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Sister Act: New Wimbledon Theatre
Every night until Saturday 16th June, 7.30pm
Tickets: £18.50 – £48.50
Cynthia Erivo gives an electric performance as Deloris in this stage adaptation of the film classic. The songs have all been changed, but the comedy and the drama of the original are present in abundance. Whoopi (the show’s producer) must be incredibly proud.
“When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun she makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict mother Superior.
But when she transforms the convent’s choir into the most glorious new musical act in tow, Deloris forms a lasting bond with her newfound friends and the gang that’s chasing her finds itself up against an unstoppable team of soul sisters!”
Simon Amstell – Numb: 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire:
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June
Royal Court Theatre: 10th June
Seen terrorising musicians on TV for years as the host of ‘Popworld’ and ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, Simon Amstell reveals a different side of himself with his stand-up.
Timeout describes his performance as: “dark, challenging and sensitive all at the same time.”
Open Garden Squares Weekend
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June
Over 200 gardens across London, not normally open to the public, will be unlocking their gates for one weekend.
Some of the grounds opening include Emery Walker’s House in Hammersmith and the garden at Number 10 Downing Street.
There will be guided tours, podcasts, gardeners on hand to give advice (at Chiswick House and Sutton Court among other venues) and the opportunity to meet beekeepers at some of the venues.
David Nash at Kew: A Natural Gallery, Richmond
Opens Saturday 9th June
Tickets: Adults £13.90, concessions £11.90, children under 17 free
David Nash, one of the UK’s most prolific sculptors, is exhibiting his work at Kew Gardens. The exhibition includes sculptures, installations, drawings and film in place throughout the Gardens, glasshouses and exhibition spaces.
William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Chelsea Theatre
12 June-23 June, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Join us on an unforgettable night where ancient myth and legend meets a gothic fairytale; and in the darkness of a magical forest the course of true love meets a few bumps in the road.
Souvenir Exhibition: Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park
June 6th – 24th June, 11am-5pm
A display of royal memorabilia and memories provided by the public. See artefacts come together alongside photo portraits and written testaments of the owner’s anecdotal stories. For all royalists!
Full details can be found at www.pumphousegallery.org.uk
Mitcham Library Jubilee Celebrations
Wednesday 13th June, 1pm
Library staff have organised a fun afternoon for all the family on Wednesday June 13 to mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign. From 1pm to 5pm, there will be a host of events, activities, music, dance and drama at the library hall. A short talk by historian and author John Potter reviewing milestones from the Coronation to the Jubilee will set the scene.
Usher: HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Monday 11th June, 7pm
Tickets: £61.75 – £72.75
Usher has announced a very special one off show at the Hammersmith Apollo on Monday – The same day his album is released. His new album includes collaborations with Swedish House Mafia and Will.i.am to create a unique blend of electro dance beats and R&B.
Summer of Early Music: The Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston
Thursday 14th June, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Tickets: £10 in advance, £5 for students
Loki Music return to Kingston for the start of their hugely popular Early Music Festival. A delightful evening of wine and music from Handel to Bach, from Baroque to Elizabethan. An astonishing array of ancient instruments are played by these gifted and entertaining musicians in the glorious surroundings of Kingston’s medieval Lovekyn Chapel.
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