Best events in London Wednesday 26 October

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Best events in London on Wed 26th October

Our guide to the best events in London on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

 at Golden Hinde, London
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Quiz & Chips Night, on the Golden Hinde II

Golden Hinde Enter a team into the Quiz & Chips night onboard the Golden Hinde II — a life-size replica of Francis Drake's Tudor galleon.
Matt Forde at St. James Theatre, London
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Matt Forde — The Political Party

St. James Theatre You are all invited to Matt Forde's Political Party, where he will combine some topical stand-up with a big political interview.
 
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.
 
Don Giovanni at London Coliseum, London
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Mozart’s comic opera masterpiece: Don Giovanni

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.
Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre, London
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The Railway Children + real steam train!

to King’s Cross Theatre The Railway Children's cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King's Cross Theatre.
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 26 October, including:

Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two Adorations26 OctoberThe National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino – ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ and ‘The Adoration of the Kings’.

Colour & Vision — Look Through The Eyes of Nature26 OctoberExplore the history of colour and vision in nature, and how animals see the world, in the Natural History Museum’s new exhibition.

Victorians Decoded — Art and Telegraphy26 October“Victorians Decoded” will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.

Opus Anglicanum: English Medieval Embroidery26 OctoberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition will show some masterpieces of English medieval embroidery.

Wifredo Lam exhibition, at the Tate Modern26 OctoberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a major exhibition of works by Wifredo Lam, taking pieces from his fifty year career.

Boo at the Zoo! — Halloween themed events at the zoo26 OctoberLondon Zoo will be putting on a variety of special events to scare the bejesus out of your kids this Halloween.

Paul Nash exhibition — at Tate Britain26 OctoberTate Britain’s Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.

Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea26 October“Forgotten Fighters” will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care26 OctoberThe Science Museum’s ‘Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care’ exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

 
 
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