What’s On in South West London: 20 February – 27 February


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


By Nick Jukhoop

For those of you who are still avoiding spring cleaning, SWL brings you another instalment of what’s on in South West London.

The Blues Brothers, New Wimbledon Theatre

Tickets:  £10 – £29.50

When:  Feb 19 to Feb 23

The Blues Brothers are back and in the words of Elwood and Jake: “We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it!”

Featuring original members from the many West End runs, the show that has smashed box office records is coming to the New Wimbledon Theatre. The show brings classic moments, with a new set, new twists, new moves and new songs.

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The Way of the Drum, The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Tickets:  £20/£17/£12/£7

When: Feb 28

Taiko is an exciting fusion of primal rhythm, dance and athleticism to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

“Not just incredibly skilled musicians, they are also excellent performers: theatrical and energizing,” said the Edinburgh Evening News

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Water for Thought: Life-Changing Design, Roca London Gallery, Imperial Wharf

Tickets:  Free Admission

When:  Until March 23rd

The Water for Thought exhibition aims to generate awareness of global water problems through a mixture of design, technology and video.

Some of the world’s most innovative product designs will be on show, including a lightweight solar sill that transforms salt water into purified drinking water.


The Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road

Tickets:  Free admission

When:  Monday to Sunday, 10am-6pm

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public.

In the forthcoming weeks, exhibitions include Moscow Art, 1960s-80s and one of the most celebrated sculptors in Britain, Richard Wilson.

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Who Do You Think You Are Live, Olympia

Tickets: £15 – £30

When: Feb 22 – Feb 24

The biggest family history event in the world takes place at the Olympia theatre this weekend. Following from the successful television series Who Do You Think You Are? this live event allows you to discover your own family history.

With over 120 exhibitors and the biggest gathering of genealogy experts under one roof, you’ll have the opportunity to research your family history and more about your ancestors.


The Vortex, The Rose Theatre, Kingston

Tickets: From £8 – £40

 When: Feb 20 – 2 March

Starring comedian James Dreyfus, Noel Coward’s youthful drama has received critical acclaim since opening earlier this month. This radical production features drug addict Nicky Lancaster and his flamboyant mother, Florence.

Award-winning actress Kerry Fox is joined by some new young stars in this fresh and relevatory production by Stephen Unwin. 

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