What’s on in London March 2014

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Whats on in London in March

See what events are on in London during March 2014.

Bodyguard at Adelphi Theatre, London
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The Bodyguard — The Musical

to Adelphi Theatre "The Bodyguard" is based on the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston movie, and tells the story of Frank Farmer, an ex-Secret Service agent who is hired to protect a pop singer from a mystery stalker. The soundtrack features a clutch of Whitney's greatest hits including "One Moment in Time", "Saving All My Love", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You".
Emil And The Detectives at Olivier Theatre, London
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Emil and the Detectives

to Olivier Theatre Join young Emil as he waves goodbye to his mother and sets off on a journey through 1920s Berlin that will change his life forever. When his money is stolen on the train by a mysterious stranger, Emil starts tracking him down and discovers that he's not all alone in the big city after all. The theatre play Emil And The Detectives will be showing at the Olivier Theatre in London in Mar.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Richard Deacon exhibition, at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of work by Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon. Deacon is one of Britain's leading sculptors, best-known for his large-scale public commissions. The exhibition will include around 40 different pieces, shown alongside a series of important drawings.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Bailey’s Stardust (David Bailey exhibition)

to National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is putting an exhibition of David Bailey's portraits, called ""Bailey's Stardust". Personally selected by David Bailey himself, the 250 images will be arranged thematically to illustrate the extraordinary range of subjects that he has captured throughout his career.
1984 at Almeida Theatre, London
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George Orwell’s “1984″

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.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

to Natural History Museum Travel 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.
Rigoletto at London Coliseum, London
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Verdi’s “Rigoletto” — London Coliseum

to London Coliseum One of Verdi's most popular operas, "Rigoletto" tells the tale of a hunchbacked court jester who dotes on his daughter Gilda in the colourful and corrupt world of 16th-century Mantua. But when the wealthy Duke of Mantua sets his sights on her, the course is set for tragedy. Rigoletto will be in London this March, for a run at the London Coliseum.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Richard Hamilton exhibition — Tate Modern

to Tate Modern Pop artist Richard Hamilton was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th-century, and the Tate is proud to present the first retrospective to encompass his entire career -- from his early designs of the 1950s to his final works in 2011.
Arthur Smith at Soho Theatre, London
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Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen

to Soho Theatre Arthur Smith is bringing his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to London. "Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen" will see him reflect on cheery subjects like dementia and death, through the music of Leonard Cohen. His singing will be hugely enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day.
Turandot at Royal Opera House, London
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Puccini’s “Turandot” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini's operatic swansong, "Turandot", famous for its dramatic aria "Nessun Dorma". The cold-hearted Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf takes up the challenge, determined to win her heart... or die in the attempt.
Tell Me On A Sunday at Duchess Theatre, London
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“Tell Me On A Sunday”, at the Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre "Tell Me On a Sunday" follows a newly-arrived English girl in New York, brimming with excitement and optimism, as she sets out to start her new life. But as she explores the city and her own anxieties, she wonders whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.
 at National Gallery, London
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Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance

to National Gallery The National Gallery's new exhibition will showcase some of the best German Renaissance paintings in their collection, including works by Hans Holbein the Younger, Albrecht Durer and Lucas Cranach. The exhibition will highlight the ways in which their paintings were valued in the 16th-century, for qualities such as expression, inventiveness and technical mastery.
Versailles at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“Versailles” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse As part of the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the peace treaty after World War I, Leonard Rawlinson understands that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions. But the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunts him... "Versailles" is a timely production of a brilliant play, reminding us of this pivotal moment in history at the beginning of the Great War's hundredth anniversary.
Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House, London
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The Royal Ballet — “The Sleeping Beauty”

to Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty". Tchaikovsky's score is one of the finest in all classical music. It tells the story of Princess Aurora, cursed on her christening day by the wicked fairy Carabosse. She is doomed to prick her finger on a spindle and die. But a kind fairy tempers the curse so that the Princess will instead fall asleep for 100 years -- and be woken by a handsome prince.
Tim Key at Soho Theatre, London
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Tim Key — Single White Slut

to Soho Theatre Tim Key is back on stage with a brand new show — "Single White Slut". His show will be full of simple tales of love, verses, and talking. A lot of fairly grubby water has sloshed under his bridge of late, so he'll be churning that up as well. And there will also be some Indian poetry, beer, owls and maybe fairies.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Norman Stevens — Selected Prints

to Royal Academy of Arts Norman Stevens trained as a painter alongside John Loker, David Hockney and David Oxtoby, and became a master of printmaking in the early 1970s. His prints make great use of colour, light and shade to create powerful and haunting effects.
 at Cartoon Museum, London
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Spitting Image: From Start to Finish

to Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum will be celebrating one of TV's most iconic shows, with an exhibition of cartoons, caricatures and puppets from "Spitting Image". All of the most memorable characters will be there, including Maggie, John Major, Michael Jackson... and the a few familiar Royal faces.
Good People at Hampstead Theatre, London
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“Good People”, with Imelda Staunton

