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Pick of The Week Why Is The Sky Blue

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Why Is The Sky Blue @ Southwark Theatre
24 April – 19 May Tickets

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Why is the Sky Blue is a groundbreaking new show about love and pornography in the words of children.

“You know like in A Midsummer Night’s Dream where they go to the forest and they explore all these different things – like the donkey and the different creations – porn is like that isn’t it?” – 14 year old girl, Manchester, February 2018

Tackroom Theatre have interviewed over 10,000 children in order to devise this piece where they’ll utilise verbatim songs, live music, and improvisation

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Film Of The Week  In Between 

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In Between @ Rich Mix
1 May 2018 Tickets

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In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv.

Find out more about the after party here.

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Coconut@ Oval Playhouse
Until 28 Apr Tickets

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Meet Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a ‘Coconut’ (brown on the outside, white on the inside). Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque.

When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.

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Mir’s writing is side-achingly funny … hits both a zeitgeist and the universality of coming to terms with your own identity.’ – FemaleArts
Twitter: @TheThelmas
Facebook: TheThelmasUK

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Before It Starts @ Bread and Roses Theatre
24 – 28 April Tickets

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Growing up is hard and when a new girl starts school and reveals her controversial sexuality her friends have a lot to laugh about. But when the jokes turn sour and the playful banter becomes bullying the group realise they have a lot to be sorry for.

Based on true events and real life stories; Naked Frank Theatre combine written accounts and verbatim text to tell a cold story about homophobia in schools in an outlandish, controversial and hilarious manner.

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Before It Starts is a brutal and unforgiving take on teenage life, sex, social media and friendships. Written as an educational show, there is ‘no compromise with audience comfort zones’. Put simply, if you are squeamish about staring the hard truth of teenage homophobia in the eye and laughing lavishly in it’s face, then this isn’t the show for you. Written and performed by a predominantly gay cast, this piece is brazen, witty and unapologetic. Teenagers can be cruel and ruthless and Naked Frank Theatre have bravely gone where others have never dared to go before.

Twitter: @NFKTheatre

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Split Ends @ Cockpit Theatre
24 – 25 April Tickets

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Split Ends a tragicomedy about loss.

Combining drama, prose and physical theatre, this is a new piece of writing about loss and grief and unrequited love.

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It tells the stories of seven professionals in the city over the period of six years, and their most influential chance meetings and events, which enabled them to deal with the pain brought about from experiences of hardship, hurt and unrequited love. Other subject matters include; struggles with manic depression, suicide, miscarriage, child bearing difficulties, and same sex relationships.

The piece is formed of drama, prose and physical theatre, with influences including Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Shakespeare, Sarah Kane and Kate Tempest.

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The Cockpit
Gateforth Street
NW8 8EH



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Nine Nights National Theatre
27 April – 26 May Tickets

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Family, food, music and mourning.

Nine Night is a touching and very funny exploration of the rituals of family.

Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for Gloria’s children and grandchildren, marking her death with a party that lasts over a week is a test. Nine nights of music, food, sharing stories – and an endless parade of mourners.

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1 hour 45 mins no interval

Gordon started her career as an actor, who’s appeared in the NT’s ‘Red Velvet’ and ‘The Low Road’ at the Royal Court. ‘Nine Night’ is her debut, directed by JMK Award winner Roy Alexander Weise.



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The Fall @ Southwark Playhouse
28 Apr – 19 May Tickets

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Two teenagers sneak into an old man’s home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children. James Fritz’s The Fall asks how much can a younger generation, dispossessed and disenfranchised, truly empathise with the old – especially when their future is at stake?

The Fall takes a funny, moving and candid look at young people’s relationship to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crises of housing and care.

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Dames @ Pleasance Theatre
Until 29 April Tickets

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It’s 2am on some idle Friday. Six women collide in the only place for honesty… a club toilet. Dames tells the story of six dysfunctional millennials struggling to make sense of the world beyond the bog. Dive into a cubicle of inebriated women drowning in their own word-vomit.

