Cowbois 11 January-10 February, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
In a joyous collaboration between The Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre, Charlie Josephine’s brilliantly raucous Cowbois sees its London transfer with the full RSC cast reprising their roles. The play is set in a sleepy Wild West town where nothing much happens – that is until handsome bandit Jack Cannon swaggers into the saloon.
Sloane Square, SW1W (020 7565 5000; royalcourttheatre.com)
The Moonwalkers, Until 21 April, The Lightroom
With all the Christmas chaos, you may have missed this otherworldly gem that opened last month. Written and narrated by Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks, and with original NASA footage and images from Andy Saunders’ breath-taking Apollo Remastered, it is an awe-inspiring and immersive retelling of the Apollo missions.
12 Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C (lightroom.uk)
Photograph by Justin Sutcliffe
The Unfriend, Until 9 March, Wyndham’s Theatre
The list of creatives on this darkly hilarious production reads like a British comedy dream team. Written by Steven Moffat, directed by Mark Gatiss, and with a cast led by Lee Mack, Sarah Alexander and Frances Barber, belly laughs are pretty much guaranteed. When Peter and Debbie meet Elsa on holiday, they get murderously more than they bargained for.
Charing Cross Road, WC2H (theunfriend.com)
Photograph by Seamus Ryan and Bob King Design
Randall Goosby: Intersections, 14 January, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Part of The Southbank Centre’s comprehensive classical offering this winter, resident artist and concert violinist extraordinaire Goosby performs an unmissable fusion of music and spoken word, reflecting on the relationship between poetry, folk songs and the work of Black composers
Belvedere Road, SE1 (southbankcentre.co.uk)
Photograph by Pete Woodhead
London Art Fair, 17-21 January, Business Design Centre
With over 110 galleries from across the globe featuring works by some of the world’s most renowned painters, photographers and sculptors, there’s only one place to be for art lovers in the Capital this January. Returning to the Business Design Centre, you can expect a sprawling expo including curated spaces such as the renowned Photo50, Platform, and Encounters.
52 Upper Street, N1 (londonartfair.co.uk)
Courtesy of Gallery Different and Advanced Graphics London