London arts: The best art, theatre, dance and concerts to see in London this week

Calling all arts and culture lovers - these are the best new openings happening in London this week.

Dear Elizabeth

Gate Theatre, W11, Jan 17-Feb 9

Tamsin Greig and Hattie Morahan are among changing cast of actors to perform letters between two poets.

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other


National Theatre, SE1, Jan 16-Mar 2

Cate Blanchett stars alongside Stephen Dillane in Martin Crimp’s new play.

Leave To Remain

(Helen Maybanks)
(Helen Maybanks)

Lyric Hammersmith, W6, Jan 18-Feb 16

A gay couple’s lives are upturned by visa issues, with music from Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke.

TRIO: ConcertDance

(Nikolai Krusser)
(Nikolai Krusser)

Royal Opera House, WC2, Jan 17-27

Italian ballerina ​Alessandra Ferri stars in first ballet in newly revamped Linbury Theatre.

London Art Fair

(Jade Montserrat, Born to suffer the weight of men, 2015)
(Jade Montserrat, Born to suffer the weight of men, 2015)

Business Design Centre, N1, Jan 16-20

Annual showcase of modern and contemporary art returns with exhibitions and talks.