From Romeo and Juliet to Art Exhibitions: Here's What's on This Week 18 - 24 March

Sunday 17 March 2024
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If you are looking for some classics in stage and theatre in the next few days, Romeo et Juliette and The Motive and the Cue both bring the past successes of playwriters to the forefront of the cinemas this coming week. Additionally, the creative works of artists and musicians alike enter the city of Nottingham with exhibitions until 4 May. 


James Arthur at Motorpoint Arena

When: Tuesday 19 March
Where: Motorpoint Arena
How much: From £36

Following the announcement of his huge UK arena tour with most shows now sold-out, James Arthur has added extra dates due to the phenomenal demand. His X-Factor winning vocals pull in fans from every city. The news follows his recent return with new singles; Blindside & A Year Ago and the announcement of his fifth, brand new studio album Bitter Sweet Love.


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In Praise of Beauty

When: Until 4 May
Where: New Art Exchange
How Much: Free

Artist Adébayo Bolaji delves deep to explore notions of beauty, question established norms and embrace more inclusive definitions of beauty in his latest showcase. As the exhibition title asks, what even is beauty? It’s something that artists, philosophers and scientists have all spent many years pondering. For Bolaji the role of the artist is to ask questions. This exhibition is free and open from 10-4pm each day at the venue. 

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Osheen Siva: Karappu

When: Sat 16 Mar - 4 May
Where: Bonington Gallery
How much: Free

Ensure you don't miss the first UK exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Osheen Siva, famous for their art which encompasses painting, drawing, performance and public art. Their work brings together comic books, sci-fi, and the vibrant colours of South India to create wild and dreamlike characters. Sure to provoke thought and enlighten those previously unaware of their masterful decolonial works, complete with strains of queer power prominent throughout.


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When: Thurs 21 March
Where: The Arc Cinema Beeston
How much: From £16.95

A new play written by Jack Thorne and directed by Sam Mendes. Based in 1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. 

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Met Opera: Romeo et Juliette

When: Sunday 24 March
Where: Broadway Cinema
How much: From £17

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s new Roméo et Juliette updates the action to 18th-century Verona and conjures both the magic and heartbreak of this timeless love story. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau enchanted audiences as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, with special recognition for Grigolo delivering a passionate longing and a moving rendition of the famous aria “Ah! lève-toi, soleil!”

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