What's On in London: April 2023

What to see, read, and do in the Capital this April.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 27 April-12 August

The Globe’s artistic director Michelle Terry takes on the mischief-making Puck in this magical production of Shakespeare’s most intoxicating comedy, which marks the opening of the open-air theatre’s summer season. Why not whisk yourself away to the enchanted forest?

Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 (020 7401 9919; shakespearesglobe.com)


Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.

Get ready: this Tony-award winning Broadway production features the velvety harmonies and signature dance moves of the iconic Detroit vocal group – and it promises to be one bighearted, toe-tapping, fi nger-clicking affair. We defy you not to get up and dance.

Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, W1D (0344 482 5151; london. ainttooproudmusical. com)


Lynda Benglis. Until 29 April

Known for her visceral exploration of materials, the American artist shows a selection of large-scale, liquid-like bronzes in this mustsee exhibition. The sculptures are clay in origin but have been digitally blown out of proportion and cast in metal to create twisted, hyper-polished pieces.

Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 Duke Street, SW1Y (020 7925 2505; thomasdanegallery.com)


La Linea. 21 April-7 May

Global stars of the Latin scene will once again descend on the Capital for this annual celebration of the best sizzling music. The festival boasts an eclectic line-up including Susana Baca, Dengue Dengue Dengue!, Grupo Luma, and the New Regency Orchestra.

Various London venues (lalineafestival.com)



Nikoleta Sekulovic: The Strawberry Thief. 1-28 April

This Barcelona-based artist presents a collection of female nudes set against the vibrant patterns of William Morris’ textile designs. Centring the mother as muse, each of Sekulovic’s sitters, whether a friend or family member, is a mum, like the artist herself.

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2a Conway Street, W1T (020 7436 4899; rebeccahossack.com)