The latest show to grace the stage of the Jermyn Street Theatre is 'Lesere', a thriller set in France following World War 1, written by screenwriter and playwright Ashley G Holloway.

Intrigued by the subject matter, and by its vintage setting, I sent some questions over to Ashley, to find out more about the show. You can read the interview here.

'Lesere' is on at Jermyn Street Theatre from 7 Jul to 1 Aug. See this page here for more info and to book tickets.

Here at TW Towers, we are very, very fond of the multifariously talented Ali McGregor, and not long ago demonstrated our love with the bestowal - at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years back - of one of our Editors' Awards.

She'll be back up in the Scottish capital later this summer, but ahead of that, she's bringing family extravaganza 'Jazzamatazz' to Southbank's London Wonderground. I asked her a few questions about the show, her career, and life between Melbourne and London. You can read the interview here.

'Jazzamatazz' is on at London Wonderground until 19 Jul. See this page here for information and tickets.
FRIDAY 10 JULY 2015 >>
COMEDY: Balham Comedy Festival | The Bedford | 10-18 Jul
Taking over three spaces in Balham's vast Bedford pub, the Balham Comedy Festival returns for its fourth year with another excellent line-up. Tonight Shappi Corsandi and Harry Hill lead proceedings. Over the next week and a bit there are also chances to see, amongst others, Ed Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Sara Pascoe, Marcus Brigstocke, Simon Munnery, Lucy Porter, Ardal O’Hanlon, Paul Sinha, Robert Newman, Romesh Ranganathan, and Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Camden Lock Live | Camden Lock | 10 Jul

Camden Market's one day free festival returns, with music, food, drink, and market stalls. On the bill this year are Stealing Sheep, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay, Flyte, By The Rivers, Too Many T's, Frankie Forman, Dom Pipkin And The Iko's, Cal Jader, world record holding hula troupe Marawa's Majorettes, and more. Details here.

EVENT: Hyper Japan Festival | O2 Arena | 10-12 Jul (pictured)

The Hyper Japan cultural showcase event spreads out into a festival event, with more going on than ever before. Check out all kinds of amazing stuff direct from Japan, from tech to art, and with a whole lad of music. Tonight and tomorrow evening there will be a chance to catch impressive rock bands Vamps and [Alexandros]. Also among the music programme, our other top tip is amazing girl group Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 11 JULY 2015 >>

CHILDREN'S SHOW: Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz | London Wonderground | 11-19 Jul
An afternoon of upbeat jazz just for kids (and their parents) led by singer Ali McGregor. "An absolutely delightful way to spend an afternoon, whatever your age", said ThreeWeeks. Read more about the show in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Brendon Burns | Udderbelly | 11 Jul
Taking a break from his 'Out The Box' tour, which has seen him play fans' kitchens, the basement of Shoreditch's cereal cafe, a zoo and more, Brendon Burns tonight returns to a comparatively traditional comedy venue (it's still an upside down purple cow though). As well as knowing a lot about staging comedy in unlikely places, he is also very funny. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn - Fake It Til You Make It | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 10-18 Jul (pictured)

ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winner Bryony Kimmings discovered six month into her relationship with advertising account manager Tim Grayburn that he had been keeping a diagnosis of severe clinical depression from her. Together in this show they explore the biggest killer of young men in the UK with "homemade music, stupid dancing, onstage arguments, real-life stories, tears and truths". Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 12 JULY 2015 >>

CHILDREN'S SHOW: The King Of Tiny Things | Udderbelly | 11-13 Jul
Mixing circus, pupetry and songs, 'The King Of Tiny Things' follows two sisters who one night discover a mysterious winged creature and are led on a moonlit adventure. Together they rescue juggling slugs, contortionist worms, and a trio of acrobatic baby bats, all the while not noticing that their guide requires their help. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Suspiciously Cheap Comedy | Backyard Comedy Club | 12 Jul (pictured)

