This month sees the first UK outing of work from acclaimed US writer Ken Urban, when his award winning play 'Sense Of An Ending' begins a run at London's Theatre503. The piece, which touches on events that took place during the Rwandan genocide of the mid-nineties, explores the matters of morality and truth in journalism.

Keen to find out more about the play, and what motivated him to tackle this project, I sent some questions over to playwright ahead of next week's opening night. You can read it here.

'Sense Of An Ending' is on at Theatre503 from 12 May - 6 Jun. See the venue website here for more info and tickets.

Created by Selma Dimitrijevic of acclaimed theatre group Greyscale, 'Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone' is a celebrated play that explores the nature of the changing relationships between children and their parents, and which involves a real-life mother and daughter plucked from the local community in every show.

The latest staging of the show, helmed by Dimitrijevic herself, heads to Camden People's Theatre next week. I sent some questions over to the director, to find out more about the production, and the company's creative processes. You can read it here.

'Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone' is on at Camden People’s Theatre from 12-31 May. See this page here for more info and tickets.
FRIDAY 8 MAY 2015>>
COMEDY: Ed Gamble - Gambletron 5000 | Soho Theatre | 7-9 May (pictured)
One half of double act Peacock & Gamble, Ed Gamble goes it alone for the first time in this energetic show, which premiered at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Shigeto | Village Underground | 8 May

Electronic music maker Shigeto will headline this exciting bill of musicians courtesy of Soundcrash at Village Underground tonight. Performing ahead of his live set will be Slugabed, DJ Rum and Anchorsong. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE/EVENT: Knightmare Live - Level 2 | Udderbelly | 8 May - 5 Jun
Having drawn large audiences in its previous form, this reawakening of 80s Children's gameshow 'Knightmare' takes things up to level two in its latest incarnation. Each week over five week, a member of the public will be guided through the dungeon, but can they succeed in their quest to get out again? Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Bridget Christie - An Ungrateful Woman | Soho Theatre | 8-23 May (pictured)
Are there really still people out there who have not seen this show? I mean, it's not like you haven't been given ample opportunity. You should consider yourself very lucky that Bridget Christie is giving you one more chance. I wouldn't. In fact, I hope it's all booked out by people who've seen it before, just to teach these latecomers a lesson. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: London Pet Show | ExCel Centre | 9-10 May
Pets! Everybody loves them, don't they? Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, horses, mice, cows, snakes, frogs, badgers, monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, camels. Well, maybe not camels. But pets though. Gotta love a good pet. And there will pets aplenty at this show, I can tell you. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Son Melao Orquesta | The Forge | 9 May
The Son Melao Orquesta will headline this night of Latin rhythms up in Camden, with DJ King Carlos on the decks to ensure a non-stop night of partying. And best of all, it's free to get in. Details here.
SUNDAY 10 MAY 2015>>

CABARET: Christeene | The Laundry | 10 May (pictured)
Promising a "gender-bending booty-pounding perversion of punk, foul hilarity and raw unabashed sexuality", Christeene hits East London venue The Laundry for one night only. See if you can decipher this ThreeWeeks interview with Christeene from the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Covent Garden May Fayre And Puppet Festival | St Paul's Church Garden | 10 May

This year marks the 40th anniversary of this annual event, which celebrates the first performance of Punch & Judy in Covent Garden in 1662 (witnessed by Samuel Pepys and recorded in his diary, handily). Various activities and events will take place throughout the day, including of course performances of the show itself. Details here.

VISUAL ART: Idris Khan - Conflicting Lines | Victoria Miro | 1 May - 6 Jun

A new exhibition of large-scale works from Idris Khan. The composite photographs are created from a series of oil stick paintings and a process of overlaying lines of writing repeatedly painted onto a minimal ground, until the language becomes obscured. Details here.
MONDAY 11 MAY 2015 >>
CABARET: Cabaret Playroom | The Albany | 11 May
The final Cabaret Playroom of this season features performances from silent clown Kiki Lovechild, singer Marcus Reeves, and physical comedian Leela Bunce. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Beth Vyse - Get Up With Hands! | Soho Theatre | 11-12 May (pictured)
Olive Hands (aka Beth Vyse) is a daytime TV presenter, but disaster strikes when ITV9 goes bust and she is left to retain her audience by any means possible. On the way there are cameos from Ali Brice, John Kearns, Pat Cahill as the gardeners, Gareth Morinan and quite possibly you. Details and tickets here.

WORDS: Haiku - Small Is Beautiful | King's Place | 11 May

As part of King's Place's ongoing Minimalism Unwrapped series, Poet In The City presents a celebration of haiku. A panel led by British poet Don Paterson will discuss the history of the artform and perform poems in both Japanese and English. Details and tickets here.
TUESDAY 12 MAY 2015 >>

COMEDY: Aisling Bea | Old Queens Head | 12 May (pictured)
Aisling Bea headlines a brilliant line-up at The Old Queens Head in Islington, joined by Diane Morgan, James Acaster, James Veitch, and a mystery guest listed as a "regular on British TV comedy". Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone | Camden People's Theatre | 12-31 May

Greyscale's acclaimed show sees two male actors explore the relationship between a 30-something daughter and her ageing mother, looking at what happens when we discover that our parents are flawed and the realisation that they won't be around forever. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: McQueen | St James Theatre | 12 May - 27 Jun

In her London stage debut, US actress Dianna Agron plays a girl who tries to steal a dress from Alexander McQueen (played by Stephen Wight), only to be caught but taken under the designer's wing instead of turned in to the police. Through this fictional tale, the audience is taken into the real world of the late McQueen's creative process. Details and tickets here.
WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015 >>

EVENT: The Catalogue For The Public Library Of Private Acts | Wellcome Collection | 13-24 May
Artist Johanna Linsley hosts an interactive piece imagining a library that doesn't yet exist, which makes available the entire array of human experience. Assisted by audio recordings and live interventions, visitors are invited to contribute to a catalogue for this not-yet-existent library, with the aim of calling it into being. Details here.

FILM: Rooftop Film Club - Ferris Bueller's Day Off | Bussey Building | 13 May
Bueller? Bueller? Well, everyone's invited to the roof of the Bussey Building in Peckham for a screen of 80s classic 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. There will also be food, cocktails and panoramic views of London, which hopefully won't distract you from the film. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Passepied and Moumoon | The Pipeline | 13 May (pictured)

Over in the UK to perform at showcase festival The Great Escape in Brighton, Moumoon and Passepied play a warm-up show in East London. Both take different and interesting approaches to pop and rock music well worth checking out. Details and tickets here.
THURSDAY 14 MAY 2015 >>
COMEDY: Richard Herring - Lord Of The Dance Settee | Bloomsbury Theatre | 14-15 May (pictured)
Bringing the tour of his latest show 'Lord Of The Dance Settee' to a close, Richard Herring takes up residence at the Bloomsbury Theatre for two nights, both of which will be filmed for a future DVD release. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tyler, The Creator | Roundhouse | 14 May

Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator comes to London to play a show at the Roundhouse in support of his latest album, 'Cheery Bomb', which was released last month. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: US Girls | Courtyard Theatre | 14 May
Recently signed to 4AD, Meg Ramy, aka US Girls, will be in London for a one-off show at the Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch tonight. Check out new single 'Damn That Valley' here. Details and tickets here.
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