London 2012 event listings 10 August: what’s on during the Olympics

{ Posted on Aug 12 2013 by B-man }
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Theatre

Top Hat – The Musical, Aldwych Theatre, WC2, to 27 Apr 2013 aldwychtheatre.com Stage version of the 1935 RKO movie which starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with songs including Cheek to Cheek, and Top Hat, White Tie And Tails.

Matthew Musgrave, Supplement Gallery, E2, to 12 Aug, supplementgallery.co.uk Final few days for this first solo show by London artist Musgrave, a series of enquiries into the relationship between painting and observation.

Lou Reed, Royal Festival Hall, SE1, 10 Aug, southbankcentre.co.uk Reed’s a must-see whatever the occasion and for whichever age group. Material from his collaboration with Metallica? Greatest hits? White noise? Rule nothing out.

The Apostles, Royal Albert Hall, SW7, 10 Aug, royalalberthall.com Conductor Mark Elder, the Halle choir and a fine sextet of soloists bring their superb account of Elgar’s oratorio to London.

Up The Creek, Greenwich, SE10, 10 Aug, up-the-creek.com Excellent observational comic Tom Wrigglesworth MCs a night featuring slick old-school fun with Bob Mills and caustic fare from Susan Murray.

The Best In Stand-Up, The Comedy Store, Piccadilly Circus, SW1, 10 Aug, thecomedystore.co.uk A solid night of laughs guaranteed with Justin Moorhouse, Steve Williams and Dave Fulton.

Egg Smirnoff Weekender, Egg, King’s Cross, N7, 10 Aug, egglondon.net Part one of this vodka-branded party sees Grammy nominee Felix da Housecat headline a night of squelching electro, joined by Scarlett Etienne and Filth & Splendour.

Disco Deviance, The Nest, Dalston, N16, 10 Aug, ilovethenest.com Terrible name, decent night. JG Wilkes (Optimo) headlines this label showcase with electro, house and so-called “nu-synth” sounds. Plus, a live set from Pop Campaign.

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