What’s on in London Tuesday 23 April

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Whats on in London on Tue 23rd April

See what events are on in London on Tuesday 23 April 2013.

Merrily We Roll Along at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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Merrily We Roll Along

to Harold Pinter Theatre "Merrily We Roll Along" follows the turbulent relationship between Franklin, Charley and Mary over a thirty year period. Travelling back in time from 1980, this powerful and moving story features some of Stephen Sondheim's best songs including "Good Thing Going", "Not a Day Goes By" and "Old Friends".
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Elgar, Sibelius and the “Heart of Darkness”

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Nicholas Collon and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Elgar, Sibelius and Tarik O'Regan. The 'Heart of Darkness' suite will be narrated by Samuel West.
 
Wwe Wrestlemania at O2 Arena, London
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WWE Wrestlemania – Revenge Tour

to O2 Arena WWE is returning to London with the Wrestlemania Revenge Tour! All your favourite WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown stars will be present including John Cena, Randy Orton, Big Show, Sheamus, The Miz, Ryback, CM Punk, Alicia Fox and more.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2013

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 four shorlisted artists are: Broomberg & Chanarin, Mishka Henner, Chris Killip and Cristina De Middel.
 
Weir at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“The Weir” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse The local men are settling down for their daily pint in Brendan's 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...
Doktor Glas at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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Doktor Glas — Wyndham’s Theatre

to Wyndham’s Theatre Doktor Glas stars Krister Henriksson, and tells the tale of a 19th-century doctor who falls for the beautiful young wife of a corrupt clergyman. When she tells him that her marriage is making her miserable, he soon finds himself torn between his passion and his promise to help her in any way he can... leading to a shocking climax.
 
Beautiful Thing at Arts Theatre, London
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“Beautiful Thing”… starring Suranne Jones

to Arts Theatre "Beautiful Thing" is an urban love story between two young men just coming to grips with their sexuality, and the effect it has on the people around them. The story follows the introverted and troubled Jamie, who gets bullied at every opportunity. Living with his single mum, Jamie finds himself infatuated with his next door neighbour Ste.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Salgado’s Genesis — Landscape & Wildlife photographs

to Natural History Museum Sebastiao Salgado's "Genesis" exhibition is the culmination of 8 years work exploring 32 countries, and will include 250 extraordinary images of landscapes, wildlife and remote communities. The photographs capture some of the most remote areas of the world, depicting the majesty of nature and capturing indigenous communities.
Untold Stories at Duchess Theatre, London
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Alan Bennett’s “Untold Stories”

to Duchess Theatre "Untold Stories" is an Alan Bennett double-bill. "Hymn" is a series of memoirs by Bennett, with music by George Fenton and "Cocktail Sticks" ia an oratorio without music, that revisits some of the themes and conversations in Alan Bennett's memoir "A Life Like Other People's".
Nabucco at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s “Nabucco”, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Verdi's "Nabucco", which is set during a Babylonian and Israelite war. When the Israelites capture the daughter of the Babylonian King, Nabucco, he vows to destroy Jerusalem in revenge, aided by the vengeful Abigaille.
 
 at British Museum, London
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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

to British Museum In AD 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried two cities in the Bay of Naples. When they were rediscovered nearly 1,700 years later, covered in rock-solid ash, Pompeii and Herculaneum provided historians with an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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“David Bowie Is…” — at the V&A

to V&A David Bowie's long and varied career has made him one of the most influential artists of modern times, and the V&A will trace his shifting style and reinvention across five decades, using more than 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, costumes, photography, film, music videos, set designs and album artwork.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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George Bellows: Modern American Life

to Royal Academy of Arts This will be the first retrospective of works by American painter George Bellows to be held in the UK. Widely considered to be one America's greatest painters, Bellows had a fascination with New York's gritty urban landscape, making him an insightful observer of people and the dynamic modern city. His principle themes include social scenes, cityscapes, seascapes, views of the Hudson River, and the First World War.
Michael Caine at Museum of London, London
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Michael Caine exhibition — His life and career

to Museum of London The Museum of London will be celebrating Michael Caine's 80th year with a special exhibition celebrating his life and career. The photography exhibition will trace Sir Michael's beginnings as a Cockney rebel, through to his Hollywood years and later life, using a selection of photographs, iconic portraits, and film and audio footage from some of his best-loved movies -- "Get Carter", "Educating Rita", "Alfie" and "The Italian Job".
 
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and Russian Tsars

to V&A The V&A's new exhibition is called "Treasures of the Royal Courts" and will celebrate 500 years of exchange between Britain and Russia. Consisting of more than 150 objects, it will feature pieces from the reigns of British monarchs like Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, to the early Russian Romanovs and Ivan the Terrible.
Peter And Alice at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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“Peter and Alice”, with Judi Dench

to Noël Coward Theatre Judi Dench will be playing the part of Alice, in John Logan's first new play since the Tony Award-winning "Red". It follows the story of Alice Liddell Hargreaves and Peter Llewelyn Davies (the original Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan), who met at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932. Peter And Alice will be playing in London on Tuesday 23rd Apr, during its run at the Noël Coward Theatre.
 
