What’s on in London Tuesday 26 June

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Whats on in London on Tue 26th June

See what events are on in London on Tuesday 26 June 2012.

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

to Royal Albert Hall It might have been 18 years since Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons last played a concert in the UK, but thanks to the smash-hit musical "Jersey Boys" it seems like they've never been away. This eagerly awaited return will give fans a chance to hear songs like "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like A Man" and "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)".
Mark Watson at Pleasance Theatre, London
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Mark Watson — Edinburgh Preview

Pleasance Theatre Mark Watson's face is finally getting noticed on the telly with stints on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks", "Have I Got News For You" and "Mock The Week". In fact, he's getting so well known that recently someone successfully posed as him and took all his money. It made him think about the power of the Internet, his identity, and how he can stop crime forever... Catch Mark Watson’s gig at the Pleasance Theatre on Tuesday June 26th.
 at Wimbledon, London
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Wimbledon Tennis Championships

to Wimbledon This is the year... Can Andy Murray finally end 75 years of misery and become the first British player to walk away with the Wimbledon tennis title? Over half a million spectators will attend the All England Club to find out, and since there are only 500 tickets for the centre courts available, you will have to turn up seriously early to be certain of bagging a seat.
Howard Marks at Southbank Centre, London
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E4 Udderbelly: Howard Marks

to Udderbelly Festival Howard Marks' outspoken wit and liberal opinions -- not to mention his murky past as a drug smuggler, has made him something of an icon in the world of literature. His live shows frequently see him discussing his job as a drug smuggler, where he offers his outspoken views on drug use and legalisation.
Micky Flanagan at Soho Theatre, London
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Micky Flanagan: Work in Progress

to Soho Theatre Micky Flanagan is coming to the Soho Theatre for a series of work in progress shows. Using his East End background and Cockney wit, Micky will tell a tale of his working class childhood, where alphabetti spaghetti was a luxury.
Curtis Stigers at Ronnie Scott’s, London
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Curtis Stigers, live at Ronnie Scott’s

to Ronnie Scott’s Best known for playing the saxophone, Curtis Stigers also has one of the most distinctive voices around. Now he's coming to London with his American band to showcase songs from his latest LP "Let's Go Out Tonight".
Damon Albarn at London Coliseum, London
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Damon Albarn’s opera — Dr Dee

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be hosting the London premiere of ex-Blur frontman Damon Albarn's visionary new opera "Dr Dee". Albarn's modern opera is an ingenious mix of pop vocals (much of which he will perform live on-stage), with contemporary orchestral music played on period instruments from the 16th-century. The London Coliseum is welcoming Damon Albarn to the venue for a concert on Tue 26th June.
Chicken at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Chicken”, at Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios "Chicken" is a gritty play set in the Bronx. It follows two childhood pals, Wendall and Floyd, as they train a sickly rooster for an illegal cockfight. As the dysfunctional friends scrabble and strut like cocks themselves, this acutely observed play explores what it's like to be the underclass in a modern city.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Sir Colin Davis playing Berlioz’s “Requiem” — St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral Sir Colin Davis will be leading the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Berlioz's monumental "Requiem". This is your chance to hear one of Britain's finest conductors lead 200 musicians in the refined surroundings of St. Paul's Cathedral, with its cavernous acoustics.
Harry Hill at 100 Club, London
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Harry Hill, at the 100 Club

100 Club Harry Hill doesn't do many stand-up shows these days, and concentrates on his TV shows. So it's great to see him return to the stage with a special "Work in progress" show at the 100 Club (in preparation for an upcoming tour).
Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre, London
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“The Taming of the Shrew”, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's outrageous comedy "The Taming of the Shrew". The play follows two wealthy sisters as they search for a husband. Bianca is modest and kind, and has no trouble attracting a string of enviable suitors, but Katherina is wild and shrewish and the only man who wants to know is the gold-digging Petruchio.
Gianni Schicchi at Holland Park, London
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Double bill — Mascagni’s “Zanetto” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

to Holland Park Pietro Mascagni's "Zanetto" is a gorgeously scored miniature which tells of a meeting between a beautiful courtesan and a wandering minstrel, which leads to love, sacrifice and pain. The second-part of the double-bill is Puccini's one-act comedy "Gianni Schicchi" - the third and final part of his "Il trittico".
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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BP Portrait Award 2012

to National Portrait Gallery The BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and the 60 short-listed finalists will have their work on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
 at Tate Britain, London
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London Olympic and Paralympic Games posters

to Tate Britain London 2012 has commissioned twelve leading contemporary artists to create the official posters for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will be on display at Tate Britain as part of the London 2012 Festival.
 at Serpentine Gallery, London
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Yoko Ono — “To The Light” — Serpentine Gallery

to Serpentine Gallery Yoko Ono needs no introduction... as the wife of John Lennon she became the most famous muses around. But not many people have seen the artwork, films and performance pieces which originally made her name. This major exhibition will be her first London show for more than a decade. It will be made up of new and existing works, and Ono will present a selection of her best installations and films.
Democracy at Old Vic, London
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“Democracy” — at the Old Vic

to Old Vic Michael Frayn's "Democracy" is a stylish thriller based on real-life events. It takes place during the final months of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's term of office, and explores his suspicions that a Stasi spy has infiltrated his inner circle. As tensions mount, Brandt's precarious hold on his coalition government is pushed to the limits.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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“Mantegna to Matisse” exhibition — Courtauld Gallery

