The best May events in London
Marking an end to Purni Morell's stint at the helm of Unicorn Theatre, this ambitious work is a new opera for teenagers and adults. It's a new story with a mother-daughter relationship at its heart.
The term 'magic realism' is commonly used to describe the stories written by South American authors including Borges and Márquez. This exhibition remembers that the term was actually invented by German artist Franz Roh, who coined it as a name for the art created in his home country following the emotionally fraught German Expressionist movement.
This major exhibition brings together the photographer's megahit works with some of his newest snaps, including ones that have never been publically on show before.
The name Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida doesn't regularly trip off the tongues of London art fans. But that just makes this exhibition more worth a visit. His numerous landscapes, seascapes, garden and bathing scenes are classical in subject and style, but you can also spot similarities in Sorolla's practices with the (then) new-fangled French impressionist movement.
After its 2006 opening at Apollo Victoria, Oz prequel 'Wicked' continues to fill this massive theatre, but this stylish and bombastic musical still delivers, sailing over its patchy score thanks to a gravity-defying performance from its current leading lady Rachel Tucker.
Louis Léopold-Boilly first found fame painting 'intimate' scenes. But, when the French Revolution hit, Boilly came out of the boudoir and into the streets. His large-scale scenes of life in the French capital are at the heart of this free exhibition.
Get ruff and ready for this exquisite collection of miniatures from the Tudor and Jacobean eras. The super-detailed artworks by Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver take gallery-goers back to a time when owning these teeny tiny pictures was part of a complex system of love, friendship, patronage and more.
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This Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant at COMO The Halkin hotel comes from the Arzak family - famed for their eponymous, three Michelin-starred restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. Ametsa offers a similarly intricate showcase of New Basque cuisine, with contemporary interpretations of classic dishes from the north-east of Spain. The menu might include dishes such as seasonal vegetables with sesame and summer truffle, grouse with dry apricot mousse and golden berries, suckling pig on a bed of carob crumbs, and leche 'tostada' con helado de piña asada - a Spanish dessert of clove custard, toasted milk and pineapple ice cream. A tasting menu - with or without wine pairing - is available alongside the a la carte at dinner, with a set lunch menu (currently £29 for two courses) offering a more accessible option. Sherries and Spanish wine dominate the wine list.