Winslow Boy at Old Vic, London
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“The Winslow Boy”, at the Old Vic

to Old Vic "The Winslow Boy" tells the story of Arthur Winslow, who sets out to prove his son's innocence when he is accused of theft. His fight for truth under the glare of the media spotlight tests one family to the limit, and pits the rights of the individual against the will of the state.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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George Catlin: American Indian Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery During the 1830s George Catlin documented the Native American peoples and their way of life. His portraits have become one of the most evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made. This exhibition will showcase more than fifty of his portraits, and will be the first time that they have been seen together outside America since the 1850s.
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Barocci exhibition: Brilliance and Grace

to National Gallery The National Gallery's new Barocci exhibition, "Brilliant and Grace", includes some masterpieces never before seen outside of Italy. A master of the human form, he fused charm and compositional harmony with an unparalleled sensitivity to colour. The exhibition will consist of 14 of his most spectacular altarpieces and four of his finest portraits.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Roy Lichtenstein exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The new exhibition at Tate Modern is the first big retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein for more than twenty years, bringing together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures. Best-known for his comic strip-style and advertising imagery, the exhibition will showcase key paintings such as "Look Mickey 1961" and his monumental "Artist's Studio" series.
 
A Chorus Line at London Palladium, London
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“A Chorus Line”, at the London Palladium

to London Palladium "A Chorus Line" is coming to London... auditions are underway for a brand-new musical and it's the chance of a lifetime... Based on a series of true stories, "A Chorus Line" uses song, drama and stunning choreography to tell the story of the auditionees, as they describe the events that have shaped their lives.
The Audience at Gielgud Theatre, London
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“The Audience”, with Helen Mirren

to Gielgud Theatre In what is sure to be a highlight of the theatre year, Helen Mirren will be reprising her role as the Queen in Peter Morgan's "The Audience". For 60 years the Queen has been meeting each of her Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. "The Audience" will imagine what a series of these pivotal meetings were like. The Audience will be playing in London on Tuesday 23rd Apr, during its run at the Gielgud Theatre.
 
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition which will tell the story of Pablo Picasso's breakthrough year in 1901. You will be introduced to his first masterpieces at the beginning of his 'Blue period', in which he found his own distinctive voice.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Extinction: Not the End of the World?

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum's new exhibition is entitled "Extinction: Not the End of the World?". Its aim is to take us beyond the dodos and dinosaurs to explore the crucial role that extinction can play in the evolution of life.
 
 at British Museum, London
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Ice Age art… and the arrival of the modern mind

to British Museum The British Museum's new exhibition showcases masterpieces from the last Ice Age, created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago. Drawn from across Europe, by artists with modern minds like our own, this is a unique opportunity to see some of the world's oldest known sculptures, drawings and portraits.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Man Ray Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery The "Man Ray Portraits" exhibition features more than 150 prints from the influential artist's career, taken in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968. This is the first major museum retrospective of his photographic portraits, and highlights his leading role in the Dada and Surrealist movements.
 
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Hayward Gallery — “Light Show”

to Hayward Gallery "Light Show" will bring together a collection of sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space, creating evocative and sensory works that operate at the edge of the viewer's perception.
Rock Of Ages at Garrick Theatre, London
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Rock Of Ages — with 28 classic rock anthems!

to Garrick Theatre "Rock Of Ages" features a thundering mix of 28 arena-rock classics from the glory days of power rock. It follows a small town girl as she falls for a big city rocker, alongside the biggest, corniest rock songs of the 80s. An awesomely good time is guaranteed for all in this hot new rock musical.
 
Viva Forever at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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“Viva Forever!” — The Spice Girls Musical

to Piccadilly Theatre "Viva Forever!" is a new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls. Written by Jennifer Saunders, the story follows one girl as she pursues her dreams into the world of super stardom. But when her overnight celebrity impacts on her mother and friends, she discovers the true value of friendship in the face of fame and fortune.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea

to National Maritime Museum Ansel Adams is arguably the most influential photographer in American history. Famous for his dramatic and evocative landscapes, the forests, mountains and coastlines of the US provided a rich environment for Adams's pioneering photography. This new exhibition features more than 100 of Ansel Adams's original prints.
 
Singin In The Rain at Palace Theatre, London
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Singin’ In The Rain!

to Palace Theatre "Singin' In The Rain" is set in the golden age of Hollywood, and tells the story of Don Lockwood, a silent movie star with everything he could possibly want. But then a rumour hits the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk, and sing... and dance.
 
 
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