THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2015
CONRAD MURRAY: NO MILK FOR THE FOXES
As soon as I read about 'No Milk For The Foxes', I knew it was something I wanted to find out more about. A co-production from Camden People's Theatre and Beats & Elements - aka Conrad Murray and Paul Cree - the show is a theatre piece incorporating spoken word, comedy, and beatboxing.

The play explores contemporary society from a working class perspective, examining how class roles have altered, and weighing up whether or not it's desirable to aspire to a higher status. I sent some questions over to co-creator Conrad Murray. You can read it here.

'No Milk For The Foxes' is on at Camden People's Theatre until 9 May as part of the venue's 'The State We're In' season. See the venue website here for more info and to book tickets.



ANNETTE MEES AND TOM BOWTELL: EARLY DAYS (OF A BETTER NATION)
So much politics-related theatre at the moment, and not enough time to take it all in! However, if you get the chance, you should, in my humble opinion, check out 'Early Days (Of A Better Nation)', an immersive show with a difference from interactive theatre company Coney.

This is a piece of theatre where the audience are key, helping to create fictional nation from scratch. I put some questions to co-creator and director Annette Mees, and co-creator and writer Tom Bowtell. You can read it here.

'Early Days (Of A Better Nation)' is on at The Four Thieves, near Battersea Arts Centre, until 25 Apr, and then heads out on tour. For more information, see the BAC website here, and find out about the tour dates on the company website here.




ROGER MORTIMER: MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!
A new production of South African playwright Athol Fugard's 'My Children! My Africa!' heads to Tristan Bates Theatre next week. Fugard, widely regarded as one of South Africa's greatest writers, is well known for his political plays tackling the issues of apartheid.

The show comes courtesy director Roger Mortimer via his production company Two Sheds, which recently produced acclaimed runs of Torben Betts' play 'Muswell Hill'. I sent some questions over to Roger, to discover more about the play, and his motivation for staging it. You can read it here.

'My Children! My Africa!' is on at Tristan Bates Theatre from 28 Apr until 16 May. See the venue website here for more info and to book.
FRIDAY 24 APRIL 2015>>
COMEDY: Andrew Maxwell's London Loves | Udderbelly | 24-25 Apr (pictured)
Former ThreeWeeks guest editor Andrew Maxwell brings to London a show about London. And specifically about the 20 years he's spent living in the city. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Desertfest | various venues | 24-26 Apr

Coinciding with a sister event in Berlin, Desertfest brings the ultimate in stoner, doom and underground rock to London. Taking over six venues in Camden, including Koko, The Electric Ballroom and The Underworld, for three days, acts on the line-up include Eyehategod, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Red Fang, Gonga, SSS and more. Details and tickets here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition | Somerset House | 24 Apr - 10 May

The Sony World Photography Awards are one of the world's leading photography competitions, and this exhibition showcases the winning and shortlisted photographers from submissions from across all disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism to lifestyle. Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2015


EVENT: Vogue Festival 2015 | Royal College Of Art & Royal Geographical Society | 25-26 Apr
A must for any interested in fashion and the fashion industry, the Vogue Festival comprises talks, debates, masterclasses and other events over two days. Speakers include Bobbi Brown, Alexa Chung, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roksanda Ilincic and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Mexrrissey - Mexico Goes Morrissey | Barbican | 25 Apr (pictured)
Do you ever find yourself listening to The Smiths and think to yourself, "You know, this is nice, but it could do with being a whole lot more Mexican"? Well at last your prayers are answered! Camilo Lara, of the brilliant Mexican Institute Of Sound, and a specially formed band have come together to rework Morrissey's hits. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Vote | Donmar Warehouse | 24 Apr - 7 May
Set in a fictional London polling station, 'The Vote' dramatises the final 90 minutes before the polls close in this year's General Election. On the actual night of the election, the final performance of the play will be broadcast live on More4 at the exact time it portrays. Tickets for that show are already gone (via ballot, of course) but you have plenty of opportunity to catch it before we go to the polls. Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015>>


COMEDY: Aisling Bea | The Lion | 26 Apr (pictured)
Aisling Bea headlines another fine night of comedy put together by Laugh Out London, this one in Stoke Newington. Also on the bill are Tom Craine of sketch group Jigsaw, character comic Ali Brice and Fat Kitten founder James Ross. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: London Marathon | London | 26 Apr
Do you like running? More importantly, do you like watching people running? If you answered yes to one (and preferably both) of those, then get yourself a spot along to course of the London Marathon. Cheering people on is exercise, right? Details here.

