Obsessed with Jude
You’ll need to join the online queue for these tickets when the box office opens at 10am this Monday 16th May, but it will be worth the wait. Jude Law returns to the London stage in an adaptation of the 1943 Luchino Visconti film, Obsession. It will be playing at The Barbican in April and May 2017.
Based on John M Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, the play is a story of passion and murder, with Law cast as the seductive, handsome Gino who plots the murder of his lover’s husband. Obsession will be directed by Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, and Lazarus, David Bowie’s self-epitaph).
To book tickets go to Barbican
Flowers, Flowers Everywhere at the Chelsea Flower Show
It’s that time of year when the Brits go into total garden fever. Considering how little time we spend in our gardens, thanks to sustained inclement weather, we certainly spend a lot of our weekends running around garden centres, on hands and knees planting pretty geranium-filled borders, and getting the BBQ dusted off, praying that the sun will come out for an hour, or perhaps even two.
The Chelsea Flower Garden Show is the world’s most famous horticultural gathering. The displays this year include a floral arch to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, the poppies tribute by Phillip Johnson, and an acoustic garden inspired by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
I work on a project called The Keys at Quinta, and we’ve had the privilege to work with Andy Sturgeon, multiple Chelsea Flower Show winner and designer of The Keys gardens. Here’s his design for Chelsea this year, and I am really looking forward to seeing it!
There is still some ticket availability, and I’m rather keen on the Ronnie Scott Jazz Festival on the 27th May. Tickets cost £78 and include entrance to the Chelsea Flower show and a glass of champagne. Entry to the show starts at 5.30pm, with the concert starting at 8.15pm.