Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THE KNOWLEDGE; Spies, Sondheim and a Naughty Italian

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

THE KNOWLEDGE; Spies, Sondheim and a Naughty Italian

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A London fairy tale

Enjoy a Grimm night out at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's revival of Stephen Sondheim's 1980s fairy-tale musical masterpiece Into the Woods. Follow the adventures of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Baker and his wife and the Giant, voiced by Judi Dench, and find out if they live happily ever after... Tickets from [pounds sterling]20. Until 11 September (openairtheatre.com).

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

YES 87%

NO 13%

Do you think that any of your friends is a spy?

ANGELS DELIGHT

For the first time, Angels the Costumier is opening up its North London warehouse and workshop for public tours. Visitors will see tailors beavering away on new projects, then be escorted through eight miles of fabulous costumes - furbelows from Dr Zhivago, farthingales from Elizabeth, bustiers from Moulin Rouge and many more: Angels has supplied the costumes for 32 Best Costume Oscar-winning films. The tour's grand finale is a visit to the jewellery department, surely twinkling with some of the baubles Kirsten Dunst wore in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. The only catch? Tours are limited to 12 people per group, one day per month. [pounds sterling]20 per person (angels.uk.com).

PICTURE PALACE

Whether it's an Interview magazine signed by Warhol or an original Georges Braque (Oiseau Bleu, above), the cavernous new Signed and Original art warehouse in Fulham has something to perk up every wall (signedandoriginal.com).

SILVIO SAYS...

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (below) has long appreciated the company of women, and last week he held a dinner party at a castle outside Rome for his favourite female MPs. His alleged remark to parliamentary deputy Nunzia de Girolamo has been attracting comment. 'What splendid earrings, Nunzia,' he said. …

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