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Thursday 24 July 2014

And so we are now just a week away from the start of the Edinburgh Festival, and our sister magazine ThreeWeeks is well underway previewing some of the highlights that are coming your way via the biggest cultural event in the world. For the very latest news, interviews, previews and columns - and once the Festival is underway reviews too - sign up to the ThreeWeeks Daily right here right now.

Though, of course, there's still a chance to get a sneaky peak of some of those Fringe shows here in London with the final batch of Edinburgh previews taking place at venues around town in the next few days. And our London preview pick is for the new show from TW favourite Zoe Lyons, who'll be performing 'Mustard Cutter' at the Drayton Arms tomorrow night at 9.30pm. Tickets here. The ThreeWeeks team caught up with Zoe about the new show last week, and you can read the interview here.
FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014 >>
THEATRE: Men In The Cities | Royal Court Theatre | 25-26 Jul
Ahead of its run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Chris Goode's new play 'Men In The Cities' appears at the Royal Court Theatre for two nights. Written and performed by Goode, the play shows snapshots of the lives of dozens of men, framed by the violent deaths of two: the apparently inexplicable suicide of a young gay man and the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in May last year. Details and ticketshere.

OPERA: Moses Und Aron | Royal Opera House | 25-26 Jul
Arnold Schoenberg's unfinished masterpiece is performed by the Welsh National Opera on a two night run, the first project of a three year collaboration between the WNO and the Royal Opera House. Directed by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, it stars acclaimed bass John Tomlinson as Moses. Details and tickets here.

MAGIC: Derren Brown: Infamous | Hammersmith Apollo | 25-27 Jul (pictured)
Rounding off a 140 date UK tour, illusionist Derren Brown's latest show, 'Infamous', rolls back into London, where it began at the Palace Theatre in the West End last summer. Now taking the Hammersmith Apollo for three nights, Brown says that this is his most "personal" show to date. Details and tickets here.

SATURDAY 26 JULY 2014 >>

EXHIBITION: Disobedient Objects | V&A | 26 Jul – 1 Feb
From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition examines the role of objects in movements for social change. It aims to demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. Details and tickets here.

CHILDREN'S SHOW: CBeebies Prom | Royal Albert Hall | 26-27 Jul
As part of the ongoing BBC Proms season, the first ever CBeebies Prom will bring a whole host of your kids' favourite characters to the stage to explore the sounds of the orchestra today, and repeating on Sunday. Amongst those involved are Katy Ashworth, Bernard Cribbins, Gemma Hunt and Chris Jarvis. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Mike Wozniak – Master Of Disguise: Scratch | Battersea Arts Centre | 26 Jul (pictured)
For one night only, before he heads up to Scotland for a month, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Mike Wozniak will be bringing his latest solo show to Battersea. "Bizarre, embittered and gloriously moustached" said ThreeWeeks of Wozniak at last year's Fringe. Details and tickets here.

SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014 >>

COMEDY: The Leeds Tealights – Lockdown | Canal Cafe Theatre | 27 Jul
"Fast-paced, entirely unpredictable and highly entertaining" said ThreeWeeks of sketch comedy quintet The Leeds Tealights. They'll be bringing their new show, 'Lockdown', to the Canal Cafe for a one-night preview, before taking it up to Edinburgh for many nights more. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Rise Of The Idiots Comedy Club | The Exhibit, Balham | 27 Jul
Not one but two Edinburgh previews at Rise Of The Idiots tonight, with Paul Chowdhry giving London a look at his new show, 'PC's World', and Alfie Brown doing the same with the perhaps more descriptively titled, 'Divorced From Reality (& My Wife)'. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Television perform Marquee Moon | Shepherds Bush Empire | 27 Jul (pictured)
Television released their seminal 'Marquee Moon' album way back in 1977. And 37 years later it remains an influential reference point for many a band trying to make their way in the music biz. So, how would you like to see Television themselves play every track from the album live? Well then, you're in luck, because they're doing just that tonight. Details and tickets here.

MONDAY 28 JULY 2014 >>
COMEDY: Anthony Jeselnik | Soho Theatre | 28 Jul – 2 Aug (pictured)
Anthony Jeselnik is over from the States to fill the Soho Theatre with his own brand of dark stand-up for a six night run, starting tonight. A regular on US TV, including his own show 'The Jeselnik Offensive', this is a must-see. There, I said it. Details and tickets here.

