Weekly arts roundup – May 28-June 3

PICK OF THE WEEK

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts
Old Joint Stock, Friday May 29-Saturday May 30

Over the last fortnight, the Old Joint Stock have been treating us to the fabulous inaugural Birmingham Cabaret Festival.  The programme comes to a climax this weekend with the outrageous – and much-acclaimed – doyens of musical comedy Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria.

 
ALSO THIS WEEK

NINJA III

Trash Film Night presents Ninja III: The Domination
Electric Cinema, Thursday May 28

In the glorious words of the Electric, “a truly dreadful slice of 80s action nonsense”, complete with waspish commentary from TFN’s Luke and David.

ENCALLADOS

Encallados
Mac, Thursday May 28

Part of the University of Birmingham’s Basque, Catalan & Galician Cinema Season, this is the humorous tale of three friends in Santiago de Compostela tasked with making a film about an oil spill.

ALEXEI SAYLE

Alexei Sayle: Listen With Alexei
Mac, Saturday May 30

Liverpool’s favourite son is on hand to read excerpts from the latest volume of his memoirs, Thatcher Stole My Trousers, followed by a Q&A.

Postcards From The Seaside
Artrix, Saturday May 30-Sunday May 31

A show from Bromsgrove’s own Madcap Theatre Productions, this is a new musical marking the 75th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation.

THE DERANGED MARRIAGE

The Deranged Marriage
Warwick Arts Centre, from Tuesday June 2

A tenth-anniversary run of Pravesh Kumar’s comedy drama, exploring the tensions underlying the hullabaloo as Rishi and Sona prepare to tie the knot.

 
STILL RUNNING

PAVEL BUCHLER

Pavel Büchler
Ikon, until Sunday July 12

The most far-reaching exhibition yet from the Czech-born artist, demonstrating his wry humour and preoccupation with status.

SMALL WORLDS

Small Worlds
New Art Gallery Walsall, until Sunday September 6

A range of artists examine the urban environment and the meaning of “local” in the context of 2015’s globalised society.

 

 

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