Entertainments Listings

Summer season's listings

Entertainments London South Bank Everyman National Theatre

Chiwetel Ejiofor in Everyman

SOUTHBANK – SE1 9PX – 020 7452 3000

Until 30 August
When Death comes calling Everyman is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a frantic search to recruit a friend to speak in his defence. But time is running out

Rules for Living
Until 8 July
Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly?

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Until 22 June
In the aftermath of a bloody and brutal civil war, a corrupt political system threatens to plunge the country into darkness and despair

The Beaux’ Stratagem
19 May – 20 September
Two charming, dissolute young men have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money

The Red Lion
3 June – 30 September
A haunting and humorous new play about the dying romance of the great English game – football – and the tender, savage love that powers it

Three Days in the Country
21 July – 21 October
A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love

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The Beaux’ Stratagem at The National

35 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE – W1D 6AR – 020 7492 1548

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Until 24 October
This acclaimed production of Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, has won 7 Olivier Awards – including Best Play in 2013

56 PARK STREET – SE1 9AR – 020 7261 9565

As You Like It
15 May – 5 September
A firm favourite of Shakespeare’s comedies, one that is rich in romance and satire

Measure for Measure
20 June – 17 October
Injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of inflexible virtue combine in Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice

King John
1 June – 27 June
The remotest in time of all Shakespeare’s English history plays, with its cynical allegiances and ruthless politicking, now feels his most abrasively modern

103 THE CUT – SE1 8NB – 020 7928 2651

High Society
30 April – 22 August
Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round

66 THE CUT – WATERLOO – SE1 8LZ – 020 7922 2922

The Trial
19 June – 22 August
Rory Kinnear stars in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka

A Number
4 July – 8 August
Bernard and his father both confront epic questions of identity, intimacy and belonging. Played by real-life father and son John and Lex Shrapnel

53 SOUTHWARK STREET – SE1 1RU – 020 7378 1713

Communicating Doors
Until 27 June
A hired dominatrix flees for her life through a hotel communicating door only to find herself 20 years in the past. A comedy thriller by Olivier and Tony award winner Alan Ayckbourn

147 TOOLEY STREET – SE1 2HZ – 020 7645 0560

Ancient Mechanicals
29 June – 4 July
This hands-on exhibition that fuses science, history and invention will delight, inform and entertain in equal measure

144 – 152 BERMONDSEY STREET – SE1 3TQ – 020 7930 5373

Theaster Gates – Freedom of Assembly
29 April – 5 July
Gates explores the theme of assembly in its widest sense, enmeshing ideas of an autonomous art object with notions of individual freedom and the empowerment of place

28 SHAD THAMES – SE1 2YD – 020 7403 6933

Life on Foot: Camper at the Design Museum
13 May – 1 November
Embark on a creative journey into how traditional shoemaking has been shaped by contemporary design and new technologies

Designs of the Year 2015
25 March – 23 August
The museum’s annual Designs of the Year awards are a great snapshot of creative innovation from across the world

Entertainments Listings Summer Southbank Tate Modern Sonia Delaunay

The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay at the Tate Modern

BANKSIDE – SE1 9TG – 020 7887 8888

The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay
15 April – 9 August
Groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes by Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and the European doyenne of abstract art

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