Weekend arts guide: ten of London's hottest tickets
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Baz Luhrmann's 3D film adaptation of classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' stars Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire who flaunts his super-rich lifestyle in an attempt to regain his lost love Daisy (Carey Mulligan). Reviews are mixed – but it's still a "must-see", says Film 4.
American coming-of-age drama Mud star Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive criminal who befriends two Arkansas teenagers as he tries to evade authorities and reunite with his girlfriend. With Reese Witherspoon. "A first-rate adventure film," says the New Yorker.
Pedro Almodovar's comedy I’m So Excited has opened in UK cinemas. When technical difficulties put a plane in danger, a group of flight attendants try to forget their problems and entertain passengers. Cameos by Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. "Crazy fun," says Time Out.
Drama The Place Beyond the Pines stars Ryan Gosling as a stunt motorcycle rider who turns to crime to support his child and becomes locked in a destructive struggle with a police officer (Bradley Cooper). With Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta. "Consistently compelling," says Time Out.
A new production of The Tempest has opened at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. Roger Allam from The Thick of It stars as Prospero, a former duke exiled to a magical island where he summons a storm to wreak revenge. "Spellbinding," says the Daily Telegraph. Until 18 August.
A revival of Harold Pinter's farce 'The Hothouse' has opened at Trafalgar Studios, London. Simon Russell Beale stars as the director of a sinister medical institution who suspects his staff are plotting to overthrow him. "Clever, caustic carry-on," says The Financial Times. Until 3 August.
A revival of Peter Nichol's 'Passion Play', starring Zoe Wanamaker, has opened at the Duke of York's Theatre, West End. The 25-year marriage of James and Eleanor is disrupted by his affair with a predatory younger woman. "Brilliantly done," says The Times. Until 3 August.
A revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Merrily We Roll Along has transferred to the West End. Three showbiz friends reflect on their inglorious careers from the 1950s to the 1970s. With Mark Umbers, Damian Humbley and Jenna Russell. "Thrilling," says The Independent. Until 27 July.
A rehang of Tate Britain's art collection, dubbed 'Walk Through British Art', has opened. The chronological hang in the refurbished Tate galleries spans 500 years of art and highlights major British artists including J.M.W. Turner, and William Blake. "Revelatory," says The Guardian.
Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, has opened at the British Museum. It features artworks, domestic objects and human traces preserved since Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed by Vesuvius in AD79. "Majestic," says The Guardian. Until 29 September.