What’s on in London Monday 31 March

Whats on in London on Mon 31st March

See what events are on in London on Monday 31 March 2014.

Comedy in London: Hal Cruttenden at 99 Club

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99 Club Hal Cruttenden ('Live at the Apollo', 'Rob Brydon Show') will be the pick of the comedians performing at the 99 Club, alongside Prince Abdi and Robert White.
Comedy in London: Adam Hills at Leicester Square Theatre

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Leicester Square Theatre Get down to Leicester Square Theatre for "A Night of Comedy" in aid of the MS Society. The top comedy line-up includes Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh, Romesh Ranganathan, Nathan Caton, Dave Fulton, Katherine Ryan, Ivo Graham, Elliot Steel, plus some very special guests. Comedian Adam Hills will be performing in London on Mon 31st March, in a gig at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 
Music concert in London: Status Quo at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo After a phenomenally successful "one-off" show last year, the original Status Quo line-up of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan are getting back together for three more nights at the Apollo.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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.
 
Art exhibition at 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.
Theatre show in London: Other Desert Cities at Old Vic

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?
 
Theatre show in London: Fatal Attraction at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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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... Fatal Attraction will be in London on Monday March 31st, during its run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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.
 
Art exhibition at Serpentine Gallery

to Serpentine Gallery "Once Again The World Is Flat" will feature work by the American artist Haim Steinbach, drawn from across his forty-year career. The exhibition will include major new works, some reconfigured installations and a selection of grid-based paintings from early on in his career.
Art exhibition at Serpentine Gallery

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery's new exhibition will be curated by the Italian designer Martino Gamper. "Design is a State of Mind" is not your normal sort of exhibition. It will present an extensive landscape of shelving systems from the 1930s to the present day, telling the story of their design, and their impact on our lives.
 
Theatre show in London: A Taste Of Honey at Lyttelton Theatre

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to Lyttelton Theatre "A Taste of Honey" is one of the great defining plays of the 1950s, exposing the strengths and vulnerabilities of the female spirit in a run-down world. When her mother runs off with a car salesman, teenager Jo takes up with a black sailor who leaves her pregnant and alone. Art student Geoff takes on the role of surrogate parent, but when he sends for Jo's mother, their whole unconventional setup unravels.
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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to Tate Britain "Ruin Lust" will explore the use of ruins in art from the 17th-century to the present day. It will include more than 100 works by artists such as JW Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Paolozzi, Whiteread and Dean. The exhibition begins with the craze for ruins that overtook artists in the 18th-century. Turner and Constable were among those who toured Britain in search of ruins. The exhibition will also explore ruination caused by slow decay and abrupt apocalypse.
 
Theatre show in London: Blithe Spirit at Gielgud Theatre

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...
Art exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

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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.
Theatre show in London: Good People at Hampstead Theatre

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.
Art exhibition at Cartoon Museum

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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.
 
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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.
Classical music in London: Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

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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.
 
Theatre show in London: Versailles at 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.
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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.
 
Art exhibition at Tate Modern

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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.
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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.
 
Art exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

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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.
Art 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.
 
Art exhibition at Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition called "A Dialogue with Nature", which explores the golden age of Romantic landscapes in Britain and Germany between 1760 and 1840. The exhibition will feature 26 drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by the likes of Turner, Palmer, Friedrich, Fohr and Lessing.
Art exhibition at Hayward Gallery

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery will be putting on the first major survey of Martin Creed's playful and thought-provoking art. The 2001 Turner Prize winner is best known for his minimalistic approach to art that strips away the unnecessary, but preserves a lot of wit, humour and surprise, transforming everyday materials into surprising meditations on the invisible structures that shape our lives.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery "The Sunflowers" is a small exhibition which offers visitors the rare opportunity to see two of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflower" paintings side-by-side. One is owned by the National Gallery, and the other comes from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This will be the first time that they have been shown together for 65 years.
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...
 
Guided tour in London at Old Royal Naval College

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Old Royal Naval College Enjoy 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.
Museum exhibition in London at National Maritime Museum

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to National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum's "Turner and the Sea" exhibition will explore Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea. It will include many of his most iconic works, from his transformative early paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s, to the unfinished, experimental seascapes that he produced towards the end of his life.
 
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!
Museum exhibition in London at Museum of London

to Museum of London The Museum of London's new exhibition will investigate the secrets of the "Cheapside Hoard". This priceless cache of jewels and gemstones dates from the late 16th and early 17th-century (Elizabethan and Jacobean London), and was discovered buried in a cellar in 1912. But who owned the hoard, when was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
 
Art exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

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to V&A This exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by drawing in portraiture and landscape paintings, and a selection of contemporary works will demonstrate drawing's continuing importance for artists.
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: Bodyguard at Adelphi Theatre

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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".
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 Will Rock You will be playing at the Dominion Theatre in London on Monday 31st Mar 2014.
 
 
 
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