Comedy Film Music Theatre

Today in London: Thursday 16 May 2013

By | Published on Friday 10 May 2013

To Kill A Mockingbird

‘So, aside from visiting one (or all, if you have time) of the many, many London museums that are staying visitable until late tonight as part of Culture24’s Museums At Night initiative (16-18 May), what else is the cultural craic in the big city this eve?’, you may well ask. Might TW London propose the following, for a start…


Ritzy Crackers presents… Ava Vidal/Shirley & Shirley/Luke Benson, Brixton Ritzy, 16 May
Straight-talking satirist Ava Vidal, elastic-visaged sketch pairing Shirley & Shirley and backseat driver Luke Benson make for a particularly piquant Ritzy Cracker line-up tonight in Brixton. Details and tickets here.

Rosie Wilby – Nineties Woman, The Exhibit Balham, 16 May
What with the grunge revival and all, pop diarist (circa 2011) Rosie Wilby’s new show ‘Nineties Woman’ is, given it’s set in the past, really very relevant. Especially given its lady-centric narrative thread, which Wilby traces back via her past at a DIY feminist newspaper. She’ll be showing slides and clips too, so creating a socio-cultural showreel charting changing female iconography, from ‘riotgrrl’ to Dyke TV. Details and tickets here.


Bass Drum Of Death, The Black Heart, 16 May
Probably not a show to take grandma to, this, as Bass Drum Of Death (that’s John Barret and band) unlock a box of rapacious garage rock in the sweaty chambers of Camden’s Black Heart. Details and tickets here.


To Kill A Mockingbird, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 16 May – 15 Jun (pictured)
Regent’s Park Open Air AD Timothy Sheader is charged with translating this heavy Harper Lee classic, as stars ‘Dead Poets Society’ actor Robert Sean Leonard as ‘radical’ Deep South lawyer Atticus Finch, to the stage. Details and tickets here.

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