2nd to 8th April


A relatively quiet week in the lead up to Easter, but there’s still a fair bit of exciting new work around. Tamara Harvey will be directing Nigel Gearing’s new play Blue Heart Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre’s Downstairs space while Cartoon de Salvo will be creating some long-form improvisation in Made Up at Soho Theatre (you can also see last year’s Edinburgh hit, The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol, at the same venue).

There’s another chance to see Walking Thoughts’ production of Anastasia in the apt surroundings of Pushkin House; the Unicorn Theatre presents The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth, based on the novel by Eoin Colfer; and Antic Disposition stage Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream against the atmospheric backdrop of Middle Temple Hall.

CircusFest continues with work from young circus company Funk Da Cirque at the Roundhouse and Stumble DanceCircus’ Box of Frogs at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, a work which using circus to explore bipolar disorder. Jackson’s Lane is also the place to see Blind Summit’s new, extended version of their acclaimed show, The Table.

The Umbilical Brothers will be performing at the Southbank Centre as part of their Easter programme and on Easter Sunday there will be a family-friendly performance of Peter and the Wolf Live, narrated by McKenzie Crook.

Jon Ronson and D.J. Taylor will be taking part in the ever-popular Literary Death Match, in a celebration of Picador’s 40th birthday at King’s Place on 2nd April.