Recommended for the weekend: 42nd Street, The Life, Don Juan

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Here are my three top picks of shows to see in London this week:

1. 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane: having opened to rave reviews last week, this Broadway musical is certainly the talk of the town at the moment. Stunning choreography and performances from all of the cast makes this for a must see show!

2. The Life, Southwark Playhouse: having originally opened on stage on April 26, 1997 this 20th anniversary production, Michael Blakemore once again directs the musical which stars Sharon D Clarke.

4. Don Juan in Soho, Wyndham’s Theatre: David Tennant stars in Patrick Marber’s play, loosely based on Molière’s tragicomedy ‘Don Juan’, transporting the action to contemporary London. Discover what critics thought here.

And two other cultural must-sees:

3. Queer British Art: 1861-1967, Tate Britain:  this is the first exhibition to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, through the artwork of those working at a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Discover what critics thought here.

5. David Hockney, Tate Britain: one of the most popular British artists of all time, Tate Britain is currently displaying a comprehensive exhibition devoted to his work and another chance to celebrate his achievements. It features a number of portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings.

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at theatre_emma.
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Emma Clarendon
Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at theatre_emma.