THE REAL THING BY STOPPARD
Toby Stephens, Fenella Woolgar and Hattie Morahan are starring in Tom Stoppard's razor sharp comedy, which opens tonight at the Old Vic. Full of Stoppard’s usual verbal pyrotechnics, the play examines the complex nature of love, creativity and reality. It tells the story of Henry, a successful playwright who finds life immitating art in a particualrly personal way. Until 5 June, Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, SE1 8NB. Tickets from £10 from www.oldvictheatre.co.uk.
GRAPHIC ART AT SOMERSET HOUSE
Somerset House’s Pick Me Up exhibition is billed as the UK’s first contemporary graphic art fair, displaying work from some of the most exciting young talent. As well as the opportunity to buy some cracking pieces, there are a series of workshops and other side events including an open studio with artist Rob Ryan. Until 3rd May, Somerset House, The Strand, WC2R 1LA. Tickets £4 from www.somersethouse.org.uk.
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT RING
For chaps who are considering popping the question, Star Jewellers of Hatton Garden is hosting a series of relaxed and informal “Project Rock” workshops to educate prospective buyers in how to pick engagement rings.
Wed 28 April and Wed 5 May, The Hatton Garden Studio, 70 Hatton Gardens, EC1N 8JT. Call 0207 199 2204 or email Nicole.Green@sevenhillsgroup.co.uk.