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Yvette – Touring Venues Below
08 – 23 May 2018

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Based a true story, Yvette is a one-woman show with original music about a stolen childhood and growing up with a secret.

Evie is thirteen and lives in Neasden with her Mum. She wants to tell us about something… her crush on Lewis, trying to be a woman, friends, virginity, garage remixes, hello kitty underwear… an ‘Uncle’ lurking in the corner of her story.

She wants to make us laugh, she’s pretty good at it. She wants to tell us something, but she daren’t let it out.

London Tour Dates
08-09 May Camden People’s Theatre
10-12 May Shoreditch Town Hall
14-16 May Battersea Arts Centre
17-19 May The Albany
21-23 May Bush Theatre

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Flick Pick The Leisure Seeker

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The Leisure Seeker @ Various Cinemas

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The Leisure Seeker The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Ever seen the notebook the film that makes everyone cry? Here’s a film that brings the crying hormone to the surface, funny at times, but serious at the same time, the true upsetting facts about forgetting who you are.

There is a great performance from Helen Miram, add it to the list, you need to watch it.

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Everything I Am @ Kingshead Theatre
30 April tickets

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Tash is a queer black woman. She’s also silenced, a lot. Things will change once she starts university though. She’s taking cues from her idol, the master of speaking their mind, Kanye West. Everything I Am is a hilarious and captivating exploration of the intersections of identity, celebrity worship and belonging.

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DNA @ Southwark Playhouse
01 – 18 May Tickets

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DNA is hilarious tale with a very dark heart that will be staged by Britain’s best young talent.

Amongst the darkness of an unnamed wood, a lawless gang are trying to bury a dark secret. The group need someone to take charge, but who can they trust? Who do they follow? While lies spiral and tension mounts, everyday adolescence twists and turns into an anarchic game of survival.

Please note: This show contains some strong language.

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To receive a NYT schools group discount or enquire about schools Q&As email info@nyt.org.uk or call 020 3696 7064. A free educational resource pack is available here.
Also available: DNA School Workshops | Bring the National Youth Theatre to your school



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Grotty Bunker Theatre
1 -26 May tickets

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Welcome to the desert. The London lesbian scene. A couple of little sad old basements that drip with sweat and piss. We sit, listening to second-hand pulsating noise coming from some gay boy night upstairs. And it’s a Wednesday. And it’s a night called the ‘Clam Jam’. Can you imagine being straight and going to a night called the ‘Cock and Hole’?

The women in black. The best tables are marked theirs by a crowd of empty prosecco bottles. They sit there in their uniformed black, a deep rich black only lots of money can buy… and they are looking at you.

They are not nice girls. But this is not a nice story.

Grotty is a dark, savage, and unflinching exploration of lesbian subculture in London.

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Grotty is a dark, savage, and unflinching exploration of lesbian subculture in London. Written by award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson (Brute, Runts, Career Boy) and directed by Hannah Hauer-King (Dry Land, Brute, Fury), Damsel Productions presents this fierce new lesbian drama that takes no prisoners.
Building the Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime and how the inconceivable becomes the inevitable.



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Building The Wall Park Theatre
2 May – 2 June tickets

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Don’t miss this gripping political thriller.
2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview – to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world of ‘fake news’ surrounding one of the world’s most powerful and controversial political figures, Gloria is Rick’s only chance to tell his version of the truth.

Building the Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime and how the inconceivable becomes the inevitable.

The UK premiere of this cutting and timely new drama is as hot as the US political debate that fills our news feeds. Don’t miss this gripping political thriller from Robert Schenkkan, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Academy Award nominee (Hacksaw Ridge).

Angela Griffin (Lewis, Brief Encounters, Ordinary Lies) plays Gloria, Trevor White (The Durrells, Dark Knight Rises, Jason Bourne films) plays Rick.

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Channel One Soundsystem @ Electric Brixton
4 May Tickets

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Channel One Soundsystem return to their spiritual South London home, Electric Brixton, for another late night session!

They’re joined by special guests Glaswegian heavyweights Mungo’s Hi-Fi soundsystem and French bass warriors OBF.

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Strictly over 18’s only. ID required for entry. Tickets guarantee entry before midnight only. Tickets are non-transferable. R.O.A.R. Re-Entry is discretionary.



