5 Things To Do This Weekend... Watch Small Apartments, Read Requiem
1. Watch... The Winslow Boy
Theatre lovers will not be disappointed with a trip to the Old Vic to see The Winslow Boy. Based on a true story, Terrence Rattigan’s play focuses on a family fighting to prove their son’s innocence after he’s expelled from the navy for stealing a five shilling postal order. Though its set in Edwardian times and features a suffragette, the struggle over the rights of an individual versus the state under the media’s glare proves to be quite poignant even today.
Until 25 May, oldvictheatre.com
2. Go shopping at... Leeds Trinity
Let’s face it, Leeds is pretty good for shopping anyway but now residents can experience retail therapy on a whole new level. Head down to the newly opened Trinity Leeds shopping centre this weekend, home to a food court and over 120 shops! Wowsers. Henry Holland curated the launch event which saw him unveil a record-breaking dress which measured 15 metres long. That’s a lot of fabric. The development also sees Everyman open its first cinema outside of London (think plush seats, gourmet snacks and wine) plus D&D Conran designed restaurants the Crafthouse and Angelica (which sold out of Dom Perignon during the first hour of opening).
LS1 6HX, trinityleeds.com
3. Watch... Small Apartments
Small Apartments sees funnyman Matt Lucas get his first ever leading role in a movie. In it, he plays Franklin Franklin, a reclusive man who ends up in a spot of bother after accidentally killing his landlord. Oops. Cue lots of antics as he attemts a rather hapless cover-up. Alongside Matt are a whole host of Hollywood stars including Billy Crystal, Rebel Wilson and the winner of BAFTA’s EE Rising Star Award Juno Temple.
Small Apartments is in cinemas now
4. Read... Requiem by Lauren Oliver
If you’ve been as hooked as we have on Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy, you’re probably already devouring the final instalment, Requiem. This dystopian love story will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and other fantasy fiction plus like all good literary trilogies; all three books have been signed up by Fox to be adapted for the big screen…
Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem out now
5. Watch... Our Girl on BBC 1
We love a bit of a Sunday night sit-down and BBC 1’s Our Girl looks like the perfect fodder. The TV film stars Lacey Turner who at 18, is the oldest of five children. and in order to escape her dysfunctional family, joins the army and trains as a combat medic ready for deployment in Afghanistan. Oh and it's 90 minutes so get those snacks prepared in advance!
Our Girl, Sunday, BBC 1