Something for the Weekend

Words by
Lee Cassanell

9th June 2022

Hollywood stars and Highgate hijinks galore. 

Theatre: The Glass Menagerie
The brilliant Amy Adams makes her West End Debut in Tennessee Williams’ semi-autographical story of an obsessive single mother. Directed by by Jeremy Herrin, who has previously overseen productions of Wolf Hall, Uncle Vanya and People, Places and Things. Reviews have been mixed, but it’s early days and there’s still plenty of time for performances to hit their stride.  Adams can next be seen on the big screen later this year in ‘Disenchanted’, a follow up to Disney’s 2007 fairy-tale hit ‘Enchanted’.

Film: Jurassic World: Dominion
The dinosaurs are loose and living among us, but can human beings and giant carnivorous theropods co-exist? Chris Pratt returns as Indiana Jones on a motorbike with Bryce Dallas Howard in tow, but fans of the franchise will be most eager to see Jurassic Park cast members Sam Neil, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum return to save the world. Expect lots of running around and hiding, spectacular special effects and a T-Rex/T-Rex hybrid bigger than the T-Rex/T-Rex hybrids that have gone before.
Jurassic World: Dominion is at cinemas nationwide from 10 June.

Festival: Highgate Festival
Reflecting the ‘passions, pursuits and creativity’ of the area, Highgate Festival caters for the high-brow minded and the fun-loving explorers. If pottery, poetry and piano recitals are your thing, you’ll be on cloud nine and if you’re into fairs, food and folk music, hog heaven awaits. With plenty of kids activities and the promise of hot weather, this could be the perfect opportunity to see the sights of Highgate and be fed and entertained along the way.