NOW ON IN LONDON SIX OF THE BEST

THEATRE Shrek the Musical The cartoon ogre makes it to the London stage, with pretty wonderful results. A big, family-friendly hit, and possibly the heir to the Lion King’s throne?

ART Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibition examining the relationship between the height-challenged chronicler of the seedier side of Parisian life in the Belle Epoque and the Moulin Rouge dancerJane Avril, who featured in many of his famous works. At the Courtauld Gallery.

FILM Kaboom Maverick director Greg Araki gives us the end of the world through the eyes of a sex-mad student and his weird compadres.

ART Royal Academy Summer Exhibition The annual survey of contemporary British art is back at the Royal Academy, mixing works by established, invited artists and those submitted by open submission. It takes in painting, sculpture, print, architecture, installation and everything in between.

THEATRE The Government Inspector The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt stars in the Young Vic’s hugely imaginative version of Gogol’s classic comedy.

FILM Le Quattro Volte A beautiful, meditative vision of life in rural Italy.