Paul Simon & Sting, The O2
Two of music’s most prolific and seminal artists, bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together show to The O2 for two nights.
The concerts will feature two of music’s most iconic singer/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart.
The 30-plus song set features such favorites as Boy In The Bubble, Fields of Gold, Driven To Tears, Mother & Child Reunion, Desert Rose, Every Breath You Take, The Boxer, Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes and more.
The O2, Apr 15-16, £53-£140
Ah Wilderness, Young Vic
Eugene O’Neill’s warmest play is an authentic portrait of a Connecticut childhood, complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow.
Over Independence Day weekend, teenager Richard Miller navigates young love in his idyllic home town. Rarely seen in the UK, O’Neill’s prelude to A Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an essential part of the life’s work of this great American playwright.
Young Vic, Apr 14-May 23, 7.30pm (mats), £10-£35
American Buffalo, Wyndham’s Theatre
Damian Lewis returns to the West End to star in a major revival of David Mamet’s gripping 1975 play American Buffalo. He will be joined by legendary American actor John Goodman and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge.
Mamet’s explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves. As three small-time crooks, Walter “Teach” Cole (Damian Lewis), Don Dubrow (John Goodman) and Bobby (Tom Sturridge), plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed and a coveted Buffalo nickel.
Wyndham’s Theatre WC2, Apr 16-June 27, 7.30pm (mats), from £15
Clarion, Arcola Theatre, Hackney
Power-crazed editor Morris Honeyspoon (Greg Hicks) spends his weekends dressed as Julius Caesar, and life at his beloved paper is a masterclass in incompetence and deceit.
But as political storm clouds gather, the Clarion's worst crimes are about to be exposed. While Honeyspoon searches for an office traitor, washed-up foreign correspondent Verity Stokes (Clare Higgins) masterminds a day of reckoning.
Clarion is a new comedy about free speech, nationalism and the state of the British media written by former journalist Mark Jagasia.
Arcola Theatre, Apr 15-May 16, 7.30pm (mats), £14-£19