What’s on in London Saturday 5 October

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Whats on in London on Sat 5th October

See what events are on in London on Saturday 5 October 2013.

 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.
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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British drawings, from 1600 to the present day

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.
Star Wars at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Screening of “Return of the Jedi”… followed by a book signing

Prince Charles Cinema To celebrate the launch of the new book "The Making of the Return of the Jedi", the Prince Charles Cinema will be screening the classic movie once more. It will be followed by a Q&A session with the author of the book, J.W. Rinzier, and Jeremy Bulloch (aka Boba Fett).
 at British Museum, London
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Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art

to British Museum The British Museum's new exhibition showcases some explicit, beautifully drawn Japanese prints, paintings and drawings. These detailed and brightly coloured works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso, and continues to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art today.
 at Somerset House, London
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Guided tour at Somerset House

to 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.
Roots at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“Roots” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse "Roots" tells the story of Beatie Bryant falling for the young socialist, Ronnie. She is anxiously awaiting his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, hbut will his ideas about a bolder, freer world clash with their rural way of life? "Roots" is a portrait of a young woman finding her voice in a time of social change.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's new exhibition is called "Art under Attack", and will explore the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the 16th-century onwards. Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction of artworks for religious, political or aesthetic motives. Political attacks include a portrait of Oliver Cromwell hung upside down, and the Suffragettes' targeted attacks on our cultural heritage during the early 20th-century.
Hidden In The Sand at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Hidden in the Sand” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios "Hidden in the Sand" is a beautiful love story set between London and Cyprus. Alexandra is a Cypriot refugee from the Turkish invasion, who makes a new home for herself in London. But when an English scholar, Jonathan, falls deeply in love with her, will love be able to overcome the grief of the past?
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.
Die Fledermaus at London Coliseum, London
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“Die Fledermaus”, by Johann Strauss

to London Coliseum Johann Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" is a story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred around a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky. Light-hearted and colourful, this new production is set in an Art Deco-inspired fantasy world influenced by Freud and his dream analysis. Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced... and Dr Falke wants to exact revenge for a past prank.
Horrible Histories Barmy Britain at Garrick Theatre, London
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Horrible Histories — Barmy Britain (Part II)

to Garrick Theatre "Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Part II)" will introduce you to Queen Boudicca and the Scottish rebel William Wallace. Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will Charles I keep his head? And will you be able to excape the clutches of Burke and Hare?
 at Tate Modern, London
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Mira Schendel exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern's new exhibition will be the first full scale survey of Mira Schendel's work in the UK. Mira Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil, and the exhibition will reveal her dialogues with a diverse range of artists, philosophers and critics. It will bring together over 250 paintings, prints and sculptures from across her entire career.
Light Princess at Lyttelton Theatre, London
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“The Light Princess”, with music by Tori Amos

to Lyttelton Theatre "The Light Princess" is both a dark fairytale and a coming-of-age story about grief, rebellion and the power of love. A prince and a princess in different kingdoms have both lost their mothers. The prince becomes so heavy-hearted that he can never smile, and declares war on the opposing realm. The princess escapes, only to encounter him on a piece of contested land.
Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui at Duchess Theatre, London
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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

to Duchess Theatre "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" is a funny take on the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany, whose rise is shown in parallel with Ui's. Set in 1930s Chicago during the Great Depression, Ui and his mob of gangsters loom large, running protection rackets in the markets, the docks and across the city itself. You might be with him, or you might be against him -- but can anyone actually stop him?
 at London Dungeon, London
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Halloween… at the London Dungeon!

to London Dungeon The London Dungeon will be scarier than ever this Halloween, with their huge new dungeon containing 20 live actors and 18 new shows! Jack the Ripper, Mrs Lovett and the entire cast will be celebrating the season in a Dungeon decked out in a blaze of orange -- you can never have enough pumpkins right? Two underground rides and state-of-the-art special effects will scare you out of your wits, whilst some extra surprises will be thrown in too -- to keep you on a knife edge!
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Ana Mendieta exhibition — “Traces”

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery presents the UK's very first retrospective of Ana Mendieta's work. The exhibition focuses on her later pieces, revealing the full breadth of her work in a wide variety of media, from photography to film, sculpture and drawing. Ana Mendieta was famous for using her own body in her work, together with elemental materials such as blood, fire, earth and water.
One Man Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
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Smash-hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors”

to Theatre Royal Haymarket After getting sacked from his skiffle band Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is actually his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother -- who was murdered by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. But then Francis takes a job with Stubbers (as Roscoe) who still pines to be reunited... with Rachel.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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“Australia”… at the Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy's new exhibition will span more than 200 years of Australian art from 1800 to the present day, and will include paintings, drawings, multimedia and photography. The themes covered will include the impact of colonisation on Australia's indigenous people, early nation building, and the increasing urbanisation of the last 100 years.
Lyons at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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The Lyons — Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory The hit American comedy "The Lyons" is coming to London. As they gather around the bed of their dying father, the Lyons' compassion soon gives way to bickering and betrayal. As an exploration of a fractured family, "The Lyons" is both savagely funny and heart-breaking.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year

to Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory is teaming up the BBC's 'Sky At Night' magazine to launch the annual "Astronomy Photographer of the Year" competition. The small exhibition includes images of stars, swirling nebulae and deep space.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Richard Serra — Drawings for the Courtauld

