What’s on in London Saturday 1 February

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Whats on in London on Sat 1st February

See what events are on in London on Saturday 1 February 2014.

Full Monty at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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The Full Monty

to 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.
Cirque Du Soleil Quidam at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam”

to Royal Albert Hall Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with "Quidam", in which the world-famous circus troop mix death-defying acrobatics with aerial stunts and choreographed dance moves. "Quidam" is a tribute to the nameless passerby... the faceless stranger lost amongst the crowd. Quidam is a story of the one who cries out, sings, and dreams... evoking the joys and sorrows of everyday life.
 
Paul Foot at Union Chapel, London
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Live at the Chapel — Paul Foot, Brian Gittins, Liam Williams

Union Chapel Live at the Chapel returns with another fantastic line-up headed by the brilliantly bonkers Paul Foot. This is your chance to see him in the Union Chapel's intimate surroundings alongside Brian Gittins, Liam Williams, and MC Andrew Maxwell.
Tna Wrestling at Wembley Arena, London
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TNA Wrestling — Maximum Impact!

Wembley Arena The TNA Wrestling Tour hits London (literally), when "Maximum Impact" comes to Wembley Arena. Fans can now be part of the action, and experience the UK's most popular wrestling company live.
 
Frank Skinner at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit

to Leicester Square Theatre Frank Skinner is back with a brand-new live show. Frank Skinner famously won the 1991 Perrier Award ahead of fellow legends Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard, but is probably best-known for his TV shows alongside David Baddiel. After starring in his own chat show and self-penned sitcoms he decided to return to the stand-up comedy circuit.
 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Buckingham Palace — Exclusive guided tour

to Buckingham Palace This Exclusive Guided Tour of Buckingham Palace offers the visitor an insight into the history and use of the State Rooms, and the magnificent works of art on display. With their gilded ceilings and glittering chandeliers, the State Rooms provide the perfect setting for the many famous masterpieces from the Royal Collection. The tour takes place in the company of an expert guide, and will end with a glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance.
 
Don Giovanni at Royal Opera House, London
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Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Mozart's operatic masterpiece -- "Don Giovanni" -- which follows the legend of the charismatic nobleman Don Juan and his long-suffering servant, Leporello. As he charms, lies and fights his way through his last hours, pursued by his victims and their angry relatives, Don Giovanni can't resist the urge for further sexual conquests. But when will his luck finally run out?
Taylor Swift at O2 Arena, London
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Taylor Swift — “The Red Tour”

to O2 Arena Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is taking her "Red Tour" around the world, including a string of nights at The O2. Her live show combines a high-energy routine with some fantastic graphics, sets and visual elements -- two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers and changing sets.
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.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Romantic landscapes from Britain and Germany

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.
 
Peter Grimes at London Coliseum, London
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Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes”

to London Coliseum The 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. You can hear the opera Peter Grimes at the London Coliseum on Sat February 1st.
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Martin Creed: “What’s the point of it?”

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.
 
Merchants Of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre, London
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The Merchants Of Bollywood

to Peacock Theatre The 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.
Only Way Is Downton at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“The Only Way Is Downton” — 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?
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

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.
Giselle at Royal Opera House, London
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“Giselle” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House "Giselle" is one of the most influential of all romantic ballets. It tells the story of a broken-hearted peasant girl who falls in love with Count Albrecht, believing him to be a lowly villager. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. and transforms her into an avenging spirit. See Giselle at the Royal Opera House in London on Saturday February 1st.
 
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Lynch, Burroughs and Warhol — Photographer’s Gallery

to Photographer’s Gallery The Photographer's Gallery is putting on three different displays of work by filmmaker David Lynch, writer William Burroughs and pop-artist Andy Warhol.
Weir at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“The Weir” — 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... You can catch the popular theatre show Weir at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Sat 1st February.
 
