Events in London – Thursday 17 January

Need some inspiration for 17th January? Captain Scott reached the South Pole on this day in 1912, only to find that he had been beaten by the Norwegians. Scott was to perish on the fiendishly cold journey home. Some pages from his expedition diary are on display at the Treasures of the British Library exhibition.

 

Theatre shows on 17th January

Party Time Celebration at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters one-act plays continues with Party Time and Celebration
The Room Victoria Station at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The five-month long season of Harold Pinters plays continues with The Room Victoria Station and Family Voices
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

to Old Vic A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
Summer And Smoke at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre The Duke of Yorks Theatre will be putting on a production of Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke
Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will be starring in the medieval adventures of Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre
Macbeth at Barbican Centre

to Barbican Centre A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeares Macbeth starring Niamh Cusack and Christopher Eccleston
The Inheritance at Noël Coward Theatre

to Noël Coward Theatre Noel Coward Theatre is putting on a production of Matthew Lopezs celebrated play about young gay men in New York
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

to Aldwych Theatre TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washingtons right hand man and one of Americas Founding Fathers
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Everybodys Talking About Jamie is all about overcoming prejudice with songs by The Feelings Dan Gillespie Sells
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

to Gillian Lynne Theatre The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul

Family & Kid’s events on 17th January

Art & Museum exhibitions on 17th January

National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Gainsboroughs Family Album collects together fifty works showing the family life of 18th-century artist Thomas Gainsborough
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist Lorenzo Lotto
Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna

Classical music on 17th January

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall

Free events on 17th January

Sadiq Khan at City Hall

to City Hall The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
 
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