Until 30 March
Company, Gielgud Theatre
Hilarity and heartbreak come together in Marianne Elliott’s sensational reinvention of the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical. The seventies at a time of sexual revolution is swapped for the modern-day city, and leading man Bobby has become Bobbie, a perennially single woman about to celebrate her 35th birthday. For first-timers and fans of the original alike, this West End production will set your pulse racing – and your feet tapping.
2 February-14 July
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, V&A
Spectacular and sumptuous, this exhibition reveals how the French fashion designer threw out wartime austerity and created a fabulous new look for women. His pinched waists and full skirts transformed European design, and this exhibition – the largest and most comprehensive on Dior in UK history – features the iconic dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday portraits.
27 March-11 August
Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain
Artistic inspiration and London go hand in hand. Take Vincent van Gogh, who lived here for several crucial years as a young man. He fell in love with the people and the culture he encountered, and the city made an impression on him that would shape his imagination and his painting forever. Head to Tate Britain to see for yourself the influence the city had on Van Gogh, and how he, in turn, inspired generations of British artists.