Ghosts at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Ibsen’s “Ghosts”, at the 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...
Only Our Own at Arts Theatre, London
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“Only Our Own”, at the Arts Theatre

to Arts Theatre "Only Our Own" follows a dispossessed Anglo-Irish family as they struggle to survive whilst a new class takes over their heritage. Reflecting an a social system that turns everyone into a victim, the play explores the dilemma of living with a traumatic past, and the need to adjust to a changing world.
 
 at Old Royal Naval College, London
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Guided tour, around the Old Royal Naval College

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.
Wind In The Willows at Duchess Theatre, London
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“The Wind in the Willows” — Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre "The Wind in the Willows" follows the adventures of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger on the cool and leafy riverbank. But the peace and serenity is rocked by a speeding car, a galloping caravan, a racing train and criminal deeds cooked up in the depths of the Wild Wood. Will Tuckett's production of the Royal Opera House ballet brings all the magic of Kenneth Graham's classic tale to the stage. With theatrical choreography and a wonderful score, it is perfect family entertainment. Your kids will love Wind In The Willows, which is playing on Sat 1st February at the Duchess Theatre.
 
Fortunes Fool at Old Vic, London
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Fortune’s Fool

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.
Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse, London
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William Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”

to Donmar Warehouse When an old enemy threatens Rome, the city calls for Coriolanus. But famine also stalks the city, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the voice of an angry people.
 
Stephen Ward at Aldwych Theatre, London
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Stephen Ward — by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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 playing in London on Sat 1st February, during its run at the Aldwych Theatre.
 at Serpentine Gallery, London
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Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See

to Serpentine Gallery Jake and Dinos Chapman's new exhibition "Come and See" will include everything from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, to film, music and literature. Their grotesque and often violent scenes are offset by the detail and painstaking labour evident in their works.
 
 at Serpentine Gallery, London
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Wael Shawky exhibition — Serpentine Gallery

to Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery's new exhibition will feature work by the Egyptian artist Wael Shawky. Shawky is regarded as one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the Middle East in many years, and this exhibition will include three films (including a worldwide premiere), a selection of flags and drawings, and a collection of ceramic marionettes.
Duck House at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“The Duck House”… about the MPs expenses scandal

to Vaudeville Theatre "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.
 
Candide at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide”

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".
Henry V at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “Henry V”, with Jude Law

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. The theatre play Henry V will be showing on Saturday February 1st, at the Noël Coward Theatre.
 
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Turner and the Sea

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.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

to National Portrait Gallery The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles, and photographers are encouraged to interpret 'portrait' in its widest sense.
 
Strangers On A Train at Gielgud Theatre, London
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Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers On A Train”

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... Strangers On A Train will be in London on Saturday February 1st, during its run at the Gielgud Theatre.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

to Queen’s Gallery To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Royal Academy presented a gift of 97 works from some of the most high-profile names in art -- including Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Grayson Perry. This exhibition showcases the entire collection of 97 works, displaying the breadth of membership of the Royal Academy.
 
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 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Castiglione: Lost Genius

to Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition is called "Castiglione: Lost Genius". Castiglione worked in oils on paper, and won fame for his drawings and prints. His large, vibrant compositions were works of rare beauty, but he unaccountably fell from fame in the modern era.
Jeeves And Wooster at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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“Jeeves & Wooster” — Duke of York’s Theatre

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!
 
 at Canary Wharf, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf The outdoor ice rink at Canary Wharf has a spectacular backdrop, sitting in the shadow of London's tallest building -- the skyscraper at Canada Square. This rink has an interesting little feature that sets it apart from the others -- a skate path that allows you to leave the main rink and glide past the fir trees and fairy lights that line the perimeter of the park.
Mojo at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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“Mojo” — with Brendan Coyle and Rupert Grint

to Harold Pinter Theatre "Mojo" is a fast-paced comedy set in the fledgling rock 'n' roll scene of 1950s Soho. Would-be rock star Silver Johnny is playing at his manager's club -- the Atlantic -- by can he protect his young protégé from the advances of a creepy local gangster? You can catch the popular theatre show Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre on Sat 1st February.
 
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Ghost Tour, of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the palace courtyards, cloisters and some of the interiors. You will hear spine-tingling tales of ghostly apparitions and spooky happenings throughout 500 years of history, and experience the chilling atmosphere of Henry VIII's Haunted Gallery firsthand!
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

to Natural History Museum The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will showcase the best images from the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, selected from 1,000s of international entries. Now in its 49th year, the competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography
 
 at British Museum, London
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Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia

to British Museum The 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.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Paul Klee exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern It's been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition. The Tate Modern will be exploring the Swiss artist's work, whose intense and inventive work covered everything from surrealism and cubism, to expressionism and orientalism.
 
 
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