What’s on in London Thursday 13 February

Whats on in London on Thu 13th February

See what events are on in London on Thursday 13 February 2014.

Theatre show in London: Full Monty at Noël Coward Theatre

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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.
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.
 
Opera in London: Rigoletto at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum One of Verdi's most popular operas, "Rigoletto" tells the tale of a hunchbacked court jester who dotes on his daughter Gilda in the colourful and corrupt world of 16th-century Mantua. But when the wealthy Duke of Mantua sets his sights on her, the course is set for tragedy.
Music concert in London: Kaiser Chiefs at Scala

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Scala With a stuck of good songs in their back catalogue -- songs like "Ruby", "Oh My God", "Everyday I Love You Less" and "I Predict A Riot" — this Kaiser Chiefs gig at the Scala is sure to be a sell-out. Hear Kaiser Chiefs playing live at the Scala on Thursday February 13th.
 
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.
Classical music in London: Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor David Hill, the Bach Choir and the Chetham's Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Elgar and Richard Strauss.
 
Theatre show in London: 1984 at Almeida Theatre

to Almeida Theatre George Orwell's nightmarish vision of the future is coming to the Almeida Theatre. Winston Smith thinks a thought... but Big Brother is watching. Orwell's fiction is re-examined in a radical new staging which explores modern-day surveillance, and why his terrible vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
Classical music in London: Rhapsody at Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House "Rhapsody" is set to Sergey Rachmaninoff's classic "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", by turns playful, romantic, elegiac and elegant. The music moves from stormy passages to much calmer interludes.
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.
 
Comedy in London: Frank Skinner at Leicester Square Theatre

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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. See Frank Skinner’s show at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thu 13th February 2014.
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.
Musical in London: Merchants Of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre

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.
 
Theatre show in London: Only Way Is Downton at 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?
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.
 
Art exhibition at Photographer’s Gallery

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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.
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... Weir will be playing in London on Thursday 13th Feb, during its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
 
Theatre show in London: Ghosts at 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...
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.
 
Theatre show in London: Fortunes Fool at Old Vic

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.
Theatre show in London: Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse

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. Coriolanus will be playing in London on Thursday 13th Feb, during its run at the Donmar Warehouse.
 
Musical in London: Stephen Ward at Aldwych Theatre

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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.
Theatre show in London: Duck House at Vaudeville Theatre

 

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.
 
Musical in London: Candide at Menier Chocolate Factory

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". Candide will be on in London on Thursday February 13th, for a run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Theatre show in London: Henry V at Noël Coward Theatre

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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.
 
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: Strangers On A Train at Gielgud Theatre

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...
 
Art exhibition at Queen’s Gallery

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.
Art exhibition at Queen’s Gallery

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.
 
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!
Childrens event in London at Canary Wharf

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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.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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.
 
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Art exhibition at Tate Modern

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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.
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: From Here To Eternity at Shaftesbury Theatre

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to Shaftesbury Theatre Tim Rice's new musical "From Here To Eternity" is a tale of illicit love and army life in Pearl Harbour, 1941. When a troubled young Private falls for a kind-hearted escort girl, and his platoon sergeant embarks upon a dangerous affair with an officer's wife, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control. See From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Thu 13th February 2014.
 
Theatre show in London: One Man Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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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. See the theatre show One Man Two Guvnors on Thursday 13th Feb 2014, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
Photography exhibition at Royal Observatory

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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.
 
Musical in London: Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre

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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'.
Museum exhibition in London at Victoria & Albert Museum

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to V&A "From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s" features more than 85 outfits from the 1980s, with bold and exciting looks by the likes of Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano. Explore the creative explosion that influenced a new generation of designers, drawing their inspiration from the capital's eclectic club scene.
 
 
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