It’s finally time to get back there and really start enjoying the culture that London offers. This is the best art and theater show to catch this spring.
Inspiring Walt Disney: Animation of French Decorative Arts
From talking clocks to vast corridors, from Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella, countless Disney cartoon aesthetics can be traced back to the 18th century in France. The Wallace Collection’s stunning decorative works and gorgeous international loans are next to the original works of Disney artists inspired by this gorgeous exhibition recently held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Wallace Collection, April 6th to October 16th. wallacecollection.org
Soccer: Beautiful game design
It’s the biggest sport in the world, and this huge new show delves into every aspect of how the world of football is designed, from stadiums to shorts, boots to branding, filming interviews and some. Introducing iconic objects related to great men. Games such as Messi, Pele, Maradona, George Best.
Design Museum, April 8th-August 29th. designmuseum.org
Japan: Courts and Culture
Did you know who? It turns out that the Royal Collection contains some of the most important examples of Japanese art and design in the West. The show is the first to collect highlights of this outstanding collection, including rare porcelain and lacquer, armor, embroidery folding screens, and diplomatic gifts from the reign of James I to the present.
Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, from April 8th. rct.uk
Credit Suisse Exhibition: Rafael
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Britain to explore exquisite paintings, architectural project designs, and brilliant, groundbreaking and breathtaking works from the entire career of the painter prince (although only lasting 20 years). I have a chance to do it. Beautiful painting.
The National Gallery, April 9th-July 31st. Nationalgallery.org.uk
Britain’s most distinctive and provocative (although not really Jack the Ripper, as some have claimed) influential artist’s 60-year career spans this gigantic The show features more than 150 pieces from over 70 public and private collections, from noisy music hall scenes to groundbreaking nudity.
Tate Britain, April 28-September 18. tate.org.uk
Our time on earth
Looking at the spring snow from the outside of the window, this exhibition at the Barbican Curve seems even more urgent. The call for weapons to live the time of full involvement with the wonderful habitat we were born in explores radical and fun ideas that span art, science and activity.
Barbican, May 5th-August 29th. barbican.org.uk
On the sky
From the 3.5 billion-year-old fossilized bacteria that first introduced oxygen into the atmosphere to the delicate porcelain sculptures of glaciers that provide a record of the air and its effects, this new welcome collection show reveals the relationship between air and the Earth. How can I clean it?
Wellcome Collection, May 12th to October 16th. wellcomecollection.org
The strange feeling feels good
Are you used to getting ASMR corrections from YouTube videos? Well, there is no more. This exhibition at the Design Museum is the first to bring the strange and soothing sensations experienced online when millions of people see random people whispering from the screen to the RL with a camera. Hopefully it’s not as creepy as it sounds to our others.
Design Museum, from May 13th. designmuseum.org
The best known British artists in the cold dark matter (also known as the “exploding hut”) are immersive installations, sculptures, films, photographs and drawings. From silver tableware to videotapes confiscated by HM Customs and Excise, Parker transforms seemingly everyday objects into extraordinary and fascinating works of art that explore issues such as violence, human rights and environmental disasters.
Tate Britain, May 19th to October 16th. tate.org.uk
Feminine Power: God to the Devil
Sacred or devilish, sure, but never boring-how women’s power and authority transcend time and culture through the appearance of goddesses, demons, witches, spirits, and saints at this new British Museum exhibition. Let’s see if it has been seen in. I will ask you again. Who do you think is the job of washing socks?
British Museum, May 19th-September 25th. britishmuseum.org
Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Edvard Munch: Bergen’s Masterpiece
Approximately 18 paintings from one of the world’s most important art collections by Edvard Munch, collected by Norwegian industrialist Rasmus Meyer in the early 20th century, were first collected outside Norway. He created it The Scream.
