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From Mary Berry’s new TV show to thrilling epic The Ferryman on stage, 7 Unmissable Events

THE MAIN EVENT

The TV Show: Britain’s Best Home Cook

Former Bake Off queen Mary Berry (above, with host Claudia Winkleman) is back for a new cookery show, which sees contestants swap the tent for a Big Brother-style house. Thu, BBC1, 8pm

 

The Concert: Salome

An excellent cast, including Jennifer Holloway in the title role, Arnold Bezuyen as Herod and Katarina Karneus (above with Bezuyen) as Herodias, take Opera North’s outstanding concert staging of the Richard Strauss opera to Perth (today), Warwick (Thu) and Gateshead (Sat). Touring until May 16

An excellent cast, including Jennifer Holloway in the title role, Arnold Bezuyen as Herod and Katarina Karneus (above with Bezuyen) as Herodias, take Opera North’s outstanding concert staging of the Richard Strauss opera to Perth (today), Warwick (Thu) and Gateshead (Sat). Touring until May 16

 

The Comedy Show: Danny Baker 

The chatterbox broadcaster returns with his second – and supposedly last – live tour, Good Time Charlie’s Back! After opening in Evesham (Wed), he visits Buxton (Thu), Milton Keynes (Fri) and Coventry (Sat). Touring until Jul 29

The chatterbox broadcaster returns with his second – and supposedly last – live tour, Good Time Charlie’s Back! After opening in Evesham (Wed), he visits Buxton (Thu), Milton Keynes (Fri) and Coventry (Sat). Touring until Jul 29

 

The Film: Avengers – Infinity War

Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, above with Dave Bautista, Danai Gurira and Elizabeth Olsen) joins the Avengers and the Guardians Of The Galaxy gang in a battle to save the universe. Out now

Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, above with Dave Bautista, Danai Gurira and Elizabeth Olsen) joins the Avengers and the Guardians Of The Galaxy gang in a battle to save the universe. Out now

 

The Exhibition: Ken’s Show – Exploring The Unseen

Tate Liverpool’s recently retired art handling manager, Ken Simons, uses his unique experience of getting up close and personal with famous artworks to curate a sublime free show featuring paintings by artists as diverse as JMW Turner and Howard Hodgkin (above, Rain, 1984–9). Until Jun 17

Tate Liverpool’s recently retired art handling manager, Ken Simons, uses his unique experience of getting up close and personal with famous artworks to curate a sublime free show featuring paintings by artists as diverse as JMW Turner and Howard Hodgkin (above, Rain, 1984–9). Until Jun 17

 

The Play: The Ferryman

Don’t miss Jez Butterworth’s thrilling epic set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, which leaves the capital after a wildly successful year. Until May 19, Gielgud Theatre

Don’t miss Jez Butterworth’s thrilling epic set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, which leaves the capital after a wildly successful year. Until May 19, Gielgud Theatre

 

The Festival: Cheltenham Jazz Festival 

The Gloucestershire town’s festival season begins. This year’s headliners include Van Morrison (Thu), Corinne Bailey Rae (above, Sun) and Rick Astley (May 7). From Wed to May 7

The Gloucestershire town’s festival season begins. This year’s headliners include Van Morrison (Thu), Corinne Bailey Rae (above, Sun) and Rick Astley (May 7). From Wed to May 7

 

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