What’s on in London Saturday 14 September

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Roger Waters The Wall at Wembley Stadium, London
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Roger Waters — The Wall

Wembley Stadium Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd's epic LP "The Wall" on a European tour. The original stage show has been updated with new lights and special effects to complement classic songs like "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick In The Wall".
Babyshambles at O2 Academy Brixton, London
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Babyshambles (with Pete Doherty)

O2 Academy Brixton Pete 'Peter' Doherty seems to have calmed down a bit of late, but lets hope it doesn't affect his music. Away from all the tabloid hoo haa, he's fronted two of the best bands of the last decade -- The Libertines and Babyshambles. Babyshambles are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album, and will embark on a UK tour in the autumn.
Caro Emerald at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Caro Emerald, at the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Caro Emerald will be bringing her sassy blend of big-band jazz, swing and charisma to the Royal Festival Hall in September -- performing tracks from her multi-platinum selling debut album, "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor", and her best-selling follow-up "The Shocking Miss Emerald".
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy at Hackney Empire, London
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show

to Hackney Empire Based on the novels by Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show" is a ground-breaking new stage production packed with laughter, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names.
 at Hampstead Observatory, London
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See the stars at Hampstead Observatory

to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory is a very small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.
Storm In A Flower Vase at Arts Theatre, London
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Storm In A Flower Vase

to Arts Theatre Constance Spry ran a successful high-society florist, designing floral displays for the Queen's Coronation and royal weddings. But behind the facade of this highly-respected business woman lay a story of marital discord, affairs and heartache...
Middlesex at Lord’s, London
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County cricket at Lord’s — Middlesex v Nottinghamshire

to Lord’s If you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to Lord's for an LV County Championship game between Middlesex and Nottinghamshire.
Andy Zaltzman at Soho Theatre, London
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Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

to Soho Theatre Andy Zaltzman is returning to the Soho Theatre to take on some satirical commissions from you, the public. Your ticket will entitle you to submit (via email), a request for Zaltzman to satirise a subject that you feel warrants some serious satirising. All issues considered. Give or take. In 3D.
Turandot at Royal Opera House, London
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Puccini’s “Turandot” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini's operatic swansong, "Turandot", famous for its dramatic aria "Nessun Dorma". The cold-hearted Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf takes up the challenge, determined to win her heart... or die in the attempt.
Much Ado About Nothing at Old Vic, London
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“Much Ado About Nothing” — James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave

to Old Vic Mark Rylance will be directing James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in a production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", at the Old Vic. "Much Ado About Nothing" is a wise-cracking comedy of love, honour and second chances and reminds us of the failings of the human heart, and follows their never-ending search for the perfect love.
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Noël Coward Theatre, London
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Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

to Noël Coward Theatre The plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love lives are complicated still further by the arrival of Oberon and Titania -- the King and Queen of the Fairies. As the real and unreal worlds collide, romance struggles to survive and unlikely unions are forged.
Simon Callow at Royal Opera House, London
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Inside Wagner’s Head — with Simon Callow

to Royal Opera House Simon Callow is back with another one-man show -- this time turning his attention to the life and legacy of Richard Wagner, one of opera's most influential figures. Wagner's life was packed with incident -- with tempestuous love affairs, provocative writings, political exile, and an astonishing operatic output that revolutionized the stage.
Barking In Essex at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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“Barking in Essex” — Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock, Keeley Hawes

to Wyndham’s Theatre As freedom finally comes for Algie Packer after spending seven years inside, he's looking forward to spending his carefully hidden millions. But there's something that his dodgy and dysfunctional family forgot to tell him... is it time to go on the run again?
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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A History of Photography

to V&A This new exhibition will draw upon the museum's vast collection to chronicle the history of photography from the 1840s up to the 1970s. It will showcase some of the most technically brilliant and artistically accomplished photographs in the history of the medium, and include work by key figures such as Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Hilla Becher.
 at Kensington Palace, London
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Garden History Tour, at Kensington Palace

