SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.
Looking for something to do this week? We provide your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.
South Pacific: New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 20th March – Saturday 31st March
Tickets: £15 – £45
This breathtaking and lavish Lincoln Center Theater production reinvented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. It swept the 2008 Tony Awards, played for two years to sold-out houses on Broadway and was televised across America. This smash hit musical has now enchanted UK audiences, receiving huge critical acclaim and sold out houses at London’s Barbican, before embarking on a record breaking sold out UK tour.
With a cast and a live orchestra of 50, this international landmark production, brought to you by the producers of West Side Story and Guys and Dolls comes to the New Wimbledon Theatre for two weeks only.
Twists of Gold: Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
Now – Saturday 21st April
Tickets: £8 concessions, £10 weekdays, £12 weekends
A family friendly play based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, author of the highly acclaimed War Horse.
It is a tale of a brother and sister who leave Ireland for America in pursuit of their father and to escape the potato famine.
Visit http://www.polkatheatre.com/whats-on/twist-of-gold for tickets and more details.
War Horse – Fact and Fiction: National Army Museum, Chelsea
Until Saturday 31st March
An exhibition that aims to get behind the real life stories of the war horse heroes that inspired Michael Morpurgo’s novel .
The exhibition also features props and costumes from the Steven Spielberg film and a dominating barb-wire sculpture of a war horse by artist, Laura Antebi.
Visit http://www.nam.ac.uk/microsites/war-horse/ for more details.
Set Up…Punchline Comedy Night: Archangel, Kensington
Monday 19th March (every Monday)
A full night of new comedy talent with comics Alex Hawley, Laurence Tuck, Tez Illyah, Rachel Anderson, Dan Hoy and Paul F Taylor. Different acts perform every Monday.
Visit for http://www.archangelw8.com/ for venue details.
Comedy Carnival at the Grand: The Clapham Grand
Saturday 17th March (and other Saturdays)
Tickets: £14 – £45
A full blown carnival of comedy featuring Mock the Week star Holly Walsh and the guitar wielding satirist Steve Gribbin.
The energetic Eddy Brimson and the Aussie MC for the night, Pete Jonas will also be performing.
Visit http://www.comedycarnival.co.uk/Clapham/ for tickets and details.
Watermelon Slim: The Parsons Green Sports and Social Club, Parsons Green
Saturday 17th March
A night of slide-guitar showmanship with blues guitarist Bill ‘Watermelon Slim’ Homans who has performed with the likes of Canned Heat, Champion Jack Dupree and John Lee Hooker.
Visit http://www.parsonsgreenclub.com/ for venue details.
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!: The New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th March
Tickets: £19 – £40
One of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Nutcracker! follows Clara’s journey from a bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering winter wonderland to the candy kingdom of Sweetieland.