What’s on in London April 2014

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Whats on in London in April

See what events are on in London during April 2014.

I Cant Sing at London Palladium, London
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I Can’t Sing! — The X-Factor Musical

to London Palladium "I Can't Sing!" is the hilarious new musical based on the X-Factor, written by Harry Hill. Go behind the microphones at the biggest show on earth, and follow one girl's journey to the final round. This fantastic new musical features a whole host of deliriously funny songs bursting with Harry Hill's side-splitting silliness. The X-Factor's regular judges will also some in for some merciless mickey-taking.
 at British Museum, London
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Vikings: Life and Legend

to British Museum The Vikings are coming! This is the British Museum's first major exhibition on Vikings for more than 30 years. The Viking age (800-1050) was a period of major change across Europe, when they spread from their Scandinavian homelands to create new cultures on four different continents. The highlight of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship.
 
Two Into One at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Two Into One

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Ray Conney's hilarious comedy "Two Into One". All George Pigden has to do is book a hotel room for MP Richard Willey to meet his mistress. But when the bumbling aide makes a disastrous mistake, some extreme complications ensue...
Fatal Attraction at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Fatal Attraction

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Based on the classic movie starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, "Fatal Attraction" begins with a casual encounter in a bar, but quickly builds into a frightening tale of obsession and revenge for successful New York lawyer Dan Gallagher, when his conquest turns out to be a beautiful but dangerously unstable woman...
 
King Lear at Olivier Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “King Lear”

to Olivier Theatre Lear is an ageing monarch in a divided kingdom. When he asks his three beloved daughters to profess their love for him, two of them humour the elderly king with flattering platitudes. But when his third daughter Cordelia confesses to love him just like a daughter should, he casts her out of his kingdom for wounding his pride. His world soon descends into chaos, and all that he once believed is brought into question.
Other Desert Cities at Old Vic, London
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Other Desert Cities

to Old Vic It's Christmas Eve in Palm Springs, and novelist Brooke Wyeth has returned home to celebrate Christmas with her family. But then she drops a bombshell — she is planning to write a tell-all memoir, exposing some of the most painful chapters of her family's past. Will Brooke's revelations push her fractured family relations to the point of no return?
 
Die Frau Ohne Schatten at Royal Opera House, London
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Richard Strauss — “Die Frau ohne Schatten”

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of "Die Frau ohne Schatten" by Richard Strauss -- a fairytale with a strong moral dimension. It tells the story of a half-mortal Empress who does not cast a shadow. But if she doesn't get one in three days, she will be returned to the spirit world and the Emperor will be turned to stone. To what lengths will the Empress go to avoid such a fate? Die Frau Ohne Schatten will be playing at the Royal Opera House in London during April 2014.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Renaissance Impressions — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Renaissance Impressions" will explore Chiaroscuro woodcuts from two of the finest collections in the world. This 16th-century printing technique made dramatic use of light and dark to breathe new life into well-known biblical scenes by famous Renaissance painters like Parmigianino, Raphael and Titian.
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Paolo Veronese — Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

to National Gallery This exhibition will showcase ten of the National Gallery's own paintings by Paolo Veronese, alongside 40 other works loaned by museums around the world. Veronese was one of the most influential and beautiful painters of the Venetian Renaissance, creating complex fresco decorations, large-scale altarpieces, devotional paintings, portraits and historical pictures.
Justin Timberlake at O2 Arena, London
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Justin Timberlake — The 20/20 Experience

to O2 Arena Justin Timberlake is bringing "20/20 Experience" to London with two huge nights at the O2 Arena. The best-selling album has already sold 3.5 million worldwide, and held the No.1 spot for 3 weeks. This will be Justin's first solo show at The O2 since he toured his FutureSex/LoveShow in 2007.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Saint-Saens, Mozart and Elgar

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Sir Neville Marriner, pianist Murray Perahia and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Saint-Saens, Mozart and Elgar.
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Free lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events. Some of their most popular events are the lunchtime concerts which they put on for free. They feature everything from solo pianists and violinists, to string quartets and vocal groups.
 
 at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
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See Sir John Soane’s Museum by candlelight

Sir John Soane’s Museum Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. Once a month you get the opportunity to see it by candlelight -- for free!
Torvill And Deans Dancing On Ice at Wembley Arena, London
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Torvill & Dean’s “Dancing On Ice” — The Live Tour

to Wembley Arena Torvill & Dean will be taking the much-loved TV show "Dancing On Ice" on a live tour. You will be able to watch all the best celebrities from the TV alongside the show's amazing professional skaters.
Lily Allen at Royal Albert Hall, London
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City Rocks! — Lily Allen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Maverick Sabre

Royal Albert Hall City Rocks is helping to celebrate the 275th birthday of Coram (the UK's oldest children's charity), with a fantastic line-up of artists including Lily Allen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Maverick Sabre, Brian May and Kerry Ellis.
Jarred Christmas at Comedy Store, London
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Jarred Christmas, at the Comedy Store

Comedy Store Join Jarred Christmas for "The Cutting Edge" at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill will include Alistair Barrie, Paul Thorne, Stephen Grant, Steve Gribbin and guest 'Edger'.
 
