Shakespeare’s most iconic villain comes to London’s oldest theatre this week, launching Alexandra Palace’s newly restored and revitalised space. Starring Tom Mothersdale, in a production by director John Haidar, Richard III is the first big headliner to tread the theatre’s newly laid boards since it reopened in December 2018. The inside has been left in a state of decaying glory, making it a fittingly gothic location to host twisted, autocratic King Richard.
Tickets from £9.50, until 30 March, Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY, alexandrapalace.com
Kaleidoscope at Saatchi Gallery
A apt exhibition for our fake news world. Kaleidoscope opens at the Saatchi Gallery this week, showcasing nine contemporary artists’ views on human perception – and how it can be distorted. Works include Laura Buckley’s interactive kaleidoscope, Whitney Bedford’s marine landscapes and the politically informed sculptures of Mia Feuer.
Until 5 May, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY, saatchigallery.com
Well Suited with Thom Sweeney and Phillips London
An exhibition made for The Jackal. This week, Thom Sweeney is teaming up with auction house Phillips London for Well Suited, an exhibition that showcases some of the world’s finest watches alongside bespoke suits from the Mayfair tailor. Up to 25 rare and exciting watches will be up for sale, by brands including Richard Mille, Grand Seiko and Philippe Dufour. Also on display will be a selection of bespoke tailoring from Thom Sweeney, as well as a working cutting room, where tailors will be beavering away for the duration of the exhibition. If watches and tailoring are your thing – and they’re definitely ours – then this is the Holy Grail of exhibitions.
15-21 March, 30 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6EX, phillips.com