Award winning play Grounded by American playwright George Brant is back at The Gate Theatre from 28th April – 30th May. Lucy Ellison plays a pregnant F16 fighter pilot who has been given a desk job flying remote control drones over the middle East. When her 12 hour shift hunting terrorists is over she goes home to be a wife and mother. Winner of a fringe first award in 2013 this fab play should sell out. Tickets are £20. www.gatetheatre.co.uk
Get your May Pole out it is the St John’s Mayfest again. On from May 1st (my birthday for anyone who wants to make me feel special) to 31st May, this is a month-long feast of cultural events. On Saturday 17th May 1pm-5pm is the much loved May Fair. Now in its 25th year it brings the spirit of bucolic village fetes from days of yore to the top of Notting Hill. A coconut shy, May Pole dancing, cream teas, a dog show, bouncy castle, face painting, bric-a-brac, plants for sale and more including a fancy dress parade. Strutt and Parker, local estate agents, have stepped up to the plate and sponsored this month long, much loved shebang. www.nottinghillmayfest.org.uk
The Animals and Children Took to the Street by 1927 is back at the National for six performances from 23rd May to 26th May. IF you can get tickets you must go it is a brilliant piece of theatre. If it has sold out already sorry for dangling this theatrical cherry in front of you. It is an unforgettable play with live music, animation, film and oh, well everything, all performed by just two actors. I honestly thought there was three or more. www.nationaltheatre.org.