Charlotte Merriam’s debut play is a gloriously rude, obscure and shambolic glimpse of females with no filter.

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THE LOCKIN: Dames Post-Show Events

Thursday 19th April (7.30pm): Q&A
Ticket holders for this performance will be invited to join the cast, writer and director for a post-show discussion about the creation of Dames and the inspiration behind it.
Wednesday 25th April (7.30pm): Jukebox
Ticket holders for this performance will be invited to the ultimate aftershow party. Creators of Dames, Siberian Lights, will be hosting one of their famous Jukebox events live at the Pleasance! A lively event full of fun, excitement and brand new writing from some of the women in the Siberian Lights network who inspired the creation of Dames.

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Pleasance
Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London
N7 9EF
Box Office
020 7609 1800
info@pleasance.co.uk



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Rasheeda Speaking @ Trafalgar Studio
Until 12 May Tickets

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In one of Chicago’s wealthiest hospitals, a white doctor tries to remove a black receptionist by enlisting her colleague as a spy. The women’s friendship quickly deteriorates and a chilling power struggle ensues. With the office becoming a battleground of passive aggression and paranoia, things spin wildly out of control.

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Joel Drake Johnson’s incendiary new play examines underlying racism in the workplace, white guilt and the manipulation of women by men in power. Rasheeda Speaking is a shocking dark comedy that keeps you in its claustrophobic grip until the final moment, proving that nothing in Middle America is ever truly black or white.

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Sony World Photography Exhibition @ Somerset Hse
Until 6 May Tickets

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The most diverse photography exhibition of the year!

Experience the best in contemporary photography this Spring. Over 600 talented photographers on display. See inspiring and thought-provoking images from around the globe.

At a time when American politics are fiercely debated, The Best Man should not be missed.

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What will you see?
• The spectacular winning imagery from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards all under one (famous) roof
• Every type of genre you can imagine, including: Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Still Life, Travel, Enhanced, Culture, and more
• An exclusive selection of large-scale color work by our renowned Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient, Candida Höfer.

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Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 0RN


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Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain @ Two Temple Place
Until Apr 24 Free

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Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain will explore the impact that jazz had on Britons from 1918.

The exhibition brings together painting, prints, cartoons, textiles and ceramics, moving film, instruments and the all-important jazz sound, to explicitly examine the influence of jazz on British art, design and wider society.

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Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War. Visiting American groups such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the Southern Syncopated Orchestra offered Britons their first chance to experience the music live.

Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War.

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Admission Mon, Thu-Sat 10-16.30, Wed 10am-21.00, Sun 11.00-16.30
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2 Temple Place
London
WC2R 3BD
020 7836 3715



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Shades of Suffragette Militancy @ Museum of London
Until 25 April Free Entry

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Over 1,300 women went to prison for their commitment to the Votes for Women cause.

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Over 1,300 women went to prison for their commitment to the Votes for Women cause. But Suffragettes were not just militants. They were also successful fundraisers, accomplished organisers and inspirational speakers. See objects never before displayed and learn about the lives of the forgotten Suffragette champions.

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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 7001 9844



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Pressure @ Park Theatre
Until 28 April Tickets

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D-Day, June 1944. The Allied forces led by General Eisenhower are poised to launch. 350,000 lives at stake and the decision of whether or not to attack comes down to the most important weather forecast of all time.

Olivier Award-winner David Haig plays Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, in this true story and critical smash hit, from Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.

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Devil With The Blue Dress @ The Bunker
Until 28 April Tickets

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As the new millennium approaches, America gets rocked by one of the biggest political sex scandals of all time: The Monica Lewinsky Scandal.

Slyly exhuming the little blue dress that launched the biggest media circus of a generation, the five women who were at the centre of this infamous scandal collide on stage: A First Lady, a secretary, a daughter, a confidant, and an intern. A theatrical battle emerges over how it all went down, who were the heroes and villains, and why, twenty years later, we’re only beginning to grapple with one of the most challenging questions in American political history: How do we respond to women seeking power, and the men who abuse that power?

