Glory tells the story of British wrestler Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory after a dramatic fall from grace. A star during the heyday of British wrestling, he now owns a gym and coaches the next generation of wrestling superstars. The play explores his relationships with Dan, Ben and Sami, three of his fighters who’ve all endured racial discrimination in some form. Despite dealing with some heavy themes, Glory is fast, funny and visually thrilling. Written by Nick Ahad, the production is staged in a wrestling ring and features extraordinary wrestling choreography. The Albany, Douglas way, SE8 4AG,
March 19-20. Admission: £14.
Volunteer-run community cinema, Deptford Cinema, continues its run of director seasons with a John Carpenter retrospective. Screening his 1982 masterpiece the Thing, Deptford Cinema is honouring the master of cult cinema by bringing his films back to the big screen. An alien horror story, the Thing follows a research team in Antarctica as they hunt a shape-shifting alien that changes form to resemble its prey. With a stand out performance from Kurt Russell and terrifying special effects, the Thing is chilling horror at its best. Often voted one of the greatest horror films of all time, it has now been lovingly restored in 4k and looks sharper than ever. March 19. 39 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PG. Admission: £6. www.deptfordcinema.org
Children can walk or jog their way around a 2.62 mile mini marathon at Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice’s sixth event. Parents can run with their child while everyone is welcome to dress up in fancy dress.
Every single penny raised helps support people with terminal illnesses, their families and their carers in the London Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. Last year the children who took part in the Mini Marathon help raise over £85,000 for their local Hospice. There’s a prize draw for children who raise over £50 in sponsorship.
May 12, arrival from 9:15am; event starts at 10am. Royal Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 8QY. For children aged 5-16 (all children aged between 5 and 7 years old must run with a responsible adult) Registration Fee: £7.50 per child.
MOTHER OF INVENTION
Greenwich Market is holding free card making workshops for kids just in time for Mother’s day. All craft materials are provided to help create a Mother’s day card with a personal touch while there’s help on hand for any creative inspiration needed. There’s also face painting and art craft workshops on the day. Greenwich Market, SE19 9HZ, 23March
11am-3pm, Admission: Free www.greenwichmarket.london/
Main image: Andrew Billington