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From Challengers to Pet Shop Boys: the complete guide to this week’s entertainment


going outside: Cinema

Challengers
out now
It stars Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Feist sports romance It sees off-court tension through the medium of tennis, when a Grand Slam champion competes against his wife’s ex-boyfriend. From Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino.

Abduction
out now
Marco Bellocchio directs true story A six-year-old Jewish boy who was kidnapped from his family in Bologna in 1858 on the orders of the Pope, so that he could be raised Catholic. Naturally, his heartbroken family campaigns for his return.

ISS
out now
An International Space Station crew composed of Russian and American astronauts finds themselves in trouble when a nuclear war breaks out between their respective countries while in orbit. Much consternation and double-crossing ensues for the crew mates played by Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina and Masha Mashkova.

cardiff animation festival
various places, 27th and 28th April, Online till 12th May
Wales’s largest animation festival returns to Chapter Arts, featuring a rich selection of workshops, activities and films, including Robot Dreams, the touching story of a lonely dog ​​who buys a robot companion, but makes a mistake. gets separated from. katherine bray


going outside: gigs

Reason to stop…Olivia Dean. Photograph: Alex Fjodorov

olivia dean
manchester, 27th April, Tour till 5th May
It’s been a busy year for North Londoner Olivia Dean. the last summer, messy, their critically acclaimed debut album of richly layered neo-soul, charted in the Top 5, and also received three British nominations. This UK tour is basically a lap of honour. Michael Cragg

lil yachty
London, 29 April; birmingham, may 1st, glasgow, 2 May, May 4th Tour
After starting out as a so-called SoundCloud rapper, crooning lines over loose trap beats last year, Lil Yachty unexpectedly turned to psych rock with his fifth album. let’s start here, It’s unclear which lane he’ll focus on here; expect the unexpected. mc

Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Montpelier Gardens, Cheltenham, 1 till 6th may
Incorporating contemporary jazz, blues, soul, R&B and global music, the festival lasts six days and features luminaries ranging from pianist Brad Mehldau to Snarky Puppy and singer Gregory Porter. Acid jazz stars Brand New Heavies join the mighty London Concert Orchestra on the May 3 bill. John Fordham

Atlas
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, may 1st
Just a month after its premiere, Anna Cline’s First Piano Concerto arrived in the UK, with Jeremy Denk, for whom it was composed, as soloist and conducted by CBSO Kazuki Yamada. The atlas is inspired by Gerhard Richter’s drawings and photographs of the same name, which, as Kline says, “touches the heart of the artist’s thinking”. Andrew Clements


going outside: Art

The windmills of your mind…Robert Delaunay’s Spherical Shapes of the Moon No. 1, 1913. Photograph: Lenbachhaus Munich

expressionist
Tate Modern, London, until 20 October
Gabriele Münter and her lover Wassily Kandinsky are at the center of this tour of early 20th century Bavaria. Inspired by the frustration of Munch and Van Gogh, he and fellow artists formed the Blue Rider group in Munich in 1911. Franz Marc, Marianne Werefkin and Robert Delaunay share the tremulous mood.

Michelangelo: The Last Decades
British Museum, London, 2 May till 28th July
Michelangelo’s paintings uniquely combine soft immediacy and precision in an art of extraordinary expression. His later drawings in this show are some of his most poignant, ranging from mythological scenes he created for his beloved Tommaso de’ Cavalieri to harrowing depictions of the dying and dying Jesus Christ.

Tony Cragg
Castle Howard, near York, 3 may till 22 september
Brideshead is not what it used to be. What would Jeremy Irons’ character in the popular TV series think if he saw modern art on his lawn? Nowadays every stately home displays contemporary art, even Castle Howard, the famous location of Brideshead Revisited, which is now full of many. cragCosmic abstractions.

henry moore in miniature
Holborn Museum, Bath, 3 may To 8 September
The most ambitious sculptor of the human body produced by 20th century Britain still dominates many skylines in sculpture parks and public spaces around the world. However, here his roly poly, recumbent or enthroned, chiseled and faceless figures appear on a more profound scale. Get closer to his surrealism. jonathan jones


going outside: stage

Collision course…silence. Photograph: Harry Elletson

silence
Homemanchester, 30 April To 4th May
A clash of the personal and the political, this new piece of documentary theater was launched to mark 75 years of the Partition of India. Adapted from Kavita Puri BookIt weaves together disparate stories to show how this brutal point in history shaped Britain. kate wyvern

english kings were killing foreigners
Camden People’s Theatre, London, until 11 May
The stage becomes a battlefield as Shakespeare’s Globe actors perform in this silly and serious show nina bowers And Philip Arditi considers what it means to include a global majority actor in a Shakespeare play. Immersing themselves in the experience of performing Henry V, they ask essential questions about what nationalism looks like now. kilowatt

punt and dennis
slow, 27th April, Milton Keynes, 29 April, Tour on 26th June
After a quarter of a century as hosts of The Now Show – and, in Hugh Dennis’s case, 17 years as Mock the Week panelist – there’s no hesitation in saying that the pair are world experts at delivering the news. See what he learned on his first tour in a decade. Rachel Arosti