As ever, this night lives up to its name by offering an impressive bill of comedians for really not very much money. Appearing this month are Bridget Christie, John Kearns, The Pin, plus regulars Gein's Family Giftshop and Goose. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: The Specials | Kew Gardens | 12 Jul
An opportunity to see The Specials play in the surroundings of Kew Gardens as part of this year's Kew The Music festival. Bring a picnic and a drink of two to enjoy along with the music. Details and tickets here.
MONDAY 13 JULY 2015 >>
MUSIC: D'Angelo | Roundhouse | 13 Jul
D'Angelo launched a surprise attack on the world at the end of last year with the release of his third album, 'Black Messiah'. Bringing to an end a fourteen year hiatus the album was acclaimed by fans and critics. Now he returns to London with a one-off show at the Roundhouse. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Blind | Soho Theatre | 13-25 Jul (pictured)
Grace Savage's autobiographical show 'Blind' charts her personal history as she grew up to become the UK Beatboxing Champion, told through that very art form. The show sees her mimic the sounds she heard around her in that time, reflecting on how they made her the person she is today. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Fiction | Battersea Arts Centre | 7-17 Jul
A theatre show performed in total darkness, Glen Neath and David Rosenberg tell the story through sound pumped into headphones worn by audience members, taking each on an anxious journey through their dreams. Details and tickets here.
TUESDAY 14 JULY 2015 >>

COMEDY: Felicity Ward | Backyard Comedy Club | 14 Jul (pictured)
Felicity Ward headlines a night of Edinburgh previews, giving an early look at her new show about mental illness, irritable bowel syndrome and her search for the nearest toilet. Also on the bill are Garrett Millerick and Private Harris, and entry is free too. Details and tickets here.

MAGIC: Piff The Magic Dragon - Breakfast At Piffany's | London Wonderground | 13-14 Jul
Heading back to the UK from Las Vegas, Piff The Magic Dragon returns with a new show that is "part magic show, part game show, part cry for help". Catch him and sidekick Mr Piffles in London before they head up to Edinburgh. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Hecuba | White Bear Theatre | 14-18 Jul

Following on from 'Hippolytus' earlier this year, Catharsis Theatre returns again to ancient Greece for its latest production. Euripides's play, written in 424BC, about a queen seeking revenge is reworked into a response to the recent General Election by director Justin Murray and writer Chris Vlachopoulos. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Anna Meredith | The Victoria | 15 Jul (pictured)
Versatile composer Anna Meredith performs live with her new six piece band at The Victoria in Dalston tonight. Check out some of her music on SoundCloud here, including the incredible 'Nautilus'. Details and tickets here.

SPOKEN WORD: Natural Born Storytellers | Camden Comedy Club | 15 Jul
The last Natural Born Storytellers night before its summer break welcomes Martha McBrier and Michael Kossew to the stage. McBrier will be previewing her new Edinburgh show 'Pigeon Puncher'. Entry is free. Details here.

THEATRE: The Gathered Leaves | Park Theatre | 15 Jul - 15 Aug

The world premiere of Andrew Keatley's new play, featuring a cast led by Jane Asher. The story follows the Pennington family, who have not been in the same room for seventeen years, but come together on their eve of William's 75th birthday with the aim of putting their past behind them. It might not be that easy. Details and tickets here.
THURSDAY 16 JULY 2015 >>
FILM: Nomad Cinema - Whiplash | Grosvenor Square | 16 Jul
As part of the Nomad Cinema's summer season, tonight Damien Chazelle's 'Whiplash' will be screened in Grosvenor Square. Food and drink will be available, picnic are welcomes, and the film's sound will be provided through wireless headphones, so you won't be disturbed by rustling/birds/distant drumming/people who pay for cinema tickets and then won't shut up. Sounds just my tempo. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers | Regents Park Open Air Theatre | 16 Jul - 29 Aug (pictured)
Director Rachel Kavanaugh reunites the creative team behind the Regents Park Open Air Theatre's award-winning production of 'The Sound Of Music' to adapt another classic movie musical, 'Seven Brides For Seven Brothers', with Alex Gaumond as Adam and Laura Pitt-Pulford as Milly. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: The London Open 2015 | The Whitechapel Gallery | 15 Jul - 6 Sep

Taking place every three years, The Whitechapel Gallery's London Open exhibition aims to collect together the work of some of the capital's most dynamic work. This year over 2000 applications have been whittled down to just 48, spanning sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking and more. Free entry. Details here.
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