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This Week 9th – 15th June

9 June 2014 Charlie Kenber

Check out this week’s selection of some great events to head over to!

 

 Mr Burns

What to expect: a ‘post-electric play’, whatever that means…

The Almeida Theatre’s latest show opened last week but continues until the end of next month. Exploring what might happen in a modern America without electricity, the play is directed by Robert Icke – fresh from the huge success of 1984 (currently on show in the West End. Given the theatre’s recent track record, this one’s going to be difficult to miss!

Mr Burns is on until 26th July at the Almeida Theatre. Tickets from £9, available here.

 

 1001 Nights

What to expect: charming theatre for ages 7+

Drawing together some of the most famous folk tales, 1001 Nights follows a young girl, Shahrazad, as she re-tells extraordinary stories to a new friend. Transforming her environment into the world of the stories, Shahrazad uses saucepans, old pipes and a mop to build an imagined universe. The play at London Bridge’s theatre for children is returning following a successful run last year, so make sure to catch it before it continues its tour.

1001 Nights is suitable for ages 7+, and runs at the Unicorn Theatre until 22nd June. Tickets from £10, available here.

 

 Rebecca Front Platform

What to expect: an insight into the experiences of two great comedy actors and writers

Perhaps best known for playing Nicola Murray MP in Armando Iannucci’s The Thick of It, actor and writer Rebecca Front will be joined by Michael Simkins for this Platform event at the National Theatre. Both actors will be talking about their new books: Curious and The Rules of Acting, as well as sharing some of their experiences from working in comedy. Plus, the event will be followed by a booksigning!

Check out our interview with Rebecca Front here!

The Platform event takes place at 6pm on Friday 13th June at the National Theatre. It will last about 45 minutes, tickets from £3 available here.

 

 Keats Festival 2014

What to expect: a weeklong celebration of the poet!

This week marks the two hundredth anniversary of Keats’ very first poem, so fittingly Keats House in Hampstead are celebrating! The building was his home from 1818-1820, and is now open regularly as a museum. The festival will feature the likes of Simon Russell Beale and Dame Eileen Atkins performing readings, alongside writing workshops and family events!

The festival runs from 7th – 15th June at Keats House. Check out the full event listings here.

 

 Christopher Hauser – SKY.LINES

What to expect: an exhibition of striking photographs of skylines

Christopher Hauser’s work takes him to cities around the world, and this exhibition brings it all together! On his travels he’s captured skylines, vistas and skyscrapers from a range of different perspectives, revealing how architecture reflects the culture of the cities they form. The sheer scale of Hauser’s images at up to three metres allows for a remarkable insight into the very same view that the photographer himself saw.

The exhibition continues at Lloyd’s Register building at 71 Fenchurch Street. Admission is free, further information available here.

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