PIRATES OF PENZANCE AT WILTON’S
Wilton’s Music Hall may be a stone’s throw from Tower Hill, but the oldest surviving music hall is a magnificently atmospheric throwback to another age. Its current show mixes the traditional – Gilbert & Sullivan – with the distinctly modern, in the form of an all-male production of the Pirates of Penzance that won considerable acclaim in its previous run at Southwarks’ Union Theatre. Until 16 May, Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, E1 8JB. Tickets £22.50 from www.wiltons.org.uk.
HENRY MOORE AT TATE BRITAIN
There’s stiff competition for London’s best exhibition this Spring, not least from the Chris Offili show also at Tate Britain. But the exhibition of works from the career of Henry Moore is a revelation for anyone who knows the sculptor only from his large-scale public works. It’s full of beautiful, sensuous sculptures that reveal Moore as a true pioneer. Until 8 August, Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG. Tickets £12.50 from www.tate.org.uk.
BOOK NOW: GREENWICH FESTIVAL
Is there an open space in London that isn’t turned into a music venue during the summer these days? The latest addition is the Greenwich Summer Series, open-air music events outside the Old Royal Naval College. The first concert, on 21 July, features folk rockers Seth Lakeman and The Levellers. Other concerts include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Athlete, and Jools Holland plus band, who’ll be joined by Alison Moyet and Ruby Turner. For more information see www.greenwhicharts.org.