to Kensington Palace The Garden History Tour at Kensington Palace will explore the recent transformation of the palace gardens, their history, and their wider setting within the park. Also included will be the Golden Gates, the grand statue of Victoria, and free entry into the Sunken Garden (normally closed to the public).
Confessions Of Gordon Brown at Trafalgar Studios, London
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The Confessions of Gordon Brown

to Trafalgar Studios Gordon Brown is back! But only on stage... in this hilarious expose of his time in Downing Street. "The Confessions of Gordon Brown" is filled with betrayals, stab-in-the-back plotting, and his darkest secrets. This candid one-man play reveals what it takes to knife your way to the top and rule a nation... and how his dreams all fell apart. Did he end up as Downing Street's greatest failure?
 at The City, London
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Explore the City’s gardens and churchyards

The City This two-hour tour will explore some of the best and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London. The walk will start at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral (on St. Paul's Church Yard). There is no need to book, just introduce yourself to the guide outside who will be wearing his or her official badge.
 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Buckingham Palace — Exclusive evening tour

to Buckingham Palace This Exclusive Evening Tour of Buckingham Palace offers the visitor a very special insight into the history and use of the State Rooms, and the works of art on display. The tour takes place in the company of an expert guide and includes a copy of the official guidebook and glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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A caravan of donkeys, in St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's will be home to 25 life-size painted donkeys as part of an interfaith art exhibition. The donkeys will travel all the way from Cairo to Sotheby's, via St. Paul's Cathedral, where they will be auctioned to make money for Egyptian charities.
Edward Ii at Olivier Theatre, London
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Christopher Marlowe’s “Edward II”

to Olivier Theatre Edward II lavished his lover Gaveston with titles and riches. But their all-consuming lust quickly makes enemies of the barons and bishops, and threatens to tear England to pieces. Christopher Marlowe's magnificent play "Edward II" is an exploration of power, sexual obsession, and a king who treats the kingdom as his playground.
The Pride at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“The Pride” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios Hayley Atwell will be starring in the Olivier Award-winning show, "The Pride". Philip, Oliver and Sylvia's complex love triangle has lasted more than half a century, from 1958 to the present day -- against a background of changing attitudes towards homosexuality. But the future's promise of sexual liberation remains as elusive as ever, as constricting social morals give way to self-deception.
A Dolls House at Duke of York’s Theatre, London
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“A Doll’s House” — Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Henrik Ibsen's masterful play "A Doll's House" is coming to the Duke of York's Theatre for a 12-week run. The cast will include Hattie Morahan as Nora Helmer, alongside Dominic Rowan as her husband Torvald.
Chimerica at Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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“Chimerica” — Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre The critically-acclaimed "Chimerica" is set in China during the Tiananmen Square uprising. As tanks roll through the streets a young American journalist captures a piece of history. But when a cryptic message is left in a Chinese newspaper 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover who is subject was, what happened to him, and whether he could still be alive.
Same Deep Water As Me at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“The Same Deep Water As Me” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse Have you ever had an accident at work? You could be entitled to compensation! Scorpion Claims are Luton’s finest personal injury lawyers. When one of their lawyers appears in Andrew's office the opportunity for a quick buck arises. But how quickly will the lie spin out of control?
 at Buckingham Palace, London
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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

to Buckingham Palace The Buckingham Palace Summer Opening will grant visitors access to the lavishly decorated State Rooms, taking you through the Grand Entrance, Throne Room, Picture Gallery, Silk Tapestry Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room, Marble Hall and Music Room. There will also be an opportunity to take refreshments in the cafe overlooking the landscaped gardens.
Sound Of Music at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London
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Open Air Theatre — “The Sound of Music”

