Best events in London Friday 21 October

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Best events in London on Fri 21st October

Our guide to the best events in London on Friday 21 October 2016.

 at London Zoo, London
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Child’s sleepover in the London Zoo BUGHouse

London Zoo Treat your kids to a scary sleepover in the Bugs house at London Zoo, alongside the spiders, beetles and creep crawlies.
Micky Flanagan at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Micky Flanagan — Work in progress show

to Leicester Square Theatre East End comedy cockney geezer Micky Flanagan will be doing some 'work in progress' shows at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Dino Snores sleep-over (for grown-ups)

to Natural History Museum Re-live Ben Stiller's "Night At The Museum" movie, with an adult-only sleep-over at the Natural History Museum.
Frankie Boyle at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Frankie Boyle — Leicester Square Theatre

to Leicester Square Theatre Frankie Boyle is back in town to test out some brand new jokes in a "Work in Progress" show at the Leicester Square Theatre.
 
Grease at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Sing-A-Long-A Grease

Prince Charles Cinema Sing along with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in 'Sing-A-Long-A Grease' at the Prince Charles Cinema.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre, London
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong — Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
 
Don Giovanni at London Coliseum, London
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Mozart’s comic opera masterpiece: Don Giovanni

to London Coliseum Mozart's comic opera "Don Giovanni" is an exhilarating re-telling of the Don Juan legend, following his final 24 hours on earth.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
No Mans Land at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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No Man’s Land — Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

to Wyndham’s Theatre Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre.
 
The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre, London
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The Entertainer — starring Kenneth Branagh

to Garrick Theatre Kenneth Branagh will be starring in John Osborne's modern classic "The Entertainer", at the Garrick Theatre.
 at Museum of London, London
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Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition

to Museum of London This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
 
Bodyguard at Dominion Theatre, London
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The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight

to Dominion Theatre The Whitney Houston movie "The Bodyguard" has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.
1984 at Playhouse Theatre, London
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George Orwell’s chilling novel — “1984″

to Playhouse Theatre Big Brother will be watching George Orwell's nightmarish vision of the future, when it comes to the Playhouse Theatre.
 
 at British Museum, London
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Ancient Sunken Cities — Egypt’s Lost Worlds

to British Museum This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
Musical in London: Beautiful Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre

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to Aldwych Theatre "Beautiful" tells the story of music legend Carole King, who become one of the most successful songwriters in music history.
Sunny Afternoon at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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“Sunny Afternoon” — the story of The Kinks

to Harold Pinter Theatre "Sunny Afternoon" tells the story of how Ray Davies and The Kinks rose to become one of the Sixties best British bands.
Jersey Boys at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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Jersey Boys — The Frankie Valli Story

to Piccadilly Theatre "Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame and fortune in the 1960s.
 
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

to Theatre Royal Drury Lane Roald Dahl's much-loved children's classic "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" has been turned into a West End musical.
Musical in London: Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

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to Lyric Theatre "Thriller Live" celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
 
Musical in London: Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

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to Her Majesty’s Theatre "The Phantom of the Opera" has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest scores.
Musical in London: Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

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to Queen’s Theatre "Les Miserables" is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
 

That’s all of our top picks, but there are plenty more London events on 21 October, including:

John Gibson — A British Sculptor in Rome21 OctoberThe Royal Academy of Art’s will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson’s marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.

Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two Adorations21 OctoberThe National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino – ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ and ‘The Adoration of the Kings’.

Mick Ferry — performing at the Comedy Store21 OctoberMick Ferry is one of the best comperes around, and will be making regular appearances at the Comedy Store.

Steven Berkoff’s ‘Lunch’ and ‘The Bow of Ulysses’21 OctoberTrafalgar Studios are showing two of Steven Berkoff’s finest small plays together — ‘Lunch’ and ‘The Bow of Ulysses’.

George Shaw: My Back to Nature — National Gallery21 OctoberGeorge Shaw’s “My Back to Nature” will showcase the works he has been creating during his two-year studio residency.

Dawn French — 30 Million Minutes of Dawn21 OctoberDawn French is back doing stand-up comedy at the Vaudeville, performing her solo show “30 Million Minutes” for the last time.

Oil — at the Almeida Theatre21 October“Oil” is a new play which drills deep into the world’s relationship with oil, through the eyes of one woman and her daughter.

Catch “The Gruffalo” — at the Lyric Theatre21 October“The Gruffalo” is a musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

La Fille Mal Gardee (The Wayward Daughter)21 OctoberThe Royal Ballet will be performing Frederick Ashton’s ‘La Fille Mal Gardee’ (The Wayward Daughter) at the Royal Opera House.

 
 
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