Things to do
BORIS REX: ‘The story of Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy’ is how play Boris Rex describes itself, and we’re rather intrigued. It follows the politician’s life from his days at Oxford University, through a general election and into a national catastrophe. OSO Arts Centre (Barnes), £14/£12, book ahead, 30 April-3 May
ZULU BALLET: South African and Western cultures collide in Zulu ballet, Inala. Soundtracked by the Soweto Gospel Choir, 26 musicians, dancers and singers — including members of the Royal Ballet — combine for a lively dance show with traditional Zulu rhythms. Peacock Theatre (Holborn), £18-£45, book ahead, 30 April-18 May
PISSARRO IN DULWICH: Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates the 400th anniversary of neighbouring Dulwich College by displaying a painting of the school’s main building by Camille Pissarro. The artwork was created in 1871, and this is the first time it’s returned to the area since then. Dulwich Picture Gallery, included in admission (£9), just turn up, 30 April-4 August
CURATOR TOUR: Get an insight into the current exhibition about the war posters of Abram Games by going on a tour of the gallery with a curator. Find out about the life and legacy of the graphic designer, and how his Jewish heritage and experiences as a soldier inspired his work. National Army Museum (Chelsea), £10.50, book ahead, 11am
STANLEY KUBRICK: A panel of experts discuss the role of design in the filmmaker’s work. Costumes, film posters, props and sets are all covered, including some of the most iconic scenes in cinema. The event coincides with the current Stanley Kubrick exhibition. Design Museum (Kensington), £12, book ahead, 6.30pm-8pm
WINSTON CHURCHILL: Author Andrew Roberts discusses his new biography of Winston Churchill, which covers sides of the former prime minister’s character that are not often revealed. Find out about his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father’s death) and his aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else. Conway Hall (Holborn), £30-£50, book ahead, 6.45pm-8pm
BRAIN SCIENCE: Head to Science Gallery for an evening of neuroscience. Find out how important different parts of the brain are, and what happens if they’re removed. A patient who had part of their brain removed to prevent seizures discusses how the operation altered their identity and personality. Science Gallery (London Bridge), free, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm
SUPPER CLUB: Tuck into a three-course, meat-free Italian meal at this vegetarian supper club, including spicy tomato pasta and a sea salt and lemon chocolate mousse. Tickets also include a glass of wine. Nunnery Cafe (Bow), £15, book ahead, 7pm-9.30pm
POPBITCH QUIZ: Scandalous pop culture email newsletter Popbitch hosts a pub quiz. Topics cover a variety of subjects, from general knowledge to music, and prizes include bar tabs and theatre tickets. Smiths of Smithfield, £5.50, book ahead, 7.30pm
THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR: Watch The Blueblack Hussar, a 2013 documentary film about pop star Adam Ant. It follows him from international fame in the 1980s to a period in which he suffered recurrence of depression and being sectioned, to his first public tour in 15 years. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Jack Bond, hosted by Travis Elborough. Regent Street Cinema, £12, book ahead, 7.30pm
Tube ponderings with Barry Heck
Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.
I’ve always thought that the Northern line is badly named, given that it is the line with most stops in south London. But imagine if it were properly northern, running through Yorkshire. Here’s how it might look. (Originally published on Londonist in 2016.) Follow me on twitter @HeckTube.
Good cause of the day
Inspired by London Marathon runners? Sign up to do your own marathon — spread over a whole month — and raise money for adoption charity PACT. Find out more and sign up.