CON­CERTS: CLAS­SI­CAL

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Splen­dour

To 26 Sep: New play by Abi Mor­gan ( The Hour) about a Western pho­to­jour­nal­ist’s en­counter with the wife of a dic­ta­tor on a day that revo­lu­tion comes to the streets, star­ring Zawe Ash­ton ( Fresh Meat) and Tony Award-win­ning Sinéad Cu­sack. Mon-Wed & Fri 7.30pm, Thur-Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Tick­ets £10-37.50. www.don­mar ware­house.com. Don­mar Ware­house, 41 Earl­ham St, WC2H 9LX. T: 0844- 871 7624. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Three Days in the Coun­try

To 21 Oct: A new adap­ta­tion by Pa­trick Mar­ber ( Closer) of Ivan Tur­genev’s pas­sion­ate, mov­ing com­edy about the ar­rival of a hand­some new tu­tor who brings reck­less, ro­man­tic de­sire to the lives of peo­ple liv­ing at an ec­cen­tric Rus­sian coun­try es­tate in the 19th cen­tury. Tick­ets £15-£55. www.na­tion­althe­atre.org.uk. Na­tional Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX. T: 020-7452 3000. E8. Sta­tion: Waterloo.

War Horse

Michael Mor­purgo’s grip­ping tale of friend­ship and loss set dur­ing World War I fea­tures award­win­ning sets and pup­petry. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Tue 7pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £15-£95. www.warhorseon­stage.com. New Lon­don Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PW. T: 020-7452 3000. D8. Sta­tion: Hol­born.

Woman in Black, The

A spooky story (pre­pare to scream) adapted from Su­san Hill’s novel about a lawyer who vis­its a re­mote house to set­tle af­fairs af­ter a woman’s death. Tue-Sat 8pm; Tue & Thur 3pm; Sat 4pm. Tick­ets £19.50-£60. www.the­wom­an­in­black.com. For­tune, Rus­sell St, WC2B 5HH. T: 0844- 871 7626. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Shake­speare’s Globe

Recre­ation of the 16th-cen­tury play­house where Shake­speare’s com­pany per­formed. To 5 Sep: As You Like It. One of the Bard’s most pop­u­lar ro­man­tic comedies. To 17 Oct: Mea­sure for Mea­sure. Shake­speare’s thrilling ex­plo­ration of sex­ual pol­i­tics and so­cial jus­tice. To 18 Oct: Richard III. Charles Ed­wards ( Down­ton Abbey) plays one of the Bard’s most flawed monar­chs in this elo­quent ex­plo­ration of the mean­ing of king­ship. Tick­ets £5 (stand­ing)-£43. www.shake­spear­es­globe.com. Shake­speare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT. T: 020-7401 9919. E9. Sta­tion: Black­fri­ars.

Kings Place

Arts venue with two per­for­mance halls. 10 Jan: Rau­tio Pi­ano Trio Plays Stravin­sky, Weill & Shostakovich. 11 Sep: Ayanna Wit­ter-John­son. 12 Sep: La Bar­raca. www.kingsplace.co.uk. 90 York Way, N1 9AG. T: 0844-264 0321. Off map. Sta­tion: King’s Cross St Pan­cras.

Royal Al­bert Hall

Fa­mous con­cert hall. 10 Sep: Vi­enna Phil­har­monic. 22 Sep: Clas­sic FM Live. 26 Sep: Beethoven’s Ninth. Per­formed by the City of Lon­don Choir and the Royal Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra. 27 Sep: Ni­cola Benedetti. To 12 Sep: BBC Proms ( in­clud­ing 5 Sep: Bach – Six Cello Suites; 8 Sep: St Peters­burg Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra). www.roy­alal­berthall.com. Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AP. T: 020-7589 8212. F4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

St. James’s Pic­cadilly

This 1676 church has a pro­gramme of evening con­certs. 8 Sep: A South African Song­book. 18 Sep: Win­ter Moods. 19 Sep: Beethoven ‘Moon­light Sonata’ by Can­dle­light. 26 Sep: The Mañana Col­lec­tive & Javier Zalba: A Latin-inspired evening. Free lunchtime recitals ev­ery Mon, Wed & Fri 1.10pm. www.sjp. org.uk. St James’s Pic­cadilly, 197 Pic­cadilly, W1J 9LL. T: 020-7734 4511. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Pro­gramme of lunchtime and evening con­certs and recitals. www.smitf.org. Trafal­gar Sq, WC2N 4JJ. T: 020-7766 1100. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Royal Al­bert Hall