to Hampstead Theatre When single-mother Margie loses yet another job she'll do anything it takes to pay the bills. When she hears that an old boyfriend is doing well in town, she decides to corner him -- with very unexpected results.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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The Great War in Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery With the centenary of the First World War coming up this year, the National Portrait Gallery will be putting on a timely exhibition of "Great War Portraits". The exhibition will look at the different roles, experiences and destinies of those caught up in the conflict.
La Boheme at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Puccini’s “La Boheme” — Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall "La Boheme" is one of Puccini's most powerful operas. It follows the story of two couples: the poet Rodolfo, who falls in love with the pretty seamstress Mimi, and the painter Marcello, who enjoys the company of his mistress Musetta. The opera's exploration of the joy, anguish and heartbreak of young love blighted by sudden tragedy, and its succession of passionate arias and duets, makes this the ultimate romantic opera.
Beyonce at O2 Arena, London
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Beyonce — The Mrs Carter Show World Tour

to O2 Arena Beyonce's "Mrs Carter Show World Tour" is coming to The O2 for a 6-night run. As one of the most successful females stars in the world, Beyonce has sold more than 75 million albums and racked up 16 Grammies. This tour promises to be her most ambitious show to date.
Rodelinda at London Coliseum, London
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Handel’s opera, “Rodelinda”

to London Coliseum Handel's operatic masterpiece, "Rodelinda", is an epic story of love, power and mistaken identity. After Bertarido is driven from his kingdom by Grimoaldo, his wife (Rodelinda) presumes him to be dead. Grimoaldo then threatens to imprison her unless she agrees to marry him... but the exiled king returns in disguise. Rodelinda will be in London this March, for a run at the London Coliseum.
 at Somerset House, London
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Guided tour at Somerset House

Somerset House This guided tour at Somerset House will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian Enlightenment. As you explore the graceful staircases and atmospheric Deadhouse, you will get to see some scientific curiosities and learn more about British naval power.
 at Old Royal Naval College, London
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Old Royal Naval College As one of the UK's most popular film locations, the beautiful baroque buildings of the ONRC have appeared in lots of big blockbuster films like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Les Miserables". You will recognise many of the settings, and hear some of the stories of what actually happens on location.
Bill Bailey at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Bill Bailey Unplugged

Leicester Square Theatre Bill Bailey is back at the Leicester Square Theatre with a "work in progress" show. No whistles, bells or owls at this stage. Comedian Bill Bailey will be performing in London during Mar, in a gig at the Leicester Square Theatre.
Oz Clarke at Vinopolis, London
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Oz Clarke — Meet the Expert at Vinopolis

Vinopolis Oz Clarke is back at Vinopolis, to guide you through five of his top wines for 2014. What does he love about them? What gives them such great quality? And most importantly, what do they taste like? Oz is the consummate wine lover, and he will be sharing his passion with you this March.
Sebastian Faulks at London School of Economics, London
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Voices of the Great War, with Sebastian Faulks

London School of Economics Author Sebastian Faulks will be introducing four other writers (Tobias Hill, Michael Longley, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Louisa Young) to discuss which pieces of First World War literature mean most to them.
Mark Thomas at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Mark Thomas — “100 Acts of Minor Dissent”

to Leicester Square Theatre Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas has set himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year... everything from small and silly gestures to big grand confrontations. The results are subversive, hilarious, mainly legal and occasionally inspiring.
Blithe Spirit at Gielgud Theatre, London
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“Blithe Spirit” — with Angela Lansbury

to Gielgud Theatre The Gielgud Theatre will be putting on a production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", which tells the tale of a clairvoyant invited to a house for a seance. But whilst she's lost in a trance, she unwittingly summons up the ghost of the host's dead wife, who straight away makes a play to reclaim her husband...
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Beethoven, Stravinsky and Brahms

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join pianist Nikolaj Znaider and pianist Robert Kulek at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Brahms.
 at Tower Bridge, London
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Tower Bridge Engineering Tour

Tower Bridge Have you ever wondered what it's like behind the scenes at Tower Bridge? The popular Engineering Tour will take you into areas that are normally out of bounds to the public. One of the Bridge's Senior Technical Officers will show you the Bridge Control Room, Machinery Room, and the immense Bascule Chambers below the water level.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Anderson and Beethoven

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Julian Anderson and Beethoven.
 at Old Royal Naval College, London
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Explore Royal Greenwich

Old Royal Naval College The tour will focus on the history of Royal Greenwich, which dates to the 1400s when Greenwich Palace was Henry VIII's favourite retreat. You will learn some of the stories behind the kings and queens who shaped the magnificent buildings that you see today.
Russell Brand at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
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Russell Brand — Messiah Complex

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Russell Brand is back on stage with his brand new show -- "Messiah Complex". A 'Messiah Complex' is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks they might be God. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi and Hitler? All great people are flawed, and for every historical icon there is an anonymous mob of nobodies doing all the admin and heavy lifting.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Sunday organ recitals, at St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral puts on a regular program of Organ Recitals on Sunday afternoon. They last for half-an-hour and are free to attend.
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Schumann

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as he performs a selection of classical works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Schumann.
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