The Who Hits 50, The O2
GIG: The band will take their audience on a journey through their career from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia and My Generation. Guitarist Pete Townshend describes it as “hits, picks, mixes and misses”.
He added: “We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring. If I had enough hairs to split I would say that for 13 years since 1964 The Who didn’t really exist, so we are really only thirty-seven”.
Singer Roger Daltrey said: “This is the beginning of the long goodbye”.
The O2, Mar 22-23, £60-£75
Vernon God Little, The Space
STAGE: A new production following a 15-year-old’s torment after his best friend massacres 16 classmates and kills himself, has made its way to The Space due to funding from the Arts Council.
Burn Bright Theatre’s revival of Tanya Ronder’s adaptation from novel by DBC Pierre Vernon God Little is directed by Katherine Timms and produced by Isabel Dixon. The play delves into the life of Vernon Gregory Little, who is in trouble after the townsfolk of Martirio, in Texas, blame him for the actions of his best friend Jesus Navarro.
The Space, Westferry Road, Mar 24-April 11, 7.30pm (April 10 8.30pm), £10-£14,
The X Factor Live Tour 2015, The O2
GIG: We’ve taken the journey with them from bootcamp to judges’ houses to studio shows and now they’re on the road. The tour will see contestants performing classic songs and viewers’ favourites from the ITV series.
Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Jay James, Lauren Platt, Only The Young, Stereo Kicks and Stevi Ritchie come to The O2 for three performances.
The O2, Mar 20, 21 (mat), £24.25-£64
The Chair, Unicorn Theatre
CHILDREN: Welcome to Tiger Bay, the most deadly and dangerous docks on these shores. A place full of strange sailors with tales of ghosts, of fortunes found and lost, myths, rumours
and rum. And what better person to share these tales than Cardiff’s charismatic (and cheapest) barber, Owain Sawyer?
Gary Lagden and Lewis Gibson return to the Unicorn with an inventive and entertaining collection of extraordinary tales, all told while you are sitting in The Chair. For ages 7+
Unicorn Theatre, Mar 20-Apr 12, £10-£16
The Three Lions, St James Theatre
STAGE: This new comedy offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of diplomacy in action, revealing what really went on between David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William in a Swiss hotel the night before England’s bid to host the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
In spite of missed planes, mistaken identities and misunderstandings, they are determined to bring the beautiful game home. But, when things start to go disastrously wrong, three heads may not be better than one.
St James Theatre SW1, Mar 24-May 2, £15-49.50
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, V&A
EXHIBITION: Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.
Read our review here.
V&A, until Aug 2, from £17.50
Paloma Faith, The O2
GIG: Paloma Faith brings her unique, retro and eccentric style back to The O2.
Paloma current album A Perfect Contradiction has been one of the huge success stories of the last year and the eccentric singer crowned her current run of success by being named the Best British Female Artist at the Brits.
The O2, Mar 25, £34.50-£53