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What’s On: Something for the week!

We pick out the best places to go in London over then next seven days, including Stephen Fry’s Mythos trilogy, Big The Musical and short stories by Israeli writer Etgar Keret 

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Big The Musical 

Jay McGuiness (The Wanted) stars in the West End revival of the 1996 Broadway hit, written by John Weidman and based on the 1998 film starring Tom Hanks. Josh Baskin is a 12-year-old boy who has only one wish – to grow up. The star-studded cast includes Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly. Previews from 10 Sep until 2 November, at Dominion Theatre, www.bigthemusical.co.uk

Stephen Fry’s Mythos: A Trilogy 

Actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry brings his long-awaited Mythos trilogy to the West End for its London premiere. Three hillarious plays – Gods, Heroes and Men – bring to life the riveting stories of male figures from Greek mythology, including tales of love and war, self-indulgence and bloody revenge. From 14 to 16 September at London Palladium, www.lwtheatres.co.uk

Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies

The work of Israeli artist Oreet Ashery and photographer Jo Spence are brought together in this exploration of chronic illness and the idea of ‘misbehaving bodies’. Spence’s work documents her diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent treatment during the 1980s, while Ashery’s work explores death and dying in the digital era.
Until 26 January, 2020, at Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, www.wellcomecollection.org

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

In his short stories, globally-renowned Israeli writer Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. In this Emmy-winning documentary, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret’s life. Part of Pocket-Sized, a day-long festival celebrating short stories in print, digital and audio. On 15 September, 3.45pm at JW3, www.jw3.org.uk

Hanina Pinnick: 70 Smiles

Last few weeks to view Hanina Pinnick’s visual project on Jewish humour. While most people focus on the performer, Pinnick captures the faces of 70 Jewish Londoners as their expressions are transformed by joy. Until 25 September at Jewish Museum London, www. jewishmuseum.org.uk

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