25 January, 2022
Fresh from a hugely successful run on Broadway, To Kill a Mockingbird previews at the Gielgud Theatre from 10 March. Harper Lee's famous novel, adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin, stars Rafe Spall as the lawyer Atticus Finch, in a gripping story of justice confronting racial prejudice in America's Deep South. Originally published in 1960, Lee's masterpiece went on to sell more than 45 million copies worldwide, and has become one of the best-loved stories in American history. Runs until 13 August.
The biggest exhibition of men's fashion in its history opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum on 19 March. Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear brings together contemporary looks by legendary designers and rising stars with historical treasures and landmark loans. The show (in partnership with Gucci) explores three themes - Undressed, Overdressed and Redressed - and will include outfits worn by David Bowie, Marlene Dietrich and Harry Styles, as well as iconic menswear in photography and film. Runs until 6 November.
London's Underground may be world famous, but there is another railway running far beneath the city streets that is far less well known. This is the old Mail Rail, which carried up to four million letters a day from Paddington in the west to Whitechapel in the east. Though it closed in 2003, visitors to The Postal Museum in Clerkenwell can ride on one of its trains - surely one of the most unusual experiences that London has to offer. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Born into a family of tapestry dealers, the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois was fascinated by textiles and needlework, and in the last decades of her long life she produced a series of uncanny artworks that range from large-scale installations to abstract collages. The Woven Child at the Hayward Gallery brings many of these compelling - and often unsettling - works together in London for the first time, and offers a thrilling insight into Bourgeois' extraordinary world. Runs until 15 May.