What’s on in London June 2013

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Whats on in London in June

See what events are on in London during June 2013.

Top Hat at Aldwych Theatre, London
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“Top Hat” — Aldwych Theatre

to Aldwych Theatre Brush off your top hat and tails for one of the greatest dance musicals of all-time -- "Top Hat". The original movie starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and contained some of Irving Berlin's best tunes -- "Cheek to Cheek", "Puttin' On The Ritz" and "Let's Face the Music and Dance". "Top Hat" is a glorious celebration of 1930s song and dance with magnificent sets, over 200 costumes and a love story that will set the pulses racing!
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Alien Revolution — Are We Alone?

to Royal Observatory Are we alone? Have aliens already visited Earth? And if they did, would they be friendly or hostile? Beginning with the writings of 16th-century astronomer Copernicus and ending up with the modern-day SETI program, "Alien Revolution" will take a whistle-stop tour of our on-going fascination with aliens, exploring everything from HG Wells, crop circles and ET, to Betty and Barney -- an American couple who claim to have been abducted by aliens.
 
 at Tate Modern, London
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Lebanese artist, Saloua Raouda Choucair

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. The artist's extraordinary body of work uses painting and drawing, textiles and jewellery, as well as her famous sculptures, to pursue her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. Her art combines elements of both western abstraction with Islamic aesthetics, making her one of the most significant figures in the history of 20th-century art.
Tempest at Globe Theatre, London
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“The Tempest”, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre "The Tempest" is Shakespeare's last great masterpiece, and tells the story of Prospero lying marooned on a remote island, usurped and exiled by his own brother. The sorceror uses his magical powers to conjure up a storm and wreck his enemies, but it also awakens his daughter Miranda... whose first experience of love complicates his plot.
 
 at Tate Modern, London
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Ellen Gallagher exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern's new exhibition will focus on the acclaimed North American artist, Ellen Gallagher, who is best-known for her exploration of race and cultural identity. The exhibition will consist of 60 prints in a variety of different media.
Passion Play at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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“Passion Play”… with Zoe Wanamaker

to Duke of York’s Theatre Zoe Wanamaker is returning to the West End in Peter Nichol's "Passion Play" -- a black comedy about love and infidelity. James and Eleanor's happy marriage is turned upside-down when James has a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend. As the lies pile up and up, the affair reveals the illicit desires and passions that bubble beneath the surface of their 25-year marriage.
 
Travels With My Aunt at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Travels With My Aunt

to Menier Chocolate Factory Graham Greene's anarchic comedy "Travels With My Aunt" tells the story of retired bank manager and his Aunt Augusta. Their globetrotting adventures take them from Paris to Istanbul to Paraguay, meeting a host of colourful characters along the way, conjuring up new possibilities in the most unusual of places. Travels With My Aunt will be playing in London in Jun, during its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Hot House at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Harold Pinter’s “The Hothouse”

to Trafalgar Studios Harold Pinter's tragicomedy "The Hothouse" returns to the West End with Simon Russell Beale and John Simm in the lead roles. It's Christmas Day in a state-run mental institution, but the inmates are still being subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty by the maniacal leader. Pinter's play is a commentary on the perils of unchecked power, and is as vital and pertinent today as when it was written in the 50s.
 
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

to Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" will use paintings from the Royal Collection to explore the sumptuous costumes of the British court in the 16th and 17th-century. The exhibition will feature more than 60 works, including pieces by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely.
London Wonderground at Jubilee Gardens, London
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London Wonderground

to Jubilee Gardens The London Wonderground is a fantastic playground of wonders and curiosities, all sitting in the shadow of the London Eye. You can enjoy everything from circus acts and cabaret, to bars, sideshows and music gigs. The Udderbelly Festival (you can't miss it, it's housed inside a big inflatable purple cow!) is super-strong in big name comedy stars, whilst the headline show "Cantina" has delighted audiences all around the world.
 
