THURSDAY 28 MAY 2015
LUKE WRIGHT: WHAT I LEARNED FROM JOHNNY BEVAN
If you're into your spoken word, then you're probably very much aware of performing poet Luke Wright, who you'll have come across via his live shows, and multifarious appearances on TV and radio.

When I heard that his latest show is a slight departure from a lot of his previous stand up poetry sets, I was keen to find out more about it. I sent over a few questions about the play and what inspired it. You can read the interview here.

What I learned From Johnny Bevan is on at the Roundhouse on 29 May. See this page here for more info and to book tickets, and this page here for more shows on as part of The Last Word.



SIMON EVANS: NOCTURNE
Black Cat Cabaret's 'Nocturne', coming to London Wonderground on Friday nights throughout the summer, is not your standard cabaret night offering a stream of disparate acts, but a themed series of interconnected performances telling a distinctive story.

Intrigued by the premise of the production, and the promise of the talented cast, which includes the excellent Lili La Scala (pictured), I sent some questions over to the show's director, illusionist Simon Evans. You can read the interview here.

Following a preview performance on 29 May, 'Nocturne' is on at London Wonderground, Southbank Centre, selected Fridays until 11 Sep. See this page here for more info, full list of dates and tickets.

FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015>>
CABARET: Black Cat Cabaret | London Wonderground | 29 May
Award-winning cabaret makers Nocturne continue their new regular night at London Wonderground, The Black Cat Cabaret. Expect to meet showgirl sirens, shady troubadour tricksters, alluring acrobats and many other glorious late night eccentrics. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Dylan Moran - Off The Hook | Hammersmith Apollo | 29-30 May

Dylan Moran is a funny man. And here he is with his latest show 'Off The Hook', transferring over to the Hammersmith Apollo from The Forum where he had taken up residence earlier this week. It'll be off the hook. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Russell Brand - A Trew Work In Progress | The Proud Archivist | 29 May

Russell Brand's Trew Musings returns to The Proud Archivist in Dalston with his new work-in-progress stand up show. Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 30 MAY 2015


COMEDY: David Cross | RichMix | 30 May (pictured)
David Cross is headlining Knock2Bag's RichMix comedy night. That really should be exciting enough, but also on the bill are Sarah Kendall, Nish Kumar, Ed Aczel, Tom Toal, Amir Khoshsokhan and Jarred Christmas. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: Camden Rocks | various venues | 30 May
An all day event filling the many venues of Camden with some of the finest rock bands out there, including an exclusive London performance from headliners Bullet For My Valentine. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Wes Anderson - The Collected Works | Prince Charles Cinema | 30 May
Do you like Wes Anderson? Would you like to watch all of his films? Would you like to watch all of his films in one sitting? Would you like to watch all of his films in one sitting in the Prince Charles Cinema? Well then, it sounds like this is the event for you. Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 31 MAY 2015>>


CHILDREN'S SHOW: Tales From The Deep | Natural History Museum | 31 May (pictured)
A puppet show exploring the biodiversity of sea life, which allows children to experience real specimens from the sea such as corals, shells and mermaids purses, as well as enjoying two stories - the second a re-telling of 'The Little Mermaid' with a happy ending. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY Phil Ellis’s Funz And Gamez | Udderbelly Festival | 31 May
Like, hate or tolerate the word ‘bonkers’, it’s at its most apt if applied to this Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Prize-winning family fun n game show from comic and king-of-giggles Phil Ellis; which arrives fitted with all the right trimmings (whimsical characters, prizes, a dog named Bonzo) for a silly good time. Details and tickets here.

FILM: Scusate Se Esisto! + Q&A | Genesis Cinema | 31 May
CinemaItaliaUK presents a screening of Riccardo Milani's 'Scusate Se Esisto!' (Do You See Me!) followed by a Q&A. The film follows Serena Bruno as she returns to Italy to be an architect, but she will struggle to convince her fellow co-workers that they have to be more open minded. Details and tickets here.
MONDAY 1 JUNE 2015 >>
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.
TUESDAY 2 JUNE 2015 >>


COMEDY: Comedian's Comedian Podcast - Wil Anderson | Soho Theatre | 2 Jun (pictured)
The third in a series of four live recordings of the Comedian's Comedian Podcast sees host Stuart Goldsmith interviewing Australian comic Wil Anderson, who also starts a run of his latest show 'Free Wil' at the Soho Theatre tonight. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Time Run | Helmsely Place | 23 Apr - 2 Aug

A 60-minute, live game for 3-5 people, taking you on a quest through time and space, solving puzzles, challenges and mysteries. This trailer will explain more. Details and tickets here.

OPERA: Opera Holland Park | Holland Park | 2 Jun - 1 Aug
Opera Holland Park's 2015 season kicks off with performances of three one act operas, 'Gianni Schicchi', Il Tabarro and 'Suor Angelica'. Details and tickets here.
WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 2015 >>


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.
THURSDAY 4 JUNE 2015 >>
FILM: Secret Cinema - The Empire Strikes Back | secret location | 24 Jul - 27 Sep
Secret Cinema is back with another ambitious summer-long event, this time building an immersive experience around the best 'Star Wars' film, 'The Empire Strikes Back'. Obviously there were some teething troubles at the start of last year's 'Back To The Future' event, but fingers crossed this one will all go as planned. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: East India Youth | Village Underground | 4 Jun (pictured)
East India Youth's second album 'Culture Of Volume' has been one of the musical highlights of 2015 so far, and here's your opportunity to see it performed live. What a treat! Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Soak | Bush Hall | 4 Jun Rising singer-songwriter Soak takes up headline position at Bush Hall to mark the release of her debut album, 'Before We Forgot How To Dream'. For a few quid extra you can also eat at the venue. Details and tickets here.
 
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