Theatre in London 14th Feb, Valentine’s Day

Theatre in London on Valentine’s Day, Fri 14th February

Our guide to theatre shows in London on Valentine’s Day, Friday 14 February 2014.

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Theatre show in London: Full Monty at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre London theatre show at the Noël Coward Theatre. Based on the smash-hit film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers, "The Full Monty" tells the tale of how Gaz wandered into a pub one day, only to be told that it's women's only night -- an exotic male dancing troupe is playing. Deciding that there's nothing a bunch of Americans can do that he and his mates can't do better, he decides to form his own troupe of male strippers.
Theatre show in London: 1984 at Almeida Theatre

to Almeida Theatre George Orwell's nightmarish vision of the future is coming to the Almeida Theatre. Winston Smith thinks a thought... but Big Brother is watching. Orwell's fiction is re-examined in a radical new staging which explores modern-day surveillance, and why his terrible vision of the future is as relevant now as ever. 1984 will be playing at the Almeida Theatre in London on Friday 14th Feb.
 
Theatre show in London: Only Way Is Downton at Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios Luke Kempner's one-man comedy of impressions comes to London with some exclusive new material. When celebrities start to appear at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras collide in this hilarious parody of some of our most popular TV shows. Can they help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin... again?
Theatre show in London: Weir at Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre The local men are settling down for their daily pint in Brendan's isolated Irish pub. But the arrival of a new woman spurs them to impress her with their stories. But one story is more chilling and more real than any of the men could have foreseen...
 
Theatre show in London: Ghosts at Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios The critically-acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" is coming to the Trafalgar Studios. Following the death of her cruel but seemingly charming husband, Helene tries to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son the truth about him. But Oswald reveals that he has already inherited hislegacy...
Theatre show in London: Fortunes Fool at Old Vic

to Old Vic Turgenev's savagely funny play, "Fortune's Fool", follows a pair of newlyweds as they arrive at their country estate to be welcomed by a penniless gentleman-in-residence. But then their wealthy and mischievous neighbour calls by for a celebratory lunch, and, fuelled by champagne, the proceedings lead to a shocking revelation with far-reaching consequences.
 
Musical in London: Stephen Ward at Aldwych Theatre

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to Aldwych Theatre "Stephen Ward" follows the rise and fall of a society osteopath in the early 1960s. As a friend to film stars, spies, models and government minister, Stephen Ward's rise and ultimate disgrace centres on his involvement with the notorious Christine Keeler, which led to one of the biggest political scandals of the 20th century -- the Profumo Affair. Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Stephen Ward will be on in London on Friday February 14th, for a run at the Aldwych Theatre.
Theatre show in London: Duck House at Vaudeville Theatre

 

to Vaudeville Theatre Show at the Vaudeville Theatre London. "The Duck House" is an outrageous new comedy set in a world of dodgy receipts, deceit, and Parliamentary panic, which satirises the MPs expenses scandal in 2009. A General Election is just one year away, and Robert Houston will do anything to save his seat -- including change sides.
 
Musical in London: Candide at Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide". Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. This whirlwind adventure is a joyous musical romp trough anguish, happiness, loss and love, as she seeks to prove that "life is happiness indeed".
Theatre show in London: Henry V at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre Hollywood actor Jude Law will be starring in the Noel Coward Theatre's production of Shakespeare's patriotic history play "Henry V". Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare's masterful plot tells the story of Henry's campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
 
Theatre show in London: Strangers On A Train at Gielgud Theatre

to Gielgud Theatre Alfred Hitchcock's fiendishly entertaining "Strangers On A Train" tells the tale of two men having a seemingly innocent conversation about the perfect murder. What if they 'swap' murders, and carry out each other's crime? But for one of the men the chat turns into a nightmare, when the other one carries out the plot...
Theatre show in London: Jeeves And Wooster at Duke of York’s Theatre

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to Duke of York’s Theatre When a delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is called on to play matchmaker -- reconciling the drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie can't pull off the wedding of the season he'll be forced to marry the ghastly girl for himself!
 
