THURSDAY 23 JULY 2015
JAMES CLUTTON: ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
You may be aware of Opera Holland Park's summer series of outdoor performances, and if so, you may already know of the operatic version of 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' that’s now completing its third successful year as part of the annual season. If, on the other hand, you are a newcomer to opera, or are seeking to introduce your young charges to its joys, this might be a show you want to find out more about.

To find out all about this musical version of the much loved classic, I sent some questions over to producer James Clutton. And you can read that interview here.

'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' is on at Opera Holland Park until 1 Aug. See the production website here, for more info and tickets.



JONATHAN HOLLOWAY: JEKYLL & HYDE
The latest show to head over to London's Platform Theatre is a new production of Jonathan Holloway's innovative take on 'Jekyll and Hyde', a collaboration between the playwright's own company, Red Shift, and Hong Kong based theatre producers Chung Ying.

Jonathan is well known for his work as a theatre director, and for his writing for stage, screen and radio. I sent some questions over to him, to find out more the show, and what audiences can expect from it. And you can read that interview here.

'Jekyll and Hyde' is on at Platform Theatre from 28 Jul - 8 Aug. See the venue website for more details and tickets.
FRIDAY 24 JULY 2015 >>
CHILDREN'S SHOW: The Three Little Pigs | Artsdepot | 14-26 Jul
Simon Webbe, Alison Jiear, Leanne Jones, Taofique Folarin and Daniel Buckley star in this musical re-telling of the classic tale of 'The Three Little Pigs' by Stiles & Drewe. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Liam Williams and The Pin | Battersea Arts Centre | 24 Jul (pictured)

Another double bill of Edinburgh previews from Battersea Arts Centre, tonight featuring Liam Williams, one third of comedy trio Sheeps, and comedy duo The Pin. Details and tickets here.

MAGIC: Impossible | Noel Coward Theatre | 24 Jul - 29 Aug
Describing itself as "the most dangerous show London has ever seen", 'Impossible brings together eight magicians who specialise in different forms, covering big stunts, technical tricks, grand illusions and close-up magic. Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 25 JULY 2015 >>


CHILDREN: Archikids Festival | City Of London | 25-26 Jul
Open-City's family-focussed Archikids Festival is a weekend programme of over 30 free architectural activities located in the City of London’s Square Mile, aimed to inspire the next generation of Londoners about the great places of their city. Details here.

COMEDY: Live At The Chapel With David O'Doherty | Union Chapel | 25 Jul (pictured)
This month's 'Live At The Chapel' is headlined by the brilliant David O'Doherty, with a bill that also features Nick Helm, John Kearns, Diane Morgan and Alun Chochrane. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Writers Bloc | Old Red Lion | 25 Jul

A night of new writing presented by Writers Bloc, featuring work by Frank Osborne, Katy Davies, Susan Gray and Lee Hunter. Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 26 JULY 2015 >>


COMEDY: Pete Johansson and Tim Renkow | Backyard Comedy Club | 26 Jul
August is getting very close now, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for more Edinburgh previews. Want proof? OK, well Pete Johansson and Tim Renkow are going to be previewing their Edinburgh shows at the Backyard Comedy Club tonight. That enough for you? Details and tickets here.

DANCE: The Car Man | Sadler's Wells | 14 Jul - 9 Aug (pictured)
Loosely based on Bizet’s opera 'Carmen', Matthew Bourne's dance thriller 'The Car Man' moves the action from a 19th century Spanish cigarette factory to a 1960s American garage-diner. Details and tickets here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Travel Photographer Of The Year | Royal Geographical Society | 24 Jul - 5 Sep

This year's Travel Photographer Of The Year exhibition runs at the Royal Geographical society until September, displaying this year's winning images alongside last year's top pictures. Details here.
MONDAY 27 JULY 2015 >>
COMEDY: Tessa Waters and Heidi O'Loughlin | Battersea Arts Centre | 27 Jul
Physical comedian Tessa Waters and stand up Heidi O'Loughlin, both acclaimed writers and performers, preview their new Edinburgh shows - 'WOMANz - Jou're Jealous' and 'A Woman Talking' respectively. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Cubanía | Royal Opera House | 27 Jul - 2 Aug (pictured)

Royal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta curates a mixed programme of dance inspired by his homeland of Cuba. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tom Jones | Old Royal Naval College | 27 Jul
Tom Jones headlines a night at the Old Royal Naval College as part of this year's Greenwich Music Time festival. Support comes from The Shires. Details and tickets here.
TUESDAY 28 JULY 2015 >>


COMEDY: Kerry Godliman and James Veitch | Battersea Arts Centre | 28 Jul (pictured)
Kerry Godliman headlines tonights Edinburgh preview double bill at the Battersea Arts Centre with her new show 'Face Time'. And sticking with the Apple theme, James Veitch will preview his show 'Genius Bar. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Sylvie Guillem - Life In Progress | English National Opera | 28 Jul - 2 Aug

After 35 years as a dancer in ballet and latterly contemporary work, Sylvie Guillem presents her final programme. She will dance two solo pieces, choreographed by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Operation Crucible | Finborough Theatre | 28 Jul - 22 Aug

The world premiere of 'Operation Crucible', by new playwright Kieran Knowles, the story of four men trapped in the Marples Hotel in Sheffield in 1940, after it was hit by a bomb dropped by Germany's Luftwaffe. Details and tickets here.
WEDNESDAY 29 JULY 2015 >>


CHILDREN'S SHOW: Alfie White Space Explorer | Artsdepot | 29 Jul
Alfie White's dad is training to be the first man in space. Or at least that's what he tells his friends at school. Actually, his dad has just disappeared, so Alfie and best friend Meg head out on a mission to find him. Details and tickets here.

CHILDREN'S SHOW: Brat Kids Carnival | London Wonderground | 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Circus troupe Briefs put on a show featuring hula hooping, acrobatics, clowning and other tricks and stunts. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Sean McLoughlin and Harriet Kemsley | Battersea Arts Centre | 29 Jul
Two very funny stand ups grace the Battersea Arts Centre's ongoing Edinburgh Previews doubles bills, Sean McLoughlin and Harriet Kemsley. Details and tickets here.
THURSDAY 30 JULY 2015 >>
COMEDY: Alex Edelman - Everything Handed To You | Battersea Arts Centre | 30 Jul
New York-based stand up Alex Edelman previews his new Edinburgh show 'Everything Handed To You', which is about responsibility and being overwhelmed. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Bec Hill – Caught On Tape | The Phoenix | 30 Jul (pictured)
This year's Phoenix Fringe kicks off tonight with a number of shows, including this preview of Bec Hill's new Edinburgh show, 'Caught On Tape'. She has just one regret in life, and this show aims to change that (by stopping it from being a regret, not making more). Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Michael Che | Soho Theatre | 30 Jul - 1 Aug
Rapidly rising US comedian Michael Che takes time off from 'Saturday Night Live' to head over to the UK to play three nights at the Soho Theatre. Details and tickets here.
 
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