What’s On in South West London: 16 March – 22 March


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.


By Matthew Reason

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.

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War Horse – Fact and Fiction: National Army Museum, Chelsea

Until Saturday 31st March

Free Admission

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.

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Set Up…Punchline Comedy Night: Archangel, Kensington

Monday 19th March (every Monday)

Free Admission

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.

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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.

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Watermelon Slim: The Parsons Green Sports and Social Club, Parsons Green

Saturday 17th March

Tickets: £15

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.

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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.

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