The 100 most popular tickets of spring 2022, from theater and films to art exhibitions


EXHIBITIONS Henry Moore: Sharing for

Covering six decades of the British sculptor’s work, this intimate survey was carried out in collaboration with his daughter, Mary, who selected over 100 objects from her father’s studio and home. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, Somerset (, until September 4

May 31st

THEATER The Glass Menagerie

Golden Globe-winning American actress Amy Adams makes her West End debut in a new staging – by Jeremy Herrin – of Tennessee Williams’ 1944 ‘memory play’ about lost youth and the family dysfunction. Duke of York’s Theatre, London WC2 (, until August 27

June 1

OPERA Orpheus

The very first grand opera. Early music expert Laurence Cummings conducts Monteverdi’s miraculous score; Ed Lyon sings the title role. Garsington Opera, near Stokenchurch (, until July 3

Britannicus Theater

Racine’s 1669 tragedy of the rise of Nero gets an epic new production directed by Atri Banerjee, adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Lyric Hammersmith, London W6 (, until June 25

POP Liam Gallagher

Still at war with Britpop, the Oasis frontman is back with his third solo album, C’Mon You Know, and massive gigs. There won’t be louder chants all year round. Etihad Stadium, Manchester ( and on tour

June 2

DANCE like water for chocolate

Laura Esquivel’s magical, gritty romance gets a makeover from the fantastical Christopher Wheeldon, with the team that helped make her Alice in Wonderland adventures and The Winter’s Tale such triumphs. The dance event of 2022. Royal Opera House, London WC2 (, until June 17

June 3

Aldeburgh CLASSIC Festival

Britain’s boldest and most imaginative classical festival features a brand new opera by Tom Coult and Alice Birch, and 41 premieres. Various locations, Aldeburgh (, until June 26

MOVIE Bergman Island

In this dose of cinephile catnip by French director Mia Hansen-Løve, two artistic couples seek inspiration in Ingmar Bergman’s Swedish retreat. Cinemas

EXHIBITIONS Picasso Ingres: Face to Face

Picasso’s Woman with a Book (1932) arrives from California to appear alongside the painting that inspired it: Madame Moitessier, a magnificent portrait of a merchant’s wife adorned with jewels, by Ingres. National Gallery, London WC2 (, until October 9

June 7

DANCE The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]

A collaboration between Germany’s Pina Bausch Foundation and Senegal’s École des Sables, featuring two chalk and cheese works: the new common ground[s]inspired by African dance and the Rite of Spring by Bausch in 1975. Sadler’s Wells, London EC1 (, until June 11

June 9

POP The Rolling Stones

The 60th anniversary of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world. Of the original lineup, only Mick Jagger and Keith Richards still ride, but with Ronnie Wood throwing blues hits since 1975 and Steve Jordan replacing the late great Charlie Watts, they’re still pure class. Anfield Stadium, Liverpool; Hyde Park, London W2, June 25 and July 3 (


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