What’s on in London Saturday 26 April

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Whats on in London on Sat 26th April

See what events are on in London on Saturday 26 April 2014.

Jeff Dunham at Wembley Arena, London
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Jeff Dunham, at Wembley Arena

Wembley Arena When was the last time a ventriloquist packed out Wembley Arena? But American comedian Jeff Dunham is no ordinary ventriloquist -- he's one of the biggest comics in America. His signature characters include the grumpy old man Walter, the beer-swilling redneck Bubba, a spicy pepper from Mexico, and Peanut's own ventriloquist dummy - Little Jeff.
Joe Brown at Cadogan Hall, London
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Joe Brown in concert — at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Joe Brown is an all-round entertainer who has worked as a singer, guitarist and TV performer for more than five decades -- he was even best mates with George Harrison. He was recently honoured with an MBE and Mojo's "Outstanding Contribution to Music" award. Joe will be joined by his five-piece band, and play a selection of musical styles including songs from "The Ukulele Album". Joe Brown will be performing live in London on Saturday April 26th, at the Cadogan Hall.
 at The Blitz Party, London
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The Blitz Party

The Blitz Party Dust off your old army uniform and get down to Shoreditch for a Blitz Party! Revellers will be able to dance to some of the East End's finest swing bands and DJs, including World War II-era hits from Glenn Miller and Dame Vera Lynne. Ration books will replace the menus, and old wartime films and black and white newsreels will be projected onto the walls.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Vladimir Jurowski, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Nikodijevic, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
Casablanca at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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“Casablanca” — with pre-show piano and sparkling wine

Prince Charles Cinema Re-live the classic romance "Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and enjoy a very special 30-minute pre-show performance by pianist Cyrus Gabrysh. A free glass of sparkling wine will also be available, and dressing to impress (ie fancy dress!) is very much encouraged.
Lee Hurst at Tattershall Castle, London
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Lee Hurst, at the Boat Show Comedy Club

to Tattershall Castle Lee Hurst will appearing at Tattershall Castle -- London's finest floating comedy club -- alongside Andrew Lawrence, Chris McCausland (25th), Joe Lycett (25th), Chris McCausland (26th) and MC Iain Stirling (26th).
Three Sisters at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”

to Wyndham’s Theatre The Wyndham's is bringing Chekhov's "Three Sisters" to London, direct from Moscow's Moccobeta State Academic Theatre. Note: The play will be performed in Russian with English subtitles. The theatre play Three Sisters will be showing on Saturday April 26th, at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Mcbusted at O2 Arena, London
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McBusted (McFly and Busted)

to O2 Arena If you take two of the most successful bands in recent years, McFly and Busted, and crash them together, what do you get? — McBusted! Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd from McFly have announced that they will be joining forces with James Bourne and Matt Willis from Busted to form supergroup McBusted.
Titus Andronicus at Globe Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus”

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus". It tells the story of the general Titus, who returns to Rome with the Goth queen Tamora and her three sons. But when Titus sacrifices her eldest son and refuses the to take on the title of emperor, he initiates a terrible cycle of violence.
Uncle Vanya at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”

to Wyndham’s Theatre The Wyndham's is bringing Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" to London, direct from Moscow's Moccobeta State Academic Theatre. Note: The play will be performed in Russian with English subtitles.
La Traviata at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s “La Traviata”, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of one of Verdi's best-loved operas, "La Traviata". It follows the story of Violetta who falls passionately in love with Alfredo and walks away from her happy life. But Violetta is ill and Alfredo's father disapproves of the match. Can their love overcome the obstacles? Or will their relationship end with the ultimate sacrifice?
 at Tate Modern, London
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Henri Matisse — The Cut-Outs