Gateshead International Festival of Theater
Various locations, May 4 and 5
At this boundary-blurring performance festival you can see Bertrand Lesca and Naci Voutsas and artists over 60; Check out the work of Rwandan-born businessman Patrick Ziza; Or take a Beatmotion workshop with Akeem Toussaint Buck to create your own choreography (no experience necessary). lindsay winship


staying in: streaming

Survivor…The Tattooist of Auschwitz Jonah Hauer-King as Lali Sokolov and Anna Prochniak as Gita Furman. Photograph: Martin Mlaka/Sky UK

tattoo artist of auschwitz
Now and Sky Atlantic, 2 May, 9pm
Jonah Hauer-King stars in this play based on Heather Morris holocaust novel, inspired by the testimony of survivor Lale Sokolov himself. Told through later interviews, it presents an intense love story set against the abject terror of the camps.

a man completely
Netflix, May 2
David E Kelly is known for fizzy, foreboding and stellar dramas like Big Little Lies. His latest, an adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel about an Atlanta real estate mogul facing bankruptcy, retains the big names — Jeff Daniels, Diane Lane, Lucy Liu — for some complex satire of the country.

Miriam: Death of a reality star
Channel 4, 29 April, 9pm
Even in the Wild West of early reality TV, there is something thereYout Miriam – a dating format based on the “twist” that its title model was transgender – felt distinctly unsettling. The series looks at the legacy of its star Miriam Rivera, from her pioneering celebrity to the abuse she experienced before her passing in 2019.

shardlake
Disney+, May 1
In 2022, Arthur Hughes became the first disabled actor to star in an RSC production of Richard III. Now he’s jumped ahead a few decades to portray Matthew Shardlake – a barrister and spy with a curvature to the spine of Thomas Cromwell (Sean Bean) – in this new series based on the historical novels by CJ Sansom. RA


staying in: game

Pirate Adventure… Sea of ​​Thieves.

sea ​​of ​​thieves
PS5, April 30th
A jewel in the crown of Xbox’s game lineup is coming to PS5 this week: a humorous, addictive multiplayer pirate adventure that’s best enjoyed with a crew.

stellar blade
PS5, out now
Aliens have taken over Earth, and as incongruously scantily clad supersoldier Eve, we have to chop them into bite-sized pieces. This frame-perfect science-fiction action is a feast for the eyes. keza macdonald


staying in: album

At night… Pet Shop Boys. Photograph: Alasdair McLellan

Pet Shop Boys – Still
out now
Pet Returning with their 15th album and first with producer James Ford (Jesse Ware, Blur). Recent single Dancing Star recalls her Please era with spoken verses from Neil Tennant, while Loneliness “fulfills its purpose of capturing the unique and diverse emotions that make us human”.

Sega Bodega – Dennis
out now
Having worked with Björk and FKA twigs, Irish-Chilean producer and artist Salvador Navarrete knows all about spectacular soundscapes. On this third album he has expanded his multi-layered electronic suites with guest spots from writer and filmmaker Miranda July and Sophie’s collaborator Cecil Believe.

justice- hyperdrama
out now
No longer Daft Punk, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, aka Justice, can claim their crown as France’s best dance duo. This fourth album, their first in eight years, continues their love of fast beats, blown-out synth riffs and more than just cinematic drama.

St. Vincent – All Born Screaming
out now
Abandoning the lounge-pop influence of their previous albums, annie clarkCan be found here digging dirt. Featuring Dave Grohl’s furious drumming, singles Broken Man and Flea tore it all apart, the latter comparing obsessive love to parasites holding on for dear life. mc


staying in: brain food

Shine…Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. Photograph: Syd Barrett Archive

Have you got it yet? The story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd
Sky Arts, April 27, 9pm
co-founded pink Floyd In 1965, Syd Barrett left after three years and began living as a semi-recluse, his later life becoming one of British music’s greatest mysteries. This fascinating film illuminates his complex legacy.

lost patients
podcast
Reporter Will James’s series on mental health care in America is an important and often uncomfortable listen. Focusing primarily on the testimony of people who have experienced the system in Seattle, they discovered a shocking decline in care.

Fantasy Brand Archive
Online
More than just a collection of brand names that have appeared in TV and film, this database from designer Lorenzo Bernini includes a fascinating research section that explores how branding shapes the way we see the world. Ammar Kalia

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