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As the world faces a new dawn in how it thinks about and talks about historic cases of abuse of power, this production takes us to the heart of the first sex scandal of the internet age.

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The Best Man @ Playhouse Theatre
Until 30 April Tickets

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Gore Vidal’s thrilling political drama.

The Best Man follows two US presidential candidates as they fight to win a place in the White House. But where does compromise end and corruption begin? As an ambitious newcomer and esteemed ex-Secretary of State battle head-to-head to reach their goal, their only to hope is to receive an endorsement from the current President and party big-wigs. Who will do it?

At a time when American politics are fiercely debated, The Best Man should not be missed.

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West End veteran Martin Shaw stars opposite Jeff Fahey, with a stellar cast including Maureen Lipman, Jack Shepherd, Glynis Barber and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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Frozen @ Theatre Royal Haymarket
Until 5 May Tickets

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One sunny evening a young girl walks to visit her Grandma, she never arrives…

FROZEN is a play set in England, and it has 3 main characters. It starts with each character’s own version of the story, but soon the audience is presented with the intertwining of their stories, as they connect with one another over a very important and painful event. This starts an ‘unfreezing’ process between them, as they learn about forgiveness and compassion.

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18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT



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Harold and Maude @ Charing Cross Theatre
Until 12 May Tickets

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Equal parts dark comedy and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.

Harold and Maude dissolve the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age.

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Dame Marjorie “Maude” Chardin (Olivier Award-winner Sheila Hancock), is a free spirit who wears her hair in braids, believes in living each day to its fullest, and “trying something new every day”. Harold Parker Chasen (Bill Milner) is an 18-year-old man who is obsessed with death, attends funerals of strangers for entertainment and stages elaborate fake suicides. Through meeting Maude at a funeral, he discovers joy in living for the first time. Harold and Maude dissolve the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age.

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Admission Showtime 19.30 14.00
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08444 930 650



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Faceless @ Park Theatre
Until 12 May Tickets

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Inspired by a real court case in the USA

Susie, a suburban Chicago teenager lives her life on the internet. However, when she meets someone online who convinces her to convert from Christianity to Islam and leave home for Syria, Susie finds herself arrested for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

Recent Harvard Law graduate and practising Muslim, Claire Fathi is prosecuting for the US government to the full extent of the law…

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A thrilling and relevant drama brought to you by the producer of the Park Theatre 2016 hit, Sket. Part of our current art exhibition GLOW was curated by Faceless Director Prav MJ – more information here.

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Venom: Kill or Cure @ NHM

Until 13 May Tickets from £5

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Encounter some of the world’s most venomous creatures and discover their surprising connection to human health.

Get up close to all kinds of specimens, from snakes, centipedes, snails and scorpions to the unassuming platypus.

See the world through the eyes of both predator and prey and explore the effects of venom and the role it plays in the natural world.

Please note this exhibition contains images that some may find distressing.

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Get up close to a live venomous creature
Hear from scientists whose ideas represent the cutting edge of venom research and its use in modern medicine

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Open daily 10.00-17.50
Last entry 17.30
Closed 24-26 December
Duration Age 15+
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD


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Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins @ Barbican
Until 27 May Tickets

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Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day.

Capturing the lives of people living on the fringes of society all over the world, this diverse exhibition features the work of 20 photographers working from the 1950’s to today. A cast of outsiders is documented in both gritty street photography and elegant formal portraiture, with the identities of junkies, circus performers, gangs, and cross-dressers being negotiated through the lens.

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Another Kind of Life follows the lives of individuals and communities operating on the fringes of society from America to India, Chile to Nigeria. The exhibition reflects a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers. Driven by personal and political motivations, many of the photographers sought to provide an authentic representation of the disenfranchised communities with whom they spent months, years or even decades with, often conspiring with them to construct their own identity through the camera lens.