The Courtauld Gallery, May 27th-September 5th. Courtauld.ac.uk
Oh Christ, not him again. For four years when Donald Trump was president, we were trying to forget about mental illness, but now prolific Mike Bartlett is writing a play about him. Like a stress dream, it envisions the 2024 presidential election where Trump is running again. The orange one is played by the award-winning champion Bertie Carvel for playing Rupert Murdoch in James Graham’s ink.
Old Vic, until May 28th. Buy tickets here
To kill the Alabama story
This book has sold and counted 40 million copies. The London audience patiently waited for Harper Lee’s novel to be seen on stage. Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation, which was highly anticipated and then delayed by the pandemic, is finally here, with Rafe Spall taking on the role of Atticus Finch’s plum.
Gielgud, booked until August 13th. Buy tickets here
Finally, Londoners can see the work of Jeremy O. Harris, one of the most exciting playwrights and one of the most laughing people on Twitter in the last few years. In 2018, his play “Slave Play” created a sensation and moved to Broadway. He followed up on this play about a young black artist who meets an older white art collector.
Almeida, until April 30th. almeida.co.uk
Punch Drunk is back, and if you know, you know. The world’s most fascinating immersive theater company has created another whole new world at its new Woolwich home, inspired by the siege of Troy. Dive in: No single audience will have the same experience.
One cartridge place, until August 28th. Punch Drunk.com
Corn is green
This massive revival at the National Theater in the countryside of North Wales surprisingly does not play the role of Liam Payne. But it makes everyone’s favorite terry actress Nicola Walker star as an exciting teacher, Miss Moffat. He wants to help get out of poverty by teaching young miners to read and write. It was directed by Dominic Cooke. Dominic Cooke gave National one of the best shows last year with his heartbreaking normal heart revival.
National Theater, April 7th to June 11th. Nationaltheatre.org.uk
For the time being
Jodie Comer, a British Academy Film award-winning star who just put Villanelle to sleep, will make her West End debut at this one-woman show. She plays a barrister defending a man accused of sexual assault, but everything changes when she experiences it herself. The fact that super-cool self-esteem is doing music is just a topic.
Harold Pinter Theater, April 15th to June 18th. Buy tickets here
Baby is back. Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is perhaps the most famous play of the 21st century so far, backed by Mark Rylance’s decisive lead performance. Rylance and Mackenzie Crook have replayed their respective roles and now is the chance to see them again.
Apollo Theater, April 16th-August 7th. jerusalemtheplay.co.uk
Another exciting Broadway import arrives in London. This is clearly a pretty dark and sexy resurrection of Oklahoma! When it was staged in New York, it was adorned with Tony and a flower rope. Anushka Lucas and Arthur Darvill took the lead and now has a chance to see it.
Young Vic, April 26th to June 25th. youngvic.org
Corblimey, the patron saint of speech, is back with the London audience. Bartlett Sher’s work moves from Broadway to London with an exciting cast that includes Mrs. Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs. Higgins. Amara Okereke, who was so wonderful with Almeida’s recent spring awakening, plays Eliza. Downton Abbey star Harry Hadden-Patton plays Henry Higgins.
Coliseum, May 7-August 27. Buy tickets here
The underrated fashionista enrolled in Harvard Law School and regained Boyf, but found her to be a great lawyer and he met the requirements. Elle Woods was a Hollywood proto-feminist when Legally Blonde appeared in 2001, and the 2007 musical version was a big hit, but can you still withstand the first major British resurrection? ?? It is directed by Lucy Moss, half of the brain behind the Six the Musical.
Open-air theater, May 13th to July 2nd. openairtheatre.com
Amy Adams Alert! To star in this Tennessee Williams revival directed by Jeremy Herin, the Queen “should have won an Oscar by now” will be on stage in London. She plays a symbolic role in Amanda Wingfield. Amanda Wingfield, where Williams is based on her own mother, an emotionally unstable woman endlessly projects her own failed hopes to her children.
Duke of York, May 23-August 27. Buy tickets here