13 Sep: BBC Songs of Praise – The Big Sing. Favourite hymns and car­ols per­formed by the likes of Aled Jones and Sally Mag­nus­son. 21 Sep: Art Gar­funkel. From 23 Sep: David Gil­mour. From 30 Sep: Diana Krall. www.roy­alal­berthall.com. Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AP. T: 020-7589 3203. F4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Royal Fes­ti­val Hall

23 Sep: Lon­don Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra – Mahler’s 7th Sym­phony. 25 Sep: English Cham­ber Or­ches­tra & Phil­har­mo­nia Cho­rus – Mozart’s Re­quiem. www.south­bank­cen­tre.co.uk. South­bank Cen­tre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. T: 020-7960 4200. E8. Sta­tion: Waterloo.

Wig­more Hall

12 Sep: The English Con­cert (Han­del, Veracini, Por­pora). 15 Sep: Borodin Quar­tet (Beethoven, Shostakoch). 23 Sep: Eg­gner Trio (Hay­den, Dvo­rak). www.wig­more­hall.org.uk. 36 Wig­more St, W1U 2BP. T: 020-7935 2141. D6. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Royal Al­bert Hall

21 Sep: Art Gar­funkel. From 23 Sep: David Gil­mour. From 30 Sep: Diana Krall. www.roy­alal­berthall. com. Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AP. T: 020-7589 3203. F4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Bel Canto

A quar­tet of tal­ented young singers, from the Guild­hall School of Mu­sic, en­ter­tain you while you dine at this French res­tau­rant ( Thur-Sat), per­form­ing pop­u­lar opera arias. www.bel can­tolon­don.co.uk. Corus Ho­tel Hyde Park, 1 Lan­caster Gate, W2 3LG. T: 020-7262 1678. E4. Sta­tion: Lan­caster Gate.

Lon­don Coli­seum

Home to the English Na­tional Opera; all pro­duc­tions are sung in English. From 26 Sep: Lady Mac­beth of Mt­sensk. Shostakovich’s fast-paced and dy­namic opera. From 28 Sep: The Bar­ber of Seville. Rossini’s tale of trick­ery. www.eno.org. Lon­don Coli­seum, 33 St. Martin’s Ln, WC2N 4ES. T: 020-7845 9300. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross/ Le­ices­ter Square.

Royal Opera House

Home to the Royal Opera com­pany. From 14 Sep: Or­phée et Eury­dice. Christoph Wil­libald Gluck’s great opera, di­rected by Hofesh Shechter. From 15 Sep: Le Nozze di Fi­garo. Mozart’s comic opera. www.roh.org.uk. Bow St, WC2E 9DD. T: 020-7304 4000. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Saras­tro

Young opera singers per­form pop­u­lar arias along­side a string quar­tet of mu­sic stu­dents, to en­hance your din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in this elab­o­rate res­tau­rant. Sun & Mon 8.30pm-9.30pm; Sun 2.30pm. www.saras­tro-res­tau­rant.com. 126 Drury Lane, WC2B 5QG. T: 020-7836 0101. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Royal Opera House

Home to the Royal Bal­let. From 19 Sep: Romeo and Juliet. A ground­break­ing bal­let telling the tragic tale of the star-crossed lovers (p. 48). www.roh. org.uk. Bow St, WC2E 9DD. T: 020-7304 4000. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Queen El­iz­a­beth Hall

5 Sep: Mangkune­garan Royal Palace Dancers. 16, 17 Sep: Shobana Jeyas­ingh Dance. www.south­bank­cen­tre.co.uk. South­bank Cen­tre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. T: 020-7960 4200.

E8. Sta­tion: Waterloo.

Sadler’s Wells

8-12 Sep: Lest We For­get. A mov­ing re­flec­tion on World War I by the English Na­tional Bal­let. 18-25 Sep: Bar­bar­ians. This new show from Hofesh Shechter fea­tures three takes on in­ti­macy, pas­sion and love. www.sadler­swells.com. Rose­bery Ave, EC1R 4TN. T: 0844- 412 4300. C9. Sta­tion: An­gel.

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