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Admission 9.00
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Silk St
London
EC2Y 8DS



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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 @ IWM
Until 28 May 2018 Tickets

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The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

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Artists’ unique ways of communicating through their art provide different levels of understanding. The stories they tell, whether first or second-hand, come from alternative viewpoints not always reflected in the mainstream media, often challenge our perceptions.

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Admission 10.00 – 18.00
IWM London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7416 5000



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Half Breed UK Tour 2018
Until 09 June 2018 Tickets

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Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.

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HALF-BREED is a one-woman partly autobiographical dark comedy about faith in yourself: finding your voice, fighting for what you want and being fearless in who you are.

Written and performed by Natasha Marshall, HALF-BREED was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Soho Young Writers’ Award, the Alfred Fagon Award (2016), and nominated for Best new play in the 2017 UK Theatre Awards. Natasha Marshall was also nominated as ‘Most Promising New Playwright’ for HALF BREED in the #Offies2018.

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Shebeen @ Theatre Royal Stratford
20 Jun – 7 Jul Tickets

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You are invited to the party some never knew existed.

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It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.

Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.

Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.

As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

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Age 14+ (plot includes strong language and violence)
Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
020 8534 0310



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The Tina Turner Musical @ Aldwych Theatre
Until 16 June Tickets

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From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical in London reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

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Show Times 19.30 14.30
Duration 75 mins
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49 Aldwych,
London WC2B 4DF



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Quiz @ Noël Coward Theatre
Until 16 June Tickets

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The coughing Major Millionaire Scandal

April 2003. Army Major Charles Ingram, his wife and coughing accomplice are convicted for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The evidence is damning. The nation is gripped by the sheer audacity of the plot to snatch the £1,000,000 jackpot.

But was he really guilty? It’s time for you to decide.
Question everything you think you know in James Graham’s provocative new play.

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Fatberg! @ Museum of London Until 1 July Free

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The highly anticipated display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg – a sewer blockage which became an international media sensation when it was discovered in September 2017. Weighing 130 tonnes and over 250 metres long, it is one of the largest fatbergs ever found.

Find out more about the challenges of curating and conserving this disgusting, fascinating and dangerous mass, and see the fatberg samples close-up – if you dare!

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150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
020 7001 9844



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Shebeen @ Theatre Royal Stratford
20 Jun – 7 Jul Tickets

Advance Notice

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You are invited to the party some never knew existed.

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It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.

Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.

Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.

As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

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Show Times | Admission 17.00
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Age 14+ (plot includes strong language and violence)
Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
020 8534 0310



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Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018 @ Design Museum
Until 12 Aug Tickets

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Public engagement with politics has changed dramatically since 2008. Discover how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.

#hopetonope

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Graphic design in the form of internet memes, posters and protest placards is being used by the marginalised and powerful alike to shape political messages like never before.
From the global financial crash and the Arab Spring, to ISIS, Brexit and Trump, this exhibition explores the numerous ways graphic messages have challenged, altered and influenced key political moments.
Journey through Occupy Wall Street, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Have your fortune told by the All-Seeing Trump. Explore over 160 objects and installations, and uncover the real-time social media conversation around political leaders, through dynamic displays created in partnership with leading social listening platform, Pulsar.

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Fighting for Empire: From Slavery to Military Service in the West India Regiments @ Museum of London Docks
Until 09 Sept Free Entry

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This display explores the changing image of the West India Regiments, starting from the life a single man, Samuel Hodge, the first black soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross for valour. It focuses on the history of Britain’s West India Regiments from their creation at the end of the 18th century up to the First World War. Read more about the extraordinary story of Samuel Hodge.

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“The key message from this display is that people of African and Caribbean descent played a significant part in our military history long before the First World War. This was not well acknowledged at the time, or well known since, which is why it is important to highlight this history in this display.”
Professor David Lambert, Professor of History at the University of Warwick

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Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL



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