There is a lot I am looking forward to in 2015 but I've now lived in London for long enough to know that unless you book way, way, waaay in advance, you don't get anywhere. And that includes restaurants as it does plays and exhibitions. So here's my round-up for this year in no order whatsoever.
If you haven't got tickets for this... well, good luck my friend. I bought mine in August 2014, a full year and a few days before the first preview. And I've bought two nights as well, just to be on the safe side. My favourite play and my favourite man of the moment, can you think of anything better? I cannot. Cumberbitch alert level 5. Opens August.
Silver screen, fashion and humanitarian icon, this wonderful lady comes to life in an exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery that is expected to trace her entire career. I cannot wait already. Opens July.
A bigger and, it is rumoured already, better retrospective than the one which graced the Met in 2011. You are still very much missed bro! Opens March at the V&A.
The 4 copies displayed side-by-side on the 800th birthday of the charter of civil liberties. Thrilling stuff. Opens March.
Movies I am really looking forward to:
The Theory of Everything
but the one I am looking forward to the very most is The Walk, written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, who finally dramatises Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of August 1974. Already the subject of the wonderful, gripping, exceedingly moving documentary Man On Wire, I cannot wait to see what promises to be a poignant dramatisation. Coming October.