This month's cultural previews
The Duck House
With the success of This House earlier this year, and our recently recommended Handbagged receiving rave reviews, theatre is really striding its way back into the political zeitgeist. The Duck House, as the name suggests to anyone who wasn’t living under a rock four years ago, is an amusing take on the 2009 expenses scandal that changed parliament forever. Starring Ben Miller (of Armstrong and Miller fame), and penned by the scriptwriters behind Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week, this looks set to be a must-see production.
From 27 November, Vaudeville Theatre, London
A Fractured Future
With energy policy dominating the political agenda, it will be a breath of fresh air to hear from someone who knows what they’re talking about. Although in recent years he’s come under fire for the tuition fee review, Lord Browne, former BP head honcho, will use this lecture to reflect on the progress made since he spoke about the risks of climate change. The rest of the oil industry may not like what they hear. Promises to be better than just a lot of hot air…
27 November, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London
London’s annual Christmas bonanza is back again, and it promises to be as garish as ever. During the month of December, Hyde Park is transformed from a vast open space of greenery into something Perry Como would be proud of; a winter wonderland. There’s everything from an ice rink to the magical ice kingdom, circuses galore and a fun fair. And with mulled wine, bratwurst and lashings of mince pies, you can even stay for dinner. If you haven’t experienced the extravaganza before, make sure it’s on your Christmas list this year...
From 22 November, Hyde Park, London