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War Plays Tristan Bates Theatre
8 – 19 May tickets

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7 Plays | 70 Years

War Plays is a festival of staged readings inspired by global stories of women’s courage and hope amid the chaos and displacement of conflict spanning Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Iraq to Tibet, Bangladesh and Occupied France.

The two-week festival will feature seven full-length new plays plus two-weekend events featuring leading female journalists and human rights activists talking about the impact of conflict on women.

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WAR Plays has been developed to mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the Second World War.



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Rattlesnake @ Soho Theatre
08 – 19 May Tickets

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A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable.

Spine-tingling and visceral, Rattle Snake will literally take your breath away. An epic tale based on real-life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse.

Please be aware that this play contains references to domestic abuse and violence.

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Based on research identifying gaps in police understanding of coercive control by Professor Nicole Westmarland and Kate Butterworth (Durham University) and the impact of arts-based research interventions by Professor Maggie O’Neill, Rattle Snake was created by Open Clasp and funded by Durham PCC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to train frontline officers in better responding to sexual and domestic violence



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Bismillah @ Pleasance Theatre
Until 13th May tickets

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A STORY OF DISENFRANCHISEMENT, SOCIAL ALIENATION, PREJUDICE, RADICALISATION AND THE ROCK BAND QUEEN.
Dean joined the Army, ‘Danny’ joined the Islamic State. One’s from Leeds, the other’s from London.
Brought together in a holding cell in Northern Iraq, as captive and volatile guard. They discuss the North/South divide, reminisce about dead-end jobs they couldn’t escape, lampoon the outrageous ever-increasing price of a standard airport meal deal – all the while circling an awful terrifying truth – that both of them just want to go home.

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Fresh from critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the 2018 Vault Festival – and shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at Edinburgh in 2015, Bismillah! is a hilarious, heart-breaking and compassionate contribution to the vital discussion around the experiences of disenfranchised young people in modern Britain.
“Bold & Thought Provoking” (Mark Lawson, The Guardian)

Pleasance Theatre 
Carpenters Mews 
North Road 
London N7 9EF



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One Green Bottle Soho Theatre
Until 19th May tickets

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Boo, Bo and Pickle have all made plans tonight. But someone has to stay home and look after Princess. People are waiting, start times are looming. No one’s budging and petty bickering soon spirals into a ludicrous battle of wills and, possibly, the end of the world.

Renowed Japanese writer and performer Hideki Noda paints a portrait of a disconnected family on a self-destructive course in this satirical comedy about consumerism and technology in a ‘selfie’ society.

Q&A
Sat 12 May Post matinee
The cast and creatives of One Green Bottle in discussion about the world behind the show.

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Instructions For Correct Assembly RC Theatre
Until 19 May tickets

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Harry (Mark Bonnar) and Max (Jane Horrocks) weren’t satisfied with their first attempt at parenthood, so they’re giving it a second go.

Only this time they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee and an easy-to-follow construction manual.

They’re certain, as long as they follow it step-by-step, he’s going to be perfect..

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Royal Court Playwright in Conversation
Thu 3 May, 6.15pm
Samuel French Bookshop at the Royal Court Theatre
Writer Thomas Eccleshare will be in conversation with Doug Schatz (Managing Director, Samuel French) followed by a Q&A and book signing. Free entry..



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The Writer Almeida Theatre
Until 26 May tickets

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A young writer challenges the status quo but discovers that creative gain comes at a personal cost. Ella Hickson returns to the Almeida following Oil in 2016 with this searing exploration of power and patriarchy directed by Blanche McIntyre, featuring Romola Garai.

It’s a play about putting gender at the forefront in a world that is historically and systematically against you. Sex and

★★★★ AN INGENIOUS SERIES OF AMBUSHES… UNFLAGGINGLY INVENTIVE
DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Not Talking @ Arcola
Until – 02 June Tickets

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“If I don’t want to tell anyone, it’s up to me, right?”

A relationship where it has become impossible to talk. A system that protects abuse of power. How do you speak out?
Not Talking is the never-before-seen first play by Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, Albion).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Why Is The Sky Blue @ Southwark Theatre
Until 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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The Fall @ Southwark Playhouse
Until 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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Nine Night @ National Theatre
Until 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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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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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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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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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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