What to watch
“The Sleeping Beauty”
“The Sleeping Beauty” was the first ballet performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House after World War II. A revival of the original staging, this repertory combines magic and fairy tale with Tchaikovsky’s tunes and Frederick Ashton’s references to Marius Petipa’s emblematic choreography.
The Royal Opera, Bow Street, London WC2E 9DD
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“Romeo and Julie”
Staged at the National Theatre, Gary Owen and Rachel O’Riordan direct the modern love story of Romeo and Julie, characters inspired by Shakespeare’s play. Romeo struggles being a single dad while Julie is working toward accomplishing her dream of studying at Cambridge. Despite being each other’s first love, being together becomes complicated when life and family enter the picture.
The National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX
Jim Steinman’s “Bat Out of Hell”
Jim Steinman’s “Bat Out of Hell” has arrived at the Peacock Theatre. Set in a post-apocalyptic New York City, the musical’s plot is loosely inspired by Peter Pan, set to anthems “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” and others by Meat Loaf.
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT
What to see
Donatello: Sculpting The Renaissance
The V&A’s newest exhibition explores Italian Renaissance sculptor Donatello’s body of work — which ranges from mediums of marble, stone, and bronze to wood, terracotta, and stucco. The show offers perspective into Donatello’s growth as an artist, from his beginnings as an assistant goldsmith to the sculptor he’s known as today.
V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle
A retrospective on boundary-breaking painter Alice Neel (1900-1984) is taking