Photo Source: ‚ÄėNothing Like a Dame‚Äô
What a week we have in store for you! Not¬†only is the ultimate British theatrical event‚ÄĒa royal wedding!‚ÄĒupon us, but we‚Äôve also got a sporting extravaganza and London‚Äôs first-ever pizza run. You want drama? We‚Äôve got drama…and pizza.
Love is in the royal air.
If you‚Äôre not one of the 2,640 people on Harry and Meghan‚Äôs invite list, fear not; there are¬†plenty of alternative events if a day trip to Windsor isn‚Äôt in your plans. You can watch the regal nuptials while having High Tea at Fortnum & Masons, watch it East London-style accompanied by drag queens and bubbles,¬†or even dance the day away at the Southbank‚Äôs celebratory Tea Dance. (Prices vary)
Get out, out to explore Macbeth.
Overblown nuptials aren‚Äôt everybody‚Äôs thing. If you find yourself less than enthralled with the Windsor happenings, head to the National Theatre on May 19 where they‚Äôre hosting an all all-day series of talks, discussions, and demonstrations on ‚ÄėMacbeth‚Äô. Forget the wedding and focus this unique chance to get to grips with a key Shakespearean text. (Tickets: ¬£55)¬† ¬†
Experience a Donmar workshop.
Over at the Donmar Warehouse, they‚Äôre running another of their acclaimed practical workshops. On May 16, they‚Äôre concentrating on their current production, ‚ÄėWay of the World‚Äô, promising ‚Äėa range of practical, participatory exercises, games and discussions‚Äô where practitioners will lead you through rehearsal room techniques. Tickets go quickly, so hop to it. (Tickets: ¬£12.50)¬†
Learn from the best.
If you can, try to catch a screening of the brilliant new film, ‚ÄėNothing Like a Dame‚Äô. Four top-flight theatrical dames‚ÄĒJudi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins‚ÄĒget together to reminisce and gossip. Amazing advice and life lessons for all aspiring actors¬†from the very best in the business. What‚Äôs not to love? (Ticket prices vary)¬†
Get a pizza the action.
Not universally loved? Exercise. Definitely universally loved? Pizza. Combine the two and you have¬†the first-ever¬†London Pizza Run¬†on May 20. Yes, you have to run but the reward is pizza. Hard work pays off.¬†(¬£20.00)
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