SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND

PRIVATE EYE FIRST 50 YEARS EXHIBITION
The V&A is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the first 50 years of the satirical magazine. Two rooms are packed with works from its most famous cartoonists, such as caricaturist Gerald Scarfe. Free, until 8 January, www.vam.ac.uk

BANG BANG BANG, ROYAL COURT THEATRE
A new play from Stella Feehily. Hard hitting issues are explored in this story of humanitarian workers operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the civil war.

Tickets: £20, Monday – all seats £10 royalcourttheatre.com, until 5 November

TURNER PRIZE AT BALTIC CENTRE, GATESHEAD
The controversial art award goes on display today at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. It will be the first time that the award will be housed away from the Tate after 28 years. Hilary Lloyd, Martin Boyce, Karla Black and George Shaw are the nominated artists. www.balticmill.com, until 8 January

GEORGE CLOONEY: THE IDES OF MARCH
This film is one for the diary. The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday night. Based on Beau Willimon’s play about the dirty side of American politics, sees George Clooney play a presidential candidate on the campaign trail. Release date (and City A.M review): 28 October

INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE AT THE DONMAR
John Osborne’s play was written in 1964 when he was on the verge of breakdown and divorce, and is an excruciating study of a middle-aged lawyer forced to confront his own mediocrity. Stars Douglas Hodge and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who’s redhead sidekick), who makes her West End debut. Until 26 November, www.donmarwarehouse.com

LUCINDA CHILDS DANCE COMPANY: DANCE
Lucinda Childs was a key figure in the 1960s and 1970s for new wave modern dance, and makes this unmissable rare appearance at the Barbican. The performance is a collaboration with Philip Glass and Sol LeWitt, composer and film-maker respectively. The live dance is also set against a projection of the original performance of the work, which was filmed in 1979. Until 22 October