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre If you shut your eyes and pretend, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre could almost pass itself off as the snowy mountains of Salzburg -- especially when you hear the timeless tunes from "The Sound of Music". Rediscover this classic musical with Maria, the nuns, the dashing Captain and his gaggle of singing kids in the enchanting surroundings of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
 at Harrods, London
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Harrods’ Christmas World

to Harrods Christmas has started early this year...on the 19th July. Because that's the date that Harrods opened their Christmas department -- 158 days before the big event! So if you always leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you've got no excuse this year.
Dirty Dancing at Piccadilly Theatre, London
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“Dirty Dancing”, at the Piccadilly Theatre

to Piccadilly Theatre "Dirty Dancing" tells the tale of Baby and Johnny -- two fiery young spirits who come together in the most exciting summer of their lives. It includes all of your favourite tunes from the movie, including 'Hungry Eyes', 'I've Had the Time of My Life' and 'She's Like the Wind'.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Laura Knight Portraits

to National Portrait Gallery Dame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century. She painted everything from dancers at the ballet to gypsies at the races, and was especially acclaimed for her work as an war artist. Her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings, and this exhibition will feature more than 30 of her most distinctive and vivid works.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Mexico — A Revolution in Art

to Royal Academy of Arts Encompassing the years 1910 to 1940, "A Revolution in Art" will examine a period of artistic creativity that took place during and after the Mexican revolution. These years of profound political change are often referred to as a cultural renaissance, when artists were employed by the government to promote the principles of the revolution.
Color Purple at Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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The Color Purple — The Musical

to Menier Chocolate Factory Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, "The Color Purple" is an unforgettable story of love and triumph over adversity. The story follows Celie from childhood, as she grows up through times of joy and despair, anguish, hope, and her discovery of love. The play is infused with a joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues.
 at Tate Modern, London
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Ibrahim El-Salahi — A Visionary Modernist

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by African artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, bringing together 100 works from his five decade career. The exhibition will follow outlines Ibrahim's personal journey from the Sudan to London, and back to Sudan in 1957. It was there that he established a new visual vocabulary, integrating Islamic, African, Arab and Western traditions. His most recent paintings reflect his joy for life, his spiritual faith, and a recognition of his place in the world.
Ladykillers at Vaudeville Theatre, London
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“The Ladykillers”, at the VaudevilleTheatre

to Vaudeville Theatre The classic Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers" is coming to the stage in a brand new adaption by Graham Linehan. Posing as a group of amateur musicians, a cunning gang of thieves rent a room in fiesty old Mrs Wilberforce's house. Can she defeat the five big, burly men before they do the dastardly deed?
 at Tate Britain, London
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L.S. Lowry exhibition: “The Painting of Modern Life”

to Tate Britain In what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S. Lowry -- arguably Britain's most popular painter. "Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life" will argue the case for his position as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city, and explore his place in wider art history.
Private Lives at Gielgud Theatre, London
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Noel Coward’s “Private Lives”

to Gielgud Theatre The Gielgud Theatre is putting on a production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives", starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor. The play revolves around a divorced couple honeymooning at the same hotel with their brand new partners. But when they meet across a balcony their passions are rekindled... without a thought for their new partners or past turbulences.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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BP Portrait Award 2013

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 fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Discovery of Paris, in Watercolour

to Wallace Collection "The Discovery of Paris" focuses on the period between 1802 and 1840, and features more than 60 watercolours, preparatory drawings and associated prints by early 19th-century British artists. The exhibition include works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington, and less familiar artists like Thomas Shotter Boys and William Callow.
Fences at Duchess Theatre, London
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“Fences” with Lenny Henry

to Duchess Theatre Following his critically acclaimed performance as Othello in the West End, Lenny Henry is back as Troy Maxson in August Wilson's "Fences". Troy once dreamt of becoming a successful athlete but was denied his shot at fame, and now he plods through life in Pittsburgh. Resentful of a world that stole his chance of glory, he takes out his frustrations on his loyal wife and son.
 at National Maritime Museum, London
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Visions of the Universe

to National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum's new "Visions of the Universe" exhibition will tell the story of astronomical imaging - from the earliest hand-drawings all the way up to the latest pictures from Hubble and the Mars Curiosity rover. The exhibition will bring together some of the best astronomical photographs ever made, showcasing over a hundred images of stars, planets, galaxies from NASA, the Russian space programme, and some of the largest telescopes in the world.
 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.
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.
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