Venus in Fur
After an in-demand Broadway transfer and a film adaptation by Roman Polanski, Venus in Fur finally comes to Theatre Royal Haymarket London. Sadomasochism and star power come to the London stage in a new production of Venus in Fur, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and David Oakes. The intriguing 90-minute comedy revolves around an encounter between an actress and a director-cum-writer over one evening in modern Manhattan. Thomas Novachek is adapting and staging Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novella, Venus in Furs. Despite the steamy subject matter, there is nothing sleazy or farcical about the production; Ives' script shimmers with suspense, and we look forward to seeing how Patrick Marber's direction manipulates the comedy into an exploration of eroticism and power. With just two actors on stage, the play depends on its stars – and the West End premiere certainly has a promising cast. Tickets available here.
Banneya Meets You
If you’ve ever fancied creating your own fine jewellery, you need to get down to the Banneya Meets You pop-up store on Elizabeth Street. Jewellery specialists Banneya London have set up an interactive experience where you can browse through their collections, including those designed in collaboration with Allegra Hicks, Gisele Ganne and Lily Gabriella, and customise pieces using a variety of 18K golds and precious stones. You decide how you want the jewellery to look and they’ll get it made to order, so whether you want to treat someone to a very special gift or just treat yourself, this is the place to do it. Hurry though, it’s only open until Friday. banneya.com
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