Play Without Words, Sadler’s Wells, EC1, to 5 Aug, sadlerswells.com Matthew Bourne’s dance drama of power and seduction set in 1960s Chelsea.
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, National Gallery, South Bank, WC2, to 23 Sep, nationalgallery.org.uk Contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger produce work in collaboration with The Royal Ballet in respose to Titian’s masterpieces, revealing how his paintings continue to inspire living artists.
Bauhaus: Art As Life, Barbican Art Gallery, EC2, to 12 Aug, barbican.org.uk It’s the final week for this exceptional survey, chronicling the legendary art school.
Wiley Barfly, Camden, NW1, today only, barflyclub.com Crossover success? Who needs it? One of the leading lights of the grime scene, top MC Wiley continues to keep things on the lowdown.
Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures, Hen and Chickens, Highbury and Islington, N1, tonight only Alternately sweet-natured and downright filthy, ventriloquist Conti performs a brand new show featuring an extensive cast of characters.
New Adventures: Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words, Sadler’s Wells, EC1, Sat to Fri, sadlerswells.com Revival of Bourne’s stylish and sometimes shocking anatomisation of sex and class in the 1960s.
Seven Olympians, The Rugby Tavern, Great James Street, Clerkenwell, WC1, tonight only, rugbytavernlondon.co.uk Graham Fawcett returns with more dinner lectures, here with the fourth of his series on poets in history, about the Russian poet Pushkin.
The Alarmist Launch, The Social, Little Portland Street, W1, tonight only, thesocial.com Comedy and spoken word from Gerry Howell, Rob Auton, Frank Lock and Dangerous T launch the new magazine of dark humour.