Musical in London: From Here To Eternity at Shaftesbury Theatre

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to Shaftesbury Theatre Tim Rice's new musical "From Here To Eternity" is a tale of illicit love and army life in Pearl Harbour, 1941. When a troubled young Private falls for a kind-hearted escort girl, and his platoon sergeant embarks upon a dangerous affair with an officer's wife, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control.
Theatre show in London: One Man Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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to Theatre Royal Haymarket After getting sacked from his skiffle band Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is actually his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother -- who was murdered by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. But then Francis takes a job with Stubbers (as Roscoe) who still pines to be reunited... with Rachel.
Musical in London: Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre

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to Piccadilly Theatre "Dirty Dancing" tells the tale of Baby and Johnny -- two fiery young spirits who come together in the most exciting summer of their lives. It includes all of your favourite tunes from the movie, including 'Hungry Eyes', 'I've Had the Time of My Life' and 'She's Like the Wind'.
Musical in London: Spamalot at Playhouse Theatre

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to Playhouse Theatre Monty Python fans should get their coconuts out and trot down to the Playhouse Theatre for "Spamalot" -- the stage version of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". It tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the (very) Round Table, who have searched the length and breadth of the land in their quest for the Holy Grail, with hilarious songs like "He's Not Dead Yet", "Find Your Grail" and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
 
Musical in London: Jersey Boys at Prince Edward Theatre

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to Prince Edward Theatre "Jersey Boys" tells the tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons -- the rags to riches tale of four boys escaping the rough streets of New Jersey and making it big as an international pop sensation -- selling 100 million records and earning a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Musical in London: We Will Rock You at Dominion Theatre

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to Dominion Theatre The smash-hit musical "We Will Rock You" is a collaboration between Ben Elton and Queen. It tells the tale of some rebellious kids on Planet Mall, rising up against the evil 'Killer Queen'. If you're a fan of the band then you will absolutely love it, and the 1970s glam fashions are a visual treat.
 

We don’t have any more theatre shows, but how about these other things to do on 14 February?

Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes”14 FebruaryThe disturbing story of prejudice and persecution is set in a small fishing village on the coast. Fisherman Peter Grimes already has an uneasy relationship with the other locals, and when his apprentice dies the community assumes that he is guilty. Britten’s haunting score rolls around with the churning sea and the changing moods of the landscape, resulting in an opera full of menace and beauty.

Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia14 FebruaryThe legend of El Dorado dazzled Europeans for centuries… a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is perhaps even more fascinating. This new exhibition features more than 200 objects from Museo del Oro in Bogota, combined with 100 from the British Museum’s own collection.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s14 FebruarySpend Valentine’s night watching Audrey Hepburn strut her stuff as Holly Golightly, in Truman Capote’s homage to the playtime life of the New York rich. But will the poor, young reporter William Parsons by able to woo everyone’s favourite good-time girl?

The Merchants Of Bollywood14 FebruaryThe glamour and glitter of Bollywood is back! “The Merchants of Bollywood” charts the history of the world’s largest film industry. This heart-warming show is a riot of colour, high-energy music and sensational dance routines.

Royal Philharmonic, playing the music of Burt Bacharach14 FebruaryJoin the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of music by Burt Bacharach. The concert will feature hits including “What’s new Pussycat?”, “Alfie”, “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” and many more well-known classics written for great artists like Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick and Herb Alpert.

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story14 FebruaryTravel back in time to prehistoric Britain, long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived, and explore its changing landscapes and the people that lived there. “One Million Years of the Human Story” showcases some amazing archaeological finds from sites around Britain, including a skull from our earliest known Neanderthal, the oldest wooden spear in the world, and many more remarkable objects.

See Dr Johnson’s House by candlelight14 FebruaryForget about the romantic meal this Valentine’s Day… how about treating your loved one to an atmospheric tour of Dr Johnson’s 18th-century townhouse, bathed only in candlelight? This will be a rare opportunity to experience the beautiful Georgian townhouse as the great man himself would have, by candlelight.

Guided tour, around the Old Royal Naval College14 FebruaryEnjoy a 60-minute tour around the Old Royal Naval College, with one of their knowledgeable Yeoman guides. The historic buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1690s, as a refuge for old and injured sailors, but its rich history stretches back more than 500 hundred years to when Greenwich Palace was a home to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Afternoon tea at The Ritz, on Valentine’s Day14 FebruaryTreat your loved one to something special this Valentine’s Day, with Afternoon Tea at The Ritz. You will be treated to 17 different varities of loose leaf tea, sandwiches, pastries and, of course, a selection of scones with clotted cream and preserves. You can even request songs from the piano player!

 
 
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