Dance shows in London October 2013

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Dance shows in London in October

Our guide to dance shows in London during October 2013.

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

to Aldwych Theatre Classical music in London at the 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!
Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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“Dirty Dancing”, at the Piccadilly Theatre

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'. See Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre during October 2013.
 
Don Quixote at Royal Opera House, London
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“Don Quixote” — The Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House "Don Quixote" tells the story of Kitri and Basilio, whose happy love is threatened by Kitri's father's attempts to persuade his unwilling daughter into a more suitable (and lucrative) match with the rich nobleman Gamache. Here steps in the bumbling knight Don Quixote, determined to seek adventures while searching for his beloved Dulcinea.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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International Ballroom Dancing Championships

Royal Albert Hall The International Ballroom Dancing Championships returns to the Royal Albert Hall, bringing together some of the world's best amateur and professional ballroom dancers. The best talent in the country will compete with around 350 of the world's foremost dancers for the International Professional Ballroom and Latin titles.
 
Dirty Dancing at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Sing-a-long with Dirty Dancing

Prince Charles Cinema One for the ladies... Come down to the Prince Charles Cinema for a night of fun, games and dancing (in your seats), and sing along to the ulitimate chick flick -- "Dirty Dancing". It tells the tale of Baby and Johnny (Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze) -- two fiery young spirits who come together in the most exciting summer of their lives.
Romeo And Juliet at Royal Opera House, London
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“Romeo and Juliet”, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo And Juliet", set to the music of Prokofiev's exhilarating score. It tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers, forbidden to see each other by the rivalry of their families.
 
Nutcracker On Ice at London Palladium, London
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The Nutcracker On Ice

to London Palladium This is Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker" -- with a difference! World champion ice skaters Evgeny Platov and Maxim Staviski have combined sublime ice dancing with Tchaikovsky's tuneful score, to mesmerise audiences with an adrenaline-rich performance in a frozen theatre stage. Nutcracker On Ice will be showing in London during Oct 2013.

We don’t have any more dance events, but there are plenty more nights out in October:

Sing-A-Long-A Rocky HorrorOctober 2013Don your best pair of stilettos and fishnet nights for Sing-A-Long-A Rocky Horror! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a crossdressing frenzy. Fancy dress is highly recommended, and the best-dressed Transylvanians will be dragged out on stage for the best-dressed prize.

Grand Opera Gala — Popular operatic ariasOctober 2013The Grand Opera Gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall will feature a stellar line-up of vocalists including Claire Rutter, Stephen Gadd and the Classic BRIT nominee Gardar Thor Cortes. They will be joined by conductor Renato Balsodonna, Barts Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of MusicOctober 2013Join Maria, the nuns, the dashing Captain and his gaggle of singing kids in Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a Julie Andrews inspired frenzy, and fancy dress is encouraged. There’s even a competition for the best-dressed nun/nazi/Von Trapp kid!

Sing-A-Long-A GreaseOctober 2013Join John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the greasy gang of bikers in Sing-A-Long-A Grease! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a highschool frenzy. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged, and full audience participation is essential!

Verdi’s opera, “Les Vepres Siciliennes”October 2013“Les Vepres Siciliennes” is one of Verdi’s lesser known operas, but played a key role in his development. It is set during a time when the French have occupied Sicily. Helene is held hostage by the French governor, who has just had her brother executed. She turns to the partisan Jean Procida and the rebellious patriot Henri in her bid for vengeance.

Madam Butterfly — London ColiseumOctober 2013Puccini’s score is one of his best, and tells of the doomed love affair between a young Japanese geisha girl and the American naval officer Pinkerton, whose thoughtless toying with her affections breaks her heart. When Butterfly’s unwavering belief that her love will return is finally dashed, the opera moves to its powerful and tragic conclusion.

Earth, Wind & Fire — Royal Albert HallOctober 2013Chicago R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire are hitting the road to celebrate the release of their first album of new material since 2005 — “Now, Then & Forever”. The band have been going for five decades now, notching up more than 90 million record sales, 8 Grammy Awards. and a spot in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Beethoven’s “Fidelio” — London ColiseumOctober 2013“Fiedlio” was Beethoven’s one and only opera, and tells the moving story of Leonore who disguises herself to find work in the prison that’s incarcerating her husband. She joins the prison staff as a guard and works against the tyranny of the corrupt governor, Don Pizarro. “Fidelio” is a story of the power of marital love, triumphing over injustice.

Jesus Christ Superstar — with Tim Minchin and Melanie COctober 2013It’s been 40 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber first unleashed “Jesus Christ Superstar” on the West End, and to celebrate the anniversary they will be taking it on tour. Tim Minchin has been confirmed in the role of Judas Iscariot, and Spice Girl Melanie C will play the part of Mary Magdalene.

 

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