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition called "Mantegna to Matisse", which showcases some of the greatest works from the gallery's collection. Artists on show will include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Mantegna, to works by Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Matisse.
 at Mansion House, London
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Guided tour of Mansion House

to Mansion House Learn about the history of Mansion House, and how it has been used by previous Lord Mayors. The tour includes many of the public rooms, as well as the Harold Samuel Collection -- a collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings by masters like Frans Hals, Nicoleas Maes, and Jacob Ruisdael.
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Invisible Art — at the Hayward Gallery

to Hayward Gallery The "Invisible Art" exhibition will bring together works of art from the past 50 years that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. Many of the works will seek to turn our attention towards the unwritten rules and conventions that shape our understanding of art, whilst other works will emphasize the important role that our imaginations must play.
Henry V at Globe Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “Henry V”, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a 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.
Yes Prime Minister at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Yes, Prime Minister

to Trafalgar Studios The original writers of the classic TV series "Yes, Prime Minister" have reunited for a special 30th anniversary production which follows the PM as head of a coalition government. With the country is on the verge of financial meltdown there is just one way out. Will he ride the punches and bounce back unscathed?
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Summer Exhibition, at the Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts Have you ever dreamt of seeing your art up on the walls of one of London's major galleries? The Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists.
 at Fortnum & Mason, London
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Enjoy a picnic in the park, with a Fortnum & Mason hamper

to Fortnum & Mason Now that summer is upon us, how about enjoying a posh picnic in the park, courtesy of Fortnum & Mason. Not only will they supply a ready-made feast (complete with crockery and cutlery), but they can also deliver it straight to your picnic rug, as you sit and soak up the rays.
The Physicists at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“The Physicists” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse When another nurse is murdered in the world's most illustrious sanatorium, three men fall under suspicion -- Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Johann Wilhelm Mobius. But what are these great men doing here? And what have they got to hide? Durrenmatt's hilariously satirical masterpiece is set in the shadow of the atom bomb, at a time of unprecedented scientific advance.
Torch Song Trilogy at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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“Torch Song Trilogy”… at the Menier Chocolate Factory

to Menier Chocolate Factory The Tony Award-winning comedy-drama "Torch Song Trilogy" tells the story of a drag queen's search for acceptance, encountering plenty of thrills, passion, love and loss along the way. Bursting with courage and quick wit, Arnold fights for his place in the world and his right to happiness. Torch Song Trilogy will be playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on Tuesday 26th Jun.
Ragtime at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
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“Ragtime” — Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre "Ragtime" is a poignant but ultimately triumphant musical which unites three families split by race and destiny. The timeless struggle between wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, and hope and despair, make this a theatre experience not to be missed.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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The Queen: Art and Image

to National Portrait Gallery "The Queen: Art And Image" will bring together sixty images of Elizabeth II from throughout her reign, to show how the way she has been portrayed has changed down the decades. It will include formal portraits and photographs from the likes of Pietro Annigoni, Cecil Beaton, Lord Lichfield, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud.
Abigails Party at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“Abigail’s Party” — with Jill Halfpenny

to Wyndham’s Theatre The Wyndham's Theatre will be putting on a production of Mike Leigh's acclaimed play, "Abigail's Party". Set in the 1970s, "Abigail's Party" tells the tale of a friendly drinks party held by happy couple Beverly and Laurence. But as the alcohol flows tempers flare and the evening careers towards disaster...
Posh at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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to Duke of York’s Theatre "Posh" is a searing take on the privileged upper classes. Meeting in an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with deep pockets are intent on restoring their right to rule. It may look like a wild night of debauchery, decadence and good wine... but this isn't a jolly. They're planning a revolution!
The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe at Kensington Gardens, London
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — Kensington Gardens

to Kensington Gardens CS Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is one of our best-loved children's tales, and Kensington Gardens will be hosting an enchanting theatrical experience when a specially created pavillion with 1480 seats and a circular stage will act as a doorway into the magical land of Narnia. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe will be playing in London on Tuesday 26th Jun, during its run at the Kensington Gardens.
What The Butler Saw at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“What The Butler Saw”, with Omid Djalili

to Vaudeville Theatre Joe Orton's legendary comedy "What The Butler Saw" stars stand-up comic Omid Djalili as Doctor Rance. When Dr Prentice orders his new secretary to undress things really start to unravel, as he is interrupted by his wife, her blackmailing lover, a nosey government inspector and an equally nosey policeman.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy

to Queen’s Gallery The "Anatomy" exhibiton at the Queen's Gallery will explore Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human body. Long regarded as one of the greatest Renaissance artists, da Vinci was also a pioneer when it came to understanding the human anatomy.
 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Changing the Guard, at Buckingham Palace

to Buckingham Palace Strolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the "Changing of the Guard" is one of the must-do events in everyone's itinerary. The new set of guards arrive on the forecourt accompanied by a military band, which they take part in a ceremonial handing over of the keys.
Sunshine Boys at Savoy Theatre, London
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“The Sunshine Boys” — with Danny DeVito

to Savoy Theatre Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths are The Sunshine Boys... but the legendary comedy kings haven't spoken to each other for years. When CBS enquire whether they will be re-united for a 'History of Comedy' show, their families struggle to even get them in the same room. Can this cantankerous old double-act overcome their differences for one last show?
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames

to National Maritime Museum This year's Diamond Jubilee gave us a magnificent display of boats on the Thames, the likes of which we hadn't seen for two hundred years. This new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum will reveal what the royal river was like in years gone by, when it played host to the pomp and pageantry of the crown.
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Out of Focus: Photography

to Saatchi Gallery Forty artists are included, using a wide variety of styles and methods. You'll see everything from street portraits of everyday folk, to close-ups of ageing bodies and flamboyant eccentrics. You'll catch glimpses of interesting stories, without knowing what the story is -- like a man handcuffed to a pipe, and a child having his head wound dressed.
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