturday 21 Sept 2013

By | Published on Sunday 15 September 2013

The Commitments

So as of today, Londoners, the V&A is your oyster, mainly because of its glam new ‘Pearls’ exhibit, which traces ladies’ fave iridescent sea-gem back as far as the Roman Empire, and all the way forward again to Liz Taylor’s lobes. Meanwhile, fish a pearl or several from amid the city’s daily cultural catch…


Australia, Royal Academy Of Arts, 21 Sep – 8 Oct
Spanning half the world and back again, this landmark mass of Australian art trawls back through 200 years of painting, drawing, watercolours, photography and sculpture – from aboriginal to contemporary – in a pass at mapping Aus’s sprawling social and cultural evolution. Details and tickets here.


The Saturday Night Show feat Tony Law/James Acaster/Liam Williams, The Invisible Dot, 21 Sep
Saturday night’s alright for… well, stand-up, as The Invisible Dot brings back its ‘formative club-show’ for a 2013 victory lap, starting off strong via a triple-bill comprising hair-brained Canadian Tony Law, the always-understated (and rarely underrated) James Acaster, and ‘lyrical anti-lad’ Liam Williams. Details and tickets here.


The Commitments, Palace Theatre, 21 Sep – 5 Jan 2014 (pictured)
A promising autumn drama import, this, as Roddy Doyle adapts his 1987 book  – the tale of an aspiring soul band in working-class Dublin perhaps best known from the movie version – into a full-scale musical. Jamie Lloyd, in his first directing stint since James McAvoy’s ‘Macbeth’, commands a class of tomorrow’s stars. Details and tickets here.

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