Web Editor Sophie Eastaugh looks at London’s week ahead and picks the best of the bunch for our weekly events guide.
Don’t miss out!
1. The Kitchen [divider]
Thursday 22 – 24 May, 6 – 7 June, 7:30pm. £12.50/£10.50conc. Jackson’s Lane, N6 5AA
Arnold Wesker’s acclaimed play The Kitchen reveals a 1950s world of tyrannical restaurant owners and harassed waiting staff who dream of a better life amidst the blood sweat and tears of the kitchen.
2. Havanagiggle: Ben Van der Velde & Marc Maier [divider]
Thursday 22 May, 8pm. £8/£4conc. JW3. Accompanied by live signing as part of Deaf Awareness Week.
Award-winning funny men Ben Van der Velde and Marc Maier bring their hilarious stand up to JW3 in a jam-packed bill alongside emerging comedy talent.
3. Regina [divider]
Thursday 22 – Wednesday 28 May, times vary. £12/£6 conc. JW3 Cinema
Voiced by Rachel Weisz and produced by her father George Weisz, Regina tells the inspiring story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944), the world’s first female rabbi.
4. Roman Halter: Life and Art through Stained Glass [divider]
Daily except Saturdays until 8 June, opening times vary. Free. Ben Uri Gallery, NW8 0RH.
Best-known as a tireless Holocaust survivor and educator, Roman Halter channelled the anguish of his experiences into innovative stained glass works, on display here for two final weeks.
5. The Mysterious Missing Kohi Noor [divider]
Sunday 25 May, 3pm. £10/£5conc. JW3
This hands-on workshop will teach kids aged 5-9 about the very early days of cinema; creating lantern slides that will come to life in exciting visual projections.
6. Annie Hall [divider]
Monday 26 May, 8:45pm. £15. JW3 piazza.
The JW3 piazza will be transformed into an outdoor cinema this Bank Holiday weekend, showing the classic Jewish rom-com Annie Hall. Deckchairs provided, bring a blanket!
7. Shakespeare: The Myths and the Women who Influenced Him [divider]
Tuesday 27 May, 1pm-4pm. £30adv/£35o.t.d. LJCC
Biographers Chris Laoutaris and Susan Ronald join Helen Fry to reveal the true female forces behind Shakespeare’s literary genius – his own daughter and Countess Elizabeth Russell. Laoutaris’ new book Shakespeare and The Countess is the Sunday Telegraph‘s book of the week.