Othello at Olivier Theatre, London
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William Shakespeare’s “Othello”

to Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of "Othello", one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. It tells the tale of the military leader Othello, appointed to defend Cyprus from the Turks. But Iago, his jealous ensign, works to persuade him that Cassio and his young wife Desdemona are having an affair -- with tragic consequences.
Relatively Speaking at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“Relatively Speaking”, with Felicity Kendal

to Wyndham’s Theatre "Relatively Speaking" is wonderfully funny and charming tale about Greg, who has decided that Ginny is the girl of his dreams. And when she announces that she's off to visit her parents, he decides that this is the perfect moment to ask her father for his daughter's hand in marriage.
 
To Kill A Mockingbird at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
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Open Air Theatre — “To Kill A Mockingbird”

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". Set in the American Deep South, the play follows the lawyer Atticus Finch as he seeks the truth in a small-town community torn by racial injustice.
Children Of The Sun at Lyttelton Theatre, London
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“Children of the Sun”

to Lyttelton Theatre Maxim Gorky's "Children of the Sun" is set in Russia just before the revolution. It follows the new middle-class as they flounder about, philosophising and flirting, blind to their impending annihilation. Protasov immerses himself in chemical experiments, oblivious to his best friend's pursuit of his wife, and the starving mob outside his house. Whilst his admiring circle spar over culture and the cosmos, only Liza feels the peoples' suffering and senses their own privileged world is in jeopardy.
 at British Library, London
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Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

to British Library The British Library's new exhibition will try and lift the lid on the ways through which governments across the planet have attempted to influence our thoughts for over 100 years... showcasing you the myriad ways that states attempt to influence us, the People.
 at National Gallery, London
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Michael Landy: Saints Alive

to National Gallery Michael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures, bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st-century audience.
 
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre, London
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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love affairs are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius -- but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia... When the lovers take refuge in the woods they wander into the midst of a kingly dispute.
Mark Knopfler at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Dire Strait’s Mark Knopfler, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall During the 1980s Dire Straits was one of the biggest bands in the world with songs like "Money For Nothing", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Sultans Of Swing". Then Mark Knopfler hit out on his own, releasing seven solo albums to great success. Now he's up to number eight -- "Privateering" -- a double album containing 20 original songs.
 
Sean Hughes at Arts Theatre, London
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Sean Hughes — “Life Becomes Noises”

to Arts Theatre Sean Hughes' dark, explosive style and quick-fire banter made him the youngest-ever winner of the Perrier award -- and now he's back with a brand new show called "Life Becomes Noises". Sean's dark and edgy comedy will hit upon subjects that comedy rarely goes: dying and getting older, and highlighting how ridiculous life can be and how quickly it can be taken away.
Stewart Francis at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool

to Leicester Square Theatre Three top Canadian comedians for the price of one! Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool will be each performing their own set, side-by-side, on their UK tour as The Lumberjacks.
 
Barbra Streisand at O2 Arena, London
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Barbra Streisand — ‘Barbra Live’

to O2 Arena Barbra Streisand will be playing her only UK shows at The O2 this June. The show will be a magical evening filled with timeless hits and charming banter. As one of the most accomplished female recording artists ever, Barbra will be accompanied by a full orchestra and special guests including Chris Botti, her son Jason Gould, and sister Roslyn Kind.
Sweet Bird Of Youth at Old Vic, London
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“Sweet Bird Of Youth”, with Kim Cattrall

to Old Vic "Sex And The City" star Kim Cattrall will be playing the part of a fading Hollywood actress in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth". When Alexandra Del Lago's career hits the rocks after the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, she seeks refuge in the arms of Chance Wayne, an young dreamer desperate to achieve his own movie stardom. The theatre play Sweet Bird Of Youth will be on during Jun 2013, at the Old Vic.
 
