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“Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day.

The Tricycle Theatre re-opens in September with a brand new name and an “ambitious” adaptation of Zadie Smith’s Willesden-set novel White Teeth.

CircusFest sees performers from Kentish Town to Palestine taking part in a feast of contemporary circus at The Roundhouse

Sharon D Clarke’s formidable Caroline inhabits a basement laundry that she compares to hell or being underwater. Trudging between washer and dryer, she wonders how she wound up so tired and downtrodden at 39

The story sees Turner Prize-winning YBA artist Simon Dykes wake up after a wild night of drugs, booze and sex to find himself and his girlfriend have become apes, running at the Arcola until April 21

Bridget Galton finds a chilling version of The Scottish play lacks poetry and the supernatural

The Primrose Hill director who now runs The Bridge Theatre in Borough speaks at Jewish Book Week on March 11 at King’s Place abot book Balancing Acts

The late Christopher Magarshack ran the Well Walk Pottery since the 1950s, creating beautiful ceramics and passing on his love of clay. As his quirky corner shop returns to life ceramicist Matilda Moreton looks back fondly on learning to throw her first pot.

Paapa Essiedu won the 2016 Ian Charleson Award for his performance in Hamlet. Set in modern day state influenced by Ghana, the acclaimed RSC production is revived at the Hackney Empire. How does it feel to be back playing Shakespeare’s Dane?

The play is overstuffed with Margaret’s funny and perceptive quotes but knitting them into a dialogue that can be sustained for ninety minutes has proved hard

Afua Hirsch talks about her new book Brit(ish) at Jewish Book Week at King’s Place on March 7

Ahead of his Jewish Book Week talk former foreign correspondent Martin Bell tells Bridget Galton why we are witnessing the death of news

Dave Johns, the star of Palme D’Or winner I, Daniel Blake tells Bridget Galton about starting a film career in his 60s

Bridget Galton enjoys a comedy about heartless money hungry private equity fund managers featuring a sharp performance by Hayley Atwell

What if you are Vienna’s official court composer and a disrespectful upstart arrives, seduces your star pupil, blows raspberries at authority and makes your best work sound mediocre?

Published ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Agnes Grunwald-Spier’s latest book asks how women’s experience of the terrible events of WW2 differed from men’s

Sheldon Harnick is best known for penning the lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, but the 93-year-old collaborated with composer Jerry Bock on another Broadway musical about a Jewish family with five offspring

Flexible fleas, amazing ants. and a trio of clownish insects, who spar, fall in love and play pranks on each other, and us

For pure spectacle, and immersion in an alternative dreamlike theatrical world, it’s hard to beat

It was thanks to the Nazis that a statue to Sigmund Freud ended up in Swiss Cottage. Now a group of supporters, including the family of sculptor Oscar Nemon, are casting a copy for the Austrian capital

When Delia Balmer met John Sweeney in a Camden Town pub he had already murdered and dismembered at least one girlfriend. Balmer’s book tells her story

The 58-year-old Gospel Oak tech investor ditched corporate life for an art career, exhibiting in New York, Las Vegas, and at London’s Saatchi and Hix galleries

The project has filmed 100 in depth interviews with people whose lives have been touched by the illness in a bid to abolish the stigma

Camden Town teacher Albert Adams died in relative obscurity but has posthumously been recognised as an important South African artist, on show at Islington’s Art Space gallery

Imelda Staunton and Derek Jacobi are also at the Kilburn High Road venue to fundraise towards the renovation project

Cell Mates, the spy story famous for its star Stephen Fry vanishing mid-run, gets its first revival since 1995 at Hampstead Theatre

Award winning film maker Sue Clayton introduces Calais Children at Swiss Cottage Community Centre on December 13 at 7pm

This is wholesome, traditional, uplifting, entertaining and highly recommended

The play’s message to children that imagination can help transcend any situation is heartening.

The best family entertainment across north and east London this Christmas

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