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THE EDIT

WHAT'S ON LONDON: MARCH

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The Living Rooms London edit of the best in culture this month.


ART


 

Because we love all things art, we’ve got a few National Art Passes for guests of The Laslett to enjoy during their stay. Each card gives two people 50% off tickets to major exhibitions, plus kids under 16 go free. 

 

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

National Portrait Gallery 

From 12 March 

 

Explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the 1920s and 1930s, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


David Hockney: Drawing from Life

National Portrait Gallery 

On Now

 

At this first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over 20 years, explore Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.


Among the Trees

Hayward Gallery 

From 4 March 

 

Drawing on the beauty and visually arresting character of trees – including their complex spatial and architectural forms – this exhibition invites us to consider trees as symbols and living organisms that have helped to shape human civilisation.


Andy Warhol

Tate Modern 

From 12 March

 

The exhibition will bring together rarely seen work from the 1970s that display his skill as a painter, as well as his experiments with different forms of mass media. Popularly radical and radically popular, Warhol emerged as an artist who reimagined what art could be in an age of immense social, political and technological change.


Steve McQueen

Tate Modern 

On Now

 

McQueen’s works are poignant provocative portraits of time and place, which turn his unflinching eye to urgent contemporary issues. This exhibition brings together the immersive video and film installations he has made since 2000


Dora Maar

Tate Modern 

Until 15 March

 

Featuring over 200 works from a career spanning more than six decades, this exhibition shows how Maar’s eye for the unusual also translated to her commercial commissions, social documentary photographs, and paintings – key aspects of her practice which have, until now, remained little known.


Picasso and Paper

Royal Academy of Arts 

On Now

 

This ground-breaking exhibition charts Picasso’s ingenious use of this universal material. Highlights include Women at Their Toilette (1937-8), a 4.8 metre-wide collage that will be shown in the UK for the first time in over 50 years. 


Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection

Royal Academy of Arts 

From 29 March 

 

The Ordrupgaard Collection in Denmark is home to some of the most important Impressionist paintings in northern Europe. This exhibition showcases 60 of its works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pisarro, Morisot and Degas – many of which have never been seen in the UK. 

 

British Surrealism

Dulwich Picture Gallery 

On Now


This major show, curated by Dr David Boyd Haycock,brings together more than 40 artists including Eileen Agar, John Armstrong, Francis Bacon, Edward Burra, Leonora Carrington, Henry Moore, Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland, featuring over 70 eclectic works, from paintings and sculptures to prints and etchings.

 

 

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THEATRE



Endgame

The Old Vic 

28 March


Richard Jones (The Hairy Ape, Into the Woods) directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die. Endgame will be presented in a double bill with Samuel Beckett’s rarely seen short play Rough for Theatre II, performed by members of the company.


Daddy 

Almeida Theatre

From 30 March


Danya Taymor directs the UK premiere of “Daddy”, an explosive and blistering melodrama from Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play) – “one of the most exciting new voices of his generation” GQ.


Nora: A Dolls House

Young Vic

Until March 21


Ibsen’s brutal portrayal of womanhood caused outrage when it was first performed in 1879. This bold new production of Stef Smith’s acclaimed new play was originally produced at Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and reframes the drama in three different time periods. The fight for women’s suffrage, the swinging sixties and modern day intertwine in this urgent, poetic play that asks how far have we really come in the past 100 years?

 


Comedy



COMEDY



Martin Short & Steve Martin

Royal Albert Hall

14 – 15 March 


Comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed tour The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment to the Royal Albert Hall for two nights this March. If you know, you know. 


Catherine Cohen: The Twist..? She’s Gorgeous!

SOHO Theatre

13 March 


The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner & Guardian's best comedy show of 2019. A show about living, laughing, loving, and losing your credit card five times in one year. Through original songs and stand-up, New York sensation Catherine Cohen will explore life as an immortal millennial who is addicted to attention.


Jena Friedman: Miscarriage Of Justice

SOHO Theatre

17 – 28 March


As America slips into fascism, Jena celebrates free speech while she still has it, in this unapologetically political hour of comedy.