What’s on in London May 2017

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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.
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

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to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, "The Lion King" tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.
 
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.
Adventures In Moominland at Southbank Centre, London
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Adventures in Moominland

to Southbank Centre Have an 'Adventure in Moominland' and meet Moominpappa and Moominmamma in the forests of Moominvalley.
 
Imperial War Museum

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to Imperial War Museum 'Reflections on Helmand' will explore how Britain got caught up fighting the Taliban in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Guildhall

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to Guildhall This tour will visit one of London's most historic buildings, with a Great Hall dating all the way back to medieval times.
 
Guildhall

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to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall, and see the Lord Mayor of London dressed in all their finery.
Dirty Dancing at Prince Charles Cinema

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to Prince Charles Cinema The Prince Charles Cinema will be screening a sing and dance along version of the ulitimate chick flick -- "Dirty Dancing".
 
Grease at Prince Charles Cinema

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to Prince Charles Cinema Sing along with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in 'Sing-A-Long-A Grease' at the Prince Charles Cinema.
Museum of Childhood

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to Museum of Childhood Peer into the lives of east Londoners, and see how the buildings have documented the changes in taste and the passage of time.
 
42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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to Theatre Royal Drury Lane 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured.
Sir John Soane’s Museum

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to Sir John Soane’s Museum Sir John Soane's Museum will be showing twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, called 'Drawn From Life'.
 
 at Guildhall Art Gallery, London
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Echoes Across the Century (about World War I)

to Guildhall Art Gallery 'Echoes Across the Century' will explore the loss and sacrifice that soldiers suffered whilst fighting the First World War.
Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui at Donmar Warehouse, London
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Lenny Henry — The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

to Donmar Warehouse Lenny Henry will be starring in Bertolt Brecht's 'The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui' at the Donmar Warehouse.
 
Romeo And Juliet at Globe Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet — Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre William Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will be returning to the Globe Theatre this summer.
Exterminating Angel at Royal Opera House, London
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The Exterminating Angel — by Thomas Ades

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on the premiere of Thomas Ades new opera, "The Exterminating Angel"
 
The Treatment at Almeida Theatre, London
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The Treatment — a satire on the movie businesss

to Almeida Theatre 'The Treatment' is a satire on the film business, and how it can turn one woman's true story into a profit-making movie.
National Gallery

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to National Gallery The National Gallery will be showcasing a brand-new tapestry work by the Turner Prize winning artist, Chris Ofili.
 
Mayerling at Royal Opera House, London
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MacMillan’s ‘Mayerling’, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Kenneth MacMillan's greatest ballet, "Mayerling".
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Pott, Elgar and Brahms — Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Pott, Elgar and Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
Nell Gwynn at Globe Theatre, London
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Nell Gwynn, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre 'Nell Gwynn' tells the story of a lowly orange seller, who rose up to become the king's mistress and a national treasure.
Stormzy at O2 Academy Brixton, London
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Grime star Stormzy — at the O2 Academy Brixton

to O2 Academy Brixton Grime star Stormzy will be playing a run of three nights at the Brixton Academy to plug his album, 'Gang Signs & Prayer'.
 
Salome at Olivier Theatre, London
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The biblical story of Salome — National Theatre

to Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on the biblical story of 'Salome', where a mysterious dance will change the world.
Consent at Dorfman Theatre, London
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Consent — National Theatre

to Dorfman Theatre The National Theatre will be performing Nina Raine's new play 'Consent', which explores whether justice really is blind.
 
Seafret at Bush Hall, London
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Seafret, with support from Callum Stewart

Bush Hall Seafret will be doing a mini-tour of the UK to support their new album 'Blank Me Out', which will include one night at Bush Hall.
Scott Capurro at Comedy Store, London
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Scott Capurro, performing at the Comedy Store

to Comedy Store Scott Capurro is probably not the best show to go to if you're a prude, but everyone else can see him at the Comedy Store.
 
Angels In America at Lyttelton Theatre, London
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Angels in America — at the National Theatre

to Lyttelton Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Angels in America' with Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Nathan Lane.
Robert Cray at Cadogan Hall, London
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Blues guitarist Robert Cray — Live at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Legendary blues guitarist Robert Cray will be coming to the UK in May and playing live at Cadogan Hall.
 
Brodsky Baryshnikov at Apollo Theatre, London
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The poems of Brodsky, performed by Baryshnikov

to Apollo Theatre Mikhail Baryshnikov's one-man show will bring Joseph Brodsky's poignant and eloquent poems to the Apollo Theatre.
Alan Bennett at Foyles, London
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Alan Bennett, talking to Nicholas Hytner

Foyles Celebrated playwright Alan Bennett will be interviewing Nicholas Hytner about his time as director at the National Theatre.
 
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Wagner — Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Wagner at Cadogan Hall.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Litaize — St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral David Titterington will be playing some classical music by Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Litaize and Eben at St Paul's Cathedral.
 
Lettice And Lovage at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Lettice & Lovage — Felicity Kendall, Maureen Lipman

to Menier Chocolate Factory Trevor Nunn will be directing Felicity Kendall and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's comic play, 'Lettice & Lovage'.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Debussy and Pierre Boulez — Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Debussy and Pierre Boulez at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
Michael Palin at National Gallery, London
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Michael Palin talking about his favourite paintings

National Gallery Michael Palin will be revealing his favourite paintings at the National Gallery, and discussing what they mean to him.
 at Photographer’s Gallery, London
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Ya’jooj Ma’jooj — She Who Sees The Unknown

to Photographer’s Gallery 'Ya'jooj Ma'jooj - She Who Sees The Unknown' is the first solo UK exhibition by Iranian artist Morehshin Allahyari.
 
Daniel O Donnell at London Palladium, London
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Daniel O’Donnell — at the London Palladium

to London Palladium Irish music star Daniel O'Donnell will be touring the UK in 2017, and playing two nights at the London Palladium.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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John Adams, Shostakovich, Copland and Paul Eldin

Cadogan Hall The London Chamber Orchestra will be playing music by John Adams, Shostakovich, Copland and Paul Eldin at Cadogan Hall.
 
Deftones at Alexandra Palace, London
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Deftones — at the Ally Pally

Alexandra Palace The Deftones' European tour will be coming to the Alexandra Palace in May, to plug the release of the new album 'Gore'.
Sean Lock at Eventim Apollo, London
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Sean Lock — Keep It Light — Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Sean Lock is back on tour at the Hammersmith Apollo with his brand-new stand-up show called 'Keep It Light'.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Beethoven and Lindberg — London Philharmonic

Royal Festival Hall The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Magnus Lindberg and Beethoven at the Royal Festival Hall.
Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

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to Billingsgate Roman House and Baths See the ancient remains of a Roman house and baths in the basement of an office block in Lower Thames Street.
 
 
 
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