EXHIBITION: London Transport Museum Depot Open Weekend | London Transport Museum Depot | 25-26 Apr
The London Transport Museum is an interesting enough place, but did you know that there's more where that came from? The museum's depot in Acton houses over 370,000 objects related to transport in the capital. It's only open twice a year, so don't miss out this weekend. Details and tickets here.
MONDAY 27 APRIL 2015 >>
COMEDY: Comedy In The Dark | Udderbelly | 27 Apr
First launched in Leicester back in 2008, Comedy In The Dark has toured multiple festivals and countries. The premise is pretty simple - you've probably already guessed it. It's like a normal comedy night, except all the lights are switched off. You'll get to hear, but not see, a line-up of top comedians perform on stage as they twist their delivery for these unusual circumstances. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Found Footage Festival - Salute To Weirdos | Soho Theatre | 27-29 Apr
Originating in New York, the Found Footage Festival pulls together weird and wonderful clips from VHS tapes found in thrift stores, garage sales, rubbish bins and more. Co-founders Joe Pickett and Nick Preuher will spend three nights in London sifting through some of their best finds. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Product | Arcola Theatre | 27 Apr - 23 May (pictured)
Premiered in 2005, 'Shopping And Fucking' writer Mark Ravenhill's 'Product is revived as part of Inside Intelligence's 20th anniversary. Olivia Poulet stars as Leah, a movie producer attempting to convince a young actress that she's found the perfect script for her. It's a tough sell. Details and tickets here.
TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2015 >>


MUSIC: Calexico | Shepherds Bush Empire | 28 Apr (pictured)
Earlier this month, Calexico released their latest album, 'Edge Of The Sun', recorded in Mexico City with a long list of guest musicians, including Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses and Neko Case. Tonight, they bring the sound of that record to the stage at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ross Sutherland - Stand By For Tape Back Up | Shoreditch Town Hall | 28 Apr - 2 May
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.

THEATRE: Portia Coughland | Old Red Lion | 28 Apr - 23 May
Portia Coughlan is haunted by the death of her twin brother and unable to find any love for her husband or children. Seeking solace in soulless affairs, she becomes deeply afraid of what she might do. Details and tickets here.
WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2015 >>


COMEDY: Rachel Parris - Live In Vegas | Soho Theatre | 27-29 Apr (pictured)
Musical comedian Rachel Parris is back at the Soho Theatre for a three night run of her 2014 Edinburgh show - your last chance to catch her is tonight. She parodies the glitz and glamour of a Las vegas show, with an array of characters and comedy songs. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Candidate | Theatre Delicatessen | 29 Apr - 16 May

In this piece of interactive theatre, the audience helps to shape the ideals, policies and image of a political candidate away from the eyes of the public. How do you want them to be seen when they step outside? Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: The Verb To Love | Old Red Lion Theatre | 29 Apr - 23 May

A sung-through music that explores the different meanings of the verb 'to love', this show follows Simon, abandoned by his partner of 23 years, who finds the love of his life in Ben, a younger man. Together they go through the process of falling in love, coping with change and (possibly) everything falling apart. Details and tickets here.
THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2015 >>
MUSIC: Emilie Nicolas | Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | 30 Apr (pictured)
A very exciting new pop artist from Norway, Emilie Nicolas is set to release her debut album in the UK this summer, and new single 'Pstereo' next month. Following on from a sol out show at St Pancras Old Church in january, she'll be in Shoreditch to wow another crowd tonight. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Purity Ring | Shepherds Bush Empire | 30 Apr
Currently touring Europe in support of their second album 'Another Eternity', Canadian duo Purity Ring hit London with a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire tonight. Check out 'Begin Again' from the album here. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Angry Brigade | Bush Theatre | 30 Apr - 13 Jun

Set in 1970s, Britain is faced with Tory cuts, high unemployment and a deregulated economy. A group of disenfranchised young people come together to violently fight back, calling themselves The Angry Brigade. Details and tickets here.
 
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