What’s on in London Monday 27 May

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Back To The Future at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Back To The Future Trilogy — All 3 movies back-to-back!

Prince Charles Cinema Travel back in time to 1955 and help Marty McFly return to the eighties with the help of Doc's time-travelling DeLorean. The Prince Charles Cinema will be screening all 3 movies from the classic "Back To The Future" trilogy back-to-back over the course of a single evening.
Brian Mcfadden at O2 Academy Islington, London
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Brian McFadden (ex-Westlife), at the O2 Academy

O2 Academy Islington It's been a long time since Brian McFadden split from Westlife, but now he's out and about on his first headline UK tour for more than eight years, in support of his brand-new album "The Irish Connection".
Mark Thomas at Comedy Store, London
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Stand Up For Free Speech — Mark Thomas, Phill Jupitus, Omid Djalili

Comedy Store Stand Up For Free Speech, with a special benefit night for Belarus Free at the Comedy Theatre. Comedians on the bull include Mark Thomas, Isy Suttie, Phill Jupitus, Omid Djalili and Imran Yusuf.
Mark Knopfler at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Dire Strait’s Mark Knopfler, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall During the 1980s Dire Straits was one of the biggest bands in the world with songs like "Money For Nothing", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Sultans Of Swing". Then Mark Knopfler hit out on his own, releasing seven solo albums to great success. Now he's up to number eight -- "Privateering" -- a double album containing 20 original songs.
Chris Addison at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Richard Herring’s Podcast, with Chris Addison

Leicester Square Theatre The "Podfather" Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, in which he will partake in some improvised comedy chat with another comedian. There will also be some topical humour and some serious chat about comedy. Tonight's guest will be Chris Addison.
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre, London
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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, at the Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love affairs are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius -- but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia... When the lovers take refuge in the woods they wander into the midst of a kingly dispute.
 at National Gallery, London
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Michael Landy: Saints Alive

to National Gallery Michael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures, bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st-century audience.
 at British Library, London
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Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

to British Library The British Library's new exhibition will try and lift the lid on the ways through which governments across the planet have attempted to influence our thoughts for over 100 years... showcasing you the myriad ways that states attempt to influence us, the People.
To Kill A Mockingbird at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
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Open Air Theatre — “To Kill A Mockingbird”

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". Set in the American Deep South, the play follows the lawyer Atticus Finch as he seeks the truth in a small-town community torn by racial injustice.
Relatively Speaking at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“Relatively Speaking”, with Felicity Kendal

to Wyndham’s Theatre "Relatively Speaking" is wonderfully funny and charming tale about Greg, who has decided that Ginny is the girl of his dreams. And when she announces that she's off to visit her parents, he decides that this is the perfect moment to ask her father for his daughter's hand in marriage.
London Wonderground at Jubilee Gardens, London
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London Wonderground

to Jubilee Gardens The London Wonderground is a fantastic playground of wonders and curiosities, all sitting in the shadow of the London Eye. You can enjoy everything from circus acts and cabaret, to bars, sideshows and music gigs. The Udderbelly Festival (you can't miss it, it's housed inside a big inflatable purple cow!) is super-strong in big name comedy stars, whilst the headline show "Cantina" has delighted audiences all around the world.
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

to Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery's new exhibition "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" will use paintings from the Royal Collection to explore the sumptuous costumes of the British court in the 16th and 17th-century. The exhibition will feature more than 60 works, including pieces by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely.
Hot House at Trafalgar Studios, London
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Harold Pinter’s “The Hothouse”

to Trafalgar Studios Harold Pinter's tragicomedy "The Hothouse" returns to the West End with Simon Russell Beale and John Simm in the lead roles. It's Christmas Day in a state-run mental institution, but the inmates are still being subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty by the maniacal leader. Pinter's play is a commentary on the perils of unchecked power, and is as vital and pertinent today as when it was written in the 50s.
 at The City, London
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Guided walk around Roman London

to The City Explore the city beneath our feet -- as it existed in Roman times. The walk will include the site of the Roman amphitheatre, the military fort and Temple of Mithras. Discover how the city's residents worked, rested and played throughout the life of Roman Londinium.
Passion Play at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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“Passion Play”… with Zoe Wanamaker

to Duke of York’s Theatre Zoe Wanamaker is returning to the West End in Peter Nichol's "Passion Play" -- a black comedy about love and infidelity. James and Eleanor's happy marriage is turned upside-down when James has a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend. As the lies pile up and up, the affair reveals the illicit desires and passions that bubble beneath the surface of their 25-year marriage.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Ellen Gallagher exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern's new exhibition will focus on the acclaimed North American artist, Ellen Gallagher, who is best-known for her exploration of race and cultural identity. The exhibition will consist of 60 prints in a variety of different media.
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 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...
 at Tate Modern, London
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Lebanese artist, Saloua Raouda Choucair

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. The artist's extraordinary body of work uses painting and drawing, textiles and jewellery, as well as her famous sculptures, to pursue her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. Her art combines elements of both western abstraction with Islamic aesthetics, making her one of the most significant figures in the history of 20th-century art.
 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".
 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.
 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.
Burn The Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre, London
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Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff — “Burn The Floor”

to Shaftesbury Theatre Robin Windsor and "Strictly Come Dancing" star Kristina Rihanoff will be joined by 16 world-class dancers for "Burn The Floor". This global hit has enthralled audiences all around the world, and was responsible for turning ballroom dancing into must-see TV.
 at Royal Observatory, London
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Alien Revolution — Are We Alone?

to Royal Observatory Are we alone? Have aliens already visited Earth? And if they did, would they be friendly or hostile? Beginning with the writings of 16th-century astronomer Copernicus and ending up with the modern-day SETI program, "Alien Revolution" will take a whistle-stop tour of our on-going fascination with aliens, exploring everything from HG Wells, crop circles and ET, to Betty and Barney -- an American couple who claim to have been abducted by aliens.
 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.
 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.
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.
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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