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition displaying twelve of Serra's most recent drawings in dense black crayon, created especially for the Courtauld Gallery. Serra first rose to prominence in New York more than forty years ago, and is celebrated for his ground-breaking sculptures and for his radical approach to drawing.
 at Hampstead Observatory, London
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See the stars at Hampstead Observatory

to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory is a very small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.
Storm In A Flower Vase at Arts Theatre, London
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Storm In A Flower Vase

to Arts Theatre Constance Spry ran a successful high-society florist, designing floral displays for the Queen's Coronation and royal weddings. But behind the facade of this highly-respected business woman lay a story of marital discord, affairs and heartache...
Much Ado About Nothing at Old Vic, London
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“Much Ado About Nothing” — James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave

to Old Vic Mark Rylance will be directing James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in a production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", at the Old Vic. "Much Ado About Nothing" is a wise-cracking comedy of love, honour and second chances and reminds us of the failings of the human heart, and follows their never-ending search for the perfect love.
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

to Noël Coward Theatre The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love lives are complicated still further by the arrival of Oberon and Titania -- the King and Queen of the Fairies. As the real and unreal worlds collide, romance struggles to survive and unlikely unions are forged. A Midsummer Nights Dream will be playing in London on Saturday 5th Oct, during its run at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Barking In Essex at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“Barking in Essex” — Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock, Keeley Hawes

to Wyndham’s Theatre As freedom finally comes for Algie Packer after spending seven years inside, he's looking forward to spending his carefully hidden millions. But there's something that his dodgy and dysfunctional family forgot to tell him... is it time to go on the run again?
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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A History of Photography

to V&A This new exhibition will draw upon the museum's vast collection to chronicle the history of photography from the 1840s up to the 1970s. It will showcase some of the most technically brilliant and artistically accomplished photographs in the history of the medium, and include work by key figures such as Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Hilla Becher.
The Pride at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“The Pride” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios Hayley Atwell will be starring in the Olivier Award-winning show, "The Pride". Philip, Oliver and Sylvia's complex love triangle has lasted more than half a century, from 1958 to the present day -- against a background of changing attitudes towards homosexuality. But the future's promise of sexual liberation remains as elusive as ever, as constricting social morals give way to self-deception.
A Dolls House at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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“A Doll’s House” — Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Henrik Ibsen's masterful play "A Doll's House" is coming to the Duke of York's Theatre for a 12-week run. The cast will include Hattie Morahan as Nora Helmer, alongside Dominic Rowan as her husband Torvald.
Chimerica at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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“Chimerica” — Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The critically-acclaimed "Chimerica" is set in China during the Tiananmen Square uprising. As tanks roll through the streets a young American journalist captures a piece of history. But when a cryptic message is left in a Chinese newspaper 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover who is subject was, what happened to him, and whether he could still be alive. Chimerica will be in London on Saturday October 5th, during its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
 at Houses of Parliament, London
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Houses of Parliament — Summer Opening

to Houses of Parliament During the summer months Parliament is thrown open to the public. The tour follows the processional route taken by Her Majesty the Queen when she performs the State Opening of Parliament, taking you through the House of Lords, the Central Lobby and into the House of Commons.
 at Harrods, London
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Harrods’ Christmas World

to Harrods Christmas has started early this year...on the 19th July. Because that's the date that Harrods opened their Christmas department -- 158 days before the big event! So if you always leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you've got no excuse this year.
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'.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Laura Knight Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery Dame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century. She painted everything from dancers at the ballet to gypsies at the races, and was especially acclaimed for her work as an war artist. Her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings, and this exhibition will feature more than 30 of her most distinctive and vivid works.
Ladykillers at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“The Ladykillers”, at the VaudevilleTheatre

to Vaudeville Theatre The classic Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers" is coming to the stage in a brand new adaption by Graham Linehan. Posing as a group of amateur musicians, a cunning gang of thieves rent a room in fiesty old Mrs Wilberforce's house. Can she defeat the five big, burly men before they do the dastardly deed?
 at Tate Britain, London
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L.S. Lowry exhibition: “The Painting of Modern Life”

to Tate Britain In what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S. Lowry -- arguably Britain's most popular painter. "Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life" will argue the case for his position as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city, and explore his place in wider art history.
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