to Tate Modern "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is devoted to the artist's famous paper cut-outs made between 1943 and 1954. It will bring together around 120 different works in a groundbreaking reassessment of the final chapter of his fifty-year career. The exhibition will re-examins the methods and materials that Matisse must have used, and highlight the tensions between fine art and decoration; contemplation and utility; and drawing and colour.
Sunny Afternoon at Hampstead Theatre, London
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“Sunny Afternoon” — with music by Ray Davies

to Hampstead Theatre "Sunny Afternoon" tells the extraordinary story of Ray Davies and The Kinks. Set against the back-drop of Britain and the Swinging Sixties, it explores the bands meteoric rise and agonising lows, when they were banned from playing America at the height of their career.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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John Deakin, and the Lure of Soho

to Photographer’s Gallery "John Deakin and the Lure of Soho" will explore the colourful characters and hidden corners of 1950/60s Soho, through the eyes of photographer John Deakin. Deakin is widely regarded as one of the Britain's best postwar photographers, and was renowned for his haunting street scenes, portraits and fashion work.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2014

to Photographer’s Gallery The annual Deutsche Borse Photography Prize awards £30,000 to the photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography over the previous year. The Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles, and photographers are encouraged to interpret 'portrait' in its widest sense.
Winters Tale at Royal Opera House, London
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Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be presenting the world premiere of a new full-length ballet based on Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale". "The Winter's Tale" tells the story of Perdita, a lost princess who is raised by a shepherd. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with wild beasts, a magic statue, and an unexpected family reunion. But will she win the heart of her prince?
Privacy at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“Privacy” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse "Privacy" explores how governments and big business gather up and use our personal information, and what that means for our security, our identity and our future. Provoked by the recent revelations of Edward Snowden, the play uses interviews with journalists, politicians and analysts to asks the audience directly: Is there really such a thing as privacy anymore?
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

to V&A "The Glamour of Italian Fashion" will take a comprehensive look at Italian fashion between 1945 and the present day, exploring the key companies and individuals that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style. The exhibition will feature round 90 pieces by leading Italian fashion houses including Simonetta, Pucci, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, GArmani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace.
Another Country at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Another Country” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios "Another Country" follows the story of Bennett and Judd, a couple of public schoolboys -- one coming to terms with his homosexuality, and the other a committed Marxist. But in the 1930s the Establishment had ways of dealing with rebels, and when a scandal hits the school, the young men must make choices which will have a momentous impact on their lives and on the future of their country.
Handbagged at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“Handbagged” — about the Queen and Margaret Thatcher

to Vaudeville Theatre "Handbagged" is a wickedly funny new play which tells the story of two iconic women — Liz and Maggie. One is destined to rule, the other is elected to lead. But when the Queen and Margaret Thatcher got behind closed doors, and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
 at National Gallery, London
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Paolo Veronese — Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

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.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Renaissance Impressions — 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.
Other Desert Cities at Old Vic, London
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Other Desert Cities

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?
Fatal Attraction at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Fatal Attraction

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...
Two Into One at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Two Into One

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Menier Chocolate Factory will be putting on a production of Ray Conney's hilarious comedy "Two Into One". All George Pigden has to do is book a hotel room for MP Richard Willey to meet his mistress. But when the bumbling aide makes a disastrous mistake, some extreme complications ensue... Two Into One will be playing in London on Saturday 26th Apr, during its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
 at British Museum, London
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Vikings: Life and Legend

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.
A Taste Of Honey at Lyttelton Theatre, London
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A Taste of Honey

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.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Rain Lust — Tate Britain

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.
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 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.
I Cant Sing at London Palladium, London
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I Can’t Sing! — The X-Factor Musical

to London Palladium "I Can't Sing!" is the hilarious new musical based on the X-Factor, written by Harry Hill. Go behind the microphones at the biggest show on earth, and follow one girl's journey to the final round. This fantastic new musical features a whole host of deliriously funny songs bursting with Harry Hill's side-splitting silliness. The X-Factor's regular judges will also some in for some merciless mickey-taking.
 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.
 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 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.
 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.
 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.
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