ARTS: WHATS COMING UP IN THE AUTUMN

THEATRE

Deathtrap – Noel Coward Theatre
7 Sept-22 Jan Simon Russell Beale stars in Ira Levin’s ingenious comedy about an author with a murderous case of writer’s block.

KRAPP’S LAST TAPE – DUCHESS THEATRE
22 Sept-20 Nov Michael Gambon takes on Samuel Beckett’s masterful one-act monologue.

HAMLET – NATIONAL THEATRE
7-27 Oct Following in the recent footsteps of Jude Law and David Tenant, Rory Kinnear steps into the black tights.

ONASSIS
12 Oct-8 Jan Robert Lindsay plays the legendary shipping magnet Aristotle Onassis in Martin Sherman’s play about his life.


EXHIBITIONS

TREASURES FROM BUDAPEST – Royal Academy of Arts
25 Sept-12 Dec 200 works of art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, including Leonardo, Monet and Schiele.

GAUGUIN – Tate Modern
30 Sept-16 Jan Van Gogh’s friend, Post-Impressionist cornerstone and emigrant to Tahiti receives a major exhibition.

VENICE: CANALETTO AND HIS RIVALS – National Gallery
13 Oct-16 Jan Views of what must be the most painted city in the world.

JOURNEY THROUGH THE AFTERLIFE: ANCIENT Egyptian book of the Dead – British Museum
4 Nov-6 Mar The British Museum delves into its exceptional archive of Egyptian antiquity.


FILMS

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
6 Oct Gordon Gekko returns to a changed financial world in a much-anticipated sequel.

RESTREPO
8 Oct Astonishingly visceral documentary about life on the Afghan frontline; not for the faint of heart, though.

BURIED
29 Sept Ryan Reynolds (famous for being Scarlett Johansson’s husband) stars as a man trapped in a coffin six feet underground. Beyond scary.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK
15 Oct The story of the founding of Facebook, by Se7en director David Fincher, starring Justin Timberlake. Just way beyond weird. But also one to watch.