FESTIVAL: The Camden Fringe | various venues | 28 Jul – 24 Aug
Our sister mag ThreeWeeks is heading off to Edinburgh this week, but we're not bitter because, despite what you might have heard, there's still plenty going on down in London. Much of it thanks to The Camden Fringe, now in its eighth year and so full of comedy, theatre and more that its slightly breaching the borders of the borough of Camden. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Drag King Richard III | Riverside Studios | 28 Jul – 3 Aug
Terri Power's award winning production reworks Shakespeare's 'Richard III' into a black comedy examining transgender identity. The story follows Laurie, as she becomes a he, and her friend La Femme, a lesbian who also plays with her identity, switching between 'butch' and 'femme', but who struggles to come to terms with the prospect of Laurie's more physical change. Details and tickets here.

TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014 >>

EVENT: The CMU Podcast: Live | The Roundhouse | 29 Jul
Music industry news service (and OK, sister media to ThisWeek London) Complete Music Update brings the second of a series of live podcast recordings to The Roundhouse tonight. Taking an informal chat show format, CMU editor Andy Malt will talk through the latest news and trends in the music biz, with producer Dan Le Sac, Sentric Music's Simon Pursehouse, Transgressive Producers' Claire Southwick and Digital Music Trends host Andrea Leonelli. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Brooklyn Ha Ha | Soho Theatre | 29 Jul (pictured)
The Brooklyn Brewery has rounded up some of Brooklyn, New York's finest underground stand-up talent for a night of, well, exactly that. Your headliner comes in the shape of Judah Friedlander, who will take the opportunity of being abroad to examine and critique his home nation. Which saves us doing it. Details and ticket here.

DANCE: Push | London Coliseum | 29 Jul – 3 Aug
Debuted in 2005, ballerina Sylvie Guillem and choreographer Russell Maliphant's 'Push' has toured the world and brought home numerous awards. It returns to London tonight for the first of five shows at the London Coliseum. These are being billed as the final London performances of the show ever, so dance fans should be sure to get in quick. Assuming Guillem and Maliphant can be trusted with the 'final ever' thing. Details and tickets here.


FILM: Beasts Of The Southern Wild with Live Orchestra | Barbican | 30-31 Jul (pictured)
Benh Zeitlin's acclaimed 2012 film 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' follows six year old Hushpuppy as she tries to make sense of the southern Louisiana bayou community, Bathtub, where she lives. For two nights at the Barbican it's being shown with a new live score by composer Dan Romer in collaboration with Zeitlin, performed by Serious Orchestra. Details and tickets here.

FILM: The Banquet | BFI Southbank | 30-31 Jul
Part of the BFI's five month 'A Century Of Chinese Cinema' season, for two nights it's screening 'The Banquet, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' set in tenth century China. Starring Zhang Ziyi, Ge You and Daniel Wu, the film finds an empire on the verge of revolution, under threat from all angles, and follows themes of revenge and fate. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Science Museum Lates | Science Museum | 30 Jul
I know, you fancy heading down to the Science Museum, but you're put off by the fact that it's full of children because of the darn school holidays. And the lack of beer. Well, never fear, Science Museum Lates is back to overcome both of those problems. The strictly adults-only event this month teams up with Braziliarty, which promotes Brazilian arts and culture abroad, to feature Brazilian science and culture. There'll also be live music, a pub quiz, comedy shows and a silent disco. Details here.

THURSDAY 31 JULY 2014 >>

MUSIC: FKA Twigs | Heaven | 31 Jul (pictured)
Artist, ballet dancer and elite R&B-girl... from Gloucestershire, Tahliah Barnett, aka FKA Twigs, has been gaining some serious momentum over the last twelve months, which has made her a magazine cover star and bagged her a headline slot at Heaven, with still almost two weeks to go before the release of her debut album. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Jim Jeffries – Day Streaming | Brixton Academy | 31 Jul – 1 Aug
"Deeply offensive to almost every category of human being", warned ThreeWeeks of Jim Jeffries in 2012, before awarding his show a 4/5 rating. But that was two years ago. He'll have mellowed by now, right? I wouldn't bank on it. If you want to find out, you'll need to make your move right away, tonight's show was added only after demand out-stripped the supply of tickets for tomorrow night's performance. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: My Night With Reg | Donmar Warehouse | 31 Jul – 27 Sep
Kevin Elyot's award-winning 'My Night With Reg' returns to the London stage tonight to mark the 20th anniversary of its premiere in 1994. Set even further back in 1985, this bittersweet comedy is set in London's gay community against the backdrop of the emergence of AIDS. Reg himself does not appear, but is the lynchpin for the fragility of the friendships of those around him. Details and tickets here.

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