Best events in London Friday 28 October

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Best events in London on Fri 28th October

Our guide to the best events in London on Friday 28 October 2016.

Maxwell And Mary J Blige at O2 Arena, London
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Maxwell and Mary J. Blige — at the O2 Arena

O2 Arena Maxwell and Mary J Blige will be co-headlining a show at the O2 Arena, as part of their 'King and Queen of Hearts' World Tour.
 at Charles Dickens Museum, London
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Walk around the Charles Dickens Museum… after dark

Charles Dickens Museum Walk around Charles Dickens home after dark, when it's all lit with lamps and candles, and learn your future from a clairvoyant.
 
Rocky Horror Picture Show at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Dress up and sing-a-long with Rocky Horror

to Prince Charles Cinema Don your best pair of stilettos and fishnet tights and get down to the Prince Charles Cinema for Sing-A-Long Rocky Horror!
 at British Library, London
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US elections debate: Democrats vs Republicans

British Library The British Library will be hosting a debate between Democrats and Republicans, just days before the US elections.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
King Lear at Old Vic, London
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“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks

to Old Vic Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
 
Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre, London
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Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work

to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
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.
 
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.
 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 28 October, including:

The Dresser — with Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith28 OctoberKen Stott and Reece Shearsmith will be starring in Ronald Harwood’s greatest play — ‘The Dresser’.

Visscher’s London of 1616 — Redrawn for 201628 OctoberThe Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher’s image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.

Great Fire of London Tour — St. Paul’s Cathedral28 OctoberDiscover how the Great Fire of London destroyed Old St Paul’s, and gave us Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

Tony Law at the Leicester Square Theatre28 OctoberTony Law will be performing his own peculiar brand of nonsense comedy at the Leicester Square Theatre.

Victorians Decoded — Art and Telegraphy28 October“Victorians Decoded” will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.

Free lunchtime music at St. Martin-in-the-Fields28 OctoberSt Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.

Money Matters — at the British Museum28 October‘Money Matters’ will show how its role has evolved throughout the centuries, explaining concepts like taxation, inflation, banking and debt.

Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran28 OctoberThe British Museum’s “Courting to Contract” exhibition will explore the themes of love and marriage in Iranian art and literature.

The Last Tango — Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace28 October‘The Last Tango’ features Strictly Come Dancing’s Argentine Tango Champions, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

 
 
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