Mark Watson at Pleasance Theatre, London
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Mark Watson — Work in Progress

Pleasance Theatre Mark Watson will be testing out some brand new material at the Pleasance Theatre, in a series of "work in progress" shows. Somewhat darker in tone than usual, he says. Also funnier than usual, though.
 at Dr. Johnson’s House, London
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Walk in the footsteps of Samuel Johnson

Dr. Johnson’s House Follow in the footsteps of legendary London wit Samuel Johnson and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street where he lived. The tour will include Gough Square, Temple Church, Temple Bar and Fleet Street itself.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Maurizio Pollini, playing Beethoven’s Sonatas

Royal Festival Hall The Royal Festival Hall welcomes pianist Maurizio Pollini for the International Piano Series, performing a selection of Beethoven's Sonatas.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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English Chamber Orchestra — Beethoven and Schumann

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Daisuke Muranaka, cellist Caroline Dale and the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Beethoven and Schumann.
 
Phill Jupitus at Comedy Store, London
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Phill Jupitus, at the Comedy Store

Comedy Store Phill Jupitus will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Steve Edis and Neil Mullarkey.
Four Tops And Temptations at O2 Arena, London
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The Four Tops & The Temptations

O2 Arena Two timeless Motown legends for the price of one! Special guests joining the Four Tops and The Temptations include The Platters and Freda Payne. Four Tops And Temptations will be performing this April at the O2 Arena in London.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra — Elgar, Wagner and Berlioz

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Edward Gardner, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Denose and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Elgar, Wagner and Berlioz.
Handbagged at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“Handbagged” — about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher

to Vaudeville Theatre "Handbagged" is a wickedly funny new play which tells the story of two iconic women — Liz and Maggie. One is destined to rule, the other is elected to lead. But when the Queen and Margaret Thatcher got behind closed doors, and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
 
Another Country at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Another Country” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios "Another Country" follows the story of Bennett and Judd, a couple of public schoolboys -- one coming to terms with his homosexuality, and the other a committed Marxist. But in the 1930s the Establishment had ways of dealing with rebels, and when a scandal hits the school, the young men must make choices which will have a momentous impact on their lives and on the future of their country. Another Country will be in London on April, during its run at the Trafalgar Studios.
 at Science Museum, London
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The Energy Show — Science Museum

to Science Museum The Energy Show is an explosive family show which features two futuristic science students, racing against time to prove their knowledge of energy. With a workshop full of gadgets and chemicals, and some help from their virtual lab-assistant, the students will experiment with anything and everything they can find.
 
Boy George at Indigo, London
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Boy George — “This Is What I Do”

Indigo Boy George was one of the 80s biggest stars as lead singer of Culture Club, and went on to have massive success as a DJ. Now he's back with "This Is What I Do" -- his first studio album of new material in almost two decades.
Alison Moyet at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Alison Moyet — Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Alison Moyet is back on stage with a show at the Royal Albert Hall, where she will be showcasing songs from her new album "The Minutes", alongside some much-loved classics from her back catalogue.
 
Ross Noble at Cutty Sark, London
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Ross Noble and guests, at the Cutty Sark Theatre

Cutty Sark Ross Noble, the master of improvisational comedy, has received huge critical acclaim for his live performances. This is your chance to see him up close in a unique setting — the Cutty Sark, which is opening up a little theatre in the lower hold of the ship, where cargoes of tea and wool were once stacked more a century ago.
Faust at Royal Opera House, London
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“Faust” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Gounod's grand opera "Faust". Set in Paris on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War, "Faust" is a tale of romance, temptation, and the battle between relion and satanic powers in the decadent decade of 1870. See Faust at the Royal Opera House in April, when the classical opera comes to London.
 
Lee Nelson at 99 Club, London
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Lee Nelson, at the 99 Club

99 Club Lee Nelson will be the pick of the comedians performing at the 99 Club, alongside Nick Revell and Brett Goldstein.
 at Science Museum, London
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Sleep overnight, at the Science Museum

Science Museum Have you ever wanted to spend a night in the Science Museum? Your evening will be filled with hands-on workshops and science shows, followed by a breathtaking IMAX show and tasty breakfast.
 
Trevor Nelson at Jazz Café, London
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Trevor Nelson Presents… Soul Nation

Jazz Café Radio 2's Trevor Nelson has a monthly residency at the Jazz Cafe, on the first Friday of every month, playing an eclectic mix of timeless soul, jazz, funk, R&B and hip-hop, from the 1970s up until the present day.
Backstreet Boys at O2 Arena, London
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Backstreet Boys (with support from All Saints)

O2 Arena The original five Backstreet Boys got back together and will be performing together for the first time in ten years, when their "In A World Like This" comes to The O2. As an extra treat, support will come from one of the best-loved UK girl bands of all time -- All Saints.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Dino Snores — Sleep over at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Have you ever seen the movie "Night At The Museum"? Well... now's your chance to find out what really stalks the corridors of the Natural History Museum as night descends, with the towering bones of Diplodocus nearby. Activities include a torch-lit tour of the famous galleries, and a live show called "Revenge of the Minibeasts".
Gary Barlow at O2 Arena, London
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Gary Barlow, at The O2

to O2 Arena Just when everyone thought that Take That were back together as a five-piece, Gary Barlow takes a job as a judge on the X-Factor. Then Robbie leaves again and Gary does a solo show! Now he's off on a full tour of the UK and Ireland, which includes two nights at The O2. Catch Gary Barlow at the O2 Arena in London, between the 5th and 6th April.
 
 
 
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