Beyonce at Twickenham Stadium, London
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Sound of Change — Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine

Twickenham Stadium Chime for Change will be presenting a huge global concert in support of women's issues around the world. The current line-up at Twickenham Stadium includes Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine, Haim, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland.
 at Horse Guards, London
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“The Major’s Review” (practice for Trooping the Colour)

Horse Guards Two weeks before "Trooping the Colour" they hold a first rehearsal called "The Major's Review". It still involves the marching soldiers, bands and horses, but misses out some of the good stuff -- the Royal Family and RAF flypast. The upside is that it's far less crowded than the real thing, and you will have much more space to see the soldiers. That means you might prefer it if you've got little kids.
 
Pete Firman at Southbank Centre, London
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Udderbelly Festival — Pete Firman

Udderbelly Festival Pete Firman's brand of magic includes amazing feats and a rapid rate of top-notch gags that will leave you dumbfounded for days! Pete Firman will be performing at the Udderbelly Festival in London this June.
 at The City, London
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Explore the City’s gardens and churchyards

The City This two-hour tour will explore some of the best and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London. The walk will start at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral (on St. Paul's Church Yard). There is no need to book, just introduce yourself to the guide outside who will be wearing his or her official badge.
 
 at London Duck Tours, London
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The D-Day Duck Tour… around London’s World War II sites

London Duck Tours The D-Day Duck Tour is a lively and informative tour suitable for the whole family, which takes you around some of London's most important Second World War sights. Once you enter the water you will get to see what these extraordinary boats were originally designed for -- an amphibious landing on the Normandy beaches!
 at Albert Memorial, London
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Guided tour of the Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial This fascinating tour gives you exclusive access inside the Albert Memorial railings to take a closer look at the Frieze of Parnassus and the other fine details on one of the greatest monuments of the Victorian era.
 
Julian Clary at Palace Theatre, London
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Julian Clary: “Position Vacant – Enquire Within”

Palace Theatre Julian Clary might have turned 50, but happily he shows no signs of growing up. If you'd like to enquire about his vacant position, then get yourself a ticket to his gig at the Palace Theatre. He's looking for love and he's not leaving town empty handed...
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Coronation Classics, for the Queen’s 60th Year

Royal Albert Hall Bring back happy memories of last year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations with an evening of "Coronation Classics", to remember the Queen's 60th year on the throne. Music will be provided by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society, with cellist Julian Lloyd-Webber and conductor Anthony Inglis.
 
 at Spencer House, London
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Guided tour of Spencer House

to Spencer House Built a short distance from Buckingham Palace with magnificent views of Green Park, Spencer House is one of the finest aristocratic town houses in London. It the city's only great 18th-century private palace to survive intact. The restoration is complimented by a magnificent collection of paintings and furniture, including five Benjamin West paintings graciously lent by Her Majesty The Queen.
Paul Merton at Comedy Store, London
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See Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store

Comedy Store Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Dave Johns, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey and Suki Webster.
 
Bruce Forsyth at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Bruce Forsyth Live! — at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Entertainment legend Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to the Royal Albert Hall accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the country. The show will feature songs from his EMI album, "These Are My Favourites".
Stephen Fry at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Richard Herring’s Podcast, with Stephen Fry

Leicester Square Theatre The "Podfather" Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, in which he will partake in some improvised comedy chat with another comedian. There will also be some topical humour and some serious chat about comedy. Tonight's guest will be Stephen Fry.
 
Ed Byrne at Shaw Theatre, London
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Comedy Benefit Night — Ed Byrne, Mark Watson, Lucy Porter

Shaw Theatre The Shaw Theatre will be hosting a Comedy Benefit Night in aid of New Horizon Youth Centre. The evening will be hosted by Ed Byrne and Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow. Other comedians on the bill will include Mark Watson, Lucy Porter, and more!
 at The City, London
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Guided walk around Roman London

to The City Explore the city beneath our feet -- as it existed in Roman times. The walk will include the site of the Roman amphitheatre, the military fort and Temple of Mithras. Discover how the city's residents worked, rested and played throughout the life of Roman Londinium.
 
 
 
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