FRI 19 JAN - SUN 21 JAN
The cool, quirky and unmissable in Cambridgsehire this weekend.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street sets out his stall in Cambridge Operatic Society’s (CaOS) exciting production of Sweeney Todd.
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ, cambridgeartstheatre.com
The Snowman, Milton Keynes Theatre, Wed 17 – Sat 20 Jan
Who doesn’t love this film and in particular the music? A chance to extend the Christma magic with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Production of The Snowman. Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage over twenty years ago. Be a part of the magic.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Sadler’s Wells, London, Sat 9 Dec – Sat 27 Jan
Matthew Bourne’s productions are always stunning and this is no exception. He transposes the story of Cinderella to London during the Blitz, rebooting it as a wartime romance between our heroine and an RAF pilot. The reviews have been of the rave variety, with Lez Brotherston’s sumptuous costumes and sets winning Olivier Award.
Sadlers Wells, Rosebery Av, London EC1, sadlerswells.com
Whales: Beneath the Surface, Natural History Museum, now – Feb 2018
Looking for something to now the kids are breaking up? You could combine this brilliant new (ish) family exhibition exploring 50 million years of the whale with a quick skate round the Natural History Museum’s fabulous open air ice rink.
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7, nhm.ac.uk
Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, PE1 1XS, peterborough-cathedral.org.uk
Vincent Gambini: The Chore of Enchantment, Cambridge Junction, Sat 19 Jan
In this work-in-progress Gambini exposes the hidden difficulties of being a magician: the arduous job of creating genuine wonder and enchantment, particularly in times of deep political turmoil. What are magicians to do in the face of the growing disillusion that pervades the world today? This is an ambitious performance about artifice and illusion, politics and deception, total wonder and total disenchantment.
Twelfth Night, RST, Stratford, until 24 Feb 2018
Cézanne Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, now – 11 Feb 2018