Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:


  • Paula’s Story

When Paula Rees is born with cerebral palsy, medical experts tell the family there is no hope of her ever learning or understanding anything. Spurred on by the love for their daughter, and convinced that there is a connection and understanding there, Paula’s parents fight for her to be appreciated as something more than a cerebral palsy statistic.

Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate, until May 17. Details: 020 8292 9222,


  • Hits From The Blitz with Five Star Swing

This feel-good 1940’s show features war-time tunes and sing-a-long songs brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the Five Star Swing band. 

The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, London Road, Enfield, May 14, 2.30pm. Details: 020 8807 6680,


  • RSC Live: Henry IV Part I

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his position, and of the price if he falters. Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London but war forces him to confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

ArtHouse, Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, May 14, 7pm. Details:


  • Comedy for Depression with Jason Manford

A night of laughs with the funnyman from Would I Lie to You? and 8 out of 10 Cats as well as Ellie Taylor, Angela Barnes, Luisa Omielan, Adam Hess and David Morgan. In aid of Depression Alliance.

Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, Islington, May 15, doors 6.30pm, show 7.30pm. Details: 020 7226 1686,


  • Prime Ministers

This South American rock band have topped MTV’s Latin American video chart, opened for Guns & Roses, Aerosmith and Carlos Santana and are preparing to release their new album.

Islington Academy 2, Parkfield Street, Islington, May 12, 7pm. Details: 020 7288 4400,

Tottenham Independent:

Prime Ministers


For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Enfield